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Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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Shopping on Buchanan Street, Glasgow

The ferry easy route to Scotland

I abhor airports and flying - the endless queues of tetchy tourists, the grouchy blokes at the scanner, the shoe removal, the lost luggage, the unsightly compression socks and the latent fear that we are all going to plummet from the skies to our death.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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The Briers Country House

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The Ch�teau de Bioul

Swapping grain for grape

My hands are already stained purple, but I can’t resist grabbing another plump grape from the vine, which is eye-catchingly shrouded in autumnal golden leaves.

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New route to Turkey announced from Belfast

A new route has been announced from Belfast International airport by Jet2 - to Turkey.

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View from Hotel Zum Stadttor

The hills are alive with the sound of adventure

Austria is known for being a holiday destination split by the seasons – it’s perfect for older walkers and hikers in the warmer months, and tailor-made for younger skiers and boarders during the snowy season.

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The Culloden Estate & Spa

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Leeds Town Hall

Enjoying a short break in Leeds

“All t’fatties out!” shouts a joker in the crammed hotel lift. We’re headed for the Sky Lounge on the 13th floor of the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel, a rooftop terrace bar which has been enthusiastically adopted by the locals. But we’re over the weight limit and the lift is refusing to budge.

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IN PICTURES: New Rope Bridge back in position again

The National Trust is currently replacing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge as part of its conservation commitment to the Causeway Coast’s maritime heritage.

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One of the pools at Hotel Orqueida

Having a ‘Gran’ time in the Canaries

As the days darken and temperatures turn savage, by far the best way to give yourself a lift is to start planning your next escape.

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Lossiemouth West Beach summer sunset. Pic by Alan Butterfield / Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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TRAVEL: Late deals - home and abroad

TRAVEL: Late deals - home and abroad

Bargain breaks at home and abroad

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Giants Causeway

Belfast and the north coast are 'world's number one region to visit' says Lonely Planet

Belfast and the coast around Giant's Causeway has been ranked the number one region to visit in the world in 2018 by Lonely Planet.
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WATCH| 'Holiday of a lifetime': Sick children overjoyed on dream flight trip to Florida

Nearly 200 sick, seriously ill and disadvantaged children from across the UK have left their families behind and conquered their fears on a once-in-a-lifetime charity-funded sunshine holiday in America.
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Nourlangie badlands, Kakadu National Park Australia

Snapping up a croc of gold

Gliding through a wilderness flanked by free-flowing rivers and giant escarpments, I imagine nature’s bounty has never seemed so generous.

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The Black Swan Hotel

Travel: Delightful dog friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Daniel Bailey takes his pampered pet pooch to the delightful town of Helmsley for a weekend of walking, relaxation and fabulous food.

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Meribel slopes

Combine ski with spa for a great break

“You’re a bit like Bambi coming down there,” says my instructor, a lovely and incredibly patient woman. And she is right.

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Alfama district of Lisbon

Portugal’s local produce

For the first time, Portugal has won the award for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, for it’s “diversity of landscapes and welcoming spirit of the Portuguese people”.

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