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New 'Shop and Cruise' winter warmer in the English Lake District

New 'Shop and Cruise' winter warmer in the English Lake District

Visitors to the Lake District are set to start 2013 in style with a relaxing seasonal cruise on England's largest lake, coupled with some retail therapy at one of the region's premier shopping outlet centres.

Take a hike and discover Queenstown this summer

Take a hike and discover Queenstown this summer

Queenstown’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s most popular walking and hiking destinations has been further enhanced this summer with the launch of a new network of trails.

Autumn foliage and festivals in Oklahoma

Autumn foliage and festivals in Oklahoma

Discover the golden autumn glow that sets Oklahoma's landscape ablaze. The changing of the seasons ushers in new opportunities for rest and recreation in Oklahoma when autumn colours decorate the landscape.

Make a medieval moated manor house your autumn retreat

Make a medieval moated manor house your autumn retreat

Welcoming self-catering groups of any size from two to 28, whether you are escaping for a romantic break or wanting a change of scene to enjoy quality time with your family, the magic of Brinsop will leave you feeling refreshed and revived.

New walking tours in Sydney's national parks

New walking tours in Sydney's national parks

Sydney's stunning walking trails can be experienced for the first time on new guided walking tours designed to showcase the natural beauty of Australia's largest city.

The quirky Lake Vyrnwy Brolly Break

The quirky Lake Vyrnwy Brolly Break

For a fantastic autumn break in the UK countryside – and bearing in mind the likelihood of rain at this time – the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa in mid-Wales is highlighting its quirky Brolly Break which includes a limited edition Lake Vyrnwy umbrella – just in case of a shower – a family of bath ducks and a complimentary third night with breakfast.

The New Forest - Perfect autumn getaway

The New Forest - Perfect autumn getaway

As the cold starts to draw in and autumn is definitely showing its all too fast approach, many of us are taking short breaks to try and catch the last glimmers of sun and to enjoy the blustery days of autumn before the winter cold really kicks in.

Discover Mallorca's alternative natural hotspots

Discover Mallorca's alternative natural hotspots

As Mallorca’s long, hot summer draws to a close, begin the new season away from the beaches and enjoy the island’s other natural hotspots, from its nature reserves and national parks to miles of caves hiding stalactites and underground lagoons, and the majestic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

Charmouth - Perfect for an autumn break

Charmouth - Perfect for an autumn break

For couples and families considering an autumn break or looking to book a holiday for 2013, the pretty, unspoilt Dorset coastal village of Charmouth is the perfect choice.

Holiday like Brad and Angelina in the Lake District

For those who fancy a film-star standard autumn holiday in the Lake District, Cumbrian Cottages has everything from a boathouse on Windermere to a luxury mansion with its own helicopter pad among its 900 holiday cottages.

Cruising China's Three Gorges

Cruising China's Three Gorges

One of the most memorable experiences in China is travelling the majestic Three Gorges by boat. Most visitors to China spend their time visiting the country's big cities, but for those who want a truly unique adventure, a Yangtze River Cruise through the Three Gorges can be an experience of a lifetime.

Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park in an electric car

Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park in an electric car

The Brecon Beacons National Park has become the first in the UK to offer a fleet of electric vehicles.

Escape to Pembrokeshire for an autumn break

Escape to Pembrokeshire for an autumn break

Pembrokeshire's unspoilt landscapes, towns and villages will enthral those who take a holiday in this far corner of south West Wales during the autumn.

Explore Japan's autumnal blaze of glory

Explore Japan's autumnal blaze of glory

We all know about Japan's stunning cherry blossom season in spring but, come autumn, when the maple trees blaze into vivid displays of scarlet, saffron and gold, the gardens of Japan also put on a spectacular show of autumnal colours.

New destination to see autumn leaves

New destination to see autumn leaves

North America and Asia may be famous for their fall leaves, but there is somewhere much closer to home where the trees are equally striking in the autumn and that is Switzerland.