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Sicily’s best beaches: chosen by readers

From popular beaches where cafes serve fish straight off the boat to nature reserves and hidden coves, our readers pick their favourite places on Sicily’s dramatic coast On the south coast, this is close to Agrigento but far less touristy. The beautiful sandy beaches saw allied landings in 1943, but now attract locals for swimming […]

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Hippy hangouts around the world: readers’ tips

Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, readers reveal the laid-back spots around the world where it’s still possible to turn up and drop out Enter our latest competition for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher Nothing quite spells Summer of Love like Madrid, New Mexico, a multi-hued, gloriously ramshackle artists’ colony […]

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Best beaches in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Your favourite European (non-UK) beaches include a Dutch island and the Faroes, as well as plenty of azure seas and glorious sunshine in the Med • Enter this week’s readers’ tips for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher Texel – an island in North Holland province – amazed us with its varied, rugged-to-manicured […]

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10 of the best restaurants in Italy: readers’ tips

Whether you want the Neapolitan pizza once savoured by Julia Roberts or simple rustic cooking, our readers have travelled all over Italy discovering wonderful, authentic places to eat Enter next week’s readers’ travel tips: US hiking Family businesses; idiosyncratic service; simple but world-class food: Italian food has a few core stereotypes. It’s an unexpected delight, […]

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Canada’s great outdoors: readers’ travel tips

Wildlife, mountains, islands and forests … Canada’s natural wonders – from Nova Scotia to Vancouver – have left an indelible mark on our intrepid readers Send a tip for next week’s competition to win a £200 hotel voucher If you want to experience authentic, raw, outdoor Canada then a few days in Willmore wilderness park […]

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The best of rural Portugal: readers’ travel tips

Lush mountains, meandering rivers and hilltop villages await visitors to Portugal’s understated countryside. But where’s best place to stay, eat and enjoy a vinho verde? Our tipsters have the gen We had our best glass of Portuguese wine on the whitewashed rooftop of a tiny shop in the medieval hilltop village of Monsaraz, on the […]