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Chase the winter sun.

Chase the winter sun

If you’re craving a dose of Vitamin D this winter, head to one of these short(ish)-haul destinations for a sunshine fix – we guarantee you’ll return home sporting a tan and feeling rejuvenated. Just no gloating in the office, please.

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Where do pilots go on holiday?

Where do pilots go on holiday?

Still looking for holiday inspiration for your big 2017 break? We asked a panel of well-travelled British Airways pilots which destinations they want to visit this year – and which new routes are on their radar.

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Shake up your summer holiday

Shake up your summer holiday

Whether you’re looking for Caribbean-style beaches closer to home or want to indulge in a hefty dose of culture without the crowds, these alternative escapes are guaranteed to make your summer sizzle.

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Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany.

Christmas Markets in 48 hours

A mid-week visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a chance to combine an indulgent city break with shopping for truly individual gifts. Travel writer Simon Heptinstall – who once drove through 12 European countries in one day – reveals five of the continent’s best cities to soak up the fairy-tale festive atmosphere.

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Hack the ski weekend

There’s something deeply satisfying about a weekend on the slopes – it’s short enough to ski and party hard, but long enough to blow the cobwebs away. As you stride into the office on Monday morning, you’ll not only be the envy of the meeting room, but you’ll also have your holiday allowance in tact, says ski expert and travel writer Gabriella Le Breton.

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An insider’s weekend in Lisbon.

An insider’s weekend in Lisbon

From its postcard-pretty streets to its nostalgic charm, heavenly custard tarts to its wonderfully fresh seafood, Lisbon is ideal for a weekend away. Travel writer and blogger, Alice Tate, gives us the lowdown on how to spend 48 hours in the Portuguese capital.

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Unforgettable Caribbean hideaways

With its dreamy beaches, bluer-the-blue waters and dramatic landscapes, the sun-drenched Caribbean is paradise on earth. But it’s not just for loved-up couples who want to kick back – there’s plenty to keep families busy too. Here’s our ultimate guide to five of its islands, whether you’re travelling kid-free or with the kids in tow.

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Explore the Caribbean’s quirky side

Think you know the Caribbean? Think again. Travel writer Evelyn Torres looks at five unusual ways to experience these tropical islands. From wild pig swimming in the Bahamas to zip lining through the St Lucia rainforest, prepare to be surprised – and inspired.

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A road trip from Santiago.

A road trip from Santiago

Make like the locals and take a five-day trip to exciting Cajón de Maipo for fun-fuelled adventure, exhilarating scenery and gastronomic delights, just a stone’s throw from Santiago.

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Five must-visit Santiago vineyards.

Five must-visit Santiago vineyards

Whether you like big round carménères, rich cabernets or a light fruity sauvignon blanc, Chile has a wine for you, and there’s no better place to enjoy the best vintages than at the vineyards themselves. Local on the ground, Sarah Gordon, shares five of the best near Santiago.

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8 things to know about Chile.

8 things to know about Chile

To celebrate British Airways’ new route to Santiago – the only non-stop service from London to the Chilean capital we’ve uncovered eight surprising facts about this amazing country that are guaranteed to inspire wanderlust.

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Cape Town: a weekend guide

Cape Town: a weekend guide

The Mother City always features on ‘top ten’ lists – and for good reason. Curious culinistas get a world-class menu of foodie opportunities, sun slaves can’t resist the Atlantic seaboard and nature lovers get an eye-watering visual feast. Here’s how to top up your ‘I-heart-Cape-Town’ tank in just 48-hours. The best part? You don’t have to take a single day of leave.

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Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

With its award-winning beaches and laidback lifestyle, South Africa’s ‘Friendly City’ couldn’t be friendlier. Yet Port Elizabeth – or PE as it’s known to locals – is enjoying a sustained period of urban renewal and several historic areas have become exciting new hubs. No extra leave? No problem. Here’s how to spend a perfect 48 hours in the city.

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Desert days and city nights in Doha.

Desert days and city nights in Doha

Now is the perfect time to visit Doha. Preparations for the 2022 World Cup have brought this fascinating capital into the spotlight. In the thrum of new industry and excitement, daily business and daily pleasures continue. And, as you’ll find in this rapidly changing city, traditional routines often come with a twist.

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Magical Muscat and beyond.

Magical Muscat and beyond

With laid-back locals, a rich heritage and captivating landscapes, Oman might be less glitzy than its Middle Eastern neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but it is awash with exotic delights and sights waiting to be discovered.

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