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Jersey is cream of the crop - why you'll want to revisit island gem

Bournemouth Echo:

1:01pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Claire Williams takes in the sights, sounds and luxury on offer on the largest of the Channel Islands

Remembering those who gave their lives during WW1 on trip to Champagne-Ardenne

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The celebrated Champagne region of northern France is also the last resting place of thousands who gave their lives in the First World War. Toby Wadey reflects on their sacrifice as he visits the soldiers’ well-tended graves

A luxury weekend at The Manor in Oxfordshire

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Catherine Bolado has a memorable stay in the grand surroundings of an Oxfordshire gem

Dartmoor - the perfect place to get away from it all

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Peace. It’s a quality you sometimes don’t know you’re missing until you redisover it.

Fort Lauderdale: home of culture, art and top beaches - so who needs Miami?

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Joanna Davis relaxes in the laid-back, luxury lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale in Florida

Singapore, the island of fun

Bournemouth Echo:

12:28pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

This south-east Asian island is packed with fast cars, designer boutiques and luxury restaurants. Sam Wylie-Harris recommends the top spots for a glamorous escape

Blissful treatments, beautiful food and five-star pampering at world-class Carey's Manor Hotel SenSpa

Bournemouth Echo: Blissful treatments, beautiful food and five-star pampering at world-class Carey's Manor Hotel SenSpa

8:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

It was my husband’s first spa visit. You could tell this because when he was asked to choose what he wanted from the menu (of treatments), he joyfully emailed back with a list of what he was hoping to consume in the restaurant at Carey’s Manor Hotel.

Norway: there's more to the Arctic Circle than the Northern Lights...

Bournemouth Echo: Norway: there's more to the Arctic Circle than the Northern Lights...

9:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It would be very easy to think of only one reason to visit the Arctic Circle in the winter months.

Surf Central: enjoy an action-packed break in Newquay

Bournemouth Echo: Surf Central: enjoy an action-packed break in Newquay

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Well, who knew being a sock tossed around relentlessly in a washing machine could be so enjoyable?

York - vibrant city offers something for everyone

Bournemouth Echo: York Minster. Picture by Sally Adams

8:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

York might not necessarily be on your list of must-visit cities, but it offers a huge array of things to do and see for a full weekend away.

A world away - contrasting delights of Delhi and Udaipur

Bournemouth Echo: A world away - contrasting delights of Delhi and Udaipur

9:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

Aside from the sound of our boat gently gliding through the water, the peaceful lake is completely still. The glimmering water is a mirror to the rolling hills, stone-carved temples and grand palaces glowing beneath a beautiful sunset.

An action packed break for all the family (and four-legged friend) at Woolacombe Bay

Bournemouth Echo: An action packed break for all the family (and four-legged friend) at Woolacombe Bay

9:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Josie Belasco and family – including pet dog Zelda – head to North Devon for an action-packed mid-week break

Uncover the hidden treasures of Tunisia

Bournemouth Echo: Uncover the hidden treasures of Tunisia

9:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

Graham James visits the Roman artefacts being uncovered in this North African country which is aiming to appeal to discerning visitors

Aveiro - Portugal's answer to Venice has so much to offer

Bournemouth Echo: The famous university of Coimbra

9:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

John Gurd takes in the haunting sounds of fado music and alluring Art Noveau architecture while exploring a region that could be Portugal’s best kept secret

Bunn Leisure Holiday Park: relaxing, fun - and just a short drive down the M27

Bournemouth Echo: Bunn Leisure Holiday Park: relaxing, fun - and just a short drive down the M27

9:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

The Bunn Leisure holiday parks have been welcoming people at Selsey for more than 50 years and they know what they are doing.

Fall under the relaxing spell of Cornwall

Bournemouth Echo: Fowey

9:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

I don’t know how the good people of Cornwall get anything done.

Award-worthy weekend in romantic Italian city of Rome

Bournemouth Echo: Award-worthy weekend in romantic Italian city of Rome

9:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

The Trevi Fountain may have been deserted when Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck filmed their iconic scenes in Roman Holiday, but today, the cosy square where the Baroque masterpiece resides is awash with tourists.

Wild west Wales: why Pembrokeshire really does offer something for everyone

Bournemouth Echo: The beautiful Welsh coastline at Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire. Picture: Sally Adams

9:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

It’s often easy to forget how much beauty the UK has to offer for the trouble of just a few hours in the car.

Stratford-upon-Avon: birthplace of William Shakespeare has so much to offer

Bournemouth Echo: Warwick Castle

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

“All the world’s a stage...” begins one of Shakespeare’s many famous quotes.

Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

Bournemouth Echo: Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

I’m swimming from a boat in a turquoise sea, surrounded by a shoal of silver fish reflecting the sunlight from a bright blue sky. And it’s almost November.

Conquering Mont Ventoux - a cycling break in Provence

Bournemouth Echo: Conquering Mont Ventoux - a cycling break in Provence

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Tucked away in a little corner of Provence on a hill above the vineyards is the perfect holiday getaway.

Get up close to wildlife at the Masai Mara Conservancies in Kenya

Bournemouth Echo: Get up close to wildlife at the Masai Mara Conservancies in Kenya

4:27pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Crouched in the long grass, her unwavering gaze fixed directly ahead, the world’s fastest land animal sits completely still.

Scotland's best kept secret: Crieff will take your breath away

Bournemouth Echo: Scotland's best kept secret: Crieff will take your breath away

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Faith Eckersall rediscovers skiing and relaxes at Knock Castle Hotel

Five-star luxury lodges by the sea at Gwel an Mor

Bournemouth Echo: Five-star luxury lodges by the sea at Gwel an Mor

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When you think cosy wooden lodge with a burning log fire, most of us would instantly think of faraway places such as the Alps.

Action-packed family adventure in the valleys of South Wales

Bournemouth Echo: Action-packed family adventure in the valleys of South Wales

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

My 12-year-old son and teenage daughter are standing at the top of what’s known locally as Loonies Leap, preparing to plunge 15ft into the crystal clear waters below.

London in style - packing in the sights and sounds of the capital

Bournemouth Echo: London in style - packing in the sights and sounds of the capital

10:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

London has the power to captivate, excite and allure like few other cities.

Port Grimaud: pretty town with pastel-coloured houses is ultimate place for relaxation

Bournemouth Echo: Port Grimaud: pretty town with pastel-coloured houses is ultimate place for relaxation

8:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Lisa Short and family enjoy a villa break in the ‘Venice of Provence’, Port Grimaud

Center Parcs at Longleat: a place where magical memories are made

Bournemouth Echo: Center Parcs at Longleat: a place where magical memories are made

9:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Toby Granville and family take a break to Center Parcs at Longleat at a very special time of year

Remembering the fallen on a tour of Ypres battlefields

Bournemouth Echo: Remembering the fallen on a tour of Ypres battlefields

9:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Graham James visits the former First World War battlefields which are gearing up for this year’s centenary commemoration – and finds a relative’s grave among the thousands of Portland stone headstones

Explore the quieter side of Spain with a trip to Almeria

Bournemouth Echo: Explore the quieter side of Spain with a trip to Almeria

9:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

For many people a holiday in Spain means either two weeks of beer and beaches in a sun-drenched resort like Benidorm or cramming in culture during a trip to a cosmopolitan city like Madrid or Barcelona.

Bedford: lively town rich in culture and history will surprise you

Bournemouth Echo: Bedford: lively town rich in culture and history will surprise you

8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Joanna Davis discovers plenty to do and a historical waterside hotel to come home to on a weekend break to Bedford

Antigua: you'll have the time of your life on the paradise isle

Bournemouth Echo: Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

7:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

If you’re looking for a romantic get-away, you can’t go far wrong with a Caribbean island. Rachael Burnett explores the white, sandy beaches of Antigua

Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

Bournemouth Echo: Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

9:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

Rachael Burnett experiences the holiday of a lifetime on the beautiful island of Antigua

Culture, relaxation and food reveal Lake Garda as hidden gem of Italy

Bournemouth Echo: Culture, relaxation and food reveal Lake Garda as hidden gem of Italy

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Italy offers perhaps the greatest diversity of all European destinations.

The Forest of Dean: natural beauty of the forest is a real eye-opener

Bournemouth Echo: The Forest of Dean: lose yourself in natural beauty of the forest

8:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is said to have been inspired by the Forest of Dean and Arron Hendy and family found out why on a trip to Gloucestershire

Winter holidays: from snow bikes in Tyrol to hillside luxury in St Anton

Bournemouth Echo: Snowy peaks in St Anton, Austria

7:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

Sarah Marshall cherry-picks this year’s top winter resorts

Christmas markets: where to go to feel the festive magic

Bournemouth Echo: Christmas markets: where to go to feel the festive magic

9:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

There’s nothing like a Christmas market to really muster the appeal of the season – and the UK is home to some fantastic seasonal fairs. Abi Jackson rounds up some of the best

Lulea: your winter wonderland awaits

Bournemouth Echo: Lulea: your winter wonderland awaits

6:00am Sunday 1st December 2013

Once home to traditional reindeer herders, the northern Swedish town of Lulea is now the nerve centre for social networking site Facebook, making it one of the most connected destinations in the world. Sarah Marshall discovers why this area is deserving of so many ‘likes’

Guernsey: a hidden gem of a holiday destination

Bournemouth Echo: Guernsey: a hidden gem of a holiday destination

7:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Melanie Vass discovers that tiny Guernsey is a perfect – and easy to get to – place for a family holiday

You'll have a mean time at Greenwich

Bournemouth Echo: Sunrise at the nearby O2

9:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Greenwich does mean time. It has one foot anchored in its glorious maritime past and the other firmly planted in its current, colourful, cosmopolitan present.

Norway: land of the midnight sun is an unforgettable experience

Bournemouth Echo: Norway: land of the midnight sun is an unforgettable experience

8:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

On the face of it, the E6 road may not sound any more glamorous or exciting than the M1 or the M25. But it is.

London: a jam-packed weekend full of top sights

Bournemouth Echo: London: a jam-packed weekend full of top sights

3:00pm Saturday 9th November 2013

A little taste of London life every now and then is always a good thing.

Deauville: ‘town of pleasure’ is a golfers' paradise

Bournemouth Echo: Deauville: ‘town of pleasure’ is a haven for golfers

7:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Andy Goodall tries out some of Normandy’s finest golf courses on a whistlestop tour

Cruise the Mediterranean: trip on the Royal Princess

Bournemouth Echo: Royal Princess

9:00am Friday 1st November 2013

If it’s good enough for royalty, it's good enough for me.

Whitby's Dracula connections - why you'll fall under the seaside town's spell this Halloween

Bournemouth Echo: Whitby's Dracula connections - why you'll fall under the seaside town's spell this Halloween

8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

Andy Martin visits Whitby, the seaside town which gave Bram Stoker the idea for our most famous gothic novel

A whistle stop tour of the dramatic Yorkshire Dales

Bournemouth Echo: Buttertubs Pass

8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Andy Goodall explores the beauty of Yorkshire along Jeremy Clarkson’s favourite road

Souks, Sahara and Skywalker - welcome to Tunisia

Bournemouth Echo: Souks, Sahara and Skywalker - welcome to Tunisia

9:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

Touching down in north Africa for only the second time in my life I was excited to see for myself what Tunisia has to offer the modern tourist.

Butlin's in Bognor Regis - all the ingredients for a enjoyable family break

Bournemouth Echo: Butlin's in Bognor Regis - all the ingredients for a enjoyable family break

12:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013

The last time we visited Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, the eagerly-anticipated Wave Hotel was shrouded in plastic, half-built and still a mystery.

Praising Arizona - there's a lot more to the Grand Canyon state than a big hole in the ground...

Bournemouth Echo: Praising Arizona - there's a lot more to the Grand Canyon state than a big hole in the ground...

7:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013

So where are you going for your next holiday?

Newquay has something special for the whole family

Bournemouth Echo: Newquay has something special for the whole family

9:00am Sunday 29th September 2013

GROWING UP I spent many happy hours on Newquay’s Fistral Beach and often wondered what it would be like to venture inside the mysterious and imposing Headland Hotel, perched high up on the cliff above me.



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