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Where to go? Oxford or Cambridge?

Where to go? Oxford or Cambridge?

Both offer medieval architecture, cobbled streets, world-class museums and manicured gardens, but if you've only got one day, where should you go? Here, I make the case for Oxford. (The Telegraph)

Unlikely Family Holidays

Unlikely Family Holidays

It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, providing just the right amount of stimulation, working in some decent downtime, and fitting it all into your time frame and budget. Try these unusual destinations for a host of options a world away from that five-star hotel and the lacklustre kids club. (Lonely Planet)

48 hours in Oxford

48 hours in Oxford

How best to spend the weekend in Oxford? These are my top tips for a quick trip to the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. (The Telegraph)

Best things to do in Oxford

Best things to do in Oxford

From hushed college quods to world-class museums, a Victorian covered market and some glorious riverside walks, this is a guide to the best things to do in Oxford. (The Telegraph)

Best UK and Irish marathons

Best UK and Irish marathons

Missed out on a place for London? Don't worry, there are plenty of other options that are easier to enter, far more scenic and far less crowded. (Lonely Planet)

Top cities for architecture lovers

Top cities for architecture lovers

Do Gothic arches, polished concrete and Cor-ten make you weak at the knees? Here are the best destinations to get your fix of urban architectural glory.(Lonely Planet)

Architecture 101

Architecture 101

Know your plinths from your pilasters? This traveller's guide to architecture offers to enrich any trip with tips and tricks on how to spot architectural motifs across the world. (Lonely Planet)

Offbeat Coastal Road Trips

Offbeat Coastal Road Trips

Discover the irresistible charm of the road less travelled on these five coastal road trips offering stunning scenery, great food and quirky cultural experiences. (Lonely Planet)

Travelling Close to Home

Travelling Close to Home

Whether it's an empty wallet, a heavy workload, or a young family tied to the school term that's preventing you from travelling, the situation doesn't have to extinguish your wanderlust. From camping trips in the back garden to claiming back the commute, there are myriad ways to experience your home as a traveller would. (Lonely Planet)

Space Exploration from Planet Earth

Space Exploration from Planet Earth

Space cadet, astro nut or beleaguered parent of small children, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about rocket launches, alien life forms, astronaut training and peeing at zero gravity at these family-friendly space places around the globe. (Lonely Planet)

Careers for Travelling the World

Careers for Travelling the World

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality. (Lonely Planet)

Exciting Kids About Your BigTrip

Exciting Kids About Your BigTrip

So you want to tour Italy's Etruscan ruins but your toddler can shatter priceless artefacts with a single shriek and your sneering teen can make life hell. Just how do you get kids excited about the places you really want to go? (Lonely Planet)

Adventure Racing in Ireland

Adventure Racing in Ireland

Adventure racing was once the preserve of the ultra fit but Ireland's gloriously wild and staggeringly beautiful west coast offers plenty of one-day events for those wishing to dip their feet into this endurance sport or beat their body into submission on some of the toughest races on Earth. (BBC)

Alpine Après Ski

Alpine Après Ski

From Old School Sophistication to Billionaire's Bling A fast run down the perfect piste followed by an exhilarating backcountry adventure cutting tracks through virgin powder, how do you top an epic day of skiing? With the best après-ski money can buy. (Ski Finest)

Slow Food Along the Shannon

Slow Food Along the Shannon

Taking to the inland waterways is a wonderfully leisurely way of seeing Ireland's hidden corners. Flanked by lush riverside pastures, crumbling castles, quaint villages and an increasing number of gastropubs, cruising the Shannon is the perfect way to sit back, relax and pile on the pounds. (Lonely Planet)

India Through a Lens

India Through a Lens

A story of luck, hard graft and dreamscome true. The inspiring story of Vicky Roy who went from homeless street child to international photographer. (Audley Travel)

Traditional Music in Ireland

Traditional Music in Ireland

A nod of the head and a wry smile and they're off, fiddles hopping, feet stomping and the gravelly voices belting out the tunes. Music seems to run in the blood of the Irish and once you set foot in the Old Sod, it seems you're never more than a stone's throw from a session. (Lonely Planet)

Beauties of the British Isles

Beauties of the British Isles

Venture beyond London and you won't have to travel far to see why the British landscape so inspired the Romantic poets, why A-listers flee the city for tiny medieval villages and why a pint in a pub selling hammers and nails tastes finer than any other on Earth. (CNN)

The Brasserie that Inspired

The Brasserie that Inspired

Behind the traditional Georgian facade of this family-run hotel in the heart of Dublin lies a world of Moroccan and Eastern influence full of sultry colours, subtle lighting and lavish design. (Hotelier International)

Christmas Lights Shows

Christmas Lights Shows

Whether you're looking for traditional splendour, glitzy ostentation or the twinkling lights of a seaside village, here's our round up of the top 10 places in Britain to enjoy some festive lights. (The Telegraph)

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Offbeat Coastal Road Trips

Discover the irresistible charm of the road less travelled on these five coastal road trips offering stunning scenery, great food and quirky cultural experiences. (Lonely Planet)

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