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At a glance: Driving in Portugal

When planning to drive in any overseas destination, it’s crucial to understand the rules of the road first. And even if you have been to the country in question before, it’s always worth taking a second look as a reminder – and to see whether any new rules have come into force.

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Driving holiday inspiration: the Algarve

The glorious sunshine and stunning landscapes of the Algarve make it a brilliant destination for a driving holiday. After all, having your own wheels means you can not only enjoy some absolutely fantastic driving routes, but also have the chance to see a little bit more of this popular part of Portugal than just the standard tourist attractions – though of course, it’s worth leaving time to discover a few of those too.

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Where Nature meets the Traveller

Oftentimes when travelling, it is landscapes and daily routines completely different to ours that we are after; some make our hearts skip a beat, while others fill us with silent awe and immense joy. This week we present you with places on the verge of magic, where man and nature meet at their most fanciful moments.

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Sicily

Dolce Vita Sicilian Style

Praised and prized by remarkable poets of old Greece, ornamented with historic footprints of ancient civilizations, Sicily is nestled at the very heart of the Mediterranean. This sole fact is certainly good enough a reason to visit it at any time of the year.

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July in Oxfordshire

Varied scenery, a rural landscape, and being home to the intellectual elite epitomize the county of Oxfordshire. It is well known for its rich cultural heritage as many of the Anglo-Saxon rulers, Norman invaders and medieval feuds have left their legacy in this beautiful county. Tourist trails will most often include the breathtaking dreaming spires of Oxford, lush gardens and locations where masterpiece classics such as Downton Abbey have been filmed. But July is the month when all eyes turn to another historic gem. In the charming British county of Oxfordshire, nestled in the valley right at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, there is the medieval market town Henley-on-Thames.

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