Great Destinations: New Orleans

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Keri Jones visits New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a distinct and different destination filled with grand historic southern-style mansions, leafy boulevards and it also has some narrow streets which are still lit by gaslight. This flickering lighting and the tradition of … Continued

Great Destinations: Jamestown and Columbia

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Keri Jones visits Jamestown and Columbia, historic towns in the hills of rural Northern California. This area, Tuolumne County, was at the centre of the gold rush of the 1840s. There’s still gold in ‘them there’ hills!

Great Destinations: Leuven

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Historic Leuven is home to 30,000 students and this vibrant university town could be considered to be Belgium’s version of Cambridge or Oxford. That means there are lots of interesting things to do and many choices for food, for all budgets. Keri discovers what’s on offer including a restaurant which only serves lasagne! Leuven is a 30-minute train ride from Brussels.

Great Destinations: Guadeloupe

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Keri Jones reports from the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. He visited the island of Basseterre, where they film TV’s ‘Death In Paradise’. Keri discovered why the island claims to have one of the world’s best carnivals and he found a gardeners’ paradise.

Great Destinations: Andorra

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Keri Jones reports from Andorra, the tiny principality in the Pyrenees mountains. The country is not in the EU and Keri discovers how capital’s lowcost shopping has gone upmarket. He also learns how Andorra has transformed its ski resorts in the last decade by improving quality and removing the need to queue. If you don’t ski, the small capital is home to the architecturally impressive Caldea, Europe’s largest spa resort. Andorra offers superb hiking, outdoor adventures and interesting history, too.

Great Destinations: Carcassonne

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Keri Jones reports from the beautiful southern France town of Carcassonne. Its incredible fortified citadel’s walls, towers and turrets are said to have inspired Disney’s fairytale castle. Keri stayed at the stunning Hotel De La Cite, which is located within the walls. The hotel is said to have inspired a number of authors.

Great Destinations: Salzburg

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This week, Keri Jones reports from beautiful Salzburg, “the stage of the world”. The Austrian city is filled with music. It’s birthplace of Mozart and was setting for The Sound Of Music. Keri goes on a Sound Of Music tour, gets drenched by ‘trick fountains’ and visits a castle featured in The Man In The High Castle and Where Eagles Dare.

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