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It's Airbnb with no airs, but plenty of graces

Airbnb is usually in the news for the wrong reasons. For every satisfied customer there seems to be one who has been ripped off or bitterly disappointed.

But we had a chuckle at a couple of Airbnb's latest close-to-home offerings which are, to say the least, at either end of the price range.

For the less well-off how about considering a stay at the UK's cheapest Airbnb - Sapphire's Sheppey Car Camping near to the beach in Sheerness, Kent - which will set you back just £8 a night.

Here you can relax and enjoy a good night's sleep on the back seat of a Nissan Juke parked on a large expanse of tarmac. Mod cons include a blow-up mattress, blacked out windows for privacy, a duvet and pillow, a cool bag and coat hanger, a colour changing mood lamp and use of the outdoor toilet in the owners nearby backyard.

However, if you feel that cheap nights in a Nissan aren't the answer and you want to push the boat out why not try Highclere Castle in Berkshire, the stately home known to millions as Downton Abbey and which is now also listed on the Airbnb site.

To coincide with the release of the Downton Abbey film, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the castle's real life owners, are giving one couple the chance to "live like a lord or lady" by spending an evening in the place where the hit TV series was filmed.

Airbnb's site listing says the two lucky guests will experience an exclusive evening drinking cocktails in the salon, followed by a traditional dinner with the Earl and Countess in the state dining room, waited on by the family butler (not Carson) before retiring to one of the Gallery bedrooms.

The price for this night in the lap of luxury isn't too steep - just £150 - but worldwide competition will be fierce. The night in question is November 26th and reservation opportunities went live on October 1. To be considered you must have a verified Airbnb profile and send positive reviews.

So what's it to be... downmarket car camping, upmarket Downton, or DialAFlight's great deals?

It's Airbnb with no airs, but plenty of graces

Airbnb is usually in the news for the wrong reasons. For every satisfied customer there seems to be one who has been ripped off or bitterly disappointed.

But we had a chuckle at a couple of Airbnb's latest close-to-home offerings which are, to say the least, at either end of the price range.

For the less well-off how about considering a stay at the UK's cheapest Airbnb - Sapphire's Sheppey Car Camping near to the beach in Sheerness, Kent - which will set you back just £8 a night.

Here you can relax and enjoy a good night's sleep on the back seat of a Nissan Juke parked on a large expanse of tarmac. Mod cons include a blow-up mattress, blacked out windows for privacy, a duvet and pillow, a cool bag and coat hanger, a colour changing mood lamp and use of the outdoor toilet in the owners nearby backyard.

However, if you feel that cheap nights in a Nissan aren't the answer and you want to push the boat out why not try Highclere Castle in Berkshire, the stately home known to millions as Downton Abbey and which is now also listed on the Airbnb site.

To coincide with the release of the Downton Abbey film, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the castle's real life owners, are giving one couple the chance to "live like a lord or lady" by spending an evening in the place where the hit TV series was filmed.

Airbnb's site listing says the two lucky guests will experience an exclusive evening drinking cocktails in the salon, followed by a traditional dinner with the Earl and Countess in the state dining room, waited on by the family butler (not Carson) before retiring to one of the Gallery bedrooms.

The price for this night in the lap of luxury isn't too steep - just £150 - but worldwide competition will be fierce. The night in question is November 26th and reservation opportunities went live on October 1. To be considered you must have a verified Airbnb profile and send positive reviews.

So what's it to be... downmarket car camping, upmarket Downton, or DialAFlight's great deals?

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10 things you didn't know last month

  1. 1. Amazon still open to visitors

    The Amazon remains open for travellers keen to experience life in the largest rainforest on the planet, despite concern over destructive wildfires in the region. This is the message from South American tour operators and Brazilian lodges keen to ensure tourism continues to play its role in supporting the Amazon's wildlife, eco-systems and local communities. The region has had nearly twice as many fires this year as it did during the same period last year. The Amazon attracts thousands of travellers every year, drawn by the promise of at least 427 varieties of mammal, 40,000 plant species and more than 1,000 different birds. Many of the fires were in the lesser-visited south and west of the region.
  2. 2. Euro tourist taxes on the rise

    The first review of its kind into the use of tourism taxes across Europe has found that such levies are in place in more than 125 destinations in 26 countries, with only nine of the EU member states not yet charging them. ETOA, the trade association for European tour operators, said the practice is becoming more common, with France, Spain and Italy among the most popular destinations to introduce additional visitor taxes.
  3. 3. Tokyo still the safest

    Tokyo has been named the safest city in the world for the third year in a row, only just holding off Singapore in second and domestic rival Osaka. The Japanese capital scored 92 out of 100 in the Safe Cities Index 2019, assessed in four security areas - health, digital, personal and infrastructure. London was 14th, up from 20th, with New York 15th. The only European cities in the top ten were Amsterdam (fourth) and Copenhagen (eighth).
  4. 4. Now its gondola rage in Venice

    Locals in Venice, already annoyed by the bad behaviour by tourists in the city, where a population of around 53,000 is swamped by more than 20 million visitors a year, have seized on footage of an irate tourist headbutting a gondolier and then punching him in the face. The tourist, said to be from South America, had reportedly been taking selfies of himself and his family in a gondola tethered to a canal bank near St Mark's Square. It all kicked off after the gondolier protested that the boat was private property and the man should get out or pay for a ride.
  5. 5. Fewer flights for Greta's Sweden, but greater for others

    Teenage environment campaigner Greta Thunberg may not have convinced many people not to fly, but she seems to have had an impact in her home country of Sweden. Only four European countries have experienced a fall in air traffic this year and Sweden appears to be the only country, probably in the world, where fewer people are flying because of environmental concerns - minus 4.1 per cent for the first six months of 2019. Europe as a whole witnessed a 4.3 per cent increase in air passengers with the likes of Austria, Croatia, Estonia and Ukraine seeing double digit growth and Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg showing above average rises.
  6. 6. Airline flies from pole to pole

    Travellers can now book a trip from one pole to the other with just one airline, after Norwegian launched new flights to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost airport and gateway to Antartica. Covering 9,800 miles in 25 hours on four flights, passengers could fly from Svalbard in Norway - the world's northernmost airport - to Oslo, then on to London Gatwick, before embarking on the airline's service to Buenos Aires. The onward journey to Ushuaia would take just under three hours. Norwegian, which launched regional flights in Argentina this year, said the trip would cost from £398.50 one-way.
  7. 7. Is it a case of double Dutch?

    It may seem like double Dutch, but moves are afoot to overhaul the international branding strategy of Holland and replacing it with the Netherlands - the country's official name. The Government rebrand is an effort to move away from undesirable associations with Amsterdam's red light district and the country's famous cannabis cafes to encourage exports and tourism. The public relations push will begin later this year featuring prominently on promotions for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Rotterdam next May. The national football team will only be referred to as the Netherlands, as will the Dutch team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  8. 8. South-east Asia dengue warning

    British holidaymakers bound for winter sun in south-east Asia have been warned to take precautions to combat a severe dengue fever outbreak spreading across the region. Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Sri Lanka are among the countries reporting significant increases in cases of the disease, which is transmitted by the aedes mosquito. Nepal has become the latest country hit by the outbreak in which more than 8,000 people have been admitted to hospital. Travellers have been advised to wear long sleeves and trousers where mosquitoes are present and apply insect repellent. Dengue can be a fatal viral infection causing debilitating flu-like symptoms including headache, high fever and joint pain.
  9. 9. Midnight at the Taj Mahal

    The Taj Mahal will soon be open to tourists after sunset, as part of a countrywide project to extend visiting hours to 10 of India's most popular tourist attractions. The existing opening hours are from 10am to 6pm, although the Taj Mahal does welcome tourists for five nights each month, for the full moon and the two nights before and after. The country's tourism ministry is planning to light up the area around the marble monument, which welcomes around 22,000 visitors a day, and develop other improvements to handle the arrival of night time visitors.
  10. 10. Avoiding sitting with the kids

    Customers can now avoid sitting next to young children on flights after a Japanese airline introduced a feature that enables people booking flights online to see where children are seated. Japan Airlines, the country's national flag carrier, has added icons of cartoon babies on the website's aircraft seat layouts to pinpoint the location of infants. With a record 4.6 billion passengers expected to take to the skies by the end of this year, airlines and plane manufacturers have been competing to make air travel less uncomfortable.

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    Looking for luxury all inclusive in the heart of Playa del Carmen? Then look no further than the laid back sanctuary of Playacar Palace for your own slice of paradise. The hotel sits alongside the glistening turquoise waters and powdery white sands of this stunning Mexican hotspot, yet is only minutes from the bustling town, giving you the best of both worlds. Enjoy the choice of dining options, pools and a luxurious spa to really help you relax. Our all inclusive offer includes flights with British Airways from £1749pp. Valid for deps 19 Apr - 14 Jun.
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  2. Save 40% plus 2 children 11 & under stay FREE in all inclusive Antigua hideaway

    For the ultimate exclusive Caribbean getaway, discover the unrivalled private luxury of your very own Cove Suite at Blue Waters Resort and Spa. Tucked away from the main resort, you'll get a real treat for all the senses, with captivating views of the Caribbean Sea, a glorious infinity pool and powder-soft sand all laying out the welcome mat for you. Your stay also grants access to the resort's fantastic dining options. Stay for 5 nights all inclusive with Virgin Atlantic flights from £2525pp. Valid for deps 2 Jun - 7 July and 23 Aug - 16 Aug.
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  3. 4 nights for the price of 3 on an exciting New York stay

    If you want to enjoy all that New York has to offer, a good location is the starting point and Garden Suites hotel by Affinia has it all. Set on a quiet tree lined street in Upper East Side it's surrounded by world-class NYC shopping and Manhattan's famed museums along Central Park. And after your fill of this amazing city your large hotel suite will provide you with ample space to relax and enjoy the excellent in-room service. Your New York adventure starts here. Flights with Lufthansa included from £735pp. Valid for deps 5 Jan - 25 Feb.
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  4. Save 15% on winter sun at the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites Tenerife

    For a beach break with an aura of exclusivity, choose the state of the art 5* Royal Hideaway Corales Suites - an experience design hotel ready to personalise your stay. Enjoy sea views from your Deluxe Suite's private terrace to start your day perfectly before you make the most of the gorgeous La Enramada Beach and the fantastic Maresia restaurant run by the Michelin-starred Padron Brothers. 5 nights in a Deluxe Suite with breakfast and flights from £1025pp. Valid for deps 5 Jan - 28 Mar, excluding half term dates.
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    Discover serenity on Dubai's most intimate beach front location, with an oasis of luxuriant gardens and cascading fountains in tandem. Enjoy privileged views of Dubai's skyline and indulge in the culinary delights offered at its three captivating restaurants, all under the watchful eye of three Michelin-star chef Yannick Alleno. It will be an indulgent stay you will not forget. Our offer includes 3 nights half board accommodation and British Airways flights from £1055pp. Valid for deps 1 Jun - 9 Jul.
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    For a magical getaway, choose Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, where unique delights and unforgettable experiences await. Perfect for families and couples alike, Heritage Le Telfair is a unique destination boasting the best golf course in the Indian Ocean, varied culinary concepts in 12 fantastic restaurants, exceptional spas, a Nature Reserve and a 19th Century historic plantation house. Our offer includes 7 nights in a Garden View Suite with breakfast and British Airways flights from £1455pp. Valid for deps 24 Nov - 6 Dec.
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    Atlantis, The Palm is the only resort in Dubai that is a destination in itself. Feel the rush at Aquaventure Waterpark. Discover an underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium or meet the incredible marine mammals at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point. And if that isn't enough there's an enviable number of restaurants and bars, an awarding ShuiQi Spa and fitness centre and a list of activities to die for.
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    Hit the road with this epic self-drive journey along Australia's Legendary Pacific Coast, taking in the very best of New South Wales as you go. An almost continuous line of surf beaches, national parks and a hinterland of rolling green hills and friendly villages make this a great drive. Staying in 4* accommodation throughout you'll encounter a host of adventure opportunities that will thrill the whole family. Enjoy a complimentary Opera House Tour and 11 free breakfasts with our tour.
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    Turn your dream holiday into a reality and feel the soft white sand between your toes at the 5* Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru. This pristine island hideaway is the perfect introduction to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, where you can dive deep to visit manta rays or relax to your heart's content.
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    A haven of privacy and serenity on the west coast of Barbados, this intimate hotel blends chic design and minimalism with the essence of the Caribbean. You'll stay on a B&B basis at The House, which is located on a pristine stretch of white sand beach and is unsurpassed in terms of luxury and service, as every guest has a personal ambassador. This adults-only relaxing refuge is sophisticated yet informal and not far from the island's capital Bridgetown.
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    New York

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    Garden Suites Hotel by Affinia

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    Discretely located on the Upper East Side on an intimate, tree-lined street, the all-suite Gardens Suites Hotel is the picture of Manhattan gentility. It’s surrounded by world-class NYC shopping and Manhattan’s famed museums along Central Park, adding grace and charm to its locale.
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    The Seychelles

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    Unrivalled privacy awaits at your very own castaway paradise. The only resort on captivating Desroches Island, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is the perfect place to realise all your castaway fantasies. This five-star tropical resort, with its unspoiled soft white beaches, has a real feeling of remoteness that belies the fact that it's just a 35-minute flight from the main island of Mahé.
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    Take a walk on the wild side of India and take up the remarkable opportunity to witness a magnificent tiger in the wild. Embark on this great adventure and be on the lookout for leopards and monkeys as you tour around Madhya Pradesh, the king of the jungle when it comes to tiger parks. Draw your time to a close with an evening safari in Bandhavgarh and a day of leisure in bustling Delhi.
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    Cyprus

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    Set on a quiet hillside overlooking the unspoilt Mediterranean Sea, the Anassa Hotel boasts enviable surroundings which are the inspiration behind the 5* resort's facilities. From the Thalasso therapy treatments in the Roman-style spa, to the fresh, local produce served in the resort's five restaurants, the Anassa promises an authentic experience throughout.
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    Six Senses Fiji

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    Situated on tropical Malolo Island ,part of the Mamanuca Islands this stunning resort is surrounded by lush jungle.crystal clear waters and white sand beaches . The spa is designed as a contemporary interpretation of a Fijian Village . There is a yoga & meditation pavilion along with an Alchemy Bar. You will be staying 7 nights in a hideaway villa with your own private pool and you can enjoy a variety of fantastic restuarants during your stay. Includes breakfast and boat transfers from Nadi
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    Washington DC

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    Take in the history, culture and scenery of the Capital Region, USA on this 12 day self-drive tour. Starting in Washington, DC you'll take in the city's museums and key sites before continuing to historic Gettysburg, Baltimore and Annapolis. There's also a chance to relax at Virginia Beach before continuing to Colonial Williamsburg and Shenandoah Valley.
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    Defined by artistic features and set among ponds, natural foliage and the beach, Couples Negril is an all-inclusive luxury resort on the captivating landscape of Negril in Jamaica. The beach extends two miles around the semi-circular Bloody Bay and its calm waters. This 18-acre environmentally friendly resort is known for attention to detail and features unfinished-wood sun decks and walkways, and natural rattan furniture.
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    Enjoy some of Sydney and New South Wales’ quirkiest accommodation on this 7 night trip staying in top Sydney boutique hotel with a touch of glamping along the way. Highlights include 3 nights at the trendy QT Sydney Hotel then 2 nights in a safari tent at Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay before heading to Batemans Bay staying on the beautiful Tilba Lake in a luxury belle tent.
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    Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooking the winding Ganges River, Ananda Spa is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but will help in redefining your lifestyle.
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    Overlooking the pristine southern coast Sri Lanka, the 5* Shangri La Hambantota Resort & Spa promises unparalleled luxury and serenity throughout. Embrace the local cultural heritage at The Village where you can learn traditional arts and crafts by day and enjoy a special dining venue by evening - with traditional music and performances to entertain.
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    South Africa

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    Take a drive on the wild side with an unforgettable trip along the captivating Garden Route. Guide yourself through the very best of South Africa's nature from untouched sandy beaches and sheltered lagoons to bush land and mountain passes - not forgetting the incredible wildlife that calls this unique part of the world home. You'll take in the best the Rainbow Nation has to offer, with delicious local food, exciting entertainment and a superb safari too.
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    Peacefully perched before a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, the Tanjong Jara Resort welcomes its guests to a sanctuary of traditional luxury and a genuine taste of Malaysia. Offering impeccable service throughout, this 5* retreat gives guests the opportunity to completely escape their daily lives and completely rejuvenate - mind, body and soul.
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    Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villa

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    Stay at the luxurious five-star Sa'adiyat Rotana Resort & Villas and be welcomed to a world of luxury in Abu Dhabi. This wonderful complex has been built in the traditional Arabian style and is situated on a beautiful white-sand beach on Abu Dhabi’s Sa'adiyat Island, a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. As well as a kids club, there are seven dining options including a lavish buffet and a gastro pub serving British and American classics.
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    Discover the very best of New Zealand on this 18 day guided tour, which will take to you the most remarkable spots of this country renowned for its natural beauty. Get a true taste of the area with delicious local food and wine and marvel in the awe-inspiring scenery, as you tour past glistening lakes, towering mountains and even gorgeous glaciers.
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    ATELIER Playa Mujeres is a brand new All-Inclusive 5+ Star Resort for Adults and guests over 16 years, offering a fantastic concept inspired by the Art and Design of Contemporary Mexico. Its innovative atmosphere blends harmoniously with the mesmerizing natural landscape of Playa Mujeres, set between the crystalline waters of the Caribbean and a magnificent golf course. With a wide range of excellent food, as well as plenty of leisure activities and a luxurious spa, it’s a great place to get away from it all.
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    Sea Breeze Beach House

    Sea Breeze Beach House

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    The all-inclusive Sea Breeze Beach Hotel stands in two and a half acres of grounds in a secluded spot on the south coast of Barbados. And whether you want to just bask on the beach all day or take the short journey to the lively St Lawrence Gap, it's a great place to relax and sample the very best Bajan hospitality. Sea Breeze is unusual among all-inclusive hotels in that it allows you to dine a la carte at least six evenings a week and with four restaurants you'll be spoilt for choice.
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    My Favourite Holiday

    Kiefer Sutherland loves London...

    Actor turned singer Kiefer Sutherland loves London and the wide open Wild West

    When was your first trip abroad? I was 17 when I travelled to France to do publicity for The Bay Boy (1984) which was filmed on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. I remember being so broke in France that I would have to stuff myself in the canteen set up for the journalists. I'd smuggle some of their free food out before heading back to my hotel room.

    What do you think of the UK? Although I grew up in Canada, I was born in the UK so I have a British passport as well as a Canadian one. When I was a child living with my mother in Toronto, England seemed a very exotic place. Sometimes I would fly over to Europe and spend Christmas with my father (the actor Donald Sutherland).

    What's the remotest place you have visited? It is without doubt Wanganui, which was once the site of a major Maori settlement. It's on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. That trip also sticks in my mind for the roughest plane journey I have ever experienced.

    How often do you travel? After my role as Jack Bauer in TV's 24 I now devote most of my time to playing with my band. Last year I played more than 100 gigs, which means I am constantly packing my life into a suitcase and travelling back and forth between the United States and Europe. On average I am on the road with my band for three months a year - I only spent a few weeks in total at my Los Angeles home in 2018.

    What is your favourite city and hotel? I'm often at Claridge's when I'm visiting London - which is my favourite city in the world. There is something so fantastically old-school about the hotels. I just love wandering around the different parts of Mayfair ,such as Shepherd Market, which gives you a real sense of perspective on the area's amazing architecture.

    What were your best film experiences? I love filming westerns off the beaten track in America's heartland. It's increasingly difficult to find locations without any trace of modern life. I remember once when filming we had to journey into the middle of a million acre ranch in Texas to find the right kind of landscape. It was so big it took a couple of hours to get off the ranch afterwards.

    What gear do you travel with? I always take an acoustic guitar with me when I go away somewhere - strumming it helps pass the time and I never travel far without my brown or black cowboy boots which are extremely comfortable and hard wearing. I'm also a big fan of cowboy hats and have one or two with me on the road.

    Your idea of a perfect holiday? It's to jump on a train and go to a city or town that I've never visited before, walk around, find a nice restaurant and then head to a decent pub for a drink.

    Where would you like to go next? It's been a long time since I have just sat on a beach and watched the surf come in. So, when I next take a holiday - and I reckon I am owed one - it's going to be in Hawaii or Bali, which are two of my favourite places in the world.

    Source: The Telegraph

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