Wine-tasting break in Bordeaux

Month of the harvest, September is the perfect time to visit the world's most revered wine region: Bordeaux, southwest France. Watch the pickers collect the grapes, explore the underground barrel cellars and taste some fantastic wines while the sun shines and everyone on the vineyards is united by the passion…

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Bitesized guide: late-summer music festivals

Blur rocking Glastonbury may seem like a decade ago, and Coachella 2009 just a hot hazy memory, but never fear, from a stellar line-up of alternative music in Belgium to an all-out art fest in the Nevada desert, summer 2009 still has a lot more festival love to give. Rather than…

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The great British holiday camp

It's time to let go of the long-running jokes about crumbling chalets, punishing compulsory activities and crackling PA systems, says Phil Wilding. The modern British holiday camp has far more going for it than you might give it credit for. It sometimes feels like holiday camps have always been with us –…

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Bitesized guide: Bestival

For our final bitesized guide to the best UK music festivals, we head to the Isle of Wight for the unforgettable Bestival. Great for fancy dress and camping, it's the perfect quirky alternative to the likes of Glastonbury. When is it? Friday 11 September to Sunday 13 September 2009. Where is it? Robin Hill…

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Bitesized guide: The Big Chill

It's time for our fourth instalment of bitesized guides to the best UK music festivals. In its 15th year and one of the summer's most diverse and creative festivals, The Big Chill is the place to go to enjoy all kinds of music: folk, rock, baroque, pop, reggae. Name it…

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Bitesized guide: Hop Farm Festival

In our third bitesized guide to the UK's summer festivals, we visit the Hop Farm Festival, where top quality music is washed down with real ale. Musical talent will descend on Kent this July for a festival with a difference. We've got tickets up for grabs too. Don’t expect any special treatment here…

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Best of British: camping holidays

Camping has come a long way since beige caravans and long-drop latrines. So whether you're looking for a retro trailer, an authentic tipi or a windswept wilderness, WTG's guide to the best UK camping spots will help you find your perfect pitch. Blackberry Wood, Sussex This much talked about campsite…

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Luxury camping mini breaks in the UK

Camping in Britain these days doesn't have to involve the hassle of setting up camp and making do. When time is short, luxury campsites mean you can simply spend a night under canvas with all the hard work done for you. WTG introduces the ‘nano glamp'. Have you noticed the…

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