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The welcomed stability of Oman

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The sultanate is not an obvious tourist destination, but in a region characterised by unrest it offers political stability and a warm welcome.
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The beauty of Oman

On the southeastern tip of the Arabian peninsula, Oman’s cities and regions are attracting a more intrepid type of traveller.



Musical destinations: Stavanger, Norway

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With a festival that boasts the pick of today’s musicians, this bustling coastal city is a destination that should be on every chamber music-lover’s list.
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Helsinki’s innovative design scene

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Finland’s largest city steps into the spotlight as the World Design Capital for 2012.
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Daily deal: A culinary coup in wine country

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Two can enjoy the delights of a two-night stay in Virginia's wine country with gourmet breakfasts, a cooking class and strolls in the countryside ($376).
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High airfares put the brakes on US travel plans

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Recent spikes in airfare may be sending travellers out of the skies and onto the roads.
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It's like polo, but with a headless goat


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