The guide

Sharp and cleverly concise, the new Luxe Venice city guide presents the best of one of the world's most romantic and visited locations. The stylish little book will fit into a shirt pocket. Price £4.99. Go to luxecityguides.com

The hotel

Washington's landmark hotel, The Jefferson, reopened this week after a lavish refit. Just four blocks from the White House, the Beaux Arts building has 99 rooms, an applauded restaurant – Plume – and a brand new spa. Go to jeffersondc.com

The festival

See La Reina de los Angeles in Andalucia on 8 September. Explore's Active Aracena! holiday takes in this colourful festival on an eight-day trip that includes hiking, kayaking and cycling. Price from £789 including flights. Go to explore.co.uk

The deal

Enjoy the tropical beaches of the Cape Verde islands for less. Save £180 on a seven-night holiday at the four-star Hotel Morabeza set right by the sea on the island of Sal. The trip costs from £799 per person, including flights and some meals. Go to capeverdeexperience.co.uk.

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