Travel: For as little as

pounds 15

under-25s can become members of the Globetrotters Club and qualify for a pounds 1,000 bursary. This network for independent travellers awards an annual cash prize for the most adventurous, unusual or enterprising independent foreign trip. The annual membership fee (pounds 12.50 for students) includes a bi-monthly newsletter, an annual membership list and monthly London meetings. Write to Globetrotters Club, BCM/Roving, London WC1N 3XX.

pounds 75

you can take a three-night break in Paris. This per-person price is based on two sharing and includes b&b accommodation, return scheduled Eurolines coach travel and is valid up to 31 March. Paris Travel Service (tel: 01992 456025).

pounds 99

spend a week with four friends on the Costa Blanca in Spain. This per- person price is for a three-star self-catering apartment which is allocated on arrival, and includes return flights from Gatwick departing 2 March. The Last Stop Holiday Shop (tel: 0541 503405).

pounds 139

take unlimited flights between 35 cities in selected states in the USA and Canada with a one-week Air Rover ticket. There are also two and three-week passes available for pounds 139 and pounds 175 respectively. These tickets are for purchase on a stand-by basis only and are valid until the end of the year. Horizon Air (tel: 01737 555300).

pounds 205

serious Valentines can take a romantic break in an 18th-century Georgian mansion, set in 400 acres of parkland. This price is for a one-night stay in a double room with a four-poster bed, four-course dinner, afternoon tea and a box of home-made chocolates waiting for you in your room. RAC Hotel Reservations (tel: 0870 603 9109).

pounds 375

spend a rosy-cheeked week in the Slovenian countryside, staying on a working farm in Dolenjska. The farm is surrounded by wooded hills, trout- filled streams, castles, vineyards and some of the country's finest spa resorts. The price is based on two sharing and includes return flights and seven nights' half-board accommodation. Slovenija Pursuits (tel: 01763 852646).

pounds 445

go walking for the week in the Pyrenees. These spring breaks are based in the foothills of the western Pyrenees, with accommodation in a restored 18th-century farmhouse. The price includes seven nights' full-board accommodation, a programme of five escorted walks plus a full-day excursion. International travel is not included. Pyrenees Adventures (tel: 01433 621498).

pounds 660

would-be Kate Winslets can take in the North African sights featured in the film Hideous Kinky on a 15-day tour of Marrakesh and the High Atlas Mountains departing on 19 June. This per-person price includes return flights, a fully escorted trek, all meals and accommodation. Guerba Expeditions (tel: 01373 826611)

pounds 765

tennis fanatics can improve their skills during a coaching week in Portugal. This seven-night Easter holiday includes five two-hour sessions with a tennis pro, return flights from Gatwick and half-board accommodation in a single-room in a four-star hotel. (Manchester departures cost pounds 810.) Departures from 1 April. Solo's (tel: 0181-951 2800).

pounds 994

a family of four can spend a week in Spain at the beginning of May. This seven-night break to a holiday village in Estartit on the Spanish coast includes return flights, apartment accommodation sleeping four (two adults and two children between two and 11 years) and group A car hire for the duration of the stay. EuroVillage (tel: 01606 787776).

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