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Wednesday 17 July 1996
Zoom to Zurich for almost zilch? Travel from Paddington station in London to Luton by bus, then fly on Edelweiss Air (01293 553717) to Switzerland's largest city. The flat fare on this charter airline is pounds 97 return.
Avoid drunk drivers? Go to Belgium, Holland or France, where the legal alcohol limit is 0.05 per cent (compared with 0.08 in Britain and a frightening 0.1 per cent in Ireland). This and other useful Continental motoring information can be found in Driving into Europe, free from branches of Halford's.
View the autumn foliage in Vermont? Call (802-828-3239), fax (1-800- 833-9756) or e-mail (http://www. travel-vermont.com) the Vermont Fall Foliage Report for a twice-weekly update on the colour of the trees.
Join Frank Bough as he explores the last Olympic city? As Atlanta's games kick off this Saturday, read his account of Barcelona in the travel pages of the Independent.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
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- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 4 Bookies now say Ed Miliband is more likely to be prime minister than David Cameron
It's Italian, but it's definitely not Italy: Stephen Wood visits Lampedusa, an island beyond the map's edge, where North Africa meets Rome and even the sharks are poets
Plane forced to make emergency landing in Israel after 'part of wheel falls off'
Cycling in America: A revolution on two wheels
Astypalea, Greece: An isolated spot a world away from Athens
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
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