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Psychedelic sunsets in the Med, and weekends at home and away
Island life: the clear blue sea off Formentera. Photograph: NATUREWOLRD/Alamy
It's a refuge for hippies, clubbed-out Ibiza veterans, Italian tourists by the boatload and the occasional supermodel, yet Formentera manages to hang on to its bohemian, below- the-radar charm. The sugar-soft beaches and psychedelic sunsets are among the best in the Med.
What to do
Hire a bike or scooter and set about finding your perfect beach: Illetes for people-watching, Migjorn for dazzling white sands, Llevant to escape the crowds (and your clothes). Wade out to the deserted isle of Espalmador to wallow in the natural hot mud springs. Shop for jewellery and clothing at El Pilar de la Mola artisan market (Wednesdays and Sundays).
Where to eat
Formentera has no shortage of beach-front restaurants, but Es Caló, in the little fishing village of the same name, is one of the best, serving up paella, seafood platters and grilled fish a pebble's throw from the ocean (restauranteescalo.com) .
Where to stay
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves at Talaya, a collection of 10 simple-but-stylish studios and bungalows behind the dunes at Migjorn beach (from €140 a night, talayaformentera.es).
"It's magical to watch the sunset from the lighthouse at Cap de Barbaria," says Jax Lysycia, who runs the wildly popular Formentera Yoga retreats (formenterayoga.com). "On a clear day you can see all the way to Algeria."
Give me a break
Tower power: flying the flag at Lincoln castle. Photograph: Shawn Hempel /Alamy
Home: getting to know Lincolnshire Attractions across Lincolnshire will be offering free admission or special discounts as part of the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, 22-23 March. Attractions taking part in the promotion include Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus, the medieval manor house Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincoln castle and cathedral, and the Museum of RAF Firefighting (visitlincolnshire.com)
Away: spend Easter in Greece Greek Easter falls late this year, on 5 May, which means plenty of direct flights to the islands to choose from if you wish to join in the country's biggest religious festival. Fireworks, feasting and smashing crockery are all part of the celebrations in CorfuTown. Stay at the Ammos Bay Studios in nearby Aghios Gordis for seven nights from £561pp, including flights, with Sunvil Holidays (sunvil.co.uk)