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Goldeneye Villa, Jamaica

Jamaica: the villa where Bond was born

Destination: Jamaica

On the north coast of Jamaica, in Oracabessa, there are lots of villas fringed by lush gardens with a private beach. This one, called Goldeneye, is special. It's where Ian Fleming wrote the 007 books

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The jagged, granite massif of Mount Kinabalu (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

Sabah: mountain high to ocean deep in Malaysian Borneo

Destination: Sabah

Lying on the edge of civilisation, with wild orang-utans, desolate mountain peaks, coral reefs and jungle trails on offer, Sabah has something for everyone. Here's a selection of the best on offer.

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The Bluff

Discover Quirky Cayman Brac

by cayteye

Destination: Cayman Brac

Visitors are only just returning to Cayman Brac after hurricane Paloma hit in 2008. But its unspoilt, rugged charm, is drawing them back to this quirky and least developed island of the Caribbean.

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The amazing Abaco bar

Short break to Palma, Majorca - Pearl of the Mediterranean

Destination: Palma

Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach

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Thomas Crampton's Tower and Cistern

Broadstairs, Kent - What the Dickens?

Destination: Broadstairs

From Britain's greatest novelist and a Victorian engineering genius to smashing seafood and an Italian ice cream heaven, the south coast resort of Broadstairs has got the lot

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The Sanya Marriott on Hainan Island, described as 'the Chinese Hawaii'

Hainan Island: teeing off by the South China Sea

Destination: Hainan

After the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, head for Hainan Island. It's a 90-minute hop across the South China Sea, with tropical beaches, peerless seafood, a great hotel – and excellent golf

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The Hotel Marida

Greece -Discover Corfu's Cactus Hilton

by cayteye

Destination: Corfu

Over 30 years ago, hippies travelled to the village of Agios Ioannis, right in the heart of Corfu, to set up camp. It's now the perfect place to experience a real taste of Corfiot village life

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 Sandy bottoms at Saint Gilles

Luxury camping with kids in the French Vendee

Destination: Vendee

Sunshine, a swimming pool with slides, a smoking barbeque, a glass of something, and a relaxed family. What more could anyone ask of a budget summer break?

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Lynn Valley

Canada: virtuous Vancouver

Destination: Vancouver

Some love the beach, others adore outdoor pursuits and some of us can't resist a bit of shopping and celebrity spotting. In Vancouver you can do all of these things and more on any budget!

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The view of Clifton and the 12 Apostles from Kloof Road

Three days in Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

If you are planning a short trip to Cape Town, pray for sunshine and pack your credit card. Expect scenery, good food, shopping and culture, and read my guide to find out what you must see and do

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