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The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the easy way to the summit - but book in advance for a seat

Snowdonia: exploring the Welsh mountains

North Wales not only has some of the most dramatic scenery in Britain, it also boasts pretty villages, historic towns, medieval castles, and a real welcome in the Snowdonia hillsides!

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Blue Lagoon

Iceland: The land of Fire & Ice

Destination: Reykjavik

Dramatic yet baron scenery all rolled into 1, with volcanoes, glaciers and powerful geysers erupting far into the sky, this is a destination not to be missed, this is Iceland!

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Alan at the Bushmills Distillery

Gem found in Portrush. More suspected.

Destination: Portrush

Everything you need for a good break is in Portrush - a great boutique hotel and bistro, beaches, scenic drives, famous tourist attractions like The Giant's Causeway and Bushmills whiskey distillery

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High flying

Zakopane: fun in the snow!

Destination: Zakopane

The Polish town of Zakopane is a popular spot for winter sports holidays - and it's not hard to see why, with a superb backdrop of easy-to-reach mountain peaks and a wide range of activities on offer

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Fox glacier, New Zealand

Roaming the glaciers in New Zealand

Destination: Fox Glacier

Queenstown might be heralded as the extreme sports capital of the world, but New Zealand’s glaciers are undoubtedly cooler

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Norway: naturally gorgeous

Destination: Molde

The southwestern corner of Norway is one of the country’s most beautiful areas, with stunning mountain scenery, magnificent fjords and pretty little towns and villages

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Summer in Gstaad

Destination: Gstaad

Famous for its chichi ski scene, the Swiss resort of Gstaad also has some surprisingly active things to do when the snow and show have gone

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Little island of Thudufushi

Relaxation guaranteed on Thudufushi Island, Maldives

Destination: Maldives

Idyllic mini parcels of paradise in the Indian Ocean, total escapism guaranteed. And Thudufushi Resort will even appeal to those who have trouble contemplating a week of slothfulness...

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Scaling the heights of Snowdon

Whilst the crunch continues, staycations have proved to be a popular choice this summer. So why should you consider North Wales for your budget break?

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Tatras Mountains. Studenovodske Falls

On the slopes in Slovakia

Destination: Slovakia

The High Tatras mountain range of northern Slovakia is an outdoor destination for all seasons, and proves that size isn’t everything

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