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Chiringuito El Cid, Mojcár Playa

Almeria: the unknown corner of Andalucia

Destination: Almeria

Got three or four days to spare? Then head for the pretty pueblo of Mojácar in Almeria, where you can soak up the year-round sunshine, explore desert and beaches, and eat wonderful local food

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The red-tiled roofs of Potes

Alpine splendour in northern Spain's Picos de Europa

by Harri

Destination: Potes

The 22-kilometre gorge which separates Liébana, in northern Spain’s Picos de Europa, from the coast may explain why this stunning mountain landscape has escaped mainstream tourism

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The Alps aren't just for skiing

by speleo

Destination: Slovenia

A breathtaking walking tour across the majestic Italian and Slovenian Alps is sure to leave you in peak condition. Just don't look down...

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The view from Mollepata on the first morning

Salkantay: the alternative Inca Trail

Destination: Cusco

If you want to avoid the Inca Trail crowds on your way to Macchu Picchu, Peru, there is a more challenging way: try hiking up and down mountains and camping in the open on the Salkantay Trail

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Vino Vino in Oneroa

Waiheke: an island gem in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand

by zara

Destination: Waiheke Island

Though officially part of Auckland, Waiheke is actually a beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf and a great gourmet escape from the big city

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Sunmoon Lake

Snakes and fortune-tellers in Taiwan

Destination: Taiwan

Eye of newt and toe of frog – Macbeth’s witches could have done the weekly grocery shop in fascinating Taipei, while Harry Potter could fill his tuckbox for Hogwarts

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Grande Plage, Biarritz (© Biarritz Tourist Office/Le Doaré)

Days of wine and oysters in Aquitaine

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Pau

In the southwest of France sits Europe’s largest sand dune - just one of the many attractions in the unspoilt region of Aquitaine

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The Great Outdoors: British Columbia

Whales, bears and beer in British Columbia

Destination: Vancouver

Even in the city of Vancouver, Canada, there are forests and lakes on your doorstep. Take a trip to Ucluelet, Lund or the Pacific Rim National Park, and the wildlife (and the views) get better still…

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Chemin de la Mature, Aspe valley

Ossau and Aspe: two valleys in the French Pyrenees

by zara

Destination: France

Ossau and Aspe are two easily accessible and beautiful Pyrenean valleys, which are a great introduction to the region and with much to offer the traveller

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Hotel de Londres, Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Gavarnie and Lourdes in the Hautes Pyrenees: worlds apart

by zara

Destination: France

It's a small distance between Gavarnie and Lourdes but their attractions are so different; whether you come in search of wild mountain scenery or a place of religious pilgrimage you will find it here

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