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Cruising in the Galapagos

Destination: Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are high on most people's travel wish lists, and no wonder. The experience is massively rewarding - especially with creature comforts to return to at the end of each day

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Ghostly goings-on in Cumbria

Destination: Lake District

A turbulent geological past has left Cumbria in northwest England as an environment of extremes: extreme topography – and extreme mythology

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The magnificent Torres (towers) del Paine just as the sun begins to set behind the mountain

Trekking in Torres del Paine

Destination: Torres del Paine

Deep in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine is worth the trek to get there, with breathtaking glaciers, surreal lakes and spectacular mountains

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Buddhist monks and nuns relax during playtime at the Tibetan Children's Village

Dharamsala: heaven in the Himalayas

Destination: Dharamsala

Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a taste of Tibet in India. Head into the foothills of the Himalayas, and you can catch a glimpse of His Holiness himself and sample the cuisine of Tibetan exiles

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Steep climbing, with iron spikes and metal rungs for extra holds

Iron ways through the Italian Dolomites

Destination: Dolomites

On a via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, one of the most spectacular ranges on Earth, you have the safety of steel cables for protection and no need for masses of specialist climbing gear

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Suspension bridge from look out point

Walking the Dolphin Trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park

The Tsitsikamma Park, or "place of many waters", offered us the perfect opportunity to explore the beauties of South Africa's Garden Route, with a two day hike around this marine heritage coastline

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Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards' Lake Placid

Destination: Lake Placid

Lake Placid, in upstate New York, is not just a monster movie – it’s where the ski jumping career of "The Eagle" literally took off, and a stunning winter sports hotspot

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New England road trip

Destination: Connecticut

In New England, the food is excellent, the natives are friendly and you’re never far from the next quick-stop-get-the-camera beauty spot

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View from King Fasiladas's palace, Gondar

Ethiopia's magical history tour

Destination: Ethiopia

Largely ignored by tourists, Ethiopia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and a wealth of fascinating cultural sights that reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations

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At the start of the hike from the fifth station

Japan: the Mount Fuji experience

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Destination: Japan

Ever fancied climbing a 3,776m-high pile of ash? With a load of grannies and school kids? At night? It's safe to say that getting to the top of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is no ordinary climb...

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