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Korčula Town

Korčula's a jewel

Destination: Korcula Town

According to local legend, Marco Polo was born in Korčula and chose to enjoy his twilight years there. It's easy to see how this lovely Croatian island could have captivated the great adventurer

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Hebridean queen: why Gigha's a top spot

Destination: Gigha

Tiny and enigmatic, the island of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides is proof positive that size isn't everything

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The view from Cala Rossa

Favignana - a secluded paradise island in Europe

by rfield

Destination: Favignana

Favignana spoils visitors with world class beaches, fantastic food and guaranteed sunshine - and all without hordes of tourists. Are you tempted to visit? Then read on...

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A typical house in Ko Kred

Ko Kred: a car-free island in Bangkok

Destination: Bangkok

Beyond the thronging streets of Bangkok lies an island where cars are forbidden and the skyline is no higher than a palm tree. Ko Kred is the perfect remedy when the bustling city becomes too much

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Cable Car views

Langkawi - a budget-friendly jewel in the sea off Malaysia

Destination: Langkawi

Eagle spotting, Cable-car riding and beach lounging on a backpacker's budget in Malaysia's Langkawi

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The volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua

Volcanic adventure in Nicaragua

Destination: Nicaragua

The secret volcanic island of Ometepe is a secret haven of Latin American culture and nature, ringed by a shark-infested lake and tucked away in the heart of Nicaragua

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Heart Reef

Adventures in the Whitsundays

by Siobhan

Destination: Whitsunday Islands

See the Great Barrier Reef from the air, snorkel in a coral lagoon and camp on your own private island - these are the best ways to experience the real beauty of Australia's Whitsunday Islands

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Alameda High School Old Building, © Nichole M. Martinson, 2008 - 2012

Alameda, California: island getaway in the San Francisco Bay

by nichole

Destination: Alameda

Across the Bay Bridge, six miles from San Francisco, Alameda’s shores offer a day-trip retreat from the pulsating pace and constant stimuli of its big sister city across the water.

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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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The first view of the island with the Hostellerie des Boufflers on the seafront

Ile de Gorée - Senegal's island of shame and beauty

Destination: Senegal

The tranquillity of this island is haunted by the story of one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity - slavery. Makes an ideal daytrip to visit museums or longer for a relaxing holiday

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