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Gazelle in the wildlife park at Sir Bani Yas Island

A unique hideaway in Abu Dhabi

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Only guests of the luxury Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island can enjoy this eco-tourism destination with its own wildlife reserve

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Catholicism holds firm in Flores, alongside old animist beliefs, Flores

Lombok: a dragon apparent

Destination: Lombok

From man-eating Komodo dragons to Mount Kelimutu’s coloured crater lakes, a speculative sea voyage from Lombok to Flores demands a sense of humour as well as stout sea and land legs

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Fiesta, old city, Cartagena

Cartagena: a colonial gem

Destination: Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world – go to see it now, before the secret gets out that Colombia is not that dangerous

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A view of Treasure Island from Beachcomber Island

A Fijian bula party on Beachcomber Island

by Katie L

Destination: Beachcomber Island

Beachcomber Island in Fiji is one of those paradise islands that dreams are made of: golden sands, blue seas and a place where you would love to get castaway

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View of village of Beli, on Cres

Krk: pure gold in the Adriatic

Destination: Croatia

It doesn’t get the attention its better-known Dalmatian neighbours enjoy. But it’s easy to see why Krk’s landscapes and light have given the island its nickname of the golden one

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Quad biking desert adventures offer spectacular thrills and scenery

Red Sea adventures

Destination: Egypt

Why waste time lying in the sun? From quad-biking to snorkelling, there are plenty of ways to get an adrenaline fix in one of Egypt’s newest beach resorts

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Lipari (Vito Arcomano/©Fototeca ENIT)

Hopping round the Aeolian Islands

Destination: Aeolian Islands

Think island-hopping and you tend to think Greece - but it's just as much fun in Italy, where it's the perfect way to discover the diverse charms of the seven Aeolian Islands

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Alderney

Alderney: Holiday Highlights

Destination: Alderney

Blonde hedgehogs, beautiful beaches and brilliant birdlife are just a few highlights of the third largest Channel Island

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Roman bridge, Tavira

Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve

Destination: Tavira

As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic

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Beach, Mozambique

Want Both Stunning Beaches and Safari? Head to Mozambique.

Destination: Mozambique

Mozambique is the perfect destination for that African trip of a lifetime: a paradise where you can chill on the beaches and hunt lions on safari

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