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Northern Gran Canaria: rum, bananas and tropical forests

Destination: Gran Canaria

Away from the main resorts explore Northern Gran Canaria, a mountainous landscape of gorges, craters, traditional villages and hidden coves in the Canary Islands

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Final preparations for Aida

Love and death on Lake Constance

by HughS

Destination: Bregenz

Follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps at the opera in Bregenz. The scenery and the drama onstage will overwhelm any cinematic experience and the beauty of Lake Constance's towns will enchant you

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Ginger Monkey Hostel

Mountains and Ginger Monkeys- Ždiar, Slovakia

by cbaird

Destination: Slovakia

The Ginger Monkey hostel in Ždiar is a fun and sociable base for exploring Slovakia’s High Tatras mountains

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Hit the heights on the Andorran mountains

Warm to Andorra in summertime

Destination: Andorra

Many people think of the tiny principality of Andorra, hidden on the border between France and Spain, as a ski destination. But there are plenty of pastures new to explore when the snow melts

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Historic buildings line the river front in Namur

The beauty of the Belgian Ardennes

Destination: Namur

The pleasant little town of Namur makes the perfect base for exploring the Belgian Ardennes, a scenic region of steep river valleys, dense forests and historic sites aplenty

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Ellmau ski school

Why one trip to Austria’s Ski Welt is never enough

Destination: Ellmau

Austria's Ski Welt region, with its smattering of charming resorts (including the gorgeous Ellmau) offers such a vast amount of glorious skiing you’ll want to go back time and time again

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All aboard in Palma

Mallorca: where your carriage awaits

Destination: Palma

A vintage train journey across Mallorca’s high mountains transports passengers to a more leisurely age. Climb aboard the tiny Vitamin C Express...

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Zurich: where even bankers know how to have fun

Destination: Zurich

Zurich may have an image of staunch conservatism but there are fun and games to be found on every street during a weekend break

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Summer hiking in Bansko, Bulgaria

Destination: Bansko

Bansko in Bulgaria provides budget winter skiing, but when the snow melts in early June the Pirin mountain range reveals a fantastic area of peaks and lakes, threaded with well-marked hiking paths

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The moment I had been waiting for  - the first glimpse of Everest

Can I make it to Mount Everest Base Camp?

Destination: Nepal

I fancied a holiday with a difference, I booked a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. This was the biggest unknown I had ever faced in my life

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