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The gaudy colour of a New England autumn (© Tom Arnold)

New England: leaf-peeping for beginners

Destination: Maine

In old England, autumn means dull brown leaves and misty mornings; in New England, fall signals a rash of brightly-coloured leaves, clear sunny days and crisp nights. Glorious!

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 Sun sinks below the cloud from Mount Teide

Tenerife - mountain high, ocean creatures below

Destination: Tenerife

From a sunset above the clouds to a shark-infested parrot park, the Canary Island favourite has much more to offer than all year sunshine, sand and cheap booze

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Paro on market day

Bhutan: land of the thunder dragon

Destination: Bhutan

In the romantic Kingdom of Bhutan, you'll find spas, gourmet cuisine and smiling faces as well as yaks, monasteries and mountains

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The multi-coloured fishing boats in the picturesque harbour at Asmara

Exploring the Black Sea coast of Turkey

Turkey’s Black Sea coast is an amazing place, with picturesque towns, ancient fortresses and glorious beaches - so it's a mystery why so few visitors head there

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Goat herders' huts in the Vallee de la Restonica

Romantic Calvi to rugged Corte: camping Corsican style

Destination: Calvi

Stunning beaches, rugged mountain scenery and great food, the island of Corsica packs it all in. It's also superb for camping so a two-week holiday needn't break the bank

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Sands Holiday Centre

Cool camping in Scotland

Destination: Scotland

In case you hadn't heard, camping's cool again - and you don't have to go far to pitch your newly trendy tent, because some of Europe's finest campsites are in Scotland

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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province

Thailand's cultural capital is Mai kind of town

by Josh

Destination: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is Thailand's crowning glory. Encircled by dense forest, mystic mountain temples and ancient hill tribes, this ancient and spiritual northern city is not to be missed

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Chamonix chill

Chilling in Chamonix

Destination: Chamonix

Known as an Alpine playground, the French resort of Chamonix is now making attempts to go greener, in a bid to secure its future popularity with skiers and non-skiers alike

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Waterfall cascades through taverna in Argyroupolis

Chilling out in Crete

Destination: Crete

Once a backpacker secret, the beach resort of Georgioupolis in Crete is a great place to relax, but also offers wonderful opportunities to explore traditional villages and spectacular mountain scenery

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The arts colony at Eureka Springs

Eureka! One kooky little southern city

Destination: Eureka Springs

Follow the culture trail in Arkansas’s tiny city of Eureka Springs. You’re sure in for a surprise

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