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View from Kalalama camp

Trekking in Uganda's fabled Rwenzori Mountains

Destination: Uganda

The mythical mist-shrouded Rwenzori Mountains form Uganda's western border with the Congo. We embarked on a six-day trek to climb the 4619m peak Mount Weismann and explore the "Mountains of the Moon"

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Off piste in France

Destination: Chamonix

If ski resort runs are proving crowded, why not think about really sloping off this season and heading for the Vallee Blanche in France, Europe's longest ski run?

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The Kapellbrucke, Lucerne

Lucerne: from mountain meadows to minimalist hotels

Destination: Lucerne

Forget what Orson Welles said about Switzerland – it’s much more than cuckoo clocks and cheese. Lucerne is a typical example: a super-modern city that fools the visitor into thinking it’s a village

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High flying

Zakopane: fun in the snow!

Destination: Zakopane

The Polish town of Zakopane is a popular spot for winter sports holidays - and it's not hard to see why, with a superb backdrop of easy-to-reach mountain peaks and a wide range of activities on offer

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The Zion Bus which took us from Ochy to St Ann

Marley's ghost: on the Jamaican reggae legend trail

Destination: Ocho Rios

Following a Bob Marley trail through Jamaica takes in the colourful capital, a lively beach resort and the fabulous countryside in between

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Scaling the heights of Snowdon

Whilst the crunch continues, staycations have proved to be a popular choice this summer. So why should you consider North Wales for your budget break?

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Hooked on the Scottish Highlands

Destination: Scottish Highlands

If you're looking for a short break, why not head to Scotland and have a Highland fling? Get into the heart of this landscape with whisky, waders and a fishing rod

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Mountain views, Nepal

On top of the world in Nepal

Destination: Pokhara

Trekking in Nepal will, quite literally, leave you feeling on top of the world, and the Annapurna Circuit will challenge even the most enthusiastic walker

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Winter in the west of Ireland

Destination: Western Ireland

Off-season is a great time to head for the west of Ireland, to see Connemara and the Burren unencumbered by summer crowds

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The ancient monastery of Leyre rises out of the early evening mists

Navarra: Spain in miniature

Destination: Navarra

From snowy mountains to dusty desert, the stunning landscapes of the small province of Navarra, in northern Spain, are nothing if not varied

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