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Vogel ski area

Skiing in Slovenia

by Tom J

Destination: Slovenia

As a winter sports destination, Slovenia is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbours - yet the resorts here offer crowd-free slopes, plenty of variety and bargain prices!

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Don't look down at the waterfalls

Who needs snow in out-of-season Schladming?

by Gabi

Destination: Schladming

A ski-free family trip to Schladming in the Austrian Alps holds a wealth of treasures

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Portmeirion in stunning Snowdonia, North Wales

Destination: Portmeirion

Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast, the Snowdonia National Park is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty, here I take a look at the legendary Portmeirion Village and Hotel

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Chillin' on the beach (© Suzy Faulkner)

Santander is superb

Destination: Santander

Northern Spain, and particularly Cantabria, is often overlooked by sun-seekers. But base yourself in Santander and you can discover beaches, food and wine to rival anywhere in the world

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The Goldgraber bar in full swing on a Saturday afternoon

Lenzerheide: secret Switzerland

Destination: Switzerland

Everyone might have heard of St Moritz, Verbier and Zermatt, but places like Lenzerheide are where the locals ski to avoid lengthy queues and overpriced drinks

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Time for a tipple

Sail with me to majestic Mull

Destination: Isle of Mull

All at sea on the west coast of Scotland...what a wonderful place to be. The short break teeming with wildlife, walking, great food, equally great company and the best bit of all - relaxation

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Kawarau Gorge with the spillway visible

Wakitipu wanders: the natural side of Queenstown

by JA9830

Destination: Queenstown

Away from the bright lights and tacky trinkets, it is still possible to experience the lakes, bush and mountains that were the original draw for visitors to the area.

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A yacht bobs on the beautiful aquamarine waters

Sparkling Sardinia

Destination: Sardinia

Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, playground of the rich and famous, is known as a place to splash the cash - but it's also possible to visit without a billionaire's budget

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