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Hot Spring Hopping in Kanto (part 1)

Destination: Gunma Prefecture

Soak away your stress in some of Kanto's best onsen with this guide to the some of the area's best and most unusual hot springs.

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The Mourne Wall snakes along the mountain

Take a walk on the wild side: The Mountains of Mourne

Destination: Newcastle

Combine healthy, physical, outdoor exercise with great entertainment, fine lodgings and homely food for that well-rounded weekend break or short holiday in Ireland

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Bellagio Fountains

Las Vegas - the world's favourite adult theme park

Destination: Las Vegas

Las Vegas - who would have thought you could have so much fun in the middle of a desert?

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Jagged crests above Formigal

The Spanish Pyrenees: fun for all seasons

by Drifter

Destination: Jaca

The south-facing slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees are heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, with stunning scenery providing the backdrop for a wide range of adventurous activities all year round

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The Sculpture Trail: stained-glass window

Take an English country break in the Forest of Dean

Destination: Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean is one of the UK's lesser-known but most beautiful forests. With oak woodland full of walking routes, cycle tracks and waterways, it makes for a great activity break

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Culzean Castle and Country Park, South Ayrshire, West Coast Scotland - a five minute drive from Turnberry

Beyond Open golf: discover Turnberry in Scotland

by jay

Destination: Turnberry

There's more to Turnberry than just golf. You can go walking, cycling, horse riding, malt whisky tasting, salmon fishing, sailing and castle bagging. Thats just for starters.

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Walkers on the Southern Upland Way

Scotland's Epic World Class Walk

Destination: Scotland

The Southern Upland Way is a remarkable cross-country route that stretches all the way across Scotland, from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea

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Natural elegance: the paved courtyard garden at Relais du Parc

Paris: dining in the great outdoors

Destination: Paris

In summer, every Paris restaurant sprouts an outdoor table or two – but some have turned al fresco eating into an art. For a spot of people-watching in gardens and on terraces, here are my top five

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Husky sledding

Montreal you need for the perfect winter treat

Destination: Montreal

Montreal's winter temperature often dips well below zero. But from ice-skating and husky-sledding to Canada's cosiest and friendliest bars, this snowy wonderland has plenty to keep the heart pumping

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Watching the eruption

Volcano watching in Iceland

Destination: Iceland

What is it really like to watch a live volcano erupt? I know - I just saw one. Here's a guide to finding out how to do it safely, and what it feels like to see it taking place

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