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Hebridean queen: why Gigha's a top spot

Destination: Gigha

Tiny and enigmatic, the island of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides is proof positive that size isn't everything

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Le Gypaete Barbu hotel, Biert

Crustades in the Couserans: a corner of the French Ariege

by zara

Destination: France

The Ariege is an oft-overlooked department of France, containing the Couserans region: nestled in the fresh mountain landscape of the Pyrenees, it has a timeless beauty and charm all of its own

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Hallgrimskirkja in the centre of Reykjavik, by night

What's so hot about Iceland?

Destination: Reykjavik

Collapsed banks, rude locals, an impossible language and less than tropical weather make Iceland seem like the holiday from hell. So what is the appeal?

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Tarifa beach

Spain's best-kept secret: Tarifa

Destination: Tarifa

It’s exotic yet only a three-hour flight away, the beaches are long, and the living is easy – just try not to tell anyone else about Tarifa

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One, two, three, four…counting sheep on the round up

Counting sheep in Iceland

Destination: Reykjavik

Icelandic horses have remained unchanged since Viking times and hold a special place in the hearts of Icelanders, remaining one of the best ways of exploring the rugged landscape

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Wild horses graze at the foot of snow-topped Cotapaxi

Swimming with piranhas in Ecuador

Destination: Quito

Deep in the jungle of Ecuador is a community-run, lakeside lodge in Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve where the local wildlife includes 568 species of birds

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Family Fun in the Isles of Scilly

by jamesd

Destination: Isles of Scilly

Overview of the delightful Isles of Scilly off the Cornish Coast in the UK. A look at each of the islands, accomodation and activities for all the family.

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See Tunisia from a different perspective

Making tracks in Tunisia

Destination: Tunisia

Tunisia is big on sights, but most visitors head for well-known resorts such as Port El Kantaoui. A wonderfully different world awaits intrepid travellers who head for the northern hills

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The quirky Utter Inn in Vasteras

Vasteras: tails of the unexpected

Destination: Vasteras

From frolicking ponies to inquisitive fish and a ghostly house, there’s plenty to sharpen your senses in the Swedish hideaway of Vasteras

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