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A typical house in Ko Kred

Ko Kred: a car-free island in Bangkok

Destination: Bangkok

Beyond the thronging streets of Bangkok lies an island where cars are forbidden and the skyline is no higher than a palm tree. Ko Kred is the perfect remedy when the bustling city becomes too much

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Facing the rapid head on

Adrenalin adventure: Rafting the rapids of the Grand Canyon

Looking for the ultimate adrenalin rush? How about white water rafting down the Grand Canyon, Arizona? The Colorado boasts 160 rapids, one with a 37 foot drop. Hold on tight for the trip of your life!

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Temple life

Cambodia for the adventurous

Destination: Laos

Tourists flock to Angkor Wat, completely ignoring most of Cambodia - but a new ecotourism trail aims to open up a whole new side to the country

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The Civic Opera Building, Chicago

Afloat and looking up in Chicago

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Destination: Chicago

Seeing Chicago, Illinois, from the river is completely different from seeing it at street level. You get a clearer picture of the city and the architectural tour displays its past through buildings

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Bell tower, Santa Ana

Tempting Tavira: an Algarve gem

Destination: Tavira

On Portugal's Algarve coast, pretty Tavira is a place to stroll around, sit at waterside cafes, eat pastries and watch the boats bob. It's also holiday heaven for beach-lovers.

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Burma by boat

Destination: Myanmar

Taking a five-star river cruise from Yangon along the Ayeyarwady River is the best way to explore Myanmar (formerly Burma), one of the most secretive parts of Asia

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Scenic long boat ride

Rainforest experience in Borneo

Destination: Borneo

Nestled within the deep interiors of the vast Borneo jungle is a hidden UNESCO World Heritage site called Gunung Mulu National Park, where you can behold some of the most spectacular caves on earth.

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Shotgun shacks come with a bottle tree to drive away evil spirits

Paddle your own canoe down the mighty Mississippi

Destination: Mississippi

From sleeping in shotgun shacks virtually unchanged since cotton-pickin’ days to living with nature on the legendary Ol' Man River, Mississippi is a world away from America’s better-known states

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Musk, our dahabiyya, awaits our arrival

Egypt: cruise the Nile in style

Destination: Egypt

Forget the paddle steamers and big ships – the only way to cruise up the Nile and see the splendours of ancient Egypt is on a dahabiyya, a traditional 19th-century luxury sailing boat

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Do it in Devon

Destination: North Bovey

Is this the year you’ve decided to learn a new skill? Head for Bovey Castle in north Devon for an activity weekend and you could try quad biking, falconry, or even fly fishing

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