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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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Watch ferries come and go in Oban

Lismore: a truly enchanting Scottish island

by cbaird

Destination: Scotland

Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation

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Orange Juice Shack

North African winter sun in Agadir, Morocco

Destination: Agadir

Take a short flight to Agadir from the UK or the rest of Europe and find yourself immersed in a unique culture. The beach is great too!

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Gulf of Corinth (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Ancient Greece in your own time

Destination: Olympia

Taking coach tours to visit three of the greatest sights of ancient Greece is too much of a rush - better to travel at your own pace, for more time to see the sights and soak up the atmosphere

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Angkor Wat at dusk

Saving Angkor

Destination: Siem Reap

Cambodia's famous Angkor temples are under pressure from mass tourism - but with a little care it's possible to enjoy them in a positive fashion

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Kardamena's beach

Kardamena: the perfect base for exploring Kos

Destination: Kardamena

Not just a place for a party, Kardamena is great for a relaxed break, good food, and with plenty of options for discovering the rest of beautiful Kos and the islands around.

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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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Mexico City tacos

Mexico: beyond the tourist traps

by LRevans

Destination: Mexico City

Ever wondered what Mexico is like beyond the tourist traps of the Yucatan Peninsula? On my ten day trip I found out - rich in history, colourful in culture, and spectacular in nature

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A lone swimmer sees out the day at the Dusit Island Resort in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai: gateway to the Golden Triangle

Destination: Chiang Rai

If you want a change from Bangkok and beaches, why not head to Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost city, and see what's on offer?

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Kyrenia, northern Cyprus

Crowdless northern Cyprus

Destination: Famagusta

Untouched by the mass tourism of the south, northern Cyprus is equally beautiful but has been left out in the cold. But now more visitors are starting to discover its treasures

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