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Sandbanks: a traditional British seaside resort

Destination: Swanage

Ice cream boats, cream teas and fishing in rock pools are all part of the holiday experience at Sandbanks in Dorset

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Life’s a beach at Kassandra

Destination: Kassandra

With super sandy beaches, purpose-built resorts to suit most budgets, and sports and activities for all ages, the Kassandra peninsula in Greece is tops for families

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Surfers at Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay, Devon: a true surfer's paradise

Destination: Croyde

South-west England is awash with places claiming to be surf heaven. Croyde Bay in North Devon is the genuine article, with a perfect beach, great waves, sheltering dunes – and a quiet village

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A view of Treasure Island from Beachcomber Island

A Fijian bula party on Beachcomber Island

by Katie L

Destination: Beachcomber Island

Beachcomber Island in Fiji is one of those paradise islands that dreams are made of: golden sands, blue seas and a place where you would love to get castaway

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England - Swindon: a surprisingly interesting place

Destination: Swindon

Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida

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Jamaican paradise Half Moon Beach

Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a stylish winter break

Destination: Montego Bay

Travel east from Montego Bay and you will discover a number of exclusive resorts hugging the coastline. Keen to get a taste of Jamaica, I sampled two of them to find out what they had to offer

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The Canary Islands: A Volcanic Masterpiece

Destination: Tenerife

Sprinkeld just west of Moroccan shores, the sun-kissed, pleasantly tempered Canary Islands abound in natural, cultural and archaeological wonders.

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Beach and spa bliss in Mombasa

Destination: Mombasa

African sunshine, delicious food and a world-class spa – the Serena Beach resort, near Mombasa, is great for a beach holiday or as an add-on to a Kenyan safari trip

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All smiles after my first successful snorkelling experience

Snorkelling for beginners on the Great Barrier Reef

Destination: Cairns

You can’t go to the Great Barrier Reef and not get wet. One of Australia's most beautiful highlights, it's the perfect place for snorkelling virgins to find their flippers

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Join the surf crowd in Byron Bay

Destination: Byron Bay

Learning to catch the waves in Byron Bay, Australia’s surfing capital, is so much fun, but make sure you can stand on your own two feet...

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