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The stream is perfect for paddling

The Long Mynd, Shropshire: a perfect place to paddle

Destination: Shropshire

Looking for a family day out in Shropshire? The streams, trails and heather-covered hills of the Long Mynd may be the answer. It's also a centre for sports, from riding and golf to hang-gliding

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 Essaouira's plaza forms the centre of your photographic compass

Essaouira, Morocco: a photographer's dream destination

Destination: Essaouira

Travel photography is both rewarding and exciting - and the Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira, a World Heritage Site, provides the perfect backdrop for your pictures

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Sunrise over Pedraces

The Dolomites: a different winter wonderland

by jillap

Destination: Dolomites

You don’t have to ski to enjoy the snow. Forget the flight, pass over the pistes, cut your carbon footprint and take the train to the Dolomites this winter

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Even with terrain up to 3600m, some people just want to go higher...

Les Deux Alpes: a French resort that really does après-ski

by csenor

Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year

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Kinsale and westwards..

How I love a rainy day - the joys of winter in Cork, Ireland

by zara

Destination: Ireland

Come rain or shine - and frequently both on the same day - you will always have a good time and find a warm welcome in the west of County Cork

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View from Phranang Cave across the beach to Koh Nok stack © Jon Bigg

Krabi, Thailand: climber's playground in a beach paradise

Destination: Krabi

Sunbathe, climb & dive all on the same day? On Railay Beach majestic limestone cliffs punch through soft sand. With 500+ bolted routes, great diving & numerous chill-out bars, nowhere else competes.

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Dawn at Kasbah Baha Baha

Morocco - a taste of the south: kasbahs, ksours and desert

by agcc

Destination: Ait Ben Haddou

What better way could there be to escape the English winter than to travel south east from Marrakech and to explore some of the less well known areas of Morocco

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Bonding with the locals

Morocco: a road trip through the Atlas Mountains

Destination: Zagora

The Atlas Mountain route from Tinighir to Zagora is home to the greatest variety of scenery, activities and weather I've ever experienced on one holiday. Taking a road trip allowed us to see it all

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Cooling off in the sea!

England - a thrilling weekend in Northumberland

by sbritt

Destination: Holy Island

The combination of an exciting horse ride on the unspoilt beach of Holy Island, a cosy B&B and an excellent night out proved to be a fabulous introduction to the north east of England

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Some of the ceramic art from Ardmore

South Africa - a Natal Midlands Meander

Destination: Midlands Meander

South Africa’s Natal Midlands region is bursting with unique places to visit and is well worth devoting a couple of days of exploration to

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