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24 hours of family fun on a short break to San Francisco

Destination: San Francisco

Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...

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Surviving New York with 40 teenagers in tow

Destination: New York City

Taking a school trip to New York might sound like a nightmare - but with careful advance planning, it can be enjoyable, fun and educational for all. Here are my tips on how to make it work

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Jaguar Encounter, Belize Zoo

Top 5 Wildlife Encounters in Belize

Destination: Belize

From big cats to sharks, Belize has it all. Not only can you spot a huge range of wildlife, the country also offers numerous opportunities to get closer to the action than you would ever imagine.

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The view over the Camel estuary

5 Things to do in Padstow, Cornwall

Destination: Padstow

Most visitors will know Padstow for its famous resident chef Rick Stein and his myriad of eateries, but there is so much more to this charming Cornish harbour town than fruits de mare and fine wine.

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Another mountain pass, Route 62

Cape Route 62 - avoiding the Garden Route crowds

Destination: Cape Town

Setting off on a round trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route, we explored the heartland of South Africa along Cape Route 62, with its vast mountain ranges and pretty historic farming communities

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High Kicker: neon that says it all in Las Vegas

Lucky 7: an insider's guide to Vegas

Destination: Las Vegas

Las Vegas is seen by some as a monument to tack – but don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it. You might just have the time of your life, especially with my seven tips for getting the most out of Sin City

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View of Winnats Pass looking towards Mam Tor (© Robin Weaver)

A winning weekend in the Peak District

Destination: Derbyshire

Castleton may be a well known centre for outdoors adventure, but it’s also a great base camp for a relaxing weekend in the glorious Peak District

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Husky sledging in Greenland

Taking the dogs for a run in Greenland

Destination: Ammassalik

Dog-sledging with Inuit hunters in Eastern Greenland is not for the faint-hearted, but it is carbon neutral and strangely addictive

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A deep clean in Istanbul

Destination: Istanbul

Pain and pleasure - the inside story on what really happens in one of Istanbul's famous Turkish baths

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Eagle's Eye restaurant

Kicking Horse: the resort that packs a punch

Destination: Golden

Challenging skiing, rugged, unspoilt scenery, and a short transfer from the airport are all helping to make Kicking Horse one of Canada's wintersports hotspots

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