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The beach at Turtle Inn, Belize

Coppola's playground: Belize and Guatemala

Destination: Belize

Not content with making the ultimate jungle movie, director Francis Ford Coppola has created three jungle paradises – in Belize and Guatemala – where guests can stay. Here, he explains their charm

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A heavenly light: in the depths of the Arctic winter, the aurora borealis blazes over the Norwegian coast

How and where to see the Northern Lights

Destination: Iceland

Every winter the Arctic night skies put on a mesmerising light show: the aurora borealis. There are lots of ways, and places to see it. Here are suggestions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland

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The road tae Drumbeg

Tranquillity and solitude in Scotland's far northwest

by Drifter

Destination: Scottish Highlands

The region of Assynt, in the highlands of Scotland, is pretty much a long way from anywhere - the perfect place for anyone in search of peace and perspective

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Tea and trails in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands

by MelV

Destination: Cameron Highlands

When Malaysians want a break from big city bustle or lowland heat, they head to the Cameron Highlands, a gloriously scenic region of tea plantations, butterfly farms and beautiful hill walks

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Falls of Dochart, Killin

Cycling the Lochs and Glens of Scotland

by jillap

Destination: Glasgow

When exploring the spectacular Trossachs National Park by train and bike, you can have your cake and eat it. In Aberfeldy and Glasgow, reward yourself in some of Scotland's best cafés

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Tower of Refuge, Douglas

The Isle of Man, women and children

Destination: Isle of Man

Familiar as the TV backdrop to the TT motorcycle race, the ruggedly beautiful Isle of Man has something for everyone – from quirky events and archaeological sites to seals, kayaking and Manx kippers

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Elephants at Old Mondoro

Zambia: where lions and tigers roam

by KOA

Destination: Zambia

Navigating round hippos, catching tiger fish, and getting up close and personal with elephants - it's all part of the experience when you're on safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia

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Wet and wild: two sides of Kenya

Destination: Kenya

In Kenya, you can combine all the thrills of a tropical beach holiday (kite-surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving from a dhow) with watching lions at dawn on safari in the Masai Mara – a winning formula

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The Wife at Coconut Beach Resort

The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

by Wiggy

Destination: Great Barrier Reef

The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef - where to stay, what boat to sail on, tips and advice. It's all here to ensure a perfect holiday

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Rovinj, Istria: so much to see and do, yet very chilled out

Destination: Rovinj

The pretty coastal town of Rovinj in Istria is such a chilled out place with cycling and easy boat travel. Hotel Park is in a superb location between the old town and Punte Corrente forest park

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