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The Great Outdoors: British Columbia

Whales, bears and beer in British Columbia

Destination: Vancouver

Even in the city of Vancouver, Canada, there are forests and lakes on your doorstep. Take a trip to Ucluelet, Lund or the Pacific Rim National Park, and the wildlife (and the views) get better still…

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Bygdin Fjellhotel

Norway: wild and wonderful!

Destination: Oslo

Jotunheimen (which means 'home of the giants') is one of the best places in Norway for lovers of the great outdoors, with magnificent mountains and beautiful lakeside trails to explore

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Not everyone can pull off the pros' tricks at Vans Penken Snowpark

Mayrhofen, Austria: freestyle mecca and home of Snowbombing

by csenor

Destination: Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol has evolved into more than just an ideal family ski resort. It is Austria's capital of freestyle snowboarding – and, every April, becomes the Glastonbury of the Alps

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Altes Rathaus Entry Crest, © Nichole Martinson

Bonn, Germany: brimming with Beethoven and bygone days

by nichole

Destination: Bonn

From Beethoven to former Bundeshauptstadt (federal capital), situated along the romantic Rhine, Bonn is the custodian and curator of musical and modern German history (play "video")

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Thailand's Koh Samui - sun, sea and Thai Boxing!

by fran

Destination: Koh Samui

Combine learning the martial art of Thai boxing with the sights and sounds of Thailand's third largest island, Koh Samui. Relax on the beach, train, and refuel with delicious Thai food

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Tortuguero welcoming committee

Toucans and tarpon in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

by rorygb

Destination: Tortuguero

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast explodes with life - from toucans in the trees to the mighty tarpon in the sea. And Tortuguero is the place to see it all

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Beach at La Turballe

Exploring Brittany and the Loire-Atlantique border

by malabar

Destination: Guerande

The Brittany and Loire-Atlantique border contains a delightful blend of history,chateaux,seaside and salt marshes. With car,campervan or tent you'll be well catered for. Read my guide to find out.

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La Palma Observatory

La Palma: hiking, diving and stargazing in the Canaries

Destination: La Palma

With volcanoes, mountains, forests and waterfalls, La Palma is a paradise for nature lovers in the Canary Islands

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Northern Gran Canaria: rum, bananas and tropical forests

Destination: Gran Canaria

Away from the main resorts explore Northern Gran Canaria, a mountainous landscape of gorges, craters, traditional villages and hidden coves in the Canary Islands

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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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