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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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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 Ireland

Northern Ireland - Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery

by MelV

Destination: Bushmills

We explore Northern Ireland, from the Giant's Causeway to Bushmills Distillery. From Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge to the cosy Nook Pub. Certainly a place to visit, that's for sure!

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Hotel Puntagrande © El Hierro Tourism

El Hierro: the smallest and most remote Canary Island

Destination: Canary Islands

On the western edge of Spain's Canaries, there is nothing vaguely resembling a resort on El Hierro, an island with a rugged volcanic coast, superb diving conditions and romantic restaurants

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Tejeda

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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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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Jandia Beach

Fuerteventura: surfing, swimming and sunbathing

Destination: Fuerteventura

There is a beach to suit everyone on Fuerteventura, Spain's Canary Island closest to Africa with sunshine all year round

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