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View into St Anton from Chalet Sophia

Snowflakes and shots in St Anton

Destination: Austrian Alps

Step over Las Vegas! The party town of St Anton is so much more than just a stunning Austrian ski resort – grab your red vodka and hit the slopes...

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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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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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Willows weep at the riverside

Mr Toad and walks in Wind in the Willows country

Destination: Reading

The tranquil middle Thames is Wind in the Willows country. My guide visits sites immortalized in Kenneth Grahame's book as well as Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat

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The big day arrives!

The Inca Trail survival guide: How to prepare, pack and cope

Destination: Peru

Thinking of trekking Peru's Inca Trail? Find out how to prepare, what to pack and how to cope - and help maximise your chances of reaching Machu Picchu alive, healthy and (hopefully) smiling!

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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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The Dillon Garden, Dublin

Diarmuid Gavin's top five UK and Ireland gardens

Destination: Cornwall

The television and celebrity gardener talks about five of his favourite gardens from every corner of the UK and Ireland

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The Desert Express

Namibia – the wildlife and the wilderness

Destination: Windhoek

Namibia is a country of extreme wild beauty, unique landscapes and, of course, wildlife. But it’s not all about the big five; Namibia is where the desert comes alive – if you know where to look...

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Finally landing the catch of the day

Slovenia rocks - and the fly fishing is good too!

by Jimmyb

Destination: Bled

The best way to see what Slovenia has to offer is to get involved in the great outdoors. There are amazing fishing streams and challenging rock faces in stunning settings

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The Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough: wine, water and walks

Destination: Blenheim

It may be one of New Zealand's top wine regions, but there's more to Marlborough than just Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy spectacular walks and exploring waterways in the stunning Marlborough Sound

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