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Sunset from Kallso island

Kayaking and camping in Sweden

by kimsta

Destination: Sweden

Taking a kayak trip round the islands of St Anna's archipelago, in Sweden, is a real wilderness adventure, as you choose your own route, camp wherever you like and cook up feasts over an open fire

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Rovinj

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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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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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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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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practising techniques

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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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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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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Beaches on the Bay of the Somme

WAR AND PEACE - IN PICARDY

Destination: Amiens

New this year, 'Phantoms and Nightmares' exhibitions give further insight into WW1 - and Bay of the Somme has been recognised as one of the most beautiful in the world.

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