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Val d'Isère: a modern alpine village in the traditional Savoyard style

Val d'Isère, France: snow-sure and stylish

by csenor

Destination: Val d'Isere

Val d'Isére, with its vast interlinked ski area known as the Espace Killy, is the place to go for reliable snow, challenging pistes, powder and partying. It's the French resort par excellence…

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Kamchatka: skiing in the land of fire and ice

Destination: Kamchatka

Kamchatka's elemental landscape provides some of the wildest and most inspiring skiing on earth

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Wildlife and wilderness in Tasmania

Destination: Tasmania

Australia's smallest state, Tasmania draws me back time after time to climb extinct volcanos, walk on deserted white beaches, visit waterfalls in pandanus groves and explore historic Hobart

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Hotel de Londres, Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Gavarnie and Lourdes in the Hautes Pyrenees: worlds apart

by zara

Destination: France

It's a small distance between Gavarnie and Lourdes but their attractions are so different; whether you come in search of wild mountain scenery or a place of religious pilgrimage you will find it here

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Pandas and pagodas in Chengdu

by biscuit

Destination: Chengdu

Watching baby pandas, visiting mountain temples, eating home-made dumplings and getting to know the locals... we may have had only a short time in the Chinese city of Chengdu, but we crammed a lot in!

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Mountain villages on Santo Antao Island

Exploring Cape Verde and meeting the Sheriff of Nottingham

Destination: Sal

Island-hopping and trekking in the Cape Verde Islands: a funky fusion of African hospitality, Latin American music, Caribbean-style beaches and Portuguese heritage

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From the top of the Dune du Pyla, you can see the Banc d'Arguin

France - Dune du Pyla and delicious seafood in Cap Ferret

by Giovana

Destination: Arcachon

It was difficult to climb Pyla's scorching sands, but when I arrived at the top, I had a strange feeling of peace and a 360 degree-view of blues and greens to rest my eyes on

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The resident otter at tobermory harbour.

The Isle of Mull - eagles, otters, dolphins and porpoise!

by sbritt

Destination: Isle of Mull

The Hebrides, Scotland - famous for its picture postcard scenery and an abundance of wildlife, Mull provides an excellent island escape

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Looking down Lauterbrunnen Valley

Ski-less in Wengen and Murren, Switzerland

Destination: Wengen

High up in the Bernese Oberland lie the villages of Wengen and Murren, long time favourites of British skiers. Even if you don't ski, this snowy paradise is well worth a visit

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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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