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Semi-wild horses spend the summer months grazing up in the mountains

Ariège: a hidden gem in southern France

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

Spending time in this beautiful, tranquil corner of France is guaranteed to soothe away 20th-century stress

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Relaxing at Cafe Am Neuen Seen in the Tiergarten

Freedom is a bicycle in Berlin

Destination: Berlin

Once a favoured mode of escape to freedom in West Berlin, the bike is now the most carefree, cheap and relaxing way to explore the city's wide avenues and green spaces

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Isle St Marie has more idyllic beaches than you can shake a stick at

Having a whale of a time in Madagascar

It’s a long way to go for a holiday, but Isle St Marie in Madagascar will not disappoint, with stunning beaches, amazing accommodation, great food - and humpback whales

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The pink and white town of Tagazhoute, as seen from the main beach

Tagazhoute: a surf paradise in Morocco

Destination: Morocco

Morocco’s premier surf destination, Tagazhoute is a return to how surfing should be - but with developers eyeing up the coast, it won't stay that way for ever...

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Samos (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Samos: a greener Greek island

Destination: Samos

Green hills, blue water and white pebble beaches make Samos a magnet for walkers and beach bums alike

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A therapist hangs out by the lake, Ulpotha

A yoga retreat in Sri Lanka

Destination: Bentota

Ulpotha village, in the mountainous heartland of Sri Lanka, is the place to go to discover extreme yoga and enjoy a barefoot, sarong-clad break

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Navigating locks

A summer cruise on the Thames

Destination: Oxford

Take a hot summer weekend, a spacious river boat and a few friends and family, and you've got all the ingredients for an idyllic weekend messing about on the river Thames

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A stunning sunset was the perfect end to our lobster safari

On a fishing safari in Sweden

Destination: Sweden

Visit Sweden’s west coast for stunning sunsets, tranquil archipelago views and a safari with a difference - and test your strength on a lobster-fishing trip

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The Scenic Skyway at Katoomba and its wonderful views of the famous Three Sisters rock formations (© Scenic World)

On a high in Australia's Blue Mountains

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Katoomba

On Sydney's doorstep is one of Australia's most accessible wilderness areas, the Blue Mountains - well worth heading to for a breathtaking break from the city

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The largest cuckoo clock in the world has its home in the Black Forest, at Triburg

The Black Forest: a dark wonderland

Destination: Black Forest

The dark pine forests, deep valleys and cascading waterfalls of southwest Germany’s Black Forest region are a joy to explore

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