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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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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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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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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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Livu Square

Football, Beach Cricket and Arm Wrestling in Riga

Destination: Riga

The charming city of Riga is a must have experience for anyone wanting to personalise a break to suit their own schedule and interests

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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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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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The Blue Nile Falls at Tis Abay

Hunting Hippos and History in Ethiopia

Destination: Ethiopia

Ethiopia has come a long way in the past few years and, as well as amazing wildlife and unique historic sights, offers a truly different experience for those prepared to seek it out

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