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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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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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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 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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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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The meadows where it all starts - Christoph Lingg/Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Schubert, cheese and hiking in Bregenzerwald, Austria

Destination: Bregenz

The connection between the music of Schubert, cheese making and hiking may not, at first, be obvious. A visit to Bregenzerwald in western Austria reveals that there is a strong connection

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River Glazne in snow

Sun and snow in Bansko

Destination: Bansko

Bansko is a charming mountain town in the Pirin Range of Bulgaria. Above Bansko the pistes start at 2600 metres and fan down the mountain with a stimulating range of runs

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Mysore Palace at night

What to see and do in the royal city of Mysore

Destination: Mysore

Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…

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Evening at La Scala (c) Fiona Bradley

Nightlife in Milan: opera and the performing arts

Destination: Milan

Milan has enormous cultural wealth, including opera, ballet and music, from classics to jazz, rock to heavy metal, theatre and festivals. Those who look can find world-class entertainment.

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Buskers in Temple Bar

Dublin's traditional music and festival scenes

by ykmedia

Destination: Dublin

Traditional music is the rhythm of Dublin's streets and pubs, and this is complemented by a thriving festival scene

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