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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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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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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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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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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 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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Food at El Xampanyet

A foodie walk through Barcelona

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Destination: Barcelona

As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters...

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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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Awesome: the Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls: a South American must-see

Destination: Foz de Iguacu

Iguazu, Iguassu, Iguaçu... however you spell their name, these awe-inspiring waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina can justifiably claim to be the most spectacular in the world

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The sign of a warm welcome as you enter Sedbergh

Start a new chapter in scenic Sedbergh

Destination: Sedbergh

Looking for a relaxing child-friendly holiday in one of England's most stunning spots? Then head to the quaint cultural town of Sedbergh in the rolling Yorkshire Dales

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