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A view of Treasure Island from Beachcomber Island

A Fijian bula party on Beachcomber Island

by Katie L

Destination: Beachcomber Island

Beachcomber Island in Fiji is one of those paradise islands that dreams are made of: golden sands, blue seas and a place where you would love to get castaway

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The stream is perfect for paddling

The Long Mynd, Shropshire: a perfect place to paddle

Destination: Shropshire

Looking for a family day out in Shropshire? The streams, trails and heather-covered hills of the Long Mynd may be the answer. It's also a centre for sports, from riding and golf to hang-gliding

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Memorial to the Queen Mother

Churches, pubs and farms: a stroll in Hertfordshire

Destination: Hertfordshire

Read my guide to discover an interesting but easy walk for all of the family through the beautiful countryside in Hertfordshire

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Infinity pool and seafood restaurant (Photo © Jon Bigg)

Borneo goes boutique: a five-star island retreat in Sabah

Destination: Borneo

Tucked away on a coral island near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and surrounded by the azure waters of the South China Sea, Gayana combines tropical island simplicity with 21st-century luxuries.

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San Cristobal de las Casas: a Mexican gem

The colonial buildings and small-town friendliness of San Cristobal are not the only charms of the city - also waiting to be discovered is an unshakeable pride in Mexico's indigenous culture

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The atmosphere is electric when 13,000 spectators pack the open-air arena. There is a lovely restaurant at the top with panoramic views

Innsbruck, Austria: a city break with a ski holiday attached

by csenor

Destination: Innsbruck

I've always seen Innsbruck as a stress-free airport from which to access my favourite Austrian ski resorts only an hour away. However, it is more than that: a historic city with nine ski areas nearby

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A short, sweet, cheap education on the Scottish Highlands

Destination: Drumnadrochit

I took up a challenge - to educate three Kiwis in the basic history, food and cultural transformation of the Scottish Highlands. All on a budget!

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The Gornegrat Glacier Express offers a leisurely and stunning scenic route up the mountains of Zermatt

Zermatt: Swiss, swish and a ski resort for gourmets

by csenor

Destination: Zermatt

It is perhaps the world’s most beautiful ski resort – car-free, and with mountain restaurants and designer boutiques to match the perfection of the Matterhorn. Welcome to Zermatt, Switzerland

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Parque Warner

Madrid – A city of culture, tapas and rollercoasters?

Destination: Madrid

A rollercoaster ride through the Spanish city's best offerings - strap yourself in for a tour of Madrid

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Watch ferries come and go in Oban

Lismore: a truly enchanting Scottish island

by cbaird

Destination: Scotland

Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation

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