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Surfers at Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay, Devon: a true surfer's paradise

Destination: Croyde

South-west England is awash with places claiming to be surf heaven. Croyde Bay in North Devon is the genuine article, with a perfect beach, great waves, sheltering dunes – and a quiet village

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Canal cutting

A walk along the Shropshire Union canal

Destination: Staffordshire

Lazing on a sunny afternoon...taking a trip down the tow-paths of the Shropshire Union canal.

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Beyond the Golden Gate: a bike ride through San Francisco

by hannahb

Destination: San Francisco

Mark Twain famously said: 'The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.' If you hire a bike, you'll stay warm while acquainting yourself with this quirky California city

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Take a new look at Newquay

by tiwo

Destination: Newquay

Newquay hits the headlines in summer for its waves and wild parties. But visitors also flock to this Cornish gem for the ocean walks and views, historic hotels and the Britain's best fish and chips

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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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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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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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Paradise beach, Carriacou

A budget backpacker guide to Grenada and Carriacou

Destination: Grenada

A holiday in paradise for under £500

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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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Time for a brush at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary

Strike gold on a drive through Mpumalanga

Destination: Hoedspruit

If you are looking for spectacular scenery, an abundance of wildlife, and plenty of outdoor activities, then Mpumalanga is for you. Just look out for the hippos crossing!

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