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Your carriage awaits: the Eagle Express to Rottnest Island

A day trip to Rottnest Island, Australia

Destination: Rottnest Island

Swapping homes with a couple in Fremantle, Western Australia, gave us not just a stylish apartment to live in, but a chance to see Rottnest island with its marine park, reefs and exotic wildlife

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Polperro and beyond, taken from the garden at Seavue

Polperro: a piece of Cornish paradise

Destination: Polperro

Even if you've been to Cornwall before, there's always more to discover. Picturesque, historic, dramatic and bohemian, the pretty village of Polperro deserves a place on anyone's must-visit list

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Norway in a nutshell

by MrsV

Destination: Bergen

Travelling by train, boat and coach from Bergen, you can see some of Norway's most scenic highlights in a single day - or add stopovers along the way and explore this stunning region in more depth

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A giraffe in Kruger National Park, South Africa

South Africa: a solo traveller's guide

Destination: Johannesburg

Travelling alone in South Africa could not be easier. Using the Baz Bus route for backpackers, I visited Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Durban, Lesotho and the Drakensburg Mountains

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The view from our tent on Cockatoo Island

Sydney on a budget: sights and sites

Destination: Sydney

Camping on an island in Sydney Harbour isn't just a great way to save money - it also guarantees you a hell of a view. And it's not the only way to enjoy the city without breaking the bank...

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Downtown Reykjavik

Iceland: a natural wonder

by cotcom

Destination: Reykjavik

Iceland is delightfully surprising; it's pristine and beautiful, friendly and quirky. In summer, the sun never sets, and there’s plenty to do, whether you're feeling sporty, lazy or just plain hungry

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Wyoming and South Dakota - a short road trip

by Wiggy

Destination: Cody

If you're planning a trip to America's "Wild West", here's my brief guide to restaurants, sights and accommodation in Cody, Buffalo, Sundance, Deadwood and Keyston

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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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