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Underwater world of wonders

Weird and wonderful: five top dive sites

Destination: Bahamas

From the world’s largest brain coral to the Vulcan bomber from Thunderball, scuba divers can get their fix. In the Bahamas, Iceland, Tobago, Mexico and Russia, I go underwater sightseeing

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The beach at Turtle Inn, Belize

Coppola's playground: Belize and Guatemala

Destination: Belize

Not content with making the ultimate jungle movie, director Francis Ford Coppola has created three jungle paradises – in Belize and Guatemala – where guests can stay. Here, he explains their charm

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The road tae Drumbeg

Tranquillity and solitude in Scotland's far northwest

by Drifter

Destination: Scottish Highlands

The region of Assynt, in the highlands of Scotland, is pretty much a long way from anywhere - the perfect place for anyone in search of peace and perspective

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Fluming Hawaii

Tubing and fluming in Hawaii

Destination: Hawaii

The Aloha State is synonomous with surfing - but there's more to Hawaii than the beaches and boards of Waikiki

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Arenal Lake and volcano

Cloud forests and volcanoes in Costa Rica

Destination: Costa Rica

Canopy walking in pristine cloud forests, kayaking on river rapids and bathing in hot thermal pools as red lava fills the night sky make a trip to Costa Rica an unforgettable experience

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Huge blocks of ice are carved from the frozen Songhua river to make the sculptures

Ice and freezy in northern China

Destination: Harbin

Check out just what the people of Harbin, in northern China, can do with truckloads of giant ice cubes and mountains of imagination

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Bygdin Fjellhotel

Norway: wild and wonderful!

Destination: Oslo

Jotunheimen (which means 'home of the giants') is one of the best places in Norway for lovers of the great outdoors, with magnificent mountains and beautiful lakeside trails to explore

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Qingcheng mountain

Pandas and pagodas in Chengdu

by biscuit

Destination: Chengdu

Watching baby pandas, visiting mountain temples, eating home-made dumplings and getting to know the locals... we may have had only a short time in the Chinese city of Chengdu, but we crammed a lot in!

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Kamchatka: skiing in the land of fire and ice

Destination: Kamchatka

Kamchatka's elemental landscape provides some of the wildest and most inspiring skiing on earth

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Chemin de la Mature, Aspe valley

Ossau and Aspe: two valleys in the French Pyrenees

by zara

Destination: France

Ossau and Aspe are two easily accessible and beautiful Pyrenean valleys, which are a great introduction to the region and with much to offer the traveller

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