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Grande Plage, Biarritz (© Biarritz Tourist Office/Le Doaré)

Days of wine and oysters in Aquitaine

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Pau

In the southwest of France sits Europe’s largest sand dune - just one of the many attractions in the unspoilt region of Aquitaine

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Kick back and kitesurf in Essaouira

Destination: Essaouira

Head to Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, for some laidback beach life and the chance to feel the wind in your sails as you learn the art of kitesurfing

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The pool at the Byblos is perfect for posing

Where to stay (and pose) in St Tropez

Destination: St-Tropez

The perennially chic resort of St Tropez, in the south of France, is not so much about a sea view, more about how and where to see and be seen

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The four-masted clipper tall ship, Star Flyer

Cruising around Tahiti and the South Seas

Destination: Tahiti

Sailing on a romantic, masted clipper ship is the perfect way to discover the delights of French Polynesia, from lush valleys to deep lagoons and sparkling waterfalls

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Sun, sea and more in the Seychelles

Destination: Seychelles

From big seeds to bigger tortoises, from bat stew to Creole curry, there's more to the Seychelles than just stunning beaches

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Pool at Serena Beach Resort

Beach and spa bliss in Mombasa

Destination: Mombasa

African sunshine, delicious food and a world-class spa – the Serena Beach resort, near Mombasa, is great for a beach holiday or as an add-on to a Kenyan safari trip

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Perth’s skyline

Sun, sea and sails in Perth

Destination: Perth

A long way from anywhere, the Western Australian capital of Perth is a laidback, leafy metropolis with a style all of its own

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Front at Katelios

Kefalonia: snorkels, seafood and sexy wine

Destination: Cephalonia

Surprises and contrasts are what some of us travel for, and there are plenty of both to be had on the lovely Greek island of Kefalonia, in the Ionian Sea

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Tempio Malastestiano, Rimini (© Italian State Tourist Board)

Rimini: hip hotels, beaches and bling

Destination: Rimini

Once derided as the Blackpool of Italy, Rimini is making waves as the buzzy party resort of the Adriatic. Yet, with its miles of golden sands and historic centre, it has more to offer than clubbing

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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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