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Myself by the Buckingham Fountain

A day in Chiacgo, USA

by Matt157

Destination: Long Grove

Chicago is a city you can't see all in one day, but me and some friends gave it a try. This is a guide to helping you navigate the City and keep you on your feet for a day in the Windy City.

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The railway station, statue in honour of The Ghan

All about Alice Springs

Destination: Alice Springs

Visit Alice Springs. Be surprised by the modern shops and streets… Be charmed by the larrikin humour… Be enlightened by Aboriginal culture… Be enchanted by majestic Uluru…

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Test your vertigo on the Canopy Walk

Jungle adventures in Taman Negara

Taking a trip into the tropical rainforest of Taman Negara, peninsular Malaysia's premier national park, is a chance to get back to basics and immerse yourself in all things wild and wonderful

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The only way across this incredible country is to slowly wend through staggering scenery

Africa - through Ethiopia's ancient land by bus

by hubris

Destination: Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of Africa's most enticing destinations and one of the world's last great exotic spots. Travelling through by road reveals the its best kept secrets and makes your trip unforgettable

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Puerto Madryn Rugby Club sign

Whales and Wales in Argentina

Destination: Puerto Madryn

Argentinean Patagonia is the place to head for fantastic whale-watching and some unexpected Welsh connections

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Valparaiso view from The Yellow House

The ups and downs of Valparaíso, Chile

Destination: Valparaiso

It's described as the Jewel of the Pacific, but you will need strong shoes, a head for heights and help from an unusual means of transport – the 'ascensores' – to get up Valparaíso's 42 hills

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Cradle Mountain

Wildlife and wilderness in Tasmania

Destination: Tasmania

Australia's smallest state, Tasmania draws me back time after time to climb extinct volcanos, walk on deserted white beaches, visit waterfalls in pandanus groves and explore historic Hobart

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Skiing, snowboarding and relaxing in Soldeu, Andorra

by nj106

Destination: Europe

Based on 10 years personal experience of the resort, reviewed is the ski/snowboard tuition, places to stay, eat, shop, drink as well as places to relax after a hard days workout

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Esfehan

Iran - Persepolis, Esfehan and the road less travelled

Destination: Shiraz

The ancient city of Persepolis, 'half the world' in Esfehan, and some of the friendliest people in the world await the intrepid visitor to ancient Persia

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The big day arrives!

The Inca Trail survival guide: How to prepare, pack and cope

Destination: Peru

Thinking of trekking Peru's Inca Trail? Find out how to prepare, what to pack and how to cope - and help maximise your chances of reaching Machu Picchu alive, healthy and (hopefully) smiling!

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