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Gazelle in the wildlife park at Sir Bani Yas Island

A unique hideaway in Abu Dhabi

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Only guests of the luxury Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island can enjoy this eco-tourism destination with its own wildlife reserve

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If you stay at the beach bar long enough, you might catch the sunrise

A rum deal in the Dominican Republic

Destination: Puerto Plata

The Caribbean is a magnet for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers, and a few days on the party island of the Dominican Republic is guaranteed to bring a grin to your face

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Copacabana beach

Party like a local in marvellous Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Rio is famous for its beaches, its beautiful people and its nightlife. If you want to party, you've come to the right place

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (© Dave Rogers/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism)

A grand tour of Grand Cayman

Destination: Cayman Islands

To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets

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East coast road with views over Bathsheba

A beach bum's guide to Barbados

Destination: Barbados

Yes, the people are warm and friendly, and the rum flows freely - but the real reason to go to Barbados is to make the most of those beautiful beaches

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The Renaissance, Sharm el Sheikh

Rejuvenate on a winter break to Sharm-El-Sheikh

Destination: Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt is a land of antiquity, but why go to Cairo and Luxor when when you can experience living history a few feet beneath the surface in the warm buoyant waters of Sharm-El-Sheikh?

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The Taj reflected in the waters of the garden approach

Inside the Taj Mahal: a pilgrim's guide

by kozmik

Destination: Agra

Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips

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Venice Beach with Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains around the bay

Los Angeles - a taste of the delights that await you

by kozmik

Destination: Los Angeles

From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores.

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Palace Square, St Petersburg

Russia "Lite": a city break in St Petersburg

by stokel

Destination: St. Petersburg

It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…

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