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6 exotic treehouses to bring out your inner child

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By Melissa Burfitt

Treehouses have grown up. No longer restricted to childhood rope-ladders and leaky wooden roofs, today’s tree-top hideaways have everything from free-standing bathtubs to four-poster beds. No wonder travellers are clamouring to spend a night in the canopy. Tarzan never had it so good̷... Read more

6 breathtaking clifftop hotels around the world

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By Shona Owen

Whether you’re cruising down the California coast or hiding away among Bali’s magnificent beaches, these cliff-hangers are sure to be the height of your trip. Here’s our pick of six hotels that bring you eye-to-eye with scenic thrills and sheer drops. Photo: Southern Ocean Lodge 1. S... Read more

6 things in Iceland to stick on your bucket list

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By Rebecca Browning

Just three hours from UK, Iceland is full of spine tingling views in every direction. The Land of Fire and Ice boasts active volcanoes, geysers, giant waterfalls, glaciers and lava fields. Here are six things you need to put on your bucket list. 1. The Northern Lights Any time between... Read more

6 stunning under-the-radar Greek islands

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By Nadine Mellor

Many believe the mythological Greek Isles of the Blessed, an earthly paradise for heroes, are very much with us today. Head on your own personal odyssey to find fewer crowds, beautiful beaches and an unspoiled way of life on Greece’s lesser-known islands. Live like a local in selected s... Read more

6 romantic cottages in Wales for Valentine’s Day

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By Emma Southcombe

Here’s a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day: escape with your loved one to the glorious Welsh countryside. Whether you choose to stay near the coast or venture up north to enjoy the village life, here are six romantic cottages in Wales, each available at the time of writ... Read more

6 easy scenic hikes in the Andes

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By Fiona Raleigh

Hiking in the Andes might conjure up images of strenuous hairy-chested mountain challenges. But there are easier options. Here are six superb hikes, some of which can be completed in a day, where you’ll enjoy all the magnificent scenery and spectacular views of this South American mount... Read more

6 of the world’s best stargazing spots

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By Shona Owen

The bright lights of the big cities may draw in the crowds, but it’s the remote wilderness locations and clear skies that make these stargazing spots utterly sublime. As our population grows, so too does the light pollution but these places, in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, are i... Read more

6 unique things to do in Madagascar

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By Hannah Champion

Madagascar is a thrilling destination particularly if you’re looking for something different to the traditional African safari. Its unique biodiversity has led to the discovery of hundreds of species that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Add friendly people and beaut... Read more

Add these incredible train journeys in Latin America to your bucket list

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By Fiona Raleigh

Is there a more romantic way to see the world than from the carriage of a train. And it’s even more exciting when you’re climbing mountains and traversing vast tracts of wilderness. You’ll find rail journeys like this around the world, but there’s an incredible concent... Read more

6 of the world’s most exciting food markets

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By Shona Owen

As our interest in world food has grown, we have started to delve deeper into “foodie” destinations. It’s no longer just about finding an authentic local restaurant. Now we want to discover the markets, where the very finest and freshest food can be found. Here’s our pic... Read more

6 places to stay for Edinburgh Hogmanay

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By Emma Southcombe

The three-day Hogmanay celebration in Edinburgh attracts vast crowds of people to celebrate the New Year. It’s a wonderful time to visit the city and the surrounding countryside, but finding accommodation can be hard. Here are six self-catering properties in and around Edinburgh, a... Read more

6 traditional Christmas markets in Europe

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By Alison Hall

There’s not much that can beat beat a traditional Christmas market to bring on some early Yuletide cheer. Here are six festive market holidays that offer so much more than just Glühwein and Stollen. Why not pop over for the weekend? 1. Fuschl, Austria On the shores of Wolfgangsee several ... Read more

6 dog-friendly cottages in Devon

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By Emma Southcombe

One advantage of holidaying in the UK is that you can pack your pooch. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or taking the whole family for an active break on the coast, there are plenty of gorgeous self-catering properties that will welcome your pet. Check out these six dog... Read more

6 mind-blowing wildlife experiences in Sri Lanka

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By Kate Waite

Sri Lanka offers a wealth of history, culture, stunning scenery and delicious cuisine but did you know that the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” also has some world-class wildlife experiences? Add these to your bucket list. Photo: Patrick Dykstra 1. Swim with blue whales What better way to put... Read more

6 romantic cottages for couples in the Cotswolds

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By Emma Southcombe

Nothing says romance more than a cosy cottage for two in the Cotswolds – complete with a few little luxuries. Famed for its pretty villages and rolling countryside, the Cotswolds makes a great destination at any time of year, whether you want to see newborn lambs gamboling in spring,... Read more

6 amazing places to see the Northern Lights

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By Catherine Leech

The greatest light show on earth is an entirely natural phenomenon – the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. Nature’s spectacular displays generally occur between October and March, visible against clear dark skies in the extremes of the northern and southern hemisp... Read more

6 things you really must do in Berlin

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By Mark Hodson

Berlin is one of my favourite cities. Always buzzing with street life, it’s a centre of art, music, fashion, food and counter-culture. Because it’s so sprawling with a low population density, it rarely feels crowded and this partly explains why accommodation is relatively cheap. On... Read more

6 charming hotels and pubs that welcome dogs

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By Melissa Burfitt

It’s a dog’s life, or so they say, but these days that doesn’t sound so bad. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a sausage breakfast, spend the day romping around rolling fields, and then retire to their own comfy bed? And if your furry friend is getting treated this well, just [&hellip... Read more

6 gorgeous toddler-friendly hotels in the Med

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By Nadine Mellor

Holidaying with toddlers can be trying. For a near-guaranteed good time, head to one of these six stylish hotels in the Med. All have excellent amenities for parents and children alike, plus oodles of equipment on tap for small fry, and they’re within easy reach of an airport. And, once t... Read more

6 romantic excursions in Mauritius

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By Laura Brothers

If you are looking for romance, head to Mauritius. The island’s crystal blue lagoons, coral islets and unspoiled beaches make it an idyllic setting for loved up couples young and old. Often rated as one of the most enchanting places in the world to tie the knot and regularly voted as one ... Read more

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