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  • South Africa has a huge variety of exciting things to see and do. For adrenaline junkies there are plenty of exhilarating activities to make you scream! For those who just want to kick back...

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  • I have recently returned from a month long trip to Australia, my husband and I hired a campervan and set off on a road trip. We travelled up the east coast from Sydney to...

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  • Far more than simply the backdrop to a Sex and the City-style adventure, Abu Dhabi is a glamorous location that offers up pockets of the luxurious, scenic and, at times, fascinatingly bizarre. The home...

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  • From spotting grizzly bears at Canada’s Lake Louise to spearfishing for eels at New Zealand’s Lake Matheson, we discover the top 10 lakes in the world. 10. Lake Garda, Italy Where: In northern Italy,...

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  • I know I have uttered the word ‘paradise’ in some of my recent beach blogs, but there is no denying that the Maldives is at the top of my list when it comes to...

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Hua Hin, Thailand – Best beach holidays

I had never heard of Hua Hin before we decided, on a stiflingly hot night in Bangkok, to head south to the beach. The few locals we quizzed on where to go unanimously favoured Hua Hin, adding that it’s the summer residence of the King of Thailand. Feeling royal, we hopped on the next morning’s train. The King’s summer palace …

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Top 10 shopping malls in Dubai

Dubai is the most shimmering shrine to consumerism in the Middle East. We check out the city’s most lavish super-malls, guaranteed to lure you and your credit card. 10. Dubai Outlet Mall Where: Dubai Al-Ain Road, near Route 66 in Dubailand. What: The only outlet concept mall in the Middle East, Dubai Outlet Mall is heaven for savvy shoppers seeking high-end designer …

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Top 10 things to do in Dubai

Dubai is the one of 21st century’s iconic destinations, combining Arabian history and culture with hyper-modern amenities and record-breaking luxury. Sometimes unfairly characterised as a destination for shopping, shopping and more shopping, there’s actually a huge variety of activities on offer. Here’s our list of the top 10 things to do in Dubai. 10. Enjoy the beach There aren’t many …

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Travel bucket list #23 – Hang glide over Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

I’ve always harboured a mild fear of heights. Nothing serious, just a perfectly rational voice inside my head reminding me when I’m at the top of a skyscraper, car park or first floor balcony that if I was to fall, I’d probably die. Such thoughts were non-existent as I applied factor four oil and began sizzling by the swimming pool …

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Top 10 famous hotel rooms in the world

From bed-ins to trashings, many famous incidents have taken place from the confines of a hotel guestroom. We check out the top 10 most celebrated accommodations on the planet. 10. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms, Las Vegas Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road near to the Las Vegas Strip. Claim to fame: Minted high-rollers can get the party started Hugh Hefner-style …

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A true taste of Barbados

A tropical blend of old and new, the local cuisine in Barbados brings together a combination of flavour sensations from all across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean to create a unique culinary experience revelled by almost everyone lucky enough to sample it. Fried and grilled fish which are sourced locally from the surrounding ocean are the star of the show, …

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A traditional wedding in Sri Lanka – Cath and Adam wed at Avani Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Tropical Sky wedding couple Mr and Mrs Faulkner, from Abergavenny, South Wales enjoyed their traditional Sri Lankan wedding at the Avani Kalutara Resort on the 7th Feb 2014. They spoke with Tropical Sky’s Fred about their special day in the Indian Ocean. Was it love at first sight? I wouldn’t say it was love at first sight, no. You see, …

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