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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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Exploring Australia’s Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane is not only full of beautiful beaches but also hinterland hideaways and gorgeous national parks. I spent a few nights here on a road trip up the east coast. I stayed at a campsite overlooking Noosa River and loved having barbeques watching the sunset over the water. Noosa consists of Noosa Heads, Noosaville, which …

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Exploring Fraser Island

Along the east coast of Australia, from Sydney to Cairns, you’ll find a dizzying array of bucket list worthy activities and trips. From climbing atop one of the worlds most recognizable bridges in Sydney, to multi-day sailing trips around the most famous reef in the world in the stunning Whitsundays, this side of Oz will overrun anyone’s itinerary. One such …

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Top 10 things to do on Australia’s east coast

Australia’s east coast has it all, from vibrant cities to rainforest and miles of pristine beaches, not to mention the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Whether you fly, hire a campervan, car or use coaches or trains, whatever mode of transport you choose it is easy to get around this stunning part of the world and see the main …

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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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