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As cool places go, there’s nowhere in the world quite like Western Australia and here we feature 10 of our favourite things to see and do in this amazing part of the world. Offering a charming mix of nature and coastal experiences, including World Heritage-listed national parks, swimming with dolphins and even the country’s whitest beach, Western Australia has a…

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Ubud Hanging Gardens Resort, Bali

If you’re looking for a cool luxury place to stay in Bali, you’ll be hard pressed to find better than Ubud Hanging Gardens Resort, a spectacular, gravity defying hotel with private pool villas perched on the misted terraces of the Ayung River gorge in Bali. 38 private pool villas and suites are located in the steep rice terraces of Ubud, known…

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Whether they’re on your doorstep or half a world away, national parks, game reserves and protected marine environments are some of the planet’s most precious resources. Taking a solo trip to visit them or using the experience as a way to introduce your kids to the creatures we share our home with can be incredibly eye-opening and meaningful. Here we…

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 As scenic places go, New Zealand’s has epic scenery in abundance! Lord of the Rings was filmed here and The Hobbit for this very reason. New Zealand has spectacularly diverse and beautiful landscape with vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes, stunning coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. Comparable in size or shape to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand…

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It’s probably fair to say that the Northern Lights are the single most spectacular show put on by mother nature, anywhere in the world. More formally known as the Aurora, catching glimpse of the Northern Lights for the very first time can be a truly life-changing experience. It’s the kind of celestial light show that has the power to reduce…

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The Dordogne region of France is a place I’ve wanted to explore for a while now and finally got the chance in May with a wedding I photographed in the Dordogne at Domaine de La Léotardie. The dates coincided nicely with our boys school half-term so we made it into a family holiday and here’s all about about our stay along with…

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The Scandinavian region is an excellent choice for an alternative holiday destination – at any time of year. It’s a beautiful part of the world, and each of the countries has its own personality that has to be experienced. So, if you want a holiday with a difference, why not think about one of these three great places? Akureyri, Iceland…

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Da Nang, largest port city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, is worth visiting due to its tropical climate, breathtaking scenery, exquisite cuisine and historic monuments. Vietnam’s fifth largest city, overlooking the turquoise waters of the South China Sea, is one of the major commercial, educational and cultural centres of the Socialist Republic and has become a popular tourist…

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Let’s face it: some people like their winter vacations to be calm, peaceful getaways. They enjoy curling up in a lodge and having hot cocoa while looking out the window at a beautiful snowy landscape. Without a doubt, this sport was not intended for homebodies! Heli skiing in BC (British Columbia) is an unforgettable experience for adventurers! This new and…

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