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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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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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On the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, Picos De Europa is arguably the most beautiful national park in Spain, certainly the most dramatic! With 300 square miles of largely untouched, unspoilt landscapes which contrast with their surroundings quite spectacularly, the Picos De Europa national park features deep vertical gorges, rocky mountains that peak at over 8,000 feet above sea…

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Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant’s vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don’t worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear…

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If you’re looking for a great holiday this year, then why not look at Canada for some ideas? Canada is one of those countries that really does offer absolutely everything and whatever type of holiday you’re after, you’ll find it here with so many different regions to choose from. If you’re looking for something a little more active and adventurous,…

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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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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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New Zealand is most certainly a family-friendly destination that kids will remember with fondness and joy. It’s a relatively small country, divided into two main island groups; North and South, both with unique travel/vacation spots. New Zealand’s weather and climate are major factors to consider. Transport options include hiring a motorhome (most popular), hire car, trains, buses and taxis are…

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After the Everest region, the Annapurna mountains are probably the most famous trekking destination in Nepal. I was lucky enough to explore some of the area on foot a few years ago, so here’s my guide to what to expect when you’re trekking in this part of the country. Stunning scenery I know this will be something that everyone says…

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