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A Short Break Around Australia With the Best Bits

At stop in Sydney to climb the Harbour Bridge's inner arch for some spectacular views of the harbour; otherwise, you could cruise past the iconic, gleaming white sails of the Sydney Opera House, one of the most distinctive and recognisable buildings in the world, is probably the perfect way to start a tour of Australia before heading for some people-watching as you stroll along the sun-kissed golden sands of Bondi Beach and perhaps a dip in the surf. Read more about A Short Break Around Australia With the Best Bits

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See the Ancient Ruins, Spectacular Desert and the Rose-Red City of Petra, Jordan

Stuck behind a computer and in traffic can feel a long way from adventure.  But Jordan, home to some of mankind's earliest settlements and the world's great civilisations, is straight out of an Indiana Jones film (The Last Crusade to be precise); could this be the most rewarding short-haul travel destination? Read more about See the Ancient Ruins, Spectacular Desert and the Rose-Red City of Petra, Jordan

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Enjoy The Adventure of the Famous Dakar Rally, South America

They say Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America, so maybe it's not that incongruous a starting point for the race formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally.  Founded in 1978, the bone-shaking, engine-rattling ride attracts adventurers on cars, quad bikes and motorbikes, and is one of the most thrilling and dangerous event in sport.

It has been held in South America since security concerns forced it away from its traditional route, which ran from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to the capital of Senegal. Read more about Enjoy The Adventure of the Famous Dakar Rally, South America

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Run One of the World's 10 Toughest Marathons

BADWATER 135, CALIFORNIA USA
Traditionally referred to as 'the world's toughest foot race', Badwater was forced to alter its traditional route through Death Valley in 2013.  The Death Valley Park authorities placed a ban on strenuous events taking place during the summer months, when air temperatures (in the shade) reach over 48 degrees.  So organisers came up with an alternative route, one with more than 5,200m of cumulative vertical ascent (compared to 3,962 in the previous route), and 3,900m of cumulative descent (compared to 1,433m).  While temperature might not reach the sizzling heights of Death Valley (ultra-runner Dean Karnazes once reported that between his team car handing him a cheese sandwich and him eating it, said sandwich became a toastie), the world's toughest foot race just got tougher.

Race facts: The race takes place in July; 135miles(217km); Maximum 48 hours, there is an entry fee. Read more about Run One of the World's 10 Toughest Marathons

Visit Alberta, Canada

The Canadian Rockies are on everyone's Bucket List.  The magnificent mountains, crystal-clear lakes, unspoilt national parks, cowboy countryside, vast blue skies and wonderful wildlife make a visit to Alberta the adventure of a lifetime.  Try amazing experiences that you'll remember forever, like canyon walking horseback riding in the truly 'great' outdoors.

The adventure doesn't stop there, there is white-water rafting, rock climbling, fishing in the streams and rivers, kayaking across Lake Louise or mountain biking and hiking in the spectacular Banff National Park. Read more about Visit Alberta, Canada

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Go Snowshoeing and Winter Walking in Tuscany

Areas like South Tyrol, Italy’s most northerly region is one of Italy’s key attractions in the winter months as sky professionals and enthusiasts come in their thousands to enjoy the white stuff.  But, have you ever consider Tuscany as a winter destination for snowshoeing and winter walking? The same lovely long walks you have in the summer months you have them here in the winter months as well; with one major difference, it is much quieter. Read more about Go Snowshoeing and Winter Walking in Tuscany

Explore Arniston, Africa's Southernmost Coastline

Africa's south coast is famous for shipwrecks, so much so that the bay of Arniston was never the original name of the bay until after the famous shipwreck in 1815, when an East Indiaman requisitioned to bring back wounded soldiers from what was then known as Ceylon.  The ship went down off the Cape Agulhas with the lost of all but six of her 378 passengers and crew. Read more about Explore Arniston, Africa's Southernmost Coastline

Escape to Costa Rica

Named the 'Rich Coast' by Columbia in 1502, Costa Rica has up it tourism credential its only a backpacker's paradise but it now caters for the wider traveller, including a eco-luxe holiday destination in little over a decade thanks to sustainable tourism and excellent value to money.

This enchanting land laidback surfing communities, empty beaches and active volcanoes. Go and explore the bird-filled cloud forests of San Gerardo, the rich rainforest of the Osa Peninsula, riding the parched plains of Guanacaste and swim with turtles off the Pacific beaches. Read more about Escape to Costa Rica

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10 Great Ski Destinations to Consider for Your Next Winter Break

As the warm summer’s sun fades and Autumn moves into Winter a different type of thrill seekers emerge thinking of where best to enjoy the white stuff.  Choosing which ski resort to hangout at and checking the weather reports every five minutes to see how snow is falling can be time consuming. We have put together a list of 10 great destinations that we think will appeal to the different type of skiers. We have Jackson Hole, USA to Rusutsu, Japan plus a whole host of European resorts. Read more about 10 Great Ski Destinations to Consider for Your Next Winter Break

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