Sports & nature

  • 61 The romance of the Seychelles
    On the map, the name seems to float unsupported in the middle of the blue, but as you zoom in on the Indian Ocean, the islands of the Seychelles archipelago begin to appear. First you'll see the inner...

  • 62 Tawi Lodge, in harmony with nature in Kenya
    Relaxing before dinner by the open fire, glorying in the mystery of starry nights, watching the sun set from the verandah or from one of the lodge's comfortable rooms, sipping a drink while watching...

  • 63 On safari in Africa with the kids!
    Maybe you used to dream of travelling to exotic places, perhaps even going on safari in darkest Africa with your partner. Now, though, you're married with kids, and holidays consist of theme parks, fairgrounds...

  • 64 Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia
    In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral, which, washed by the Adriatic,...

  • 65 Cinque Terre: inaccessible and unspoiled
    Around a hundred kilometres south along the coast from Genoa, the Riviera di Levante is home to five medieval villages known as the Cinque Terre. Their colourful houses perch high on the cliffs in a landscape...

  • 66 Yellowstone, the world's original national park
    Known and loved by many through the exploits of the cartoon character Yogi Bear, the wealth and range of Yellowstone's natural heritage is worthy of more serious consideration and puts it in high on the...

  • 67 The untamed magic of the Camargue
    A melancholy landscape of almost 150,000 hectares of marshland, sand dunes, seemingly endless pastures and salt flats where the flora and fauna are held at a careful distance from the progress of the modern...

  • 68 Bodrum: where the Aegean meets the Med
    Homer described Ionia – as the Ancient Greeks knew this stretch of the beautiful Aegean littoral with its pristine beaches and crystal waters – as “a land of eternal blues”, and...

  • 69 Take a Polar anniversary cruise
    This year marks the centenary of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, aboard the Fram; coincidentally, it's also the 150th anniversary of the birth...

  • 70 Through the Clouds to Machu Picchu


    

Until 1911 the ruins of Machu Picchu were a secret lost to the world at large. Nobody would have imagined that among the inaccessible ravines of the Cordillera de los Andes mountain range lay hidden...

  • 71 Restoration works complete at the Hagia Sophia
    This major restoration project began back in 1993, a few years after the Hagia Sophia was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the rest of the historic centre of Istanbul. It wasn't ...

  • 72 Pyrenean mountain diving
    Imagine the white magic of snow-covered pine forests at 2,000 metres, icy water... and silence. This is the scene offered in the heights of the Pyrenees to those who want to follow the example of Heinrich,...

  • 73 Corsica: the Med's greenest island
    A land that has been conquered and reconquered time and again, Corsica is a dream setting for nature lovers, sports fans and history buffs. Its coastline – totalling over a thousand kilometres of...

  • 74 Banyoles, where Nessie's Spanish cousin lives
    Click on the photo to see more of the area where Nessie's cousin lives

  • 75 Ski resorts with star quality
    Not all adventure films have a ski chase, but if there's going to be one, who would do it better than James Bond? In 1999, director Michael Apted chose Chamonix in the French Alps as the location for...

  • 76 The Villas of Grand Cypress - perfect for golf lovers
    With its wide choice of theme parks – including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World  – Orlando, Florida is well known as a popular family holiday destination. But if you're...

  • 77 Wolgan Valley: eco-chic down under
    Set in the stunning natural landscape of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Area less than three hours drive from Sydney, the Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is proud of its status as Australia's...

  • 78 Wolgan Valley: eco-chic down under
    Set in the stunning natural landscape of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Area less than three hours drive from Sydney, the Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is proud of its status as Australia's...

  • 79 Madrid plans 'premier league' hotel
    Much more than just a football stadium, in 2013, the Whites' fans' temple aims to become an up-market multi-function complex which will include not just a thoroughly modern hotel, but also a shopping...

  • 80 Icy encounters with polar bears
    Click on the photo for more amazing Arctic images



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