The great outdoors

  • 1 'I'm A Celebrity...': Australia's jungle explored
    A world away from the five star Queensland Palazzo Versace Hotel that saw the start of the Australian adventure for some of the contestants, stars now face the ordeals of the brutal jungle in I'm a Celebrity...

  • 2 The must-see wonders of Vietnam
    Expect deserted forest lands and spotless sandy beaches contrasted with gleaming high-rise buildings and sparkling lights amid the endless hectic city streets – Vietnam is Asia's fastest rising superstar,...

  • 3 Rural retreats for a romantic European getaway
    Escape hectic city streets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a luxurious country break in Europe's most sought after retreats dotted across France, Spain and Italy. With Christmas...

  • 4 Patagonia: Some of the most mesmerising landscapes on earth
    The unspoiled, unfamiliar and foreign lands of Patagonia boast some of the most dramatic and mesmerising landscapes on earth. Located on the southern tip of the South American continent between the towering...

  • 5 Capturing the magic in the air as autumn leaves fall
    Whether a footstep or a far cry away, the beauties of autumn weather surround us everywhere. With flowers in their final bloom, a still autumnal air, crisp leaves scattered on the ground and burnt sunset...

  • 6 A Cuban adventure in the pearl of the Caribbean
    Take in the colourful and sublime views of the Havana with a drive along the Malecon, or route through the fertile fields of coffee and cocoa plantations surrounding Baracoa. Enjoy a swim in the turquoise...

  • 7 Old world charm along Spain's Costa Brava
    Just a small step off of Catalonia's beaten track you'll find the Baix Empordà. The area is replete with glittering beaches, lush rolling hills, sumptuous gastronomy...

  • 8 Galicia's best beaches: Las Islas Cies and more...
    Most people instinctively associate Spain's coastline with the Mediterranean – unaware of the stunning stretch of coastline where the Atlantic meets Galicia. Just north of Portugal, these beaches...

  • 9 Tenerife: The King of the Canaries
    Whether you're with travelling with friends, family, a partner or simply going solo, Tenerife has plenty to offer. The 'island of eternal spring' is the destination for fun and relaxation. No matter what...

  • 10 From the South Bank to Portobello Road: London's best freebies
    Check out our top pick of London's cultural attractions, green spaces, walks and markets.  Whether you're in town for the Games or fancy an afternoon strolling the capital, this list of favourites is...

  • 11 Escape the heat at Britain's best beaches
    As temperatures hit record highs for the year, there is no better time to pack a picnic, dig out your bucket and spade and head to the seaside. Beaches might not be the first thing that spring to mind...

  • 12 The Caribbean: Get hooked on a bounty of beautiful islands
    The Pirates of the Caribbean films were smash-hit successes and undoubtedly heightened Johnny Depp's heartthrob status. But they also shed light on the bountiful beauty of the islands – so head for...

  • 13 Discover Petra two hundred years on
    Emulate Swiss explorer Johann Burchard, who discovered the city of Petra 200 years ago, by travelling to Jordan in 2012 to discover firsthand one of the new seven wonders of the world. Completely...

  • 14 French Polynesia: a paradise that caused a mutiny
    They'd travelled half way across the world to Polynesia to find breadfruit plants for the British empire which were to be planted in the Caribbean to help feed the slaves there, but the long and dangerous...

  • 15 Hotel Son Net: The life of luxury in Majorca
    Tucked away in the quiet village of Puigpunyent, hidden behind tall palm trees and surrounded by the majestic Tramuntana mountains lies the beautiful rural hotel Son Net. Once a private mansion, it opened...

  • 16 Natural Croatian gems
    There's no doubting the attractions of Croatia's Adriatic coastline, but inland lies a more private landscape waiting to be explored. Here nature reaches epic proportions in a wild secret interior that...

  • 17 The jungle where Mowgli grew up
    It's the langurs, their black monkey faces surrounded by a shock of white hair, who are the first to sound the alarm when a tiger approaches; they emit a brief, high-pitched squeal, a warning that penetrates...

  • 18 (Almost) at the end of the world
    For many centuries Patagonia was the limit of the known world. A mythical land, distant and strange, inhabited by giant beings of unknown and unfamiliar customs and habits. The name Patagonia comes from...

  • 19 On the scent of fine coffee in Colombia
    The coffee landscape of Colombia lies in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes where, for centuries, coffee has been cultivated in small plots in the high forest and harvested by hand. Last year...

  • 20 Winter holidays in the Austrian Tyrol
    Magnificent 'big-screen' landscapes that will take your breath away: majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your skis; Alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, crystal cold lakes and picture-postcard...



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