The great outdoors

  • 61 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...

  • 62 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...

  • 63 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,...

  • 64 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...

  • 65 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...

  • 66 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...

  • 67 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...

  • 68 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,...

  • 69 La Lancha: one of Coppola's favourite locations
    Of the three resorts owned by the great Hollywood director – the others are Turtle Inn and Blancaneaux Lodge, both in nearby Belize – La Lancha is his favourite. The resort is set in the rainforest...

  • 70 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...

  • 71 Las Casitas del Colca: 'little houses' with spectacular views
    Las Casitas del Colca offers the most luxurious accommodation in the region: a score of  stylish casitas – 'little houses' – individual cottages, each with spacious lounge area and bathroom,...

  • 72 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...

  • 73 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...

  • 74 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...

  • 75 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale land of Bavaria,...

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

  • 77 The Cathar castles of Languedoc
    Tired of the angry criticism and growing influence of the Cathars, who rejected the physical world of power and matter and aspired to the purely spiritual, in 1208, the Catholic Church declared their...

  • 78 Ecohotels: environmentally sound holidays
    Sail along the River Amazon at 10 kilometres an hour, admiring the verdant tropical scenery of the planet's 'green lung'. Enjoy the natural peace and tranquillity as the sun sets over the Amazon jungle....

  • 79 Around the planet in the wake of the whales
    Click on the photo for more spectacular images of these marine marvels

  • 80 The polar bear kingdom of Svalbard
    At the far limits of Europe, set in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the archipelago of Svalbard, a wild and unspoiled wonderland of white. Over half the area is covered...



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