If the blistering heatwave is sending you in search of chilled-out beaches and cool green spaces, head to Northumberland in the North East. Spot seals, explore rock pools or pretend you’re in Harry Potter – it’s one of England’s best…

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Fancy an extra dose of vitamin D? Head to Eastern Europe for a heady hit of breathtaking scenery, unspoilt beaches and gorgeous resorts in Montenegro, Croatia, Bulgaria or Turkey.

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In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s the final part of the journey – exploring Jerusalem by foot…

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In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part two of the journey – cycling in the desert. Some…

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In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part one of the journey – exploring Tel Aviv and Jaffa…

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Go diving with rainbows of fish, climb above lush jungles, sleep on floating junkets or just cuddle a water buffalo – whatever you feel like doing, Vietnam is the perfect destination for adventure lovers. Here’s my list of all the…

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Cornwall’s a bit nice isn’t it? There’s surfing and sunshine and pasties. It’s the stuff bucket-and-spade-holidays were made for. My favourite thing of all to do in the land of cream teas is to bike along the pretty cycle paths…

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Magnificent coastlines, bubbling hot tubs and Cornish cream teas are some of my all-time favourite things, so the delightfully grown-up and rather decadent Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth was right up my street.

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It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and some friends and I headed down to Dorset to stay in a gorgeous little cottage in Bridport. We pretended it was summer and paddled in the sea, played cricket, drank cider…

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Despite my love affair with the outdoor beauties of the West Country, there’s so much exciting stuff kicking off up North this year that I am tempted to up sticks and move to the dales. In the meantime, outdoor girl…

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While London may an awesome city to set up camp in, those living in the Big Smoke’s urban sprawl may sometimes find they yearn for the opportunity to escape to the country, if only for a hipster-free afternoon of mud…

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No matter where I live in the world, I’ll always have a huge soft spot for Spain. It’s a treasure trove of unspoilt beauty spots and offers an amazing range of outdoor activities to suit all seasons, from gentle walks…

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Travelling will give you an incredible insight into new cultures and people. It’ll give you a tan, an open mind and permanent wanderlust. But it can also leave you in debt or stranded without money, if you aren’t careful. Here’s…

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If you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, it’s easy to forget about health and safety in the excitement of planning bungee jumps or deciding how many pairs of flip flops to pack. But it’s worth sorting…

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Urban paradises are made all the more beautiful by their incongruous surroundings. When I’m in London I can’t go more than a few days without feeling like I need a break from traffic, people, and air so dirty it makes…

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After sustaining more than 70 mosquito bites on one leg in the depths of the Bolivian Amazon, I feel authorized to advise on these matters, and so I present you with a handy little guide to packing for South America…

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The phrase “road trip”, in true Kerouackian style, always conjures up images of wide-open spaces and the freedom to roam. Whilst a driving adventure with a motley crew of mates is always a great idea, what can be even better…

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Our volunteer team has been working with Bolivian orphans in La Paz for more than two months now, and as well as running workshops with the children on everything from breakdancing to knitting, we’ve started our final project at the…

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I’ve lived in La Paz for six weeks now and am finally getting used to the insane traffic, bustling fruit markets and lung-burning altitude. When you can finally breathe properly, you realise that the highest city in the world is…

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There’s some spectacular scenery that’s ideal for rock climbing in the United Kingdom, and wherever you live in Britain, you’re sure to have some fantastic cliff faces a reasonable distance away. Rebecca Hall sums up her favourite spots.

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Countryside fan James Agate rounds up the most beautiful vistas in the UK for your viewing pleasure. If you’re looking for stunning views and breathtaking scenery then you really look no further than the shorelines of good old Blighty. Here…

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I think a small part of me wasn’t quite sure reindeer were real until we visited Napapiirin Porofarmi Reindeer Farm. The farm’s reindeer are friendly and come up for a cuddle, which I enjoyed immensely, as their horns feel amazing…

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It doesn’t get much more authentically Finnish than waking up in Lapland in a cosy log cabin overlooking a misty lake in the middle of nowhere, having a breakfast of rye porridge, salmon and cheese and heading off for a…

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White water rafting does not involve the most attractive outfit in the world. Over your normal clothes go thick rubber dungarees, a coat of the same shiny blue material, wellington boots a few sizes too big, a lifejacket so well…

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