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Focus on Croatia

The walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been restored to its former glory after Serbian shelling during the early'90s. The jewel in the crown of Croatia's Dalmatian coast, it is set off by a pristine sea and a string of enchanted nearby islands, as Richard Madden discovered. On our first evening in Croatia we stood on Dubrovnik's medieval city walls watching the sun go down. As we lo ...

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Cruise and Control

Nearly a century after the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company introduced the first programme of recreational cruising (for first class passengers only), the concept of a community of cruisers permanently at sea is now a reality. The ship known as The World, which modestly describes itself as 'The Ultimate Address' is now well into a 50 year-long continuous circumnavigation of the globe. In the ...

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Lakes and Mountains

Walking in full view of some of the most dramatic and well-known mountains in the world is a humbling but inspiring experience. It is hard to walk in the shadow of Mont Blanc and not dream of getting to the top, or to stroll around the village of Zermatt without thinking of the many climbers and their adventures on the Matterhorn. Alpine scenery is so often one glorious view after another. As you gain altit ...

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The Far East : India

'.... the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined' Mark Twain The Indian subcontinent is one of the most exhilarating lands one can visit, with desserts, mountains, green hills, hot days, cool nights, and rural areas, contrasting with vast bustling cities. A land of many wonders and ancient ...

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Exploring the Wild West

America has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Nowhere is this more true than in the some of the Western states where natural wonders include deserts and canyons, mountains and rivers running through these dramatic landscapes. Much of this scenery is blissfully unpopulated or preserved in national parks. From Yosemite in California to the Grand Canyon in Arizona there are endless treasures to d ...

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