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Tuscany: a leap into the unknown

Italy

Tuscany: a leap into the unknown

For a first time canyoner, jumping off rocks can be a daunting prospect, but a great instructor and a bit of beginner’s pluck are all you need in the Garfagnana valley

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Tuscany: into the big blue

Italy

Tuscany: into the big blue

Whether you don a wetsuit and tank, perch at the bow of a sailing boat or float along on a paddleboard; Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian Sea is ripe for exploration

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City life: Palermo

Italy

City life: Palermo

The Romans, Arabs and Normans all left their mark on the picturesque Sicilian capital, where boisterous back streets and open-air markets collide to create a joyous sense of anarchy

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Dubai: return to the wild

United Arab Emirates

Dubai: return to the wild

Far from being a barren wilderness, the Arabian desert is full of life. What’s more, thanks to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, visitors to the Emirate can experience it for themselves

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On the red ape trail in Batang Ai

Malaysia

On the red ape trail in Batang Ai

Journey deep into the rainforests of Batang Ai for a chance to spy one of Sarawak’s famous orangutans — otherwise known as the red ape — in its natural habitat

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City life: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

City life: Rio de Janeiro

Flamboyant and fearless, Rio is the life and soul of the party — and on the cusp of the 2016 Olympics, there’s never been a better time to embrace the energy of the hedonistic host…

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