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Piste…want to know one of skiing best-kept secrets?
I’VE died and reached the city of heaven. No, I haven’t. I’ve just been on the piste in the French Alps.
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Baku in the (old) USSR
HIGH up in the 360 Bar, the view of Baku is unmissable and unstoppable. I can feel the hairs rise on my neck.
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Hitch a glide to the Turquoise Coast
THERE comes a point in life when you just have to jump. I’m on a cliff edge braced for my first paragliding experience.
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Modern delights of ancient Istanbul
SO there’s Europe on the left and Asia on the right. And here’s me in the middle of these two giant continents in Istanbul.
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How to make friends and relax…the St Lucia way
I’VE made good friends with this mango tree, the sand and the sun – 4,000 miles away from rainy Britain.
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How Lisbon got its groove back
HOLDING my pint-sized cocktail high, I carefully make my way outside on to the cobbles in a nook of Lisbon.
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Why Tenerife can be the perfect tonic
I’VE done it. I’ve come back to Tenerife as a grown-up. I’m not in one of the 18 to 30s resorts - I’ve been there and done that.
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Days in the desert…nights in the club
CUE the Indiana Jones theme tune. I’m riding through the Sinai desert on a quad bike. It’s like being in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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My very own Cannes fizz festival
EVERY bubbly mouthful makes me think “Ahh, this is the life”. In the Bar L’Amiral everything has that je ne sais quoi.
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My sporting life in Kos
SPRAWLED across two sun beds, I drop off to sleep with a racket in my hand. I haven’t even been playing tennis.
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Feeling at home in Malta
MALTA is like being in the UK but with the heat turned up. No wonder hundreds of Brits visit each year.
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Burn on the beach: Why North Devon is perfect for a week of exercise and diet
I CAN’T run up there, I squeaked. No one mentioned anything about having to sprint up a vertical sand dune.
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Nibbling in Bologna, a city of bite-sized delights
PULL up a stool, dangle your legs and get stuck into the bar snacks. But first a drink...anywhere around the god Neptune.
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UK fights for the world’s oldest surviving bible
BRITISH historians face a race against time to raise £9million to buy the oldest surviving Bible in the Western world.
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