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What is it like to live in a place known for its sights… and crowds? Residents of 2014’s most visited cities spill how they find solitude – and why they love living there anyway.
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The newest spot to swim with whales

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For the first time in Australia, a new whale-swimming experience offers the chance to swim with the southern humpback whales that migrate north from Antarctica each winter.
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Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring photos, from the stunning scenery of China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to a volcano in the Atlantic Ocean.


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The world’s must-visit islands

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With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.
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Words & Wanderlust

The bloom of cancer

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Riddled with cancer and close to death, Amy Gigi Alexander wrote a bucket list that would take her around the world – and save her life in the process.
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Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country

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The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.


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