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A road trip toward holiday nirvana

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Kate Armstrong takes on one of the world’s most iconic road trips, reliving memories of coconut oil aromas and honouring the soldiers for whom the route was built.
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Walking the ocean floor in Borneo

With 22 million licensed divers in the world, the underwater tourism industry is big business. But you don’t have to be a diver – or even a swimmer – to get up close to marine life.
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Our favourite images of the week

From the majestic trails of a Swiss railway to a surreal volcanic wasteland in Indonesia, we bring you some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.


On this Turkish trail, kindness is the compass

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Walking an ancient 330km route alone seems solitary. Except for friendships struck with farmers – and for the ghosts of Ottoman sultans and Roman soldiers who trod the trail before.
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Street art selfies in Paris

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In an amazing juxtaposition of old and new, French street artist JR has taken over Le Pantheon, covering its ceiling, floor and cupola in a sea of black-and-white portraits.
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Switzerland’s valley of butterflies

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The rugged, ancient landscape of Canton Valais is home to a variety of exquisite, endangered butterflies that draws lepidopterists from around the world.
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In San Juan, murals replace museums


Croatia's most beloved festival

Each June, music and dance takes over the town


Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

A mountainous region opens to foreigners


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Stunning images from around the globe


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