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7. Get back to basics in St Helena

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Keen to really get away from it all? Head to St Helena, the world's most remote island. Luckily, getting there is now significantly easier. This year saw the launch of the first flights to St Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean which is 4,000 kilometers east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 kilometers west of the African continent. In the past, anyone hoping to visit the island would have had to spend several weeks on the cargo ship which delivered the island's post. The (admittedly few) travellers who visit St Helena are drawn by the wildlife and the spectacular, volcanic landscape. It's also got a fascinating history - Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island in 1815, and he died there in 1821.
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8. Go star-spotting in Chile

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Top Chile attractions include the Torres Del Paine National Park, vibrant Santiago and the coastal haven of Valparaíso, but in recent years it's become one of the world's top stargazing destinations. Our favorite spot is the Atacama Desert, which is also one of the world's darkest places, thanks to the lack of light pollution. There are a number of hotels (the Elqui Domos which has telescopes in every bedroom) and more observatories are opening to the public, too. One of the most famous is the Alma observatory, which recently guided tours.
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9. Learn how to be a cowboy (or girl) in Texas

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This next adventure is another one brought to you courtesy of a new flight route - in this case, Norwegian's UK-to-Austin route, which launches in early 2018. We love Austin for its sheer quirkiness (its logo is Keep Austin Weird, after all) but it's the wide open spaces of Texas which are putting the Lone Star State on the map. Whether you dream of learning how to work a lasoe, or simply want to saddle up for a horseback exploration of this beautiful part of America, there are a wide range of ranches to choose from. Top picks include the Flying L Guest Ranch & Villas, which is ideal for families (amenities include a water park, tennis court and golf course) while wannabe Lone Rangers looking for something for authentic will love the Silver Spur Guest Ranch, where you can channel your inner cowboy with long-distance horseback rides or sign up for hayrides, campfires dinners and fossil digs.
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10. Swim with whale sharks in the Seychelles

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New flights are certainly helping opening up the world in 2018, and it's a great year for adventurers. If you thought dolphin watching sounded rather tame, why not consider swimming with whale sharks? A number of tour operators offer this unique activity, although if you prefer something land-based, you're also in luck. Top of the list would be an exhaustion-inducing hike through the UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai on Praslin, a glass-bottomed boat tour and a paragliding excursion.
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Sonoma? I recommend the vineyards of Ningxia, Taiyuan and Honghe in Yunnan. Exotic, sure but great wines unknown in China.

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seneca Post time: 2018-5-5 17:59
Sonoma? I recommend the vineyards of Ningxia, Taiyuan and Honghe in Yunnan. Exotic, sure but great w ...

Serious? U r not talking about the grapes of Turpan or anywhere else in Xinjiang, huh? The sweetest grapes grow there, little well-known wine is produced tho. Why? I have no idea.            
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Perfumecity Post time: 2018-5-10 13:10
Serious? U r not talking about the grapes of Turpan or anywhere else in Xinjiang, huh? The sweetes ...

Sorry, that was a slip of my mind. Yes, Turpan grows good grapes and some of them are turned into a decent enough red wine. Turpan is worth a visit for many reasons.

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