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    Taiwan: ROC on to holiday adventure

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 20/06/2019

    » This fiercely independent island nation is brimming with everything that makes a memorable and soul-refreshing holiday adventure.

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    Grand Canyon, USA: America’s great Southwestern cleavage

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 30/05/2019

    » One of the crown jewels of the U.S. parks system and an internationally renowned icon of the American Southwest, <b>Grand Canyon National Park</b> was established in 1919 to showcase and preserve the gargantuan desert chasm whose age is estimated at around two million years. The visually stunning landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site slices 445 kilometres through the Arizona desert, plunging 1.5 km at its deepest and varying in width from one-half to 30 km. The strikingly stratified walls of its three main gorges display a geological record that spans the four main eras of Earth's evolutionary history, from the <i>Precambrian</i> to the <I>Cainozoic</I>.

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    Hawaii: America's "Aloha" state

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 10/02/2019

    » Powdered-sugar beaches, lush forests and flame-spewing volcanoes--the 50th U.S. state is an adventure-packed holiday destination.

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    Santa Park Arctic World Rovaniemi, Finland

    Holiday Time, Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 07/12/2018

    » There is a place in the far northern Scandinavian hinterlands where elves impart there secrets to wide-eyed youngsters, a princess reigns over her crystalline abode and anyone who believes in the yuletide season’s magic can meet the CEO of Christmas himself!

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    Hawaii: The US "Aloha" state

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 26/02/2018

    » Of the hundreds of islands that make up the Hawaiian Archipelago, eight main islands--Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Kaho'olawe, Maui and Hawai'i (the "Big Island") -- comprise what’s known the world over as Hawaii. But despite its status as the 50th US state, there is more than 4,000 kilometres of Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and its closest neighbour, California.

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    DUBAI, UAE: Desert oasis of holiday fun and adventure

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 15/11/2017

    » The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ultra-modern capital, Dubai's most well-known landmark and international icon of the modern age - the <b>Burj Khalifa</b> (Khalifa Tower) soars 830 metres into the sky, making ithe world's tallest building freestanding structure. Visitors can check out the world's highest observation deck, which at 452 metres offers dizzying views of the city and surrounding desert beyond from nearly a half-kilometre up!

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    Desert oasis of holiday fun and adventure

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 08/09/2017

    » The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ultra-modern capital, Dubai's most well-known landmark and international icon of the modern age – the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) soars 830 metres into the sky, making ithe world's tallest building freestanding structure. Visitors can check out the world's highest observation deck, which at 452 metres offers dizzying views of the city and surrounding desert beyond from nearly a half-kilometre up!

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    Grand Canyon, USA: Holidays just don't get any deeper

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 14/07/2017

    » One of the crown jewels of the U.S. parks system and an internationally renowned icon of the American Southwest, <a href="https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm">Grand Canyon National Park</a> was established in 1919 to showcase and preserve the gargantuan desert chasm whose age is estimated at around two million years. The visually stunning landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site slices 445 kilometres through the Arizona desert, plunging 1.5 km at its deepest and <a href="https://www.google.co.th/maps/@36.5094284,-112.5385201,3a,75y,253.94h,80.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipPFiU0qhg53mHv4JF1C2ScRiLkYk12zdLczffKC!3e27!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPFiU0qhg53mHv4JF1C2ScRiLkYk12zdLczffKC%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya232.49998-ro-0-fo100!7i7168!8i3584">varying in width from one-half to 30 km</a>. The <a href="https://www.google.co.th/maps/@36.8167463,-111.6524053,371a,35y,295.55h,44.95t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en%22">strikingly stratified walls</a> of its three main gorges display a geological record that spans the four main eras of Earth's evolutionary history, from the Precambrian to the Cainozoic.

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    Magical Banff: Canada’s postcard-perfect eco-destination

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Located in Canada’s Alberta province, the picturesque resort town of Banff is nestled within the scenic <a href="www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff">Banff National Park</a>, which includes the far northern Rocky Mountain peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. The 6,500-kilometre reserve comprises lush parkland, shadow-shrouded canyons, glistening lakes, and is home to an abundance of forest wildlife such as the majestic elk and grizzly bears.

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    Debut the year with the world on your plate at Sofitel So Bangkok

    Holiday Time, Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 25/12/2015

    » As the first sun rays of 2016 tease open weighty eyelids, and scattered recollections of wee-hour revelry dance across the mind's eye, a voice from within growls an urgent reminder that you haven't eaten since last year!

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