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IN AN INCREASINGLY BUSY world, going for a surf is a chance to get back to nature, test yourself against the ocean, have fun and get some exercise. And these days learning to surf doesn’t have to be the fearful, difficult proposition it once was. Forgiving foam surfboards and qualified surf instructors mean standing up and riding a wave in your first session is very likely — and then you’re hooked. Byron Bay, Australia Photo: bareru This onetime sleepy dairy town turned hippie-surfer-stockbroker enclave is quite possibly the best place in the country, maybe the world, to learn to surf. There’s...

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Beaches, Destinations 2016, Most Beautiful, Top 5 -

1. Ras Nungwi Beach,  Zanzibar, Tanzania www.thetanzaniaspecialists.ne Isn't Mt Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa in Tanzania? Yes it is, and so are some of the most beautiful beaches. the Zanzibar archipelago is a cluster of islands off the coast of Tanzania that happen to sit in the perfection of the Azul coloured Indian Ocean.  2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia tripadvisor.com Whitehaven is a bucket list beach for everyone. It was awarded Queensland's Cleanest Beach in Keep Australia Beautiful's 2008 Clean Beach Challenge State Awards and in July 2010, it was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on...

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