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pounds 5

you can attend a talk on climatic change since the Ice Age and how people and animals have adapted. The venue is the Royal Geographical Society, London, on Thursday 15 January at 7pm. It's the first of six bi-monthly meetings for both the general public and specialists. Call Earthwatch on 01865 311 600.

pounds 78

per person, you can take a one-week holiday on a narrow boat adapted for the disabled. The Myfanwy Swan, operating on the Coventry Canal in Staffordshire, has features such as foldaway beds for wheelchair passage, ample grab rails, spacious shower and toilet and an hydraulic ramp at the bow. The price is based on a group of six, with an experienced skipper available by arrangement for a further pounds 150 per week. Call Hoseasons on 01502 50 10 10.

pounds 139

you can go skiing for the day in Chamonix, France. Early morning flights leave Gatwick on 2 February and Manchester on 13 March, allowing up to six hours on the slopes before returning the same day. Transfers and ski carriage is included but additional costs such as lift passes, insurance and equipment hire are not. Call Airtours on 01706 240 077.

pounds 239

per person, you can whisk your loved-one off his or her feet with a special one-night Valentine's Day trip to France. Fly from London Biggin Hill to Le Touquet where a red rose and champagne reception awaits you at the Park Plaza Grand Hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous five-course evening meal with wine at Flavio's Restaurant before retiring for the night - if you so wish. Call Shelly Harris at Love Air on 01279 680 144.

pounds 495

you can see Morocco on a 15-day Imperial Cities and Desert tour. Starting in Marrakesh you will visit Rabat, Meknes and Fes, before continuing south across the Middle Atlas to the great sand sea of Merzouga. Explore the dunes by 4WD, before heading off to the dramatic Todra Gorge. Tours depart twice a month and include flights, 14 nights B&B in local hotels, land transport and a group leader. Call Explore Worldwide on 01252 319 448.

97

per person, you can ease into the New Year with a relaxing five-night sunshine break on the paradise island of Bali. Accommodation is room only at the Dewata Beach Hotel, which is set amidst lush tropical gardens in the quiet resort of Banjarberawa. The price includes return flights from either Heathrow or Manchester, as well as all transfers and airport taxes. For further details call Oriental Magic Holidays on 0990 421 888.

pounds 688

you can go on a 12-day independent Grand Motoring Tour of Scandinavia. The tour includes visits to Copenhagen and Hamlet's Elsinore in Denmark, the Gota Canal and Lake Silijan in Sweden as well as the Olympic resort of Lillehammer. The tour is available from May to September and includes return flights, half-board accommodation, car hire and full route notes and maps. Call Scandinavian Travel Service on 0171 559 6666.

pounds 1295

you can watch England play the West Indies at the fourth Test Match in Barbados from 14-16 March and soak up the sun on the beach. This special offer includes return flights, tickets, transfers, commemorative polo shirt, a celebrity-hosted cocktail party and 14 nights at the the Sandridge, a beach front hotel in Speightstown. For further information call International Travel Connections on 01244 355 400.

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