Mount Lidgbird and Mount Gower, on  Lord Howe Island.

Howe's this for a real island escape

The challenge is to find a spot which is attractive enough to tour without being dominated by tourists. Close enough to make it achievable but far enough away to be a real break.

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At the wheel: Pilots in a British Airways 747 simulator.

How I flew a Boeing 747

When it's my turn I find it terrifying. I'm sure I'll crash the plane immediately.

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Where to go this month