MS Volendam.

Motherships, ahoy

Being a ship's godmother seems to be another sparkling facet of a celebrity's life these days.

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Whale watchers in Azores Islands, Portugal.

Beacon in the Atlantic

Paul Sheehan returns to the Azores, the isolated archipelago that has sheltered adventurers for centuries.

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Captain's Choice Jet

My plane, my way

Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.

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Praia Dona Ana, Algarvian coastline near Lagos, Portugal.

Quietly does it

Free of tourists, Lagos reveals its traditional charm, writes Steve McKenna.

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