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Deals, Pole to Pole   22 Jul, 2014, 10:27
Five incredible destinations you can visit on a UK cruise holiday  
Lucy Barker

Cruises from the UK are no longer just short trips around the British Islands or over to nearby Europe. Lucy Barker finds that they’re increasingly going long haul.

Editorials   16 Jul, 2014, 15:33
How cellphones are ruining the travel experience  
Debra Rughoo

Has ubiquitous connectivity enhanced your travel time? Debra Rughoo says definitely not, it’s destroyed spontaneity and spoiled her chances of getting pleasantly lost.

Africa, Middle East   15 Jul, 2014, 15:59
Somali refugees bring geopolitics to a dusty road in Yemen  
Tom Allen

Tom Allen escapes his military escort in Yemen’s southern deserts but soon meets a group of refugees, fresh from a boat from Somalia. And when they ask for his help he has little to offer.

Central Asia   9 Jul, 2014, 18:05
Why middle-class China prefers products from the West  
Kelsey Cole

Kelsey Cole is an expat working in the Chinese automotive industry. So he has some interesting observations on quality control. All Chinese products are far from alike.

Europe   7 Jul, 2014, 13:54
Always time for a drink in part of Montenegro  
David Jenkins

There is a village in Montenegro that will always harbour a trace of Melbourne. Though the food is questionable the home-made alcohol does much to ease the pain.

Deals, Europe   4 Jul, 2014, 12:08
Italy’s strangest festivals of food  
Lucy Barker

The good folk at Citalia have come up with an entertaining graphic drawing our attention to the weird and wonderful food festivals in Italy. Lucy Barker asks ‘where’s the Pasta Party?

Central Asia   3 Jul, 2014, 14:22
High-speed through Hunan – and a taste of China’s past  
Thomas Bird

A new high-speed train hurtles through one of China’s previously remote regions, Hunan, and links huge Chinese cities none of us have heard of. Thomas Bird clambers aboard to find any bits of history not yet built over.

Editorials   3 Jul, 2014, 13:06
How to take brilliant travel photographs with your phone  
David Fairman

Award-winning photographer David Fairman has written a book that helps everyone achieve better digital photos. Here he tells you the simple tricks to get memorable images from your humble mobile phone.

Europe   30 Jun, 2014, 12:22
Saddle up your tent for Yorkshire’s Tour de France  
Hollie Mantle

Bradley Wiggins has drawn the Tour de France to deepest Yorkshire. But if you want to see the start the local hotels are all full. Hollie Mantle has put together an interactive map to help spectators find the nearest campsites.

Central Asia   28 Jun, 2014, 17:55
The unexpected pleasures of hiking in Kyrgystan  
David Jenkins

David Jenkins is having a jolly hike up a Kyrgyz mountain but then it rains. And that turns to hail. And the porter falls in a river. With all his dry clothes.

Africa, Middle East   28 Jun, 2014, 15:47
Cycling through Yemen’s kidnap-happy badlands  
Tom Allen

Tom Allen is woefully unprepared for his cycle ride out of Aden, passing as it does some of the world’s most dangerous insurgent areas. So when the army comes to his help it seems natural to accept a lift.

Europe   28 Jun, 2014, 11:01
Arsenic, celebs and tax evasion in a small Italian town  
Elizabeth Cinello

In June the citizens of Rome escape to Italy’s countryside. Elizabeth Cinello joins them in the provincial town of Viterbo and finds herself in the middle of a feast of festivals.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   27 Jun, 2014, 10:57
So you think you’re a travel expert? Let’s see..  
Sarah Gerrard

If you think you know your way around the world, Sarah Gerrard begs to differ. Take her lightning quiz to see how well travelled you actually are.

Central Asia   27 Jun, 2014, 10:25
Hidden golfing pleasures in tropical Sri Lanka  
Nazir Keshvani

Nazir Keshvani says Sri Lanka knows how to look after its golfers. Each course has a contingent of caddies and even dedicated ball finders.

Middle East   27 Jun, 2014, 08:56
Ignore the hype: Dubai is dull  
Anthony Toole

Thanks to good air links and little or no taxation, Dubai is something of a tour operator’s darling. Anthony Toole, however, is resolutely unimpressed.

Asia Pacific, Deals   26 Jun, 2014, 20:32
The top off-road trips through New Zealand  
Jessica Kroeger

There’s no better way to explore New Zealand’s rugged landscape than in a good 4WD. In fact there’s no other way at all, as rental saloon cars aren’t covered off-road. Jessica Kroeger tells you where and how to getabout downunder.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   24 Jun, 2014, 19:26
A beer drinker’s guide to cheapskate travel  
David Adelman

Drink beer on holiday but unsure of how that will hit your travel costs? Don’t worry. David Adelman has the ultimate infographic guide. There are no stats about taste or quality but, on vacation, sometimes only price matters.

Central Asia   19 Jun, 2014, 17:58
The daily negotiations of expat life in China  
Kelsey Cole

It’s the little things that wear Kelsey Cole down as he tries to sort out a corporate takeover gone wrong. In mainland China dealing with hotels and drivers is an endless battle.

Africa   17 Jun, 2014, 15:33
A reflective night out in Egypt’s endless desert  
Tom Allen

Round-the-world cyclist Tom Allen finds shelter for the night in a lonely outpost just north of Cairo. With time on his hands he reflects on his life on the road.

Asia Pacific   17 Jun, 2014, 15:01
Bangkok’s raunchy sex shows prove an expensive fail  
Sylwia Lukaszewicz

Thailand’s infamous sex industry finds a very dissatisfied customer in Sylwia Lukaszewicz. At a ping pong show she finds the pole more animated than the dancer – and the size of the bill is a certain shock.

Africa, Asia Pacific   14 Jun, 2014, 21:48
Dead monkeys in bins: Mauritius in the dock  
Michelle Thew

Mauritius is the poster child of the holiday industry. But Michelle Thew points out that this Indian Ocean paradise is also at the heart of the research monkey trade.

Central Asia   14 Jun, 2014, 17:25
A day in the saddle in the mountains of Kyrgystan  
David Jenkins

The romance of the Silk Road might survive Bishkek but it doesn’t reach out to the small town of Kochkor. Things get worse when David Jenkins signs up to experience life as a Kyrgyz herder.

Deals, Editorials   12 Jun, 2014, 11:36
5 apps to get you through your travels  
Paul Woollacombe

Don’t let travel time get boring. Paul Woollacombe says that newly-developed games and apps mean travel with your smartphone can educate, entertain and inform.

Europe   12 Jun, 2014, 08:39
A night beside Yorkshire’s Lake Semerwater  
Anna Greenwood

There are only two natural lakes in Britain’s Yorkshire Dales National Park. Anna Greenwood parks up her campervan, releases a cat, and settles in to watch the changing view.

Africa   12 Jun, 2014, 07:37
Zimbabwe, land of happiness – and hurt  
Kelly West

Kelly West was born in Zimbabwe but moved, at 16, to Australia. A return to her homeland proves a joyous – but also troubling – experience.

Deals, Pole to Pole   11 Jun, 2014, 13:23
How to crack your destination wedding planning  
Ava Watkins

Getting married involves a lot of planning – and so does choosing a honeymoon. Ava Watkins says you can simplify matters by combining both: get married abroad.

Central Asia   10 Jun, 2014, 13:48
A complex, budget-friendly tour of all India  
Alex Fournell

Alexandra Fournell’s plans to visit India are endlessly complicated by her friends’ travel wishlists. This means she ends up visiting almost every part of the country on a 360-degree tour.

Asia Pacific   10 Jun, 2014, 13:36
Brain goes missing in a journey through the Philippines  
Tom Coote

There’s a certain vagueness in Tom Coote’s memories of travelling across Luzon. He meets some kindly locals and their constant attention turns his mind to mush.

Central Asia   9 Jun, 2014, 18:39
Carpet-bagged by a wily Delhi textile salesman  
Jason Smart

Jason Smart has, up to now, brushed off carpet salesmen across Africa and the Middle East. But his first line of defense is indifference while his wife, fresh from India’s Taj Mahal, is anything but.

Central Asia   9 Jun, 2014, 14:50
No road rules at all in present-day China  
Kelsey Cole

China’s rapid urbanisation has launched a whole generation of first-time drivers. Kelsey Cole reflects on a culture where the well-being of others is hardly a priority.

Africa   7 Jun, 2014, 11:14
Even your trousers get stolen on the Rue Pompidou  
David Jenkins

Dakar is Senegal’s capital and a very scary place. When David Jenkins’ trousers are torn from his legs he realises that, until then, he hasn’t really understood what it meant to be ‘ripped off’.

Americas   6 Jun, 2014, 11:39
A grave moment for the Sundance Kid  
Alistair McGuinness

Alistair McGuinness takes a memorable journey across the desert to the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s famous salt flats. But first he’s shown Butch Cassidy’s grave and a somewhat bizarre musuem.

Asia Pacific   5 Jun, 2014, 13:19
Pedalling in to the Solomon Islands  
Jason Lewis

Not many visitors make it to the Pacific island of Malaita, especially when it’s practically a war zone. So when Jason Lewis turns up in a glorified pedalo he causes quite a stir.

Deals, Europe   4 Jun, 2014, 13:59
A handy guide to northern France’s D-Day sights  
Claire Stokoe

70 years ago the D-Day Landings were the largest seaborne invasion of all time and turned the tide of WWII. Claire Stokoe has put together a handy infographic for travellers to France, saying what to see and where.

Europe   4 Jun, 2014, 12:57
One happy family’s campervan bliss  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders finds signs of progress in the latest mobile homes, and borrows an Autosleeper to tour the Home Counties with his family. He ends up in the Surrey town of Godalming, of all places.

Deals, Editorials   3 Jun, 2014, 14:33
Use your credit rating to score a holiday bargain  
Paul Woollacombe

Searching for deals and checking your credit rating – Paul Woollacombe has 4 travel tips to avoid blowing your holiday budget.

Europe   3 Jun, 2014, 09:44
Small beginnings in Slovenia’s tiny capital, Ljubljana  
Kelly West

One of the splintered remains of the former Yugoslavia is the little country of Slovenia. Kelly West finds the capital a very rewarding, strollable city.

Middle East   2 Jun, 2014, 16:39
A stamp collector’s guide to Yemen’s ancient capital  
Robin Ratchford

Seven-year-old Robin Ratchford was fascinated by a postage stamp from Yemen, in the heart of Arabia. Thirty years later he finally gets to visit Sana’a, the capital, but finds the country’s newest stamps hardly live up to the original.

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