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Editorials, Pole to Pole   25 Jul, 2016, 22:22
Some tips on how to write an outstanding Travel Essay  
Lucy Barker

There’s still a space for paid work as travel writers. Let Lucy Barker be your guide.

Middle East   24 Jul, 2016, 19:45
There are no straight lines in Cairo  
Ignacio M Delgado

When Ignacio M Delgado flies into Egypt’s capital, he makes plans with his map. But the city confounds his itinerary and leads him, surprisingly, to Al-Muizz Street.

Deals, Europe   15 Jul, 2016, 09:44
Experience the festivities in Glasgow on your next visit  
Paul Woollacombe

Scotland’s greatest city – and recently Capital of Culture – has plenty to offer visitors this summer. Paul Woollacombe rounds up your options.

Americas   12 Jul, 2016, 14:32
An ever-more-crowded busride in Argentina’s backlands  
David Marsh

Travelling through Argentina’s precipitous Andes leads David Marsh to contemplate mortality. At its fullest it was packed with 80 passengers so at least if this bus left the road he’d have plenty of company.

Africa   8 Jul, 2016, 19:48
Weaving hope and a future into African lives  
Karen Beattie

The safari operators in Zambia aren’t all about luxury vacations for wealthy clients, or even about conservation for endangered wildlife. They also put a lot back into local communities. Karen Beattie tells about a South Luangwa project.

Deals, Europe   8 Jul, 2016, 14:57
Essentials for a stag weekend in Eastern Europe  
Lucy Barker

If you’ve been asked to be Best Man, it’s time to start planning a stag weekend. If you want to keep costs down – and adventures up – then Lucy Barker says Eastern Europe is the place to go.

Americas   8 Jul, 2016, 14:40
La Guarjira, Colombia’s tropical badlands at South America’s tip  
Laura French

Laura French heads to the warmer tip of South America: the Guajira Peninsula on the top of Colombia. Amidst tropical beaches she finds, to her surprise, almost nothing.

Americas   8 Jul, 2016, 11:20
Japan’s first USA foothold: Wakamatsu tea and silk farm  
Daniel Metraux

Japan’s Boishin Wars of 1868 spilled a puddle of refugees into the North American hinterland. Daniel A. Métraux investigates a doomed resettlement project that struggled to bring oriental skills to Coloma, California.

Deals, Europe   7 Jul, 2016, 09:01
Half of British travellers don’t have a valid EHIC card  
Paul Woollacombe

For Brits travelling in Europe an EHIC card guarantees National Health cover even in European hospitals. But Paul Woollacombe says half Brits don’t have one and each year more than five million expire. Check yours before travel.

Central Asia   7 Jul, 2016, 08:41
An ascent to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan  
Sankar Chatterjee

A gentle hike through the Bhutanese Himalaya proves a rewarding challenge for Sankar Chatterjee as he makes a pilgrimage to the world’s most remote and enchanting Buddhist Monastery, Taktsang.

Europe   7 Jul, 2016, 07:56
Cruising to Europe then touring by train; low-stress travel  
Chris Edwards

When Chris Edwards takes on a tour of Europe she opts to avoid air travel. A cruise ship and trains (when not on strike) provide no-hassle travel for the 21st century.

Deals, Europe   4 Jul, 2016, 16:52
Essential advice before driving across Europe  
Paul Woollacombe

There are some precautions worth taking before setting out across Europe in your car. Paul Woollacombe points out a few of your options.

Asia Pacific   3 Jul, 2016, 11:26
The weird world of the Komodo dragon  
Bonnie Lynn

The world’s biggest lizard kills with the sheer filth of its spit. Luckily it’s only found on one island in Indonesia. Bonnie Lynn heads to Flores and finds realism and surrealism come together in the daily life of the Komodo Dragon.

Europe   29 Jun, 2016, 13:04
Cycling to Salzburg: a beginner’s bike-ride through Austria  
Paige O'Grady

When Paige O’Grady goes on holiday it’s usually to relax on a hot sandy beach. time, however, she flies into Austria and hops on a bicycle. But don’t they have big mountains there?

Americas   22 Jun, 2016, 13:41
Cigars, rum and ancient cars: a taste of vanishing Cuba  
John Tierney

Preserved by American sanctions, the streets of old Havana still have a tropical, ramshackle charm. John Tierney decides to visit before everything changes.

Deals, Middle East   22 Jun, 2016, 12:46
Vacation in Tel Aviv: meet the city of summer  
Paul Woollacombe

Israel is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Paul Woollacombe says that in holiday season it can be a great beach destination.

Americas, Pole to Pole   22 Jun, 2016, 12:24
When getting there’s not half the fun: Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Antarctica is a wonderful place, but crossing the Drake Passage is hell. Eric Whitehead reports on a less-than tranquil southern cruise.

Deals, Europe   17 Jun, 2016, 14:32
The Costa Del Sol is fantastic for families  
Lucy Barker

Bookings are up for Spain this year, as families factor in security to their travel plans. Lucy Barker says the Costa Del Sol is a clear front runner for summer sun.

Americas   12 Jun, 2016, 14:19
A not-so-wild night out in rural Argentina  
David Marsh

In northwest Argentina David Marsh goes to see a film projected against a nunnery wall. If he’d expected to watch something religious disappointment beckoned.

Editorials, Europe   10 Jun, 2016, 12:57
The differing costs of public order offences in Europe  
Laura Soper

Following the football? Better behave. Laura Sloper has a handy guide to the sort of fines you can expect for a range of civil misdemenours.

Deals, Pole to Pole   10 Jun, 2016, 10:13
Pre-loved timeshares make bargain holidays  
Paul Woollacombe

Timeshare properties are much cheaper when bought second-hand. Paul Woollacombe says that when renting or buying there are bargains to be had.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   10 Jun, 2016, 09:48
A male-friendly guide to Thailand’s top spas  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Spas are often seen as female domains, perhaps because the process is so dull. But Adam Jacot de Boinod says all that should change as he tries Thailand’s finest.

Europe, Pole to Pole   8 Jun, 2016, 12:44
Reflective moments sailing Arctic seas  
Roger D Taylor

Roger D Taylor rescues a rotting yacht, straps a municipal lamp-post in as mast then designs and sews a seven-sheet lateen rig sail on his kitchen table. As you do. Then he sails north, into Arctic waters.

Uncategorized   5 Jun, 2016, 22:29
A very scary bike-ride video through Himachal Pradesh  
Jack Barker

I’ve ridden bikes in India and usually the main problem is oncoming traffic. These go-pro motorcyclists take a mountain route a remote bit of the Indian Himalayas that even the trucks seem to have abandoned, and it still seems a pretty nerve-shredding experience.

Deals, Europe   3 Jun, 2016, 14:51
Travelling to London starter pack; everything you need.  
Lucy Barker

Whether visiting the UK’s capital city from abroad or heading up from the provinces, what to pack is always a question. Lucy Barker has the answer.

Europe   27 May, 2016, 07:11
Kefalonia, a special part of Greece  
Anna Votsi

The largest of the Greek Ionian Islands, Cephalonia is the perfect place for a summer holiday. Anna Votsi says there’s plenty to see and do.

Deals, Europe   26 May, 2016, 16:40
Travel to London & buy the perfect wedding dress  
Lucy Barker

The ideal outfit is an essential part of any wedding plan. Lucy Barker says that London’s the place to find leading designers and boutiques.

Africa   25 May, 2016, 14:09
Exploring the medina in Tangiers, Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

If you’d ever wondered what Sankar Chatterjee got up to on his daytrip into Africa from nearby Spain, fear not: he tells you here. Photos by Shelley Chatterjee.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   19 May, 2016, 11:36
5 adrenaline adventures for thrill-seeking travellers  
Andrea Proulx

Sometimes you have to shake yourself out of the daily routine. Andrea Proulx has tried many of the world’s greatest adventures and these were her best.

Central Asia   18 May, 2016, 18:29
Catching the cricket in Galle, Sri Lanka  
Christian Cummins

“It’s a good game, hey.” Christian Cummins finds that cricket has come to symbolize the pride and resilience of India’s southern off-shoot, the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Ceylon.

Americas   12 May, 2016, 14:06
Once-beautiful Salta moulders in Argentina’s northwest  
David Marsh

Ignored by the capital, the provincial town of Salta is rapidly turning into a rural backwater. David Marsh finds first impressions fail to thrill.

Americas   12 May, 2016, 14:02
Recession hits Salta, in Argentina’s northwest  
David Marsh

David Marsh finds little of the capital’s sophisticated glamour in a one-beautiful rural backwater near the border with Bolivia.

Editorials, Europe   8 May, 2016, 13:07
How to design and build your own Arctic yacht  
Roger D Taylor

When Roger D Taylor decides to explore the Baring Sea, he first needs a boat to cope with solo sailing, cold waters and light winds. He buys an ancient hull then designs and builds his own.

Middle East   3 May, 2016, 18:12
Egypt, where the tourists no longer dare talk  
Catherine Oughtibridge

Tough times for the tourist industry in Egypt. Catherine Oughtibridge ventures into the Valley of Kings and finds all is not well amongst the tombs of an ancient civilisation.

Deals, Europe   28 Apr, 2016, 14:14
Get geared up for this year’s European road trip  
Jack Barker

Thinking of driving into Europe this summer? On the continent new regulations continue to change on what to carry and how to drive. Jack Barker has some early warnings

Editorials, Pole to Pole   28 Apr, 2016, 11:03
A guide to the movements of world shipping  
travmag

Researchers from the University of London and data visualization company Kiln have come up with a detailed map of 2012’s cargo ship movements on a bathymetric map. Could watch this for hours.

Middle East   26 Apr, 2016, 11:50
Israel’s birth explained – in 450 words  
Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr”s new book, ‘A short history of the Middle East’ is admirably concise. His explanation of the creation of the state of Israel is a masterpiece of clarity.

Asia Pacific   25 Apr, 2016, 14:29
Are Thailand’s cockfighters cleaning up their act?  
Crystal Wilde

Love it or loathe it, cockfights take place in several southeast asian countries. Crystal Wilde brings a video insight into a largely hidden sport.

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