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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.

Deals, Europe   25 Apr, 2016, 13:14
The best entertainment spots to hit in Barcelona  
Paul Woollacombe

At the heart of Catalonia, the city of Barcelona has a huge amount to offer visitors. Paul Wollacombe is your guide to what to see and do.

Americas   19 Apr, 2016, 16:39
A beginner’s experience of life in Cuba  
Manya Chylinski

As the Caribbean’s most populous Hispanic island finally opens links with America, Manya Chylinski is amongst the first go on a cultural exchange. The island and its people, she says, are truly captivating.

Deals, Europe   15 Apr, 2016, 13:45
Europe’s most popular destinations for 2016’s summer  
Lucy Barker

Now is the time to think about your summer travel plans. Lucy Barker predicts the destinations she thinks are the hottest choices for the upcoming year.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   15 Apr, 2016, 13:21
Land-locked Laos – with three ‘L’s at the end  
Brian Fisher

Brian W Fisher takes a tour of Southeast Asia’s most reclusive country, tiny landlocked Laos. Distressingly he observes, in the end, it’s a ‘Land of Linear Litter’.

Africa   9 Apr, 2016, 10:56
How to structure a safari, as adventure or honeymoon  
Charles Goodwin

A safari is not just for specialists. Charles Goodwin says they’re an appropriate celebration of any occasion, and can operate on a range of budgets. He shares some tips about planning the perfect African journey.

Asia Pacific   6 Apr, 2016, 09:15
Too much to do on a Singapore stopover  
Rosie Milne

Should you be using Changi Airport as a far-eastern hub, Singapore resident Rosie Milne suggests you break your journey for a while. There is plenty to see and do.

Deals, Europe   4 Apr, 2016, 16:40
At last. A booking service for the UK’s character accommodation.  
Lucy Barker

The big aggregators are all very well for the major hotels chains. But the smaller, independent b&b’s, hostels and boutique hotels that discerning travellers require tend to get swamped as ‘Specialty Lodgings’. These are the sort of places handled by Eviivo: Lucy Barker introduces their latest infographic tracking travel trends.

Asia Pacific   4 Apr, 2016, 14:14
In Beijing it takes two traditional doctors for one night’s sleep  
Dustin Grinnell

When Dustin Grinnell spends three nights in China’s capital he finds it strangely hard to sleep. Two traditional Chinese doctors go to great lengths to solve his insomnia but in the end he decides he just doesn’t care.

Deals, Europe   1 Apr, 2016, 11:04
The Best Man’s essential guide to Stag Do planning abroad  
Paul Woollacombe

Perhaps the most important part of the wedding is the Stag Do, and planning it is up to the Best Man. Paul Woollacombe has some words of advice.

Asia Pacific   31 Mar, 2016, 12:09
A cycling tour of Bangkok’s smiling slums  
Christian Cummins

Thailand’s capital has a huge range of public transport, with boats and ferries on the rivers and canals, tuk-tuks, scooters and taxis as well as buses and trains. Christian Cummins, however, takes an alternative approach: he pedals a bicycle on an inner-city tour.

Americas   31 Mar, 2016, 11:49
The forgotten heritage of Boston’s ‘Braves Field’  
Daniel Metraux

Baseball is a strangely American obsession, a game whose appeal doesn’t stretch far offshore. But as an US citizen Daniel A. Métraux is entitled to be interested in the strangely under-recognised centenary of Braves Field Stadium, home to the oldest professional team.

Deals, Europe   30 Mar, 2016, 10:08
Things you should pack to get the most of Amsterdam  
Lucy Barker

The capital of the Netherlands, or Holland as it’s sometimes called, is one of Europe’s greatest cities. Lucy Barker has some tips for making the most of your experience.

Asia Pacific   29 Mar, 2016, 15:28
How to avoid the crowds and still climb Mount Fuji  
Jacob Laukaitis

It’s easy, according to Jacob Laukaitis, to climb Japan’s iconic volcano. Just wait for closed season when there’s no-one on the mountain to tell you to get off.

Europe   23 Mar, 2016, 15:40
Prague: three cultures, at least, meet in one city  
Paula Naoufal

When Lebanese Paula Naoufal signs up for a study programme in Prague she’s slightly intimidated to find all the other students are American. But as it turns out it really doesn’t matter.

Americas, Deals   22 Mar, 2016, 12:24
Planning a road trip to America, and what you need to take  
Paul Woollacombe

The USA is the ultimate destination for a self-drive road trip. Paul Woollacombe has some advice for anyone planning to take to the interstate highways.

Europe   21 Mar, 2016, 16:16
At home with the ‘Compleat Angler’ and several stuffed fish  
Richard Lakin

In 1653 Izaak Walton published ‘The Compleat Angler’ – which is still in print today. But he learned to fish near Stafford and that’s also where he retired. Richard Lakin takes a look around his house.

Deals, Pole to Pole   21 Mar, 2016, 11:52
Sea, sun and plastic surgery: Cosmetic Surgery holiday hotspots  
Lucy Barker

Gone are the days when it was enough to come back from holiday with only a tan. Lucy Barker reports on the growing trend for grabbing some plastic surgery abroad.

Americas   19 Mar, 2016, 21:32
There’s nowhere quite like the Galapagos Islands  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the animals of the Galapagos Islands strangely friendly. Perhaps Charles Darwin had it easy as he cruised the outskirts of the known world.

Asia Pacific   19 Mar, 2016, 20:49
Six islands, two days: Japan by bicycle  
Jacob Laukaitis

Jacob Laukatis takes an unusually outward-looking tour around Japan on a very basic rented bike. Take a pillion seat on a ride along the the Shimanami Kaido route that includes several different bridges and at least one meal.

Americas, Deals   18 Mar, 2016, 13:13
A U.S. Road Trip through California’s Wine Country  
Andrew Segal

America’s greatest winelands line the valleys leading down to the USA’s Pacific coast. Andrew Segal is your guide to the ultimate US road trip.

Africa   10 Mar, 2016, 16:54
A truck to the rescue when bogged in Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

The main road through Zaire nearly proves much for the overlanding duo of Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen. Then a truck arrives. The driver finds problems aplenty – but solves them all.

Middle East   10 Mar, 2016, 14:15
What France did in Syria between World Wars  
Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr’s latest history book gallops through the tortuous history of the Middle East. This section explores how France sculpted borders onto Syria and Lebanon in the gap between World Wars.

Europe   9 Mar, 2016, 15:39
Fire, ice, northern lights and trolls: all aboard for Iceland  
Janet Myers

Janet Myers has an unforgettable tour of Iceland, discovering on her way the unexpected beauty of the world’s most unusual northern outpost.

Pole to Pole   9 Mar, 2016, 14:50
Signing up for a life at sea  
Martin Oliver

If you’d ever had the romantic dream of running away to sea, Martin Oliver has a first-hand guide to what it’s like when you sign up to work in the merchant navy.

Deals, Europe   7 Mar, 2016, 15:13
European battlefield tours to get your kids interested in history  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s nothing like a foreign adventure to spark the imagination of young children. Paul Woollacombe says there’s nothing like a battlefield tour to bring history to life.

Central Asia   4 Mar, 2016, 17:49
Getting to know Colombo, Sri Lanka’s chaotic capital  
John Gimlette

A new travel book by John Gimlette is always quite an event. Despite being possibly the best of Britain’s travel writers he still has to keep his day job (shame) so only writes when he can. His new title describes his travels through Sri Lanka.

Americas, Deals   29 Feb, 2016, 18:04
Where to go for the best waterparks in America  
Lucy Barker

Anyone travelling with children in the USA this summer will want to know where the best waterparks are to be found. Let Lucy Barker be your guide to the best.

Americas   29 Feb, 2016, 17:49
Playing gauchos in an estancia in rural Uruguay  
James Sinclair

In rural Uruguay James Sinclair discovers his inner cowboy, saddling up for horseback trails and cattle mustering. And all without the hype and bluster you’d find in the dude ranches of northern America.

Central Asia, Europe   29 Feb, 2016, 17:16
To hitch from Turkey to Armenia you gotta go through Georgia  
Kris Mole

A long and bloody history means getting from Turkey to Armenia is never very easy. Kris Mole finds he has to go through Georgia, a trip that’s even harder as he insists on travelling for free. Little wonder that the firmest friend he makes along the way is a poverty-stricken dog.

Deals, Europe   26 Feb, 2016, 17:25
How to plan a European stag night  
Lucy Barker

While cash gets lavished on wedding receptions and honeymoons, the stag night is often strangely overlooked. That’s wrong, says Lucy Barker, who says this is perhaps the most important part of celebrating a marriage.

Americas   26 Feb, 2016, 16:01
Slow train to nowhere in Argentine Patagonia  
David Marsh

David Marsh boards the world’s most southerly train as he heads deep into Argentina. But in a day of travel progress is slow.

Central Asia   26 Feb, 2016, 15:02
A video journey through China’s remote Yunnan province  
David Abram

Anyone who thinks China is modern and dull should check out the Songtsam region in the Chinese Himalayas. David Abram comes back with this captivating video.

Americas   22 Feb, 2016, 09:25
A large watermelon in New Mexico’s desert wastes  
Wim Hordijk

There’s a surprise in sight near Albuquerque. Wim Hordijk takes a hike up a mountain named, somewhat surprisingly, after a soft juicy fruit.

Deals, Europe   17 Feb, 2016, 18:30
Saddle up for four days at the races: Cheltenham 2015  
Paul Woollacombe

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the horse racing year, bringing the UK’s best jumpers and hurdlers to a leafy part of Gloucestershire. Paul Woollacombe has the inside scoop.

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