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Africa   21 Aug, 2016, 09:57
In North Kafue National Park the wildlife comes to your deck  
Lesley Pritt

When Lesley Pritt books herself a safari in Zambia she expects to have to head off on game drives for the wildlife experience. But the animals here prefer to visit.

Deals, Editorials   19 Aug, 2016, 13:56
Have sunglasses, will travel  
Lucy Barker

Summer’s here and it’s time for new shades. Lucy Barker has the definitive guide to the hottest fashions for 2016.

Central Asia, Europe   18 Aug, 2016, 18:36
Pamukkale, Turkey: odd and definitely dazzling  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson finds his first sight of Pamukkale, Turkey’s famous postcard highlight, something of a disappointment. But he gives it time and finds plenty to appreciate,

Deals, Editorials   1 Aug, 2016, 00:01
A brief history of men’s swimwear: prison stripes to board shorts  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s the time of year to make a statement about menswear on the beach. A century of change has transformed the fashions for recreational swimming.

Europe   31 Jul, 2016, 17:52
Hunting bears in Transylvania  
Matt Norcini

In a gloomy part of rural Romania, Matt Norcini heads out on a decidedly risky search for wild bears. With a number of bears sighted the long walk back to safety must have been something of a trial.

Americas   31 Jul, 2016, 15:01
A foodie tour of Antigua and Barbuda  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod sees the sunny side of Antigua as he takes a foodie tour of some of its best restaurants and hotels. Oh well, some call it work.

Americas, Deals   28 Jul, 2016, 22:00
A tale of travelling the west coast USA  
Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker says the best part of the United States is its western coast, as she travels around the states of California and Nevada.

Europe   28 Jul, 2016, 21:01
Sounds, tastes and sights in Portugal’s southern Algarve  
Lindsay Salt

There’s plenty to like about Europe’s forgotten colonial power. Lindsay Salt revels in the whitewashed walls of Portugal’s rural landscapes.

Europe   28 Jul, 2016, 12:39
Luxury in the Loire: what to see and do  
John McGill

John McGill finds his tastebuds tantalised as he cruises past the elegant chateaux of the Loire valley, as he travels through possibly the most sophisticated part of rural France.

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.

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