Travelmag Banner
Archives
Search
 Features

Latest Headlines

Americas, Deals   7 Dec, 2016, 15:33
The untapped haven of Lake Michigan  
Lucy Barker

Of all the Great Lakes in North America, Lake Michigan is one of the largest – and the only one to be completely within the USA. Lucy says it feels more like a sea than a lake, and is well worth a visit.

Editorials, Middle East   2 Dec, 2016, 17:38
In 700 words, the difference between Shi’ah and Sunni  
Kit Mayers

In the middle of Kit Mayers’ fascinating book about the 16th Century explorer Anthony Jenkinson is a tiny passage where he explains the difference between the grand divide in mainstream Islamic thought. Admirably concise and clear.

Asia Pacific   2 Dec, 2016, 17:09
Casting for a catch in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  
Patterson Riley

The limestone outcrops of Ha Long Bay are an iconic highlight of northern Vietnam. Patterson Riley explores by kayak and catches a few of samples of the local sealife.

Deals, Pole to Pole   1 Dec, 2016, 13:20
The best fireworks you can see for New year  
Paul Woollacombe

As the world’s great cities compete to out-do each other with New Year firework displays it’s hard to know which one to visit. Paul Woollacombe rounds up some of the most spectacular shows.

Asia Pacific   27 Nov, 2016, 16:42
An Aussie head-to-head: Melbourne vs. Sydney  
Andy Morrow

Australia’s two heavyweight southern cities enjoy a healthy rivalry. Sydney has its harbour but Melbourne has the edge for cafe culture. Andy Morrow says both are worth a visit.

Americas   23 Nov, 2016, 21:15
Gilakas’la (welcome) to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt sets off to explore Canada’s wild Pacific coast. Along the way she finds a strong culture, natural beauty – and plenty of rain. Photos and video by David Grimble.

Africa   21 Nov, 2016, 22:02
A blast from the bush and Zambia’s Luangwa Valley  
Emily Haynes

The rains are coming to the Luangwa Valley and one of Africa’s finest safari destination is strewn with camps packing up and getting out while they still can. So there’s something autumnal about Emily Haynes. latest report from the Zambian bush,

Central Asia   19 Nov, 2016, 12:01
A very lively AA meet in the heat of southern India  
Mat Ward

When Mat Ward decided to use alcoholics anonymous to help kick the habit, he decided to travel the world visiting the worldwide network of this self-help movement. In the province of Tamil Nadu he finds recovering drinkers energised and active.

Deals, Editorials   16 Nov, 2016, 12:47
12 travel hacks to make flying with your family fun and easy  
Lucy Barker

Travelling with your family needn’t be traumatic. Lucy Barker has a handy guide to surviving air journeys with young children.

Europe   16 Nov, 2016, 10:36
An ode to Helena, princess of Oslofjord.  
Pete Ford

Pete Ford finds himself very much at home in Norway, as he boards a historic fishing vessel to explore’s Oslo’s past and present.

Deals, Editorials   11 Nov, 2016, 10:44
Booking holiday parking online saves time and money  
Paul Woollacombe

Getting to any UK airport by public transport is invariably expensive, uncomfortable and stressful. Paul Woollacombe says the easiest way is to drive – and park.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   10 Nov, 2016, 17:38
A glimpse into Burma’s only synagogue  
Sankar Chatterjee

Myanmar might have problems accepting its Muslims, but it’s not widely known there are also Jews in Burma. Sankar Chatterjee explores Yangon’s (once Rangoon) only synagogue.

Europe   10 Nov, 2016, 16:15
Some strangely expressive phrases in British regional slang  
travmag

The team at Sykes Cottages illustrate nine of the earthy expressions littering the English language, culled from the far corners of the land where it is spoke.

Asia Pacific   8 Nov, 2016, 20:07
In search of Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars  
Hans Ebenman

When Hans Ebenman flies in to Hong Kong, he plans to tour the rooftop bars. But he’d reckoned without a typhoon that turned the Far East’s most sophisticated city into a ghost town. Happily things soon look up.

Central Asia, Europe   4 Nov, 2016, 18:55
A slacker’s train-ride from Georgia to Armenia  
Gabi Gimsom

With little spoken Russian but a native taste for local wines, Gabi Gimson travels from Tiblisi to Yerevan, taking in the sights, sounds – and plenty of experiences – along the way.

Asia Pacific   31 Oct, 2016, 12:58
Beginner on a motorbike in rural Vietnam  
Laura Knight

There are better places than Ho Chi Minh city to learn how to ride a scooter, and better islands than Phu Quoc to practice riding in mud. Laura sails through the experience to reach beach, beer and hammock.

Deals, Pole to Pole   31 Oct, 2016, 08:11
Going solo: the best holiday destinations for single travellers  
Paul Woollacombe

Nothing beats travelling alone. Paul Woollacombe runs through some of the best destinations worldwide for single travellers to explore in style.

Americas   30 Oct, 2016, 00:20
A gourmet tour of southern Cape Breton, Canada  
Habeeb and Muna Salloum

Saleem and Muna Saloum tour the culinary highlights of Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia. They discover a surprising range of things to eat and drink.

Americas   27 Oct, 2016, 23:11
St Lucia from top to toe  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

The Caribbean island of St Lucia is a perennial honeymoon favourite. But Adam Jacot de Boinot, with no wife to hand, decides to explore instead.

Editorials   17 Oct, 2016, 08:36
So little time, so much to see  
Devan Hawkins

When you’ve got a full-time job with no travel prospects, there’s an art to maximising limited vacation time. Devan Hawkins plans ahead.

Asia Pacific   14 Oct, 2016, 12:09
‘Good study, day day up’: China’s leap into modernity  
Linda Caradine

Linda Caradine finds her first experience of China as much baffling as intriguing. Despite an economic and social revolution the sheer scale of the country shelters a distinctively different way of thought.

Americas   14 Oct, 2016, 09:04
Forget Fuji: Seattle has Mount Rainier  
Daniel Metraux

While Japan’s Mount Fuji is an international icon, there’s another active volcano in North America,, surrounded by National Park, that’s often overlooked. Daniel A. Métraux visit’s Mount St Helen’s quieter sister just outside Seattle.

Deals, Editorials   13 Oct, 2016, 12:20
Airport Etiquette – master the art  
Lucy Barker

As air travel disintegrates into a crazed welter of free-market obfuscation and random security checks, it’s more important than ever to prepare for a trip to the airport. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

Americas   7 Oct, 2016, 14:09
Road trip into darkness along the Trans-Labrador Highway  
travmag

The world’s longest and loneliest road stretches across Canada. Joe Young takes a week out to make a spectacular, off-grid journey.

Europe   7 Oct, 2016, 13:49
Exploring Faro and the Ria Formosa National Park  
Lindsay Salt

Faro is the gateway to Portugal’s Algarve region. Lindsay Salt finds it an ideal place to readjust before travelling out – with photographer David Grimble – to take a look at one of the country’s finest National Parks.

Pole to Pole   30 Sep, 2016, 17:31
Landfall Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Few of us have the chance to travel to Antarctica. Eric Whitehead boards a rugged expedition vessel and heads down south.

Americas   27 Sep, 2016, 16:14
Watching the world go by in Pátzcuaro, Mexico  
Gail Meyer

The colours, sounds and scents of rural Mexico enchant Gail Meyer as she lingers a while over cakes and coffee in a quiet colonial town.

Deals, Europe   16 Sep, 2016, 08:22
6 European cities where the party never stops  
Paul Woollacombe

For many travellers a vibrant nightlife is the major draw, and the great European cities have some of the best in the world. Paul Woollacoombe runs through some of the places where the fun never stops.

Americas   15 Sep, 2016, 14:37
Three action-packed days on Vancouver Island  
Lindsay Salt

Canada’s eastern coast is (unusually) sunny and benign for Lindsay Salt, as she walks, floats and drives her way around historic Vancouver Island.

Asia Pacific   15 Sep, 2016, 12:41
A layover in Singapore makes long-haul travel easy  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn finds that stopping off in Singapore doesn’t just provide a much-needed break on a long journey. Thanks to the region’s cut-price airlines it also saves her money as well.

Africa   14 Sep, 2016, 08:55
Medinas, minarets and mountains in Morocco  
Elizabeth von Pier

From the city of Marrakesh, Elizabeth von Pier takes a leisurely tour of the spectacular Atlas mountains, discovering a world of kasbahs and chasms and a taste of Arab culture.

Deals, Europe   12 Sep, 2016, 12:11
London Fashion Week: packing the essentials  
Lucy Barker

All eyes are on Great Britain as London’s Fashion Week kicks off. Lucy Barker has some advice to get you through an exciting, but also demanding, schedule – while still looking good.

Europe   10 Sep, 2016, 08:30
A volunteers experience of unpaid work in Europe  
Leo Passaportis

Leo Passaportis finds the experience of working, for no money, around strange corners of Europe is a strangely enriching experience. He gets a new perspective on places other travellers just photograph.

Asia Pacific   9 Sep, 2016, 08:54
A video glimpse into the heart of North Korea  
Jacob Laukaitis

Jacob Laukaitis shares his travelling impressions of one of the world’s most secretive nations. Staying out of trouble seems to be the major challenge: 15 years hard labour would be a stern price to pay for travel journalism.

Americas, Deals   5 Sep, 2016, 16:13
Top 5 restaurants you must visit in America  
Paul Woollacombe

The chance to sample the latest world cuisines is a highlight of any trip to the United States. Paul Woollacombe has a list of the prime establishments foodies should head for.

Central Asia   31 Aug, 2016, 13:54
Riding a motorbike through three Indian States  
Jacob Laukaitis

India’s infamous traffic holds no fear for Jacob Laukaitis as he travels, with a friend, by motorbike through the world’s most chaotic traffic.

Pole to Pole   31 Aug, 2016, 10:10
Have language, will travel  
Isabel Fenoglio

A new startup is bringing together the need to learn foreign languages and travel on the cheap. Isabel Fenoglio reports on talktalkbnb.

Asia Pacific   31 Aug, 2016, 08:38
Sea kayaks and wild camping in Pha Nga Bay  
Tim Morch

The limestone islands and sheltered caves of Thailand’s beautiful Andaman Sea coast is the perfect setting for Tim Morch’s latest waterborne adventure.

Blast to the Past
After nearly 20 years online the Travelmag archive contains some real gems. Take a random leap into history here, here or here.
  Be in the Travelmag
Gotta travel book or blog? Send us an extract and we'll help you find a wider audience - and add links back to your site.
 Latest Headlines
Africa
Americas
Asia Pacific
Central Asia
Europe
Middle East
Pole to Pole
Editorials
Deals