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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.

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.

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