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Asia Pacific   16 Feb, 2017, 20:47
A visit to Banaue’s rice terraces – in 1963  
Martin Berthoud

The Philippines’ stunning rice terraces are now an UNESCO heritage site. But in 1963 they were simply quite hard to get to. Martin Berthoud takes time out from diplomacy to make the expedition into upcountry Luzon.

Americas   14 Feb, 2017, 18:11
A gritty glimpse of Rio behind its postcard image  
Augustus Young

As Augustus Young flies into Brazil’s iconic tourist mecca, he finds a rather different Rio de Janeiro to the one presented on brochure pages. This extract from his book, Brazilian Tequila, shows why he decides to fly north – soon.

Europe   11 Feb, 2017, 16:48
Lisbon: Portugal’s fascinating capital  
Lindsay Salt

In her travels across Europe, Lindsay Salt finds a special charm in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, birthplace to colonies that stretched across the world.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Feb, 2017, 16:14
The top five office buildings: tomorrow’s cathedrals built new  
Lucy Barker

The age of the great churches is long gone. These days it’s the tech giants with the money to build big. Tomorrow’s attractions are likely to be the offices of today, says Lucy Barker, and she tells you where to find the best.

Europe   9 Feb, 2017, 15:49
Peaceful nights in Dorset’s West Bay  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders heads off for a very English holiday on the UK’s south coast, enjoying weather that’s very nearly warm enough and experiencing static caravans at their most .. er .. static.

Asia Pacific, Editorials   9 Feb, 2017, 14:38
Motorcycling abroad isn’t covered by standard insurance  
Jacob Laukaitis

Renting a scooter is commonplace amongst travellers throughout the Far East. But Jacob Laukaitis discovers that one drunk driver can make a holiday adventure turn suddenly expensive. Worst thing is he was actually lucky.

Americas   8 Feb, 2017, 16:21
Tanning tips for Miami in the summer  
Karen Barnett

If you want a summer tan skin specialist Karen Barnett says fly south. She sketches out a few days in Florida and it’s capital, mixing city pleasures with time on the beach,

Deals, Editorials   7 Feb, 2017, 22:11
How to afford a trip of a lifetime  
Paul Woollacombe

Have more money might be one answer. But Paul Woollacombe tells you how to afford one big trip.

Americas   7 Feb, 2017, 21:02
Tunneling into the past: an underground glimpse of the Mayas  
Sankar Chatterjee

Deep below the jungles of Belize, Sankar Chatterjee drags his wife into a subterranean adventure as he seeks out signs of human sacrifice in the ancient Mayan civilisation.

Editorials   7 Feb, 2017, 19:41
The everyday dangers of partying abroad  
Joshua Mason

The British can binge like no other nation – especially when they’ve overseas. But Joshua Mason says some of the most popular party destinations also hide some hidden risks.

Deals, Europe   6 Feb, 2017, 12:39
5 best places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

Some visitors to Britain don’t get beyond London, but the United Kingdom has a huge variety of things to see and do. Lucy Barker suggests five of the best places to explore.

Americas   27 Jan, 2017, 13:32
A taste of Brazil: wild street parties and wilder jungles  
Dan T

Way the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil proves irresistible to Dan T. A visit stretches to residence and this is his guide to the best bits of the country.

Americas   27 Jan, 2017, 13:14
From Birmingham to Albuquerque on two fast wheels  
Aaron Crane

The ultimate road trip is by motorcycle, and in the USA it has to be Route 66 – and on a Harley Davidson. Aaron Crane motobikes an iconic route.

Deals, Editorials   19 Jan, 2017, 13:10
How to regain body confidence before going on holiday  
Lucy Barker

Though there’s nothing quite like a beautiful beach, it’s not quite as pretty when its you that spoil the view. Lucy Barker says you need to shape up before stripping off.

Africa   19 Jan, 2017, 12:46
Battlefield tourism: the reality behind the film ‘Zulu’  
Jonathan Trollip

The rolling landscape of Isandlwana looks peaceful these days. But Jonathan Trollip discovers a bloodsoaked past as it’s where British colonialism suffered its first major setback, losing a major battle with South Africa’s Zulu warriors.

Deals, Europe   16 Jan, 2017, 15:21
How do Europe’s hotels compare with those in England?  
Lucy Barker

There are subtle differences between England’s hotels and their continental counterparts. Lucy Barker says it’s best to be prepared.

Americas   16 Jan, 2017, 15:09
Immersed in Mexico City and learning Spanish fast  
Bonnie Lynn

As a child it’s easy to learn a foreign language. When you’re all grown up it takes an immersion course and plenty of work. Bonnie Lynn discovers the joys of Spanish in the Mexican capital.

Europe   16 Jan, 2017, 14:52
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.

Deals, Pole to Pole   16 Jan, 2017, 14:27
How to save money when traveling  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s often said travellers have either time or money – but rarely both. Paul Woollacombe has some tips to stretch your travel pounds.

Middle East   16 Jan, 2017, 13:58
Jordan’s deserted desert castles  
Elizabeth von Pier

Lured away by Petra and other headline sights, few visitors to Jordan head fifty miles out of Amman to explore ancient castles marooned in sand. Elizabeth von Pier finds the experience peaceful and entrancing.

Central Asia   16 Jan, 2017, 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.

Americas, Deals   12 Jan, 2017, 14:21
The amazing sites – and sights – of America  
Paul Woollacombe

Quite apart from it’s urban attractions, America also has a range of stunning National Parks. Paul Woollacombe runs through some of the finest options.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   12 Jan, 2017, 12:30
Travelling solo and beating social anxiety  
Jenn Beach

It’s not unusual to feel moments of awkward loneliness when travelling alone. Jennifer Beach has strategies for dealing with social anxiety when abroad, on your own.

Deals, Pole to Pole   11 Jan, 2017, 14:05
How to explore your favourite countries in style  
Lucy Barker

There’s no doubt your own wheels make travelling easy and fun. Lucy Barker explores the main options of car, campervan or motorbike.

Central Asia   11 Jan, 2017, 13:39
The enduring appeal of Sri Lanka’s south  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a seasonal tour of Sri Lanka, dangling like a pendant in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Americas   7 Jan, 2017, 09:50
No horror left in the town where ‘The Birds’ was filmed  
Daniel Metraux

Hitchcock shot his seminal movie ‘The Birds’ in the small town of Bodega Bay, just north of San Francisco. Daniel Metraux strolls along streets once ruled by malevolent crows and seagulls.

Americas   4 Jan, 2017, 19:45
A Shawfest road trip on Canada day, with sides  
Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards finds the Ontario Shawfest very much to her taste. Especially as Canada celebrates their National Day.

Editorials   4 Jan, 2017, 09:28
3 solutions to cure all your Travel Site’s traffic problems  
Susan Meloni

For many travel bloggers building a website is the easy bit. Susan Meloni says you also need to devote just as much thought and effort into attracting visitors.

Central Asia, Europe   28 Dec, 2016, 18:40
Overland across Russia – in 1557  
Kit Mayers

Kit Mayers follows early explorer Anthony Jenkinson as he travels from Russia’s northern coast to Moscow, deep in the reign of Ivan the Terrible.

Europe   22 Dec, 2016, 14:12
You can’t see the Northern Lights if it’s raining  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead has no great expectations for the Northern Lights, especially as they rely on good weather conditions. But what he sees in Iceland makes him appreciate nature’s power.

Deals, Europe   22 Dec, 2016, 13:52
5 cities in Europe to visit for a romantic getaway  
Paul Woollacombe

No sooner is Christmas out the way than thoughts turn to Valentine’s Day. Paul Woollacombe says there are plenty of European cities that are perfect for lovers.

Europe   20 Dec, 2016, 20:50
Memorable moments along Portugal’s Lisbon coast  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt strollls out along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. She finds history and culture in equal measure, though hardly the balmy sunshine expected from the postcards. All photos by David Grimble.

Deals, Editorials   20 Dec, 2016, 16:35
The luckiest people on planet Earth  
Gina Grey

For many travellers the adventures of the open road are quite enough of a gamble. Gina Grey, however, prefers to take her chances with cash.

Asia Pacific   12 Dec, 2016, 11:09
A guide to the beaches of East Sydney  
Anthony Toole

At this time of year Southern Australia is at its best, and everyone in Sydney heads for the beach. Anthony Toole tours the eastern beaches through the long day of an Austral summer.

Editorials   9 Dec, 2016, 10:39
How to pack for 12 months in Asia  
Jacob Laukaitis

Most travellers simply take too much stuff. After three years on the road Jacob Laukaitis knows otherwise, and here he shows how to keep luggage to a minimum.

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.

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