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Asia Pacific, Central Asia   15 Aug, 2017, 16:33
North and South Korea – by someone who’s visited both  
Jacob Laukaitis

As tension mounts over North Korea, Jacob Laukaitis – who has visited both – has put together a timely video to illustrate what each country is actually like.

Deals, Europe   14 Aug, 2017, 13:33
The top 3 major cities in England you must travel to  
Umesh Joshi

There’s plenty to see on a visit to England but Umesh Joshi says there are some cities that shouldn’t be missed.

Africa   14 Aug, 2017, 10:34
The coastal serenity of Atlantic Essaouira  
Eric Whitehead

Following his son’s advice, Eric Whitehead quits Marrakesh for the coastal town of Essaouira, a former Portuguese enclave on the Atlantic coast.

Europe   10 Aug, 2017, 10:18
One more giant anteater for the world  
Paula Holden

While giant anteater numbers dwindle in its native South America, Paula Holden reports from Blackpool Zoo where there’s a new kid on the block.

Deals, Europe   8 Aug, 2017, 12:38
The most scenic islands in Croatia  
Tabby Farrar

The Croatian coast is this year’s cult destination. Tabby Farrar has a guide to the prettiest islands and all the best beaches.

Africa   8 Aug, 2017, 10:39
7 ways the Rwenzori Mountains trump Kilimanjaro  
Adele Cutler

Anyone wanting to trek East Africa’s great mountains should look beyond the obvious peaks. Adele Cutler says Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains have far more to offer.

Deals, Editorials   5 Aug, 2017, 13:51
Scared of flying? £1m if you’re right  
Alistair Thompson

A new insurance policy pays out a million pounds if you die on a flight. Alistair Thompson says put your money where your mouth is if you think you’re likely to crash.

Americas   5 Aug, 2017, 11:04
A Navajo experience of Monument Valley  
Wallis Raekelboom

Wallis Raekelboom takes a leisurely drive through Arizona’s stunning Monument Valley, meeting indigenous Navajo residents along the way.

Deals, Europe   29 Jul, 2017, 09:26
Top 5 places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

There’s loads to see in Great Britain and a lot of the time coach travel is the best way to explore. Lucy Barker has an infographic.

Central Asia   25 Jul, 2017, 10:08
Sri Lanka’s better off the tourist trail  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds many of Sri Lanka’s famous highlights overrun with travellers and spoiled. The overlooked town of Matara is much more to his liking.

Deals, Europe   19 Jul, 2017, 22:06
5 most important documents to work in the UK  
Paul Woollacombe

Most English residents prefer not to work. This makes the UK a magnet for those happy to try. Paul Woollacombe checks out the relevant regulations.

Europe   11 Jul, 2017, 12:59
At leisure on Lake Como  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Italy’s Lake District is surely one of the most beautiful parts of a beautiful country. Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a relaxing cruise or two on the waters of Lake Como.

Deals, Editorials   11 Jul, 2017, 11:16
Could a logbook loan fund your next trip?  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s not always easy to pay travel bills. Could be a logbook loan is the only way to fun this summer’s holiday. Paul Woollacombe explains how it works.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   1 Jul, 2017, 21:12
An momentary idlyll on Sri Lanka’s Aragum Bay  
Devika A Rosamund

Back in the 70’s the surf scene in Sri Lanka is pretty much a paradise, according to Devika A Rosamund. It probably still is.

Asia Pacific   30 Jun, 2017, 14:15
A cheerfully cheap tour of Southeast Asia  
Mary Rose Acosta

From the Philippines, Southeast Asia is almost on the doorstep. Mary Rose Acosta travels inexpensively around a range of countries most Westerners can only dream of.

Americas   30 Jun, 2017, 12:12
The uglier side of Rio spoils a tropical idyll  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his enjoyment of Brazilian’s most beautiful city marred by hassle from shoe-shine men and opportunistic crime.

Deals, Pole to Pole   30 Jun, 2017, 10:17
Must-see cruise destinations for autumn 2017  
Lucy Barker

There’s never been a greater choice of cruises to explore far-flung destinations. Lucy Barker runs through the top options for the tail end of this year.

Americas   30 Jun, 2017, 09:48
Learning language and love in Guatemala’s highlands  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn revisits Guatemala, learns a bit more Spanish and tries to pick up some Kaqchikel (in case she meets some Mayas), on an extensive tour of the country’s tribal hinterland.

Deals, Editorials   29 Jun, 2017, 12:04
A traveller’s guide to using Google Maps  
Paul Woollacombe

Google Maps have revolutionised how we get to where we need to be. Paul Woollacombe presents a useful guide to making the travel app work for you.

Americas   29 Jun, 2017, 08:45
Meeting the Mayas in Copán, Honduras  
Sankar Chatterjee

On a road trip through Central America Sankar Chatterjee stops off to see the worldfamous ruins at Copan, just across the border from Guatemala. Unlike nearby Tikal this site has stelae and engravings aplenty.

Deals, Pole to Pole   28 Jun, 2017, 19:51
Top 50 travel scams around the world  
Lucy Barker

A tourist away from home is easy prey for scammers. Lucy Barker outlines the current trends for criminals to fleece unwary travellers.

Americas, Pole to Pole   21 Jun, 2017, 11:42
Pleneau Bay: where icebergs go to die  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s love of Icebergs sees him heading south as far as he can go, and explore the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Central Asia, Europe   18 Jun, 2017, 19:17
Skiing south on the border between Europe and Asia  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker tracks the border between Russia and Asia. It’s cold up there but Cally helps him travel a route with absolutely no transport infrastructure.

Americas   15 Jun, 2017, 11:55
Buenos Aires fails to live up to it’s party reputation  
Mat Ward

Argentina’s capital has something of a reputation for hardcore partying. Mat Ward finds a city that’s far more sedate.

Europe   14 Jun, 2017, 13:29
5 epic road trips in the UK  
Gerry Cruz

On a map Great Britain looks too small to fit a road trip. But Gerry Cruz says there’s plenty of room for five, at least.

Central Asia, Europe   8 Jun, 2017, 18:51
Arrested for tourism in Russia’s far north  
Charlie Walker

Adventurer par excellence Charlie Walker runs into legal problems as he fights his way through a forgotten corner of the Soviet Empire. Who knew tourism was so illegal.

Europe   8 Jun, 2017, 14:31
An A-Z guide to England’s Lake District  
Emily Phelps

Arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe can be found in northern England. Emily Phelps has an alphabetic guide to Britain’s Lake District.

Americas   5 Jun, 2017, 08:59
Boston: Home to Harvard, heritage, and an easy escape  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley thought she knew what Boston was all about until she visited for family instead of for business and saw it in a whole new light.

Central Asia   1 Jun, 2017, 19:39
Mother Teresa? Pah. What about Calcutta’s Major Gardener  
Devika A Rosamund

Years before Mother Teresa was sainted there was another philanthropist handing out food to Calcutta’s poor, Devika A Rosamund was in India when Major Gardener of the Salvation Army was equally famous.

Americas   1 Jun, 2017, 11:41
Brits abroad on South America’s busses  
Mat Ward

On a long bus journey from Bolivia to Paraguay, Mat Ward finds British behaviour more than embarrassing.

Africa, Central Asia   30 May, 2017, 15:18
A series of luxurious events: Mauritius with money  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod tours the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, discovering plenty of luxurious hotels but – strangely – not much else.

Deals, Editorials   30 May, 2017, 14:25
European online travel giant grows in Spain  
Paul Woollacombe

According to their latest financial figures available, Spanish company eDreams ODIGEO confirms its position as the leading online travel company in Europe and one of the largest in the world.Paul Woollacombe reports.

Central Asia   25 May, 2017, 15:58
All you need to know about the birth of Buddhism  
Gordon Kerr

Goden Kerr is the master of explaining complex subjects concisely and clearly. In this extract from his latest book, ‘A short History of India’, he explains the birth of one of the world’s greatest religions in 500 words.

Europe   25 May, 2017, 08:17
A wild walk through Derbyshire’s Peak District  
Daniel Neilson

It’s not widely known that CAMRA, the real ale people, publish a range of walks based around very good pubs. Daniel Neilson supplies this extract from his new collection of strenuous strolls, ‘Wild Walks’.

Deals, Pole to Pole   22 May, 2017, 14:23
Castles and private islands: 7 unforgettable rental properties  
Anna Danishek

From igloos to coral islands, Anna Danishek brings together a personal selection of the most unusual rental properties around the world.

Europe   18 May, 2017, 16:54
The Faroe Islands – in a nutshell  
Anthony Toole

North of Scotland and with a distinct Scandi tang, the Faroe Islands are like nowhere else. Anthony Toole takes a windswept walk on a northern outpost of western civilisation in a land where sheep outnumber humans.

Europe   16 May, 2017, 22:40
Yes but what is Finland really like?  
Martin Berthoud

The cool world of the Finns is always something of an enigma. Martin Berthoud, on a diplomatic posting, has time to break the ice.

Americas   15 May, 2017, 11:33
Short lives and labour in Potosi’s silver mines  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his visit to Bolivia’s grimiest attraction something of a trial. But for the workers life is far harder.

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