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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.

Americas   14 May, 2017, 19:54
An unexpected gringo in Monte Santo, Brazil  
Augustus Young

Far off the beaten trail in central Brazil, Augustus Young finds an outpost of pilgrimage in the middle of nowhere.

Europe   5 May, 2017, 08:13
A holistic retreat in the heart of Germany  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley’s first visit to Germany took place during a Tibetan Buddhist group retreat at a beautiful facility just outside of Oldenburg.

Central Asia   1 May, 2017, 18:12
Living a simple life in Pakistan’s Swat Valley  
Devika A Rosamund

These days the Swat Valley’s always in the news for the wrong reasons. Back in the 70’s it was very different, as Devika A Rosamund discovers as she peels off the ‘Hippy Trail’.

Americas   1 May, 2017, 11:05
A death a day on the world’s most dangerous road  
Mat Ward

In the highlands above La Paz, Mat Ward finds cyclists dicing with fate as they mountain-bike Bolivia’s infamously dangerous dirt roads.

Americas   30 Apr, 2017, 15:16
How North America’s states and provinces got their names  
Paul Woollacombe

The good people at Expedia Canada have put together a map explaining how each state and province area came by their names. And let. Paul Woollacombe take the credit for their efforts.

Europe   25 Apr, 2017, 13:00
Already bored? Get more at London’s Boring Conference  
Hamish Thompson

It is unfortunate that this year’s London conference on boring clashes with an AGM for transpotters. Hamish Thompson can only apologise.

Central Asia, Europe   22 Apr, 2017, 16:52
A tank beats a trudge across the Soviet Arctic  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s latest expedition is tracing the border between Europe and Asia. His start, in the wintry tundra of northern Russia, makes it clear just what a task he’s undertaken.

Deals, Europe   22 Apr, 2017, 14:46
What to do when in Montenegro  
Paul Woollacombe

Paul Woollacombe has very little idea about what to do in Montenegro. This doesn’t stop him offering you advice.

Central Asia   22 Apr, 2017, 14:38
Exploring Myanmar’s Schwedagon Pagoda  
Sankar Chatterjee

Sankar Chatterjee flies into Burma and visits its most famous temple, the Schwedagon Pagoda in the largest city, Yangon.

Deals, Editorials   22 Apr, 2017, 14:21
The expected results of Trump’s travel bans  
Simon Barnes

The effects of Trump’s travel bans continue to reverberate around the world. Simon Barnes adds his thoughts to the discussion.

Deals, Europe   20 Apr, 2017, 10:59
Scuba diving in the UK: the 10 best spots  
Mike James

Most sane divers seek out tropical waters. Mike James, however, is British and made of sterner stuff. He finds plenty to discover in UK waters.

Africa   20 Apr, 2017, 10:22
Inexpensive and interesting: Uganda’s fast food  
Adele Cutler

Ugandan cuisine is something of a revelation. Bananas are at the heart of most meals, but Adele Cutler turns up some more unusual dishes.

Americas, Deals   19 Apr, 2017, 15:01
Things you must know if you’re travelling to Vegas  
Paul Woollacombe

America’s most thoroughly marketed tourist destination rates high on many travellers’ visit lists. Paul Woollacombe says there’s more than just gambling to Nevada’s ‘Sin City’

Europe   17 Apr, 2017, 10:29
An idyllic retreat near Athens, Greece  
Laurie Bodley

There are myriad places to stay in and around Athens. Laurie Bodley describes a hotel that offers beauty, convenience and affordability.

Middle East   16 Apr, 2017, 22:24
A drive around Iran in the era of the Shah  
Martin Berthoud

In 1973 Iran was a very different place – and being a British diplomat was an advantage. Martin Berthoud makes the most of his rank.

Americas   14 Apr, 2017, 19:30
When a wheel falls off your Brazilian bus  
Augustus Young

Stranded overnight in rural Brazil, Augustus Young finds the kindness of strangers turns disaster into magic.

Deals, Editorials   12 Apr, 2017, 17:05
How to boost your career prospects while you travel  
Lucy Barker

There’s no need to sacrifice your career by taking time abroad. Lucy Barker says that a little planning – and use of social media – can let you travel but keep your work momentum.

Americas   10 Apr, 2017, 18:27
Watch a pro edit a ten-year-old’s travel vlog  
Paul Woollacombe

Ten-year-old Beth Ward sent her go-pro vlog on her Mexican holiday to First Choice and they noticed it had moments of brilliance. So they hired an editor to knock it into (much shorter) shape.

Deals, Europe   10 Apr, 2017, 15:06
Top things to do in Marbella, Spain  
Jack Barker

Marbella is star of Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s a place to see and be seen, to lie on the beach, and more. Jack Barker outlines some of the best things to see and do.

Central Asia   10 Apr, 2017, 14:33
A moment of culture-shock in western Afghanistan  
Devika A Rosamund

Every traveller has experienced that moment when an unfamiliar environment feels overwhelming and threatening. Back in the 70’s Devika A Rosamund has a wobble on her journey to India.

Deals, Europe   10 Apr, 2017, 14:21
5 alternative ways to spend a week in the UK  
Lucy Barker

The incredible plummeting pound means for many a foreign holiday is no longer an option. Lucy Barker has some suggestions for livening up a staycation.

Americas   10 Apr, 2017, 10:51
Machu Picchu: built for alcohol and discovered for drink  
Mat Ward

High in the Peruvian Andes, Mat Ward finds that alcohol is deeply entwined with the national culture – and keeping away from it a constant challenge.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Apr, 2017, 13:53
Here are the best holiday destinations for animal lovers  
Simon Barnes

The great African Safari isn’t the only way to get close to wildlife. Simon Barnes has some alternative suggestions for holidays that get close to nature.

Deals, Europe   8 Apr, 2017, 13:39
Where to go for the best weekend breaks in Europe  
Lucy Barker

As the days lengthen it’s a great time for a short break in Europe. Lucy Barker runs through the best options for a weekend break.

Deals, Pole to Pole   7 Apr, 2017, 13:21
Life changing volunteering holiday ideas  
Paul Woollacombe

Rather than a fly and flop vacation, there’s a growing trend for giving something back and volunteering abroad. Paul Woollacombe has some suggestions.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   6 Apr, 2017, 15:14
Four business-class flights: which airline fares best?  
Brian Fisher

In 2017 Brian W Fisher had something a binge flying business class around the world. Unlike most travel journalists he actually paid for his flights, so his comparative review is balanced and revealing.

Deals, Pole to Pole   6 Apr, 2017, 08:35
4 great trips to explore the world by water  
Simon Barnes

two thirds of the world is covered in water. A good reason, says Simon Barnes, to set course for the open sea.

Africa   5 Apr, 2017, 15:00
The Roman Empire’s African arm: Volubilis in Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

In its prime, the Roman Empire stretched across all Europe and deep into Africa. Sankar Chatterjee visits Volubilis, the great Roman city built in Morocco.

Deals, Middle East   5 Apr, 2017, 08:28
7 incredible things you should do in Dubai  
Lucy Barker

There’s a great deal to do in the Middle East’s most popular tourist destination. Lucy Barker runs through the best things to do in the United Arab Emirates.

Central Asia   1 Apr, 2017, 16:39
Hippy-trailing into Afghanistan in the days when you could  
Devika A Rosamund

On her slow journey East towards India in the 70’s, Devika A Rosamund finds Afghanistan provides a vivid experience of a medieval way of life.

Europe   29 Mar, 2017, 15:01
Forget Berlin: what about Cologne?  
Tom Housden

There are plenty of German cities worth a visit. Despite being disabled by cerebral palsy Tom Housden finds it’s a friendly and welcoming city that’s easy to enjoy.

Africa   27 Mar, 2017, 14:45
A field guide to Africa’s little-climbed mountains  
Adele Cutler

Trails of visitors labour up Kilimanjaro, but look at Africa’s other mountains and you’ll almost always have them to yourself. Adele Cutler has some suggestions for high-altitude adventures.

Europe   27 Mar, 2017, 14:14
Goumenissa and the Greek Orthodox church  
Leo Passaportis

In northern Greece Leo Passaportis finds a blend of religion and culture adds a touch of magic to this part of Macedonia.

Asia Pacific   27 Mar, 2017, 13:29
Koh Chang, Thailand’s big and beautiful paradise island  
Brian Fisher

Koh Chang is one of Thailand’s least-visited islands, perhaps because in the past it used to harbour Dengue Fever. Brian Fisher finds the slow pace of life and lack of tourists just adds to its appeal.

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