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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’

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.

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.

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.

22 Mar, 2017, 10:31
In tribal Ecuador there’s a novel cure for Alcoholism  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward tours the world but with a special interest in alcohol. North of Otavalo he finds the women have an ingenious way to keep their men sober.

17 Mar, 2017, 12:29
Mid-Lake Titicaca, a cultural stay on Amantani Island  
Eric Whitehead

Lake Titicaca, the high-altitude lake on the border between Peru and Bolivia, has a couple of secrets. Two islands that welcome tourists to stay overnight in very local conditions. Eric Whitehead checks in to a family home.

14 Mar, 2017, 18:36
Fleeced by a moneychanger in upcountry Brazil  
Augustus Young

Half way up the coast of Brazil, Augustus Young stops off at Maceio to sample the local entertainment. Which mainly consists of taking his money.

10 Mar, 2017, 10:23
Making a strange attraction of the birthplace of AA  
Mat Ward

Alcoholics Anonymous saved Mat Ward from an early grave. But when he visits the co-founder’s home in New York State, the organisation’s birthplace raises more questions than answers.

9 Mar, 2017, 08:43
Sunny Days on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit  
Lindsay Salt

Trump might not be keen on Mexicans, but Lindsay Salt finds a blast of summer sunshine washes away the winter blues.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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