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7 Dec, 2017, 15:17
Papal missions and El Camino Real: California’s other colonists  
Daniel Metraux

It shouldn’t be forgotten that Spain was just as keen to colonise America as Britain. Daniel A. Métraux examines their colonial legacy in the state of California.

19 Nov, 2017, 13:13
Taking the Grand Canyon home with me  
Bonnie Lynn

Rather than driving from one viewpoint to another, Bonnie Lynn decides to spend two weeks rafting the watercourse responsible for digging out the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River.

24 Oct, 2017, 20:01
Top casinos to visit in Canada  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s more to Canada than maple trees and mountains. Paul Woollacombe says there are gambling opportunities as well.

14 Oct, 2017, 13:35
Road-tripping America’s solar eclipse  
Chris Edwards

Chasing the eclipse brings Chris Edwards into contact with bits of America she never knew existed.

5 Oct, 2017, 10:38
Cruising Nootka Sound on the MV Uchuck III  
Lindsay Salt

Canada’s remote logging, fishing and hunting communities are still served by a tramp cargo vessel that steams up and down the Gold River and along Canada’s Pacific coast. Alongside 65 tons of cargo Lindsay Salt loads herself. Pictures, as ever, by David Grimble.

20 Sep, 2017, 19:30
Off-season memories of North Carolina’s outer banks  
Chris Edwards

In quieter times Chris Edwards revisits North Carolina’s Outer Banks, reliving childhood experiences of stress-free sunny vacations before today’s hurricane threats.

11 Sep, 2017, 14:38
The art of bargaining with Ecuador’s taxi drivers  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the white-knuckle experience of taxi-driven traffic brings an edge of danger to his travels around Ecuador.

5 Sep, 2017, 17:27
Tips for saving money in San Francisco  
Josh Hobson

California’s iconic harbour city is perhaps the most popular of all America’s urban destinations with visitors. Josh Hobson has some words of advice for those whose funds are limited.

20 Aug, 2017, 19:43
The timeshare experience: a “free” Bahamas holiday  
May Lowers

May Lowers smells a rat when her husband accepts a “free” Caribbean vacation. And she’s right.

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.

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.

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