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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.

31 Jul, 2016, 15:01
A foodie tour of Antigua and Barbuda  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod sees the sunny side of Antigua as he takes a foodie tour of some of its best restaurants and hotels. Oh well, some call it work.

28 Jul, 2016, 22:00
A tale of travelling the west coast USA  
Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker says the best part of the United States is its western coast, as she travels around the states of California and Nevada.

12 Jul, 2016, 14:32
An ever-more-crowded busride in Argentina’s backlands  
David Marsh

Travelling through Argentina’s precipitous Andes leads David Marsh to contemplate mortality. At its fullest it was packed with 80 passengers so at least if this bus left the road he’d have plenty of company.

8 Jul, 2016, 14:40
La Guarjira, Colombia’s tropical badlands at South America’s tip  
Laura French

Laura French heads to the warmer tip of South America: the Guajira Peninsula on the top of Colombia. Amidst tropical beaches she finds, to her surprise, almost nothing.

8 Jul, 2016, 11:20
Japan’s first USA foothold: Wakamatsu tea and silk farm  
Daniel Metraux

Japan’s Boishin Wars of 1868 spilled a puddle of refugees into the North American hinterland. Daniel A. Métraux investigates a doomed resettlement project that struggled to bring oriental skills to Coloma, California.

22 Jun, 2016, 13:41
Cigars, rum and ancient cars: a taste of vanishing Cuba  
John Tierney

Preserved by American sanctions, the streets of old Havana still have a tropical, ramshackle charm. John Tierney decides to visit before everything changes.

22 Jun, 2016, 12:24
When getting there’s not half the fun: Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Antarctica is a wonderful place, but crossing the Drake Passage is hell. Eric Whitehead reports on a less-than tranquil southern cruise.

12 Jun, 2016, 14:19
A not-so-wild night out in rural Argentina  
David Marsh

In northwest Argentina David Marsh goes to see a film projected against a nunnery wall. If he’d expected to watch something religious disappointment beckoned.

12 May, 2016, 14:06
Once-beautiful Salta moulders in Argentina’s northwest  
David Marsh

Ignored by the capital, the provincial town of Salta is rapidly turning into a rural backwater. David Marsh finds first impressions fail to thrill.

12 May, 2016, 14:02
Recession hits Salta, in Argentina’s northwest  
David Marsh

David Marsh finds little of the capital’s sophisticated glamour in a one-beautiful rural backwater near the border with Bolivia.

19 Apr, 2016, 16:39
A beginner’s experience of life in Cuba  
Manya Chylinski

As the Caribbean’s most populous Hispanic island finally opens links with America, Manya Chylinski is amongst the first go on a cultural exchange. The island and its people, she says, are truly captivating.

31 Mar, 2016, 11:49
The forgotten heritage of Boston’s ‘Braves Field’  
Daniel Metraux

Baseball is a strangely American obsession, a game whose appeal doesn’t stretch far offshore. But as an US citizen Daniel A. Métraux is entitled to be interested in the strangely under-recognised centenary of Braves Field Stadium, home to the oldest professional team.

22 Mar, 2016, 12:24
Planning a road trip to America, and what you need to take  
Paul Woollacombe

The USA is the ultimate destination for a self-drive road trip. Paul Woollacombe has some advice for anyone planning to take to the interstate highways.

19 Mar, 2016, 21:32
There’s nowhere quite like the Galapagos Islands  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the animals of the Galapagos Islands strangely friendly. Perhaps Charles Darwin had it easy as he cruised the outskirts of the known world.

18 Mar, 2016, 13:13
A U.S. Road Trip through California’s Wine Country  
Andrew Segal

America’s greatest winelands line the valleys leading down to the USA’s Pacific coast. Andrew Segal is your guide to the ultimate US road trip.

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