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29 Feb, 2016, 18:04|
Where to go for the best waterparks in America
Anyone travelling with children in the USA this summer will want to know where the best waterparks are to be found. Let Lucy Barker be your guide to the best.
29 Feb, 2016, 17:49|
Playing gauchos in an estancia in rural Uruguay
In rural Uruguay James Sinclair discovers his inner cowboy, saddling up for horseback trails and cattle mustering. And all without the hype and bluster you’d find in the dude ranches of northern America.
4 Feb, 2016, 15:00|
Still raining down in New Orleans
Eleven years on from Hurricane Katrina Lindsay Salt visits ‘the Big Easy’. Ominously, the streets of the Old Quarter are still wet with rain as the tail of this year’s cyclone whips by.
13 Jan, 2016, 15:12|
Plotting a course to America’s Grand Canyon
One of the USA’s most iconic landmarks is the Grand Canyon, deep in Arizona. Eric Whitehead makes the journey and finds a visit offers more than just a pretty view.
6 Jan, 2016, 20:20|
A day in OK city
Oklahoma’s not America’s most glamorous city. But Steve Rudd finds the place unexpected touching – and even welcoming.
15 Dec, 2015, 14:43|
Cycling the Natchez Trace in Mississippi
The best way to explore the southern states is at cycle pace. Lindsay Salt joins a leisurely bicycle tour following the Natchez Trace in deepest Civil War country.
28 Nov, 2015, 15:20|
Give and surf: a holiday that helps Panama’s underclass
There’s nothing clever about lounging on a beach. Bonnie Lynn combines a tropical break in Central America with some volunteering amongst Panama’s indigenous communities. Along the way she learns a whole lot of Spanish and gets an insight into their lives and dreams.
11 Nov, 2015, 13:10|
A wild night out in San Pedro Sula
The most dangerous city in Honduras has some pretty rowdy nightlife. But Phillip Ghee finds it slightly alarming when he finds his guide for the night has a dual identity: Maestro Jekyll and Señor Hyde
9 Nov, 2015, 18:06|
FlightHub’s travel guide to Montréal
There are few cities as cosmopolitan and fascinating as Montréal, Quebec county’s premier mix of cultures in Canada. TravelHub know the city as their home and have every angle covered.
5 Nov, 2015, 17:58|
The half-expected hazards of a taxi ride in Brazil
Brazilian traffic is erratic at best and taxi drivers are perhaps the most idiosyncratic of all the people on the road. In the city of Natal Jun Cola finds a sudden need for transport shreds his nerves and does little to help him reach his destination.
28 Oct, 2015, 16:19|
A bus-passenger’s glimpse of downtown Dallas
Determined backpacker Steve Rudd finds himself with a long morning to kill in America’s southern city that’s synonymous with JFK’s assassination way back when. This time, however, he has more trouble buying a hamburger than Lee Harvey Oswald had shooting a president.
27 Oct, 2015, 12:55|
Toltecs and tortillas on a genteel tour of Mexico
Elizabeth von Pier
Mexico’s wonders are effortlessly brought to Elizabeth von Pier as she tours San Miguel and the Yucutan Peninsula, with its wealth of current culture and ancient ruins.
1 Oct, 2015, 05:06|
New Brunswick’s hills turn out to be mountains
One of Canada’s many remote provinces is best known for its remote coastal villages. But Eric Whitehead discovers another side to New Brunswick on a testing hike up Mount Carleton.
29 Sep, 2015, 06:34|
How to miss the blues in Memphis
Travelling on a tiny budget is as hard in America as anywhere in the world. But in the heart of Tennessee Steve Rudd finds a perfect lack of planning adds to his woes.
8 Sep, 2015, 20:38|
The pre-trip palaver of an American for Italy
Six weeks on the Amalfi coast should be easy. But when Catie Costa leaves the States for an extended stay in Positano it becomes a major issue: even her sister thinks she must be leaving for Iraq.
1 Aug, 2015, 13:35|
Meandering through Mexico and Central America
When Phillip Ghee catches a chicken bus down Mexico he has no set plan, just a telephone number of a friend’s mother in Honduras and a passing interest in pre-Colombian cultures.
29 May, 2015, 08:57|
Surviving white waters in Colorado’s Royal Gorge
Hendson Quan finds a wet welcome on the Arkansas River out of Canon City, Colorado. And finds out why these are the most rafted rapids in America – and, perhaps, the world.
21 Apr, 2015, 12:10|
A drive into the bay in sleepy Goose Cove
The icy waters off Newfoundland seem to exert an almost magnetic attraction on one unfortunate local as Eric Whitehead ambles round with his camera, shooting icebergs and looking out for moose and coyote.
27 Mar, 2015, 16:52|
Stalking ancestors on the streets of New York
Chris Edwards’ predecessors came to America through Ellis Island, living out their lives in New York city. On a whistle-stop tour she discovers her roots.
25 Mar, 2015, 17:33|
A late attempt to tighten America’s Canadian border
Daniel A Metraux visits the single conurbation of Standstead and Derby Line, where the USA/Canada border ploughs through houses, businesses and even the reading room of a remarkable (though sadly shut) library.
3 Mar, 2015, 13:47|
Zihuatanejo: lose the map and get gloriously lost
A big-resort holiday on a tropical beach can be boring – if you want that. Noreen Kompanik finds a whole other life on Mexico’s coast as she undertakes a series of half-planned trips to see the nearby villages around her more manicured resort.
16 Feb, 2015, 20:49|
Death and Tequila in Aguascalientes, Mexico
The ‘Day of the Dead’ is a big event in the Mexican year. On November the 2nd Alyx Burges joins in with the celebration of death and the afterlife at the Día de los Muertos in the small town of Aguascalientes, five hours northwest of Mexico City.
4 Feb, 2015, 10:02|
Washington in the Spring: Seattle to Leavenworth
Tonia Hauser takes an inspiring hike into the snow-capped Cascades, towering over a tiny, Bavarian-themed mountain town. She follows the Snow Lakes Trail to the Alpine lakes of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
22 Jan, 2015, 18:17|
A journey of discovery: overland to Alaska
Travelling north from Vancouver, Lindsay Salt tours the highlights of the Yukon and Alaska, drinking in the area’s rich, if recent, heritage. All photos by David Grimble.
22 Jan, 2015, 13:17|
Strapped to a rocket on the Indianapolis track
Formula 1 race cars are not for the faint-hearted, and the worldfamous Indianapolis circuit is no walkover either. A track day brings David Beres within a few seconds of sudden death.
20 Jan, 2015, 14:03|
Tracing Arizona’s section of Route 66
America’s iconic Route 66 officially no longer exists: sometimes it’s hard even to find. Eric Whitehead follows one of it’s most demanding geographical stretches, through the state of Arizona.
27 Nov, 2014, 13:55|
From red-lights to respectable: 100 years of Skagway
In the early days of the Klondike Gold Rush, the settlement of Skagway was born as a trend-setting cluster of very busy brothels. A hundred years on Lindsay Salt discovers it’s grown into one of Alaska’s most genteel towns.
20 Nov, 2014, 10:46|
The forgotten source of California’s Gold Rush
The place that sparked America’s 1848 Gold Rush is strangely un-remembered in a little-visited State Park. Daniel A. Métraux takes a look at the site where Gold Fever unleashed wealth onto a fledgling settlement.
16 Nov, 2014, 20:28|
Tossing Cuban pebbles with a Santeria priest
Most visitors to Cuba concentrate on vintage cars, salsa or the beaches. David Beres is made of more spiritual stuff, however, and goes for a closer look at the Santeria religion, that puts a very Cuban slant on Catholicism.
12 Oct, 2014, 12:28|
A close encounter with a Galapagos’ shark
Paula Wheeler dons scuba gear and grabs her camera. On the Galapagos Islands even the sharks seem friendly. Or so she’s assured by her Ecuadorian guide.
12 Sep, 2014, 11:53|
Finding the real ‘Shutter Island’ in Boston Harbor
Bad news for De Caprio fans: there were never any asylums hidden away on the islands of Boston Harbor Islands National Park. Instead, Daniel A. Métraux finds abandoned forts, army barracks and miles of beautiful beaches.