15 Mar, 2017, 08:11|
Flat tyre on a rental car: who pays?
Tell a car hire company you’ve had a flat on their tyre and they’re more likely to accuse you of damage to their rim than offer to pay. Jesse Hughes has a guide through this car-rental minefield.
25 Feb, 2017, 11:23|
The best ways to save on airline fees
In the frenetic free-market frenzy that is air travel you have to be savvy to get the lowest fares. Paul Woollacombe shows how get the best value on flights.
9 Feb, 2017, 14:38|
Motorcycling abroad isn’t covered by standard insurance
Renting a scooter is commonplace amongst travellers throughout the Far East. But Jacob Laukaitis discovers that one drunk driver can make a holiday adventure turn suddenly expensive. Worst thing is he was actually lucky.
7 Feb, 2017, 19:41|
The everyday dangers of partying abroad
The British can binge like no other nation – especially when they’ve overseas. But Joshua Mason says some of the most popular party destinations also hide some hidden risks.
12 Jan, 2017, 12:30|
Travelling solo and beating social anxiety
It’s not unusual to feel moments of awkward loneliness when travelling alone. Jennifer Beach has strategies for dealing with social anxiety when abroad, on your own.
20 Dec, 2016, 16:35|
The luckiest people on planet Earth
For many travellers the adventures of the open road are quite enough of a gamble. Gina Grey, however, prefers to take her chances with cash.
9 Dec, 2016, 10:39|
How to pack for 12 months in Asia
Most travellers simply take too much stuff. After three years on the road Jacob Laukaitis knows otherwise, and here he shows how to keep luggage to a minimum.
2 Dec, 2016, 17:38|
In 700 words, the difference between Shi’ah and Sunni
In the middle of Kit Mayers’ fascinating book about the 16th Century explorer Anthony Jenkinson is a tiny passage where he explains the difference between the grand divide in mainstream Islamic thought. Admirably concise and clear.
17 Oct, 2016, 08:36|
So little time, so much to see
When you’ve got a full-time job with no travel prospects, there’s an art to maximising limited vacation time. Devan Hawkins plans ahead.
13 Oct, 2016, 12:20|
Airport Etiquette – master the art
As air travel disintegrates into a crazed welter of free-market obfuscation and random security checks, it’s more important than ever to prepare for a trip to the airport. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.
19 Aug, 2016, 13:56|
Have sunglasses, will travel
Summer’s here and it’s time for new shades. Lucy Barker has the definitive guide to the hottest fashions for 2016.
8 May, 2016, 13:07|
How to design and build your own Arctic yacht
Roger D Taylor
When Roger D Taylor decides to explore the Baring Sea, he first needs a boat to cope with solo sailing, cold waters and light winds. He buys an ancient hull then designs and builds his own.
28 Apr, 2016, 11:03|
A guide to the movements of world shipping
Researchers from the University of London and data visualization company Kiln have come up with a detailed map of 2012’s cargo ship movements on a bathymetric map. Could watch this for hours.
26 Jan, 2016, 17:18|
Travel to runes: and avoid airport stress
Paul Watson says that flying around the UK – and Scotland in particular – can be like wading through a bog without wellies. Thankfully, he has an answer.
9 Dec, 2015, 08:31|
This year’s bizarre questions from hotel guests
The Travelodge chain of hotels have put together a list of this year’s questions, as reported by their reception staff. James Pieslak provides a glimpse into the baffling world of business and leisure travellers.
9 Nov, 2015, 16:58|
How to be a traveller with a plan
There’s no need for a detailed itinerary to enjoy a bit of travel. Andra Badea’s advice, basically, is to wing it.
2 Sep, 2015, 14:10|
X-ray art on a travel theme
The humble airport scanner finds a useful role at last, in Max Oxborrow’s new travel video, live on youtube and ready to share. Jack Barker reviews.
28 Aug, 2015, 23:52|
The sadness of a world that speaks only Enlish
Often being adrift in a foreign languages is all part of the travel experince, Devan Hawkins bemoans the relentless ubiquity of English as a travel language
24 Aug, 2015, 14:26|
Spanish tales of a NightSwapping convert
Forget beady-eyed landlords making money from Airbnb. Lucy Barker finds a far less commercial venture that’s come out of France and NightSwaps her way across Spain.
9 Aug, 2015, 15:35|
7 tips for volunteering abroad
Planning to spend some time as a volunteer overseas? Lucy Barker has some words of advice to keep voluntourists on the right track.
7 Aug, 2015, 11:40|
Cecil the lion RIP. But what about chicken 638?
When Cecil the lion was shot by a trophy hunter, outrage stirred around the world. But Jimmy Pierce says this is hardly matched by our attitude to what animals we farm and eat.
7 Aug, 2015, 10:17|
The ultimate guide to safety on the beach
An average of 65 people drown every year on British Beaches. Marlene Kenese has put together this life-saving infographic that tells you what to watch out for – and how to react.
22 Jul, 2015, 09:51|
Nearly half Brits have booked holidays while drunk
There’s no breathalyser on computer keyboards and it’s easier than ever to book holidays. Shannon Peerless says I’m not the only one whose travel plans take shape far too late at night.
30 May, 2015, 12:32|
Discursive thoughts on war and peace
As the cold war chills once more and the Middle East burns again, Ben Cooke has some thoughts on the nature of conflict and the possible opportunities.
1 Apr, 2015, 17:37|
A beginner’s guide to the dread game of golf
Even golfers struggle to explain just what it is they like about the game. Martin Oliver’s shot-by-shot account of a long hot day on a golf course is unlikely to make many new converts.
19 Mar, 2015, 15:44|
How to find adventure on a package holiday
Even on a package holiday it’s easy to find adventure when abroad. Ramis Cizer pens a handy guide to getting off the beaten trail that applies equally to mainstream resorts and exotic destinations.
11 Dec, 2014, 16:09|
The ultimate holiday: sun vs. ski
While fly and flop holidays are always popular, they’re not exactly an exciting option. Jonathan Thomas reckons you’re a lot better off heading for the mountains, finding a French ski chalet, and setting off on the snow.