8 Oct, 2014, 12:43|
Travel and health – the value of a wellbeing focus
Incurable wanderluster Emily McLaren says travel is great, but you should always keep a weather eye on your health. Each travel experience brings both physical and mental issues and potential threats.
16 Sep, 2014, 07:30|
Foreign-set fiction – the best travel companion
There are some great books set overseas and Tony Geary says the research and local knowledge that shines from the page can illuminate aspects that guidebooks miss. His new site tripfiction.com links books to places.
11 Sep, 2014, 12:10|
Have e-cig, will travel? Not everywhere you won’t…
Regulations on e-cigarettes vary widely around the world. They’re banned in Brazil, Argentina and even Mexico – who would have guessed? Paul Woollacombe presents a useful interactive map.
8 Sep, 2014, 09:30|
The hypochondriac traveller’s guide to Ebola
There were never many tourists in West Africa – and since Ebola there are almost none. Scott Masson, however, is little deterred and says the chances of catching the killer virus are, for most travellers, low.
16 Jul, 2014, 15:33|
How cellphones are ruining the travel experience
Has ubiquitous connectivity enhanced your travel time? Debra Rughoo says definitely not, it’s destroyed spontaneity and spoiled her chances of getting pleasantly lost.
3 Jul, 2014, 13:06|
How to take brilliant travel photographs with your phone
Award-winning photographer David Fairman has written a book that helps everyone achieve better digital photos. Here he tells you the simple tricks to get memorable images from your humble mobile phone.
24 Jun, 2014, 19:26|
A beer drinker’s guide to cheapskate travel
Drink beer on holiday but unsure of how that will hit your travel costs? Don’t worry. David Adelman has the ultimate infographic guide. There are no stats about taste or quality but, on vacation, sometimes only price matters.
12 Jun, 2014, 11:36|
5 apps to get you through your travels
Don’t let travel time get boring. Paul Woollacombe says that newly-developed games and apps mean travel with your smartphone can educate, entertain and inform.
2 May, 2014, 15:41|
The high cost of volunteering overseas
Vounteering abroad is a great way to travel while also making a difference for the better. But there are pitfalls you’ll need to avoid. Lucy Barker has some cautionary advice.
11 Mar, 2014, 17:36|
Just how stupid can packaged travellers be?
Very stupid, if you believe this list of real-life complaints, alleged to have been made to travel giant Thomas Cook. Caroline Bransby-Williams has the scoop.
3 Mar, 2014, 18:05|
How to plan your next backpacking trip
Backpacking never went out of fashion for the youth of the world. Nadav Ziv has a few pointers to help plan your next backpacking trip.
23 Feb, 2014, 15:39|
Why – and how – to fly with Royal Brunei Airlines
There’s one scheduled airline that dramatically undercuts the competition on most of the routes it offers. The boutique airline from the tiny, oil-rich Sultanate of Brunei. Jack Barker tests the service on Royal Brunei Airlines.
15 Jan, 2014, 16:54|
How to photograph the Northern Lights
The sun is now approaching the most intense part of its 11-year cycle, but it’s not easy to photograph the elusive Aurora Borealis. Mark Hayward asks the experts how and where to catch the Northern Lights on camera,
10 Dec, 2013, 12:16|
Five good reasons for an artist to travel
You don’t need to be an artist to make the most of some travel time, but it sure helps. Singer/songwriter Elisa Korenne shares five good reasons to start a new adventure.
10 Dec, 2013, 12:02|
Towed towards adventure: have caravan, may travel
Though they don’t get a very good press, caravans offer great freedom and flexibility to take long journeys through expensive destinations. Sam Shelley meets Mike Garrity after he’s made the most of a long European summer.
21 Nov, 2013, 15:50|
Pinterest Places – travel inspiration on screen and phone
With it’s new application, Pinterest Places, the leading photo-sharing social network provides a valuable resource for travellers. Jack Barker browses a stunning world of photographic inspiration.
22 Oct, 2013, 13:35|
Dressing the stewardesses for a new era of travel
The history of air travel has seen plenty of change, but one thing remains constant: the stewardesses who ply the centre aisle, dispensing food and drink. Leslie Sinclair charts the decades through their changing uniforms.
27 Sep, 2013, 09:30|
A guide to Tortillas and Mexican food
When Jonathon Engels marries a Brit, he’s shocked to discover a gap in her education. She knows nothing about Mexican food – and seems to doubt he does either. This ode to tortillas proves her wrong.
25 Sep, 2013, 08:46|
Halloween Hell – an American obsession goes global
John M Edwards
Ghouls and ghosts throng America’s streets each October 31st, in a frenzied burst of legitimized begging – also known as trick or treating. John M Edwards wonders how a pagan feast-day this turned into such a carnival.
20 Sep, 2013, 15:20|
Is it a bag? Is it a jacket? No. It’s ‘wearable luggage’
Cheap airlines overcharge for checked luggage and rigorously enforce carry-on weight and size limits. But Jack Barker finds a Bagket skips around the regulations and means his gear flies free.
26 Aug, 2013, 23:16|
24 Aug, 2013, 14:40|
An Extended Holiday: What to do before you go
Long term travel is a dream for many, but Lucy Barker has some words of advice. Plan ahead to make sure your journey doesn’t upset your credit rating and cause long-term problems at the home you’d thought secure.
7 Jul, 2013, 07:37|
The timeless charms of airline food
As inventive complaints letters achieve viral fame, Paul Woollacombe revisits the best-ever letter that started the trend, a heartfelt rant about a Virgin in-flight meal.
26 Jun, 2013, 13:21|
How To Fit Your Holiday In A Backpack
An ancient bit of travel lore says take half the luggage, twice the money. Packing is your first travel hurdle, so Paul Woollacombe offers some timeless advice.
3 May, 2013, 16:24|
Travelling to seal the father/daughter bond
Dan Beckmann, like many dads, has to fight to retain a stable relationship with his growing daughter. Travelling together, he finds, has really helped.
3 May, 2013, 16:07|
Meeting the Dutch in Thailand and Laos
American Mike Weisbuch learned Dutch in college because he thought it might make him look cool. It didn’t. He also has quite a lot of trouble using the language in Southeast Asia, where most Dutch people seem perfectly fluent in English.
18 Apr, 2013, 14:13|
Pros and cons of travelling for work
Living abroad and travelling for work is undeniably glamorous, and Vivienne Egan agrees it’s a tempting proposition. But a new life abroad – with more time in transit – can bring disadvantages as well.