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5 Dec, 2014, 14:24
Youth Development: a philosophy in practice  
Lucy Barker

With nearly 30 of the UK’s population aged less than 24 it’s clear that the youth of today are the society of tomorrow. Lucy Barker highlights a programme aimed at developing 15-17 year-olds into useful members of the community.

10 Oct, 2014, 08:21
Survival Chinese – 8 essential language tips for trips in China  
James Mason

Although there are loads of Chinese dialects, the most useful – and the official – language is Mandarin. James Mason says learning a few phrases can transform your travels.

8 Oct, 2014, 12:43
Travel and health – the value of a wellbeing focus  
Emily McLaren

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  
Tony Geary

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 links books to places.

11 Sep, 2014, 12:10
Have e-cig, will travel? Not everywhere you won’t…  
Paul Woollacombe

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  
Scott Masson

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  
Debra Rughoo

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  
David Fairman

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  
David Adelman

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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.

3 Jun, 2014, 14:33
Use your credit rating to score a holiday bargain  
Paul Woollacombe

Searching for deals and checking your credit rating – Paul Woollacombe has 4 travel tips to avoid blowing your holiday budget.

13 May, 2014, 11:35
Eliminating risk: how to travel in absolute safety  
Sydney Senske

Sydney Senske is of a cautious disposition. Though travel is a wonderful gift any journey should be undertaken carefully.

2 May, 2014, 15:41
The high cost of volunteering overseas  
Lucy Barker

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.

30 Apr, 2014, 15:24
7 Loyalty Programs, Cards and Apps that frequent travellers need  
Lucy Barker

There are countless programs, apps and loyalty cards which help the frequent traveller save money as they skim around the globe. Lucy Barker rounds up some of the best – and an app that brings them all together.

11 Mar, 2014, 17:36
Just how stupid can packaged travellers be?  
Caroline Bransby-Williams

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  
Nadav Ziv

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  
Jack Barker

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  
Mark Hayward

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,

11 Dec, 2013, 18:36
The most important thing travel gives is perspective  
Carlin Becker

Flitting between America and Ireland, Carlin Becker reflects on culture, civilisation and his place in the world.

10 Dec, 2013, 12:16
Five good reasons for an artist to travel  
Elisa Korenne

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  
Sam Shelley

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.

6 Dec, 2013, 18:52
If you’d like to write a travel book – just do it  
Alastair Humphreys

It’s never been easier to self-publish your travel experiences, and many Travelmag contributors already do. Alastair Humphreys explains how and why.

21 Nov, 2013, 15:50
Pinterest Places – travel inspiration on screen and phone  
Jack Barker

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  
Leslie Sinclair

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, 10:28
Are Brits back to business where travel is concerned?  
Gavin Duncan

As the UK economy begins to show signs of life, business travel is starting to grow. Gavin Duncan sees the first green shoots of recovery in an important market.

27 Sep, 2013, 09:30
A guide to Tortillas and Mexican food  
Jonathon Engels

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.

26 Sep, 2013, 13:48
Sporting event or public torture? Inside Spain’s bull rings  
Jenny Berg

Jenny Berg, of Care for the Wild International, is distinctly unimpressed by Spain’s enthusiasm for bullfighting. Tradition, she says, is no reason to continue with animal cruelty.

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’  
Jack Barker

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  
Lucy Barker

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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.

26 Jun, 2013, 12:15
Tips for traveling with kids without worries  
Melissa Davis

It’s not always easy travelling with children. Blogger – and parent – Melissa Davis has some useful advice to help families on the move.

25 Jun, 2013, 15:34
It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Steamship Anymore  
Gavin Duncan

Forget the traditional cruise-ship image. Gavin Duncan says that these days there’s a cruise to suit every taste.

19 Jun, 2013, 14:26
Travelling in your later years: top five things to consider  
Amy Shawley

There’s no need to stop travelling in your later years, says Amy Shawley. But there are some extra factors you should really bear in mind.

3 May, 2013, 16:24
Travelling to seal the father/daughter bond  
Dan Beckmann

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  
Mike Weisbuch

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.

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