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24 Aug, 2015, 14:26
Spanish tales of a NightSwapping convert  
Lucy Barker

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  
Lucy Barker

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?  
Jimmy Pierce

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  
Marlene Kenese

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  
Shannon Peerless

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  
Ben Cooke

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  
Martin Oliver

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  
Ramis Cizer

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 Feb, 2015, 10:17
USA most popular destination for Brits moving abroad  
Matt Fielding

Adventurous Brits keep one eye open for opportunities overseas. Matt Fielding unveils new research that reveals where they’d choose to relocate.

11 Dec, 2014, 16:09
The ultimate holiday: sun vs. ski  
Jonathan Thomas

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.

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 tripfiction.com 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.

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