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25 Feb, 2017, 10:44|
À Table en Paris!
Adam Jacot de Boinod
Adam Jacot de Boinod enjoys a luxury visit to the Capital of France, where he mixes culture and cuisine in equal parts.
25 Feb, 2017, 10:11|
Mapping Russia – in 1562
In an age where Europe was ruled by powerful regional Kings, trade was opening up to Tsarist Russia. Kit Mayers recounts the story of Jenkinson’s Map, one of the first attempts to define the Russian nation.
23 Feb, 2017, 09:52|
The UK’s top 5 long weekend breaks
For the overworked Brits a long weekend is not to be wasted. Lucy Barker sketches out some of the best options to make the best of a long weekend in Britain.
11 Feb, 2017, 16:48|
Lisbon: Portugal’s fascinating capital
In her travels across Europe, Lindsay Salt finds a special charm in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, birthplace to colonies that stretched across the world.
9 Feb, 2017, 15:49|
Peaceful nights in Dorset’s West Bay
Tim Saunders heads off for a very English holiday on the UK’s south coast, enjoying weather that’s very nearly warm enough and experiencing static caravans at their most .. er .. static.
6 Feb, 2017, 12:39|
5 best places to visit in the UK
Some visitors to Britain don’t get beyond London, but the United Kingdom has a huge variety of things to see and do. Lucy Barker suggests five of the best places to explore.
16 Jan, 2017, 14:52|
Hunting bears in Transylvania
In a gloomy part of rural Romania, Matt Norcini heads out on a decidedly risky search for wild bears. With a number of bears sighted the long walk back to safety must have been something of a trial.
28 Dec, 2016, 18:40|
Overland across Russia – in 1557
Kit Mayers follows early explorer Anthony Jenkinson as he travels from Russia’s northern coast to Moscow, deep in the reign of Ivan the Terrible.
22 Dec, 2016, 14:12|
You can’t see the Northern Lights if it’s raining
Eric Whitehead has no great expectations for the Northern Lights, especially as they rely on good weather conditions. But what he sees in Iceland makes him appreciate nature’s power.
20 Dec, 2016, 20:50|
Memorable moments along Portugal’s Lisbon coast
Lindsay Salt strollls out along Portugal’s Atlantic coast. She finds history and culture in equal measure, though hardly the balmy sunshine expected from the postcards. All photos by David Grimble.
16 Nov, 2016, 10:36|
An ode to Helena, princess of Oslofjord.
Pete Ford finds himself very much at home in Norway, as he boards a historic fishing vessel to explore’s Oslo’s past and present.
4 Nov, 2016, 18:55|
A slacker’s train-ride from Georgia to Armenia
With little spoken Russian but a native taste for local wines, Gabi Gimson travels from Tiblisi to Yerevan, taking in the sights, sounds – and plenty of experiences – along the way.
7 Oct, 2016, 13:49|
Exploring Faro and the Ria Formosa> National Park
Faro is the gateway to Portugal’s Algarve region. Lindsay Salt finds it an ideal place to readjust before travelling out – with photographer David Grimble – to take a look at one of the country’s finest National Parks.
16 Sep, 2016, 08:22|
6 European cities where the party never stops
For many travellers a vibrant nightlife is the major draw, and the great European cities have some of the best in the world. Paul Woollacoombe runs through some of the places where the fun never stops.
12 Sep, 2016, 12:11|
London Fashion Week: packing the essentials
All eyes are on Great Britain as London’s Fashion Week kicks off. Lucy Barker has some advice to get you through an exciting, but also demanding, schedule – while still looking good.
10 Sep, 2016, 08:30|
A volunteers experience of unpaid work in Europe
Leo Passaportis finds the experience of working, for no money, around strange corners of Europe is a strangely enriching experience. He gets a new perspective on places other travellers just photograph.
31 Aug, 2016, 07:20|
A quick and easy guide to get the most out of London
When it comes to Britain’s capital city, what you need is a local guide. Joe Thomas runs through the best things to see, do and drink in London, England’s greatest entertainment centre.
18 Aug, 2016, 18:36|
Pamukkale, Turkey: odd and definitely dazzling
Paul Michelson finds his first sight of Pamukkale, Turkey’s famous postcard highlight, something of a disappointment. But he gives it time and finds plenty to appreciate,
28 Jul, 2016, 12:39|
Luxury in the Loire: what to see and do
John McGill finds his tastebuds tantalised as he cruises past the elegant chateaux of the Loire valley, as he travels through possibly the most sophisticated part of rural France.
8 Jul, 2016, 14:57|
Essentials for a stag weekend in Eastern Europe
If you’ve been asked to be Best Man, it’s time to start planning a stag weekend. If you want to keep costs down – and adventures up – then Lucy Barker says Eastern Europe is the place to go.
7 Jul, 2016, 09:01|
Half of British travellers don’t have a valid EHIC card
For Brits travelling in Europe an EHIC card guarantees National Health cover even in European hospitals. But Paul Woollacombe says half Brits don’t have one and each year more than five million expire. Check yours before travel.
17 Jun, 2016, 14:32|
The Costa Del Sol is fantastic for families
Bookings are up for Spain this year, as families factor in security to their travel plans. Lucy Barker says the Costa Del Sol is a clear front runner for summer sun.
8 Jun, 2016, 12:44|
Reflective moments sailing Arctic seas
Roger D Taylor
Roger D Taylor rescues a rotting yacht, straps a municipal lamp-post in as mast then designs and sews a seven-sheet lateen rig sail on his kitchen table. As you do. Then he sails north, into Arctic waters.
27 May, 2016, 07:11|
Kefalonia, a special part of Greece
The largest of the Greek Ionian Islands, Cephalonia is the perfect place for a summer holiday. Anna Votsi says there’s plenty to see and do.
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, 14:14|
Get geared up for this year’s European road trip
Thinking of driving into Europe this summer? On the continent new regulations continue to change on what to carry and how to drive. Jack Barker has some early warnings