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12 Oct, 2017, 11:46
What to pack for skiing – and what to leave behind  
Mary Stuart-Miller

As the ski season approaches, Mary Stuart-Miller has some eminently sensible selection of what to pack – and what to leave behind.

9 Oct, 2017, 11:48
You don’t need a licence to barge through Holland  
Trevor Cherrett

Trevor Cherrett sets off to follow Europe’s waterways, from the Black Sea to the Baltic. Here he learns the basics of navigations on the canals of the Netherlands.

19 Sep, 2017, 12:40
Saltholme and Teesmouth: nature thrives in industrial England  
Anthony Toole

On the fringes of the urban world, Anthony Toole finds plenty of animals alive and well in the northeast of England, one of Great Britain’s most heavily industrialised regions.

14 Sep, 2017, 11:16
Head to Switzerland for a perfect summer holiday  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

While the summer crowds flock to beaches for sand and salt, Adam Jacot de Boinod heads to the Swiss Alps and finds the sun shines even brighter in the clear mountain air.

12 Sep, 2017, 13:04
Don’t miss Oktoberfest – it starts mid-September  
Susanna Wood

Despite its popular overseas name, Octoberfest kicks off in Munich on the 16th September. Susanna Wood has a guide to some useful bits of German to learn before you go.

12 Sep, 2017, 10:07
Hiking the cliffs and bays of England’s ‘Jurassic Coast’  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt explores Dorset’s dramatic coastline as she hikes along England’s southern .shores. All photographs, as ever, by David Grimble.

31 Aug, 2017, 15:45
A sabbatical summer on the shores of Lake Como  
Keith Perkins

Keith Perkins packs up his American home, wife and two toddlers to spend six months teaching English by the Italian Lakes.

30 Aug, 2017, 13:38
A list of the best football sights and experiences around the UK  
Paul Woollacombe

As the country that invented football, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are plenty of sites around Britain that are sure to enthrall football fans. Paul Woollacombe reports.

22 Aug, 2017, 15:11
How to save money when travelling around Europe  
Lucy Barker

Travelling in Europe can be expensive. Lucy Barker shares some ideas for keeping down the costs.

14 Aug, 2017, 13:33
The top 3 major cities in England you must travel to  
Umesh Joshi

There’s plenty to see on a visit to England but Umesh Joshi says there are some cities that shouldn’t be missed.

10 Aug, 2017, 10:18
One more giant anteater for the world  
Paula Holden

While giant anteater numbers dwindle in its native South America, Paula Holden reports from Blackpool Zoo where there’s a new kid on the block.

8 Aug, 2017, 12:38
The most scenic islands in Croatia  
Tabby Farrar

The Croatian coast is this year’s cult destination. Tabby Farrar has a guide to the prettiest islands and all the best beaches.

29 Jul, 2017, 09:26
Top 5 places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

There’s loads to see in Great Britain and a lot of the time coach travel is the best way to explore. Lucy Barker has an infographic.

19 Jul, 2017, 22:06
5 most important documents to work in the UK  
Paul Woollacombe

Most English residents prefer not to work. This makes the UK a magnet for those happy to try. Paul Woollacombe checks out the relevant regulations.

11 Jul, 2017, 12:59
At leisure on Lake Como  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Italy’s Lake District is surely one of the most beautiful parts of a beautiful country. Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a relaxing cruise or two on the waters of Lake Como.

18 Jun, 2017, 19:17
Skiing south on the border between Europe and Asia  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker tracks the border between Russia and Asia. It’s cold up there but Cally helps him travel a route with absolutely no transport infrastructure.

14 Jun, 2017, 13:29
5 epic road trips in the UK  
Gerry Cruz

On a map Great Britain looks too small to fit a road trip. But Gerry Cruz says there’s plenty of room for five, at least.

8 Jun, 2017, 18:51
Arrested for tourism in Russia’s far north  
Charlie Walker

Adventurer par excellence Charlie Walker runs into legal problems as he fights his way through a forgotten corner of the Soviet Empire. Who knew tourism was so illegal.

8 Jun, 2017, 14:31
An A-Z guide to England’s Lake District  
Emily Phelps

Arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe can be found in northern England. Emily Phelps has an alphabetic guide to Britain’s Lake District.

25 May, 2017, 08:17
A wild walk through Derbyshire’s Peak District  
Daniel Neilson

It’s not widely known that CAMRA, the real ale people, publish a range of walks based around very good pubs. Daniel Neilson supplies this extract from his new collection of strenuous strolls, ‘Wild Walks’.

18 May, 2017, 16:54
The Faroe Islands – in a nutshell  
Anthony Toole

North of Scotland and with a distinct Scandi tang, the Faroe Islands are like nowhere else. Anthony Toole takes a windswept walk on a northern outpost of western civilisation in a land where sheep outnumber humans.

16 May, 2017, 22:40
Yes but what is Finland really like?  
Martin Berthoud

The cool world of the Finns is always something of an enigma. Martin Berthoud, on a diplomatic posting, has time to break the ice.

5 May, 2017, 08:13
A holistic retreat in the heart of Germany  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley’s first visit to Germany took place during a Tibetan Buddhist group retreat at a beautiful facility just outside of Oldenburg.

25 Apr, 2017, 13:00
Already bored? Get more at London’s Boring Conference  
Hamish Thompson

It is unfortunate that this year’s London conference on boring clashes with an AGM for transpotters. Hamish Thompson can only apologise.

22 Apr, 2017, 16:52
A tank beats a trudge across the Soviet Arctic  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s latest expedition is tracing the border between Europe and Asia. His start, in the wintry tundra of northern Russia, makes it clear just what a task he’s undertaken.

22 Apr, 2017, 14:46
What to do when in Montenegro  
Paul Woollacombe

Paul Woollacombe has very little idea about what to do in Montenegro. This doesn’t stop him offering you advice.

20 Apr, 2017, 10:59
Scuba diving in the UK: the 10 best spots  
Mike James

Most sane divers seek out tropical waters. Mike James, however, is British and made of sterner stuff. He finds plenty to discover in UK waters.

17 Apr, 2017, 10:29
An idyllic retreat near Athens, Greece  
Laurie Bodley

There are myriad places to stay in and around Athens. Laurie Bodley describes a hotel that offers beauty, convenience and affordability.

10 Apr, 2017, 15:06
Top things to do in Marbella, Spain  
Jack Barker

Marbella is star of Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s a place to see and be seen, to lie on the beach, and more. Jack Barker outlines some of the best things to see and do.

10 Apr, 2017, 14:21
5 alternative ways to spend a week in the UK  
Lucy Barker

The incredible plummeting pound means for many a foreign holiday is no longer an option. Lucy Barker has some suggestions for livening up a staycation.

8 Apr, 2017, 13:39
Where to go for the best weekend breaks in Europe  
Lucy Barker

As the days lengthen it’s a great time for a short break in Europe. Lucy Barker runs through the best options for a weekend break.

29 Mar, 2017, 15:01
Forget Berlin: what about Cologne?  
Tom Housden

There are plenty of German cities worth a visit. Despite being disabled by cerebral palsy Tom Housden finds it’s a friendly and welcoming city that’s easy to enjoy.

27 Mar, 2017, 14:14
Goumenissa and the Greek Orthodox church  
Leo Passaportis

In northern Greece Leo Passaportis finds a blend of religion and culture adds a touch of magic to this part of Macedonia.

23 Mar, 2017, 15:17
How to make sure you are covered when flying abroad  
Paul Woollacombe

The world of travel insurance can be quite a minefield. Paul Woollacombe has some words of advice.

16 Mar, 2017, 19:16
Feign illness to take the waters at Lake Balaton, Hungary  
Nidhi Dalmia

Hungary’s Lake Balaton has been a centre for health treatments since Victorian days. Nidhi Dalmia visits and feigns illness to wallow in the spa.

9 Mar, 2017, 18:29
A short break in Gibraltar: fun and relaxing  
Elizabeth Redfern

A short break on the Rock of Gibraltar leaves Elizabeth Redfern thoroughly revitalised. Just as well, as she now has a loan to pay off.

8 Mar, 2017, 12:54
Where is the best country to holiday to?  
Jack Carter

At this time of year thoughts turn to where to go for a summer holiday. Jack Carter runs through the most popular options.

4 Mar, 2017, 10:43
The best tourist attractions in Europe  
Jack Carter

Faced with the huge choice of European destination some commentators might flake. Not Jack Carter though, who makes a list.

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