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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.

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  
Kit Mayers

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  
Lucy Barker

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  
Lindsay Salt

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

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  
Lucy Barker

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, 15:21
How do Europe’s hotels compare with those in England?  
Lucy Barker

There are subtle differences between England’s hotels and their continental counterparts. Lucy Barker says it’s best to be prepared.

16 Jan, 2017, 14:52
Hunting bears in Transylvania  
Matt Norcini

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

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

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.

22 Dec, 2016, 13:52
5 cities in Europe to visit for a romantic getaway  
Paul Woollacombe

No sooner is Christmas out the way than thoughts turn to Valentine’s Day. Paul Woollacombe says there are plenty of European cities that are perfect for lovers.

20 Dec, 2016, 20:50
Memorable moments along Portugal’s Lisbon coast  
Lindsay Salt

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

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.

10 Nov, 2016, 16:15
Some strangely expressive phrases in British regional slang  
travmag

The team at Sykes Cottages illustrate nine of the earthy expressions littering the English language, culled from the far corners of the land where it is spoke.

4 Nov, 2016, 18:55
A slacker’s train-ride from Georgia to Armenia  
Gabi Gimsom

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  
Lindsay Salt

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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  
Lucy Barker

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

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  
Joe Thomas

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

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, 21:01
Sounds, tastes and sights in Portugal’s southern Algarve  
Lindsay Salt

There’s plenty to like about Europe’s forgotten colonial power. Lindsay Salt revels in the whitewashed walls of Portugal’s rural landscapes.

28 Jul, 2016, 12:39
Luxury in the Loire: what to see and do  
John McGill

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.

15 Jul, 2016, 09:44
Experience the festivities in Glasgow on your next visit  
Paul Woollacombe

Scotland’s greatest city – and recently Capital of Culture – has plenty to offer visitors this summer. Paul Woollacombe rounds up your options.

8 Jul, 2016, 14:57
Essentials for a stag weekend in Eastern Europe  
Lucy Barker

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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.

7 Jul, 2016, 07:56
Cruising to Europe then touring by train; low-stress travel  
Chris Edwards

When Chris Edwards takes on a tour of Europe she opts to avoid air travel. A cruise ship and trains (when not on strike) provide no-hassle travel for the 21st century.

4 Jul, 2016, 16:52
Essential advice before driving across Europe  
Paul Woollacombe

There are some precautions worth taking before setting out across Europe in your car. Paul Woollacombe points out a few of your options.

29 Jun, 2016, 13:04
Cycling to Salzburg: a beginner’s bike-ride through Austria  
Paige O'Grady

When Paige O’Grady goes on holiday it’s usually to relax on a hot sandy beach. time, however, she flies into Austria and hops on a bicycle. But don’t they have big mountains there?

17 Jun, 2016, 14:32
The Costa Del Sol is fantastic for families  
Lucy Barker

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.

15 Jun, 2016, 13:27
Tracking Wiltshire’s latest crop circle  
Jack Barker

It’s a bumper year for Britain’s crop circles. After two wet years 2009 started early with six crop circles kicking off the season in April – and nine more in May. Jack Barker sets off in search of June’s third: the Yatesbury ‘dragonfly’.

10 Jun, 2016, 12:57
The differing costs of public order offences in Europe  
Laura Soper

Following the football? Better behave. Laura Sloper has a handy guide to the sort of fines you can expect for a range of civil misdemenours.

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.

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