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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.

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.

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