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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
4 Apr, 2016, 16:40|
At last. A booking service for the UK’s character accommodation.
The big aggregators are all very well for the major hotels chains. But the smaller, independent b&b’s, hostels and boutique hotels that discerning travellers require tend to get swamped as ‘Specialty Lodgings’. These are the sort of places handled by Eviivo: Lucy Barker introduces their latest infographic tracking travel trends.
23 Mar, 2016, 15:40|
Prague: three cultures, at least, meet in one city
When Lebanese Paula Naoufal signs up for a study programme in Prague she’s slightly intimidated to find all the other students are American. But as it turns out it really doesn’t matter.
21 Mar, 2016, 16:16|
At home with the ‘Compleat Angler’ and several stuffed fish
In 1653 Izaak Walton published ‘The Compleat Angler’ – which is still in print today. But he learned to fish near Stafford and that’s also where he retired. Richard Lakin takes a look around his house.
29 Feb, 2016, 17:16|
To hitch from Turkey to Armenia you gotta go through Georgia
A long and bloody history means getting from Turkey to Armenia is never very easy. Kris Mole finds he has to go through Georgia, a trip that’s even harder as he insists on travelling for free. Little wonder that the firmest friend he makes along the way is a poverty-stricken dog.
26 Feb, 2016, 17:25|
How to plan a European stag night
While cash gets lavished on wedding receptions and honeymoons, the stag night is often strangely overlooked. That’s wrong, says Lucy Barker, who says this is perhaps the most important part of celebrating a marriage.
17 Feb, 2016, 18:30|
Saddle up for four days at the races: Cheltenham 2015
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the horse racing year, bringing the UK’s best jumpers and hurdlers to a leafy part of Gloucestershire. Paul Woollacombe has the inside scoop.
12 Feb, 2016, 14:48|
Fly to Paris for some romance in the spring
France’s capital city is the world’s top tourist destination. Lucy Barker says ‘The City of Love’ is best at the beginning of the year, as it bursts into colour under a strengthening sun.
5 Feb, 2016, 15:29|
Skeletons and ghouls at the Capuchin Crypt in Rome
Dan Morey takes his mother to see the desiccated skeletons of Rome’s famous Capuchin cemetery. Perhaps he’s trying to tell her something. Clearly she fails to get the hint and just enjoys the experience of getting close to deatjh .
4 Feb, 2016, 09:38|
Attractions to enjoy on your UK trip
Most things in the UK, including accommodation, train travel and taxi fares, are inexplicably expensive. But Lucy Barker finds that several attractions and highlights are inexplicably free.
2 Feb, 2016, 14:05|
Cruising the Danube all across Europe
A leisurely cruise across Europe proves an ideal cure for Jennie Campbell’s winter blues. With its vivid sense of history and romance, the Danube River soothes, charms and stimulates.
26 Jan, 2016, 17:18|
Travel to runes: and avoid airport stress
Paul Watson says that flying around the UK – and Scotland in particular – can be like wading through a bog without wellies. Thankfully, he has an answer.
6 Jan, 2016, 09:32|
Donegal: Ireland at its most charming
While Ireland’s major tourist highlights remain its major cities, David Tyndal suggests the overlooked town of Donegal as your base to explore. This way, he claims, you’ll see Ireland at its best.
18 Dec, 2015, 09:54|
The best of Malta in just 24 hours
Kelly Vero’s fictional Malta is generally a world of crime and violence. But in reality she loves the Mediterranean’s most tropical island.
5 Dec, 2015, 20:00|
John Hamer’s 2015 European holiday
In the summer of this year, John Hamer and his wife tour Europe in style, using trains and taxis to link west and east. In the end most things, he finds, seem to cost about 17 Euros.
5 Dec, 2015, 14:54|
Top 5 adventure activities to do in Wales
When it comes to outdoor adventures, there really is no place quite like Wales. Lucy Barker runs through five awesome activities to try when in Wale, the UK’s activity hotspot.
11 Nov, 2015, 09:07|
For free rail travel, head to Spain
Famous freeloader Kris Mole takes a little while to crack the Spanish rail system. But he’s in broke in Barcelona and needs to be in Madrid. Where there’s a will – and a Mole – there’s a way.
28 Oct, 2015, 11:45|
The top sights – and sites – of ancient Greece
There’s more to Greece than sun and see. As home to the Western World’s first advanced civilisation it has ancient ruins aplenty. Lucy Barker runs through some of the finest sites – and sights.
27 Oct, 2015, 14:27|
20 things to see and do in the Czech capital, Prague
Straddling the banks of the Vltava River, the capital of the Czech Republic has plenty to interest and entertain visitors. Tereza Vítková runs through the leading attractions.
30 Sep, 2015, 12:00|
5 fab activity holidays around Europe
Travel in Europe doesn’t have to be a passive tour of buildings and sights. Paul Woollacombe outlines a range of active options.
29 Sep, 2015, 06:04|
7 places to stop on a UK Tour
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. But it’s also a lot bigger than it looks on the map. Lucy Barker has your guide to Britain’s best cities and places to visit.
11 Sep, 2015, 13:21|
La Tranchardière – a slice of France
When old friends move to France it’s only polite to pay them a visit. Tim Saunders heads across the Channel and drives three hours south from Cherbourg.