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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.

3 Jun, 2016, 14:51
Travelling to London starter pack; everything you need.  
Lucy Barker

Whether visiting the UK’s capital city from abroad or heading up from the provinces, what to pack is always a question. Lucy Barker has the answer.

27 May, 2016, 07:11
Kefalonia, a special part of Greece  
Anna Votsi

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.

26 May, 2016, 16:40
Travel to London & buy the perfect wedding dress  
Lucy Barker

The ideal outfit is an essential part of any wedding plan. Lucy Barker says that London’s the place to find leading designers and boutiques.

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  
Jack Barker

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

25 Apr, 2016, 13:14
The best entertainment spots to hit in Barcelona  
Paul Woollacombe

At the heart of Catalonia, the city of Barcelona has a huge amount to offer visitors. Paul Wollacombe is your guide to what to see and do.

15 Apr, 2016, 13:45
Europe’s most popular destinations for 2016’s summer  
Lucy Barker

Now is the time to think about your summer travel plans. Lucy Barker predicts the destinations she thinks are the hottest choices for the upcoming year.

4 Apr, 2016, 16:40
At last. A booking service for the UK’s character accommodation.  
Lucy Barker

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.

1 Apr, 2016, 11:04
The Best Man’s essential guide to Stag Do planning abroad  
Paul Woollacombe

Perhaps the most important part of the wedding is the Stag Do, and planning it is up to the Best Man. Paul Woollacombe has some words of advice.

30 Mar, 2016, 10:08
Things you should pack to get the most of Amsterdam  
Lucy Barker

The capital of the Netherlands, or Holland as it’s sometimes called, is one of Europe’s greatest cities. Lucy Barker has some tips for making the most of your experience.

23 Mar, 2016, 15:40
Prague: three cultures, at least, meet in one city  
Paula Naoufal

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  
Richard Lakin

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.

9 Mar, 2016, 15:39
Fire, ice, northern lights and trolls: all aboard for Iceland  
Janet Myers

Janet Myers has an unforgettable tour of Iceland, discovering on her way the unexpected beauty of the world’s most unusual northern outpost.

7 Mar, 2016, 15:13
European battlefield tours to get your kids interested in history  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s nothing like a foreign adventure to spark the imagination of young children. Paul Woollacombe says there’s nothing like a battlefield tour to bring history to life.

29 Feb, 2016, 17:16
To hitch from Turkey to Armenia you gotta go through Georgia  
Kris Mole

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  
Lucy Barker

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  
Paul Woollacombe

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  
Lucy Barker

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

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  
Lucy Barker

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  
Jennie Campbell

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  
P Watson

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.

12 Jan, 2016, 21:48
Where to stay for this year’s Cheltenham Festival  
Paul Woollacombe

The UK’s most important horse racing event has plenty of opportunities for the gambler. Paul Woollacombe has the inside scoop.

6 Jan, 2016, 09:32
Donegal: Ireland at its most charming  
David Tyndall

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

Kelly Vero’s fictional Malta is generally a world of crime and violence. But in reality she loves the Mediterranean’s most tropical island.

7 Dec, 2015, 10:10
Gangsters, soldiers and hookers on a night out in Armenia  
Kris Mole

When Kris Mole hitchikes into the Armenian town of Gyumri he wasn’t expecting much from the couchsurfing experience. But then he’s taken for an unusual night out.

5 Dec, 2015, 20:00
John Hamer’s 2015 European holiday  
John Hamer

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  
Lucy Barker

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.

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