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27 Mar, 2014, 14:24|
Living the dream in a VW Campervan
Steve and Wendi Robbins are well into their fifth year of travel in their trusty Volkswagon campervan. Here they tell what keeps them on the road – and how they can still afford to travel.
11 Mar, 2014, 17:36|
Just how stupid can packaged travellers be?
Very stupid, if you believe this list of real-life complaints, alleged to have been made to travel giant Thomas Cook. Caroline Bransby-Williams has the scoop.
23 Feb, 2014, 14:17|
A guide to world football – specially in Brazil
To many people football is a passion even more important than travel. In this extract from his book, ‘The Never Lonely Planet’, Martin Oliver finds the two can perfectly combine.
14 Feb, 2014, 12:43|
Ski insurance: the do’s and do nots
As snow covers the mountains of Europe and North America, skiers head to the slopes. Lucy Barker points out the need for specialist winter travel insurance.
15 Jan, 2014, 16:54|
How to photograph the Northern Lights
The sun is now approaching the most intense part of its 11-year cycle, but it’s not easy to photograph the elusive Aurora Borealis. Mark Hayward asks the experts how and where to catch the Northern Lights on camera,
10 Dec, 2013, 12:16|
Five good reasons for an artist to travel
You don’t need to be an artist to make the most of some travel time, but it sure helps. Singer/songwriter Elisa Korenne shares five good reasons to start a new adventure.
7 Nov, 2013, 22:34|
An alt-country guide to music destinations
Lead singer of the Grand Old Grizzlys, Will Thomas has sung his way halfway round the world. Here he reveals the five greatest countries and cities that have fuelled his musical inspiration.
22 Oct, 2013, 13:35|
Dressing the stewardesses for a new era of travel
The history of air travel has seen plenty of change, but one thing remains constant: the stewardesses who ply the centre aisle, dispensing food and drink. Leslie Sinclair charts the decades through their changing uniforms.
15 Oct, 2013, 14:24|
Villa destinations: the top three
When it comes to a family holiday or an ultimately intimate getaway, a private villa is the way to go. Lucy Barker runs through the world’s top villa destinations.
11 Oct, 2013, 11:11|
A hip-hop guide to the world’s best music cities
Jame Sobers, professionally known as BluRum13, recently toured the world in search of musical inspiration. In Europe’s greatest cities he found the hip-hop genre alive and well. Here he reveals the best music scenes.
27 Sep, 2013, 08:59|
Three great ‘history holiday’ destinations
Not everyone travels to tan on a beach. Kieran Chapman outlines three of places where the ancient world’s greatest achievements are still on view today.
3 May, 2013, 16:24|
Travelling to seal the father/daughter bond
Dan Beckmann, like many dads, has to fight to retain a stable relationship with his growing daughter. Travelling together, he finds, has really helped.
1 Mar, 2013, 14:47|
Recession-busting travel tips
Just because money is tight there’s no need to cancel your travel plans. Madeleine Wilson has some budget-stretching plans to stretch your travel pounds.
8 Feb, 2013, 08:29|
SUV exploits to drive your new year
Make this the year of the major Road Trip. Cathy Richmond runs through some of the world’s finest SUV driving routes.
7 Jan, 2013, 15:40|
Extravagant travel for trust fund babes
For some travellers money is no object. Jack Barker runs through some travel options for those young women with more cash than Caligula who want to see the world in style.
18 Dec, 2012, 17:37|
Where to celebrate New Year
New Year’s Eve is one of those celebrations that can really fall flat – and winter weather does nothing to help. Matt Coe has some useful suggestions for places to see in 2013 in style.
29 Nov, 2012, 16:42|
Best streets for Christmas lights
One of the few things to brighten this gloomy time of year are the Christmas lights that mark the start of the festive season. John Miller selects the world’s finest four displays.
16 Nov, 2012, 17:02|
Hiking: the Essential Kit
Call it hike, trek or stomp, on a serious expedition it is vital to be properly equipped. Simone Visser runs through the items you should certainly take – and those you can leave behind.
14 Nov, 2012, 22:00|
Top Emerging Travel Destinations
Travel frontiers are on the move. Laura Williams runs through the hot emerging destinations for travellers determined to stay on the cutting edge.
18 Oct, 2012, 13:48|
The Five Best Budget Holiday Villa Destinations for 2013
When money’s tight villa holidays are the best way to cut costs. Frank Warner says the global recession has thrown up even greater bargains for your next trip, and runs through the countries where bargains can be found.
10 Oct, 2012, 21:39|
A New World of River Cruises
In the days before cars – and roads – it was rivers that linked and fed the world’s greatest cities and civilisations. Across Europe, Asia and Africa, Titan Cruises bring you history in comfort – and style.
27 Sep, 2012, 09:43|
Can teaching English pay your travel bills?
A weekend TEFL course taught Amy Renders everything she needed to know about teaching English abroad and started a spurt of paid-for travel. She says it was easy to use her native language to tour Latin America and later Europe. This is the story of her TEFL trail…
19 Sep, 2012, 18:41|
Get lost Tripadvisor: HolidayCheck is here
While the world’s largest user-generated travel review site does little to check its content, Europe’s leading rival makes every effort to make sure every word is genuine. Jeremy Lemoine is pretty clear about which is better.
7 Aug, 2012, 11:44|
Top money-saving tips when travelling this summer
Travellers spend plenty of time shaving the pounds off their travel costs but often ignore hidden charges on changing holiday currency. Monica Martinez says this is a key area where planning means saving.
3 Aug, 2012, 15:43|
Holiday accommodation – for Everyone
It’s not always easy to find holiday accommodation that will suit all the family and every taste. But Harriet Pagan says that Wimdu.co.uk, with its 50,000 rooms and apartments across 100 countries, makes it all very easy.
19 Jun, 2012, 22:48|
A new Titan of Travel
The marketing director of Titan Travel, Dan Whitehouse, talks to the Travelmag about his life in travel.
18 Jun, 2012, 15:00|
Scenic ski holidays for 2013
Make this the year to expand your ski horizons. Theresa Semackor says the Crystal Ski website is a great place to check out the best new mountain resorts.
30 Apr, 2012, 15:45|
Why Choose a River Cruise?
As a means of transport, rivers pre-date roads – and can be a lot more comfortable. Iain Miller says river cruises link the world’s greatest attractions in effortless style.
24 Apr, 2012, 14:23|
The world’s top ten honeymoon destinations
Getting married is one of life’s best opportunities for realising travel dreams. John McElborough rounds up the leading paradise destinations for newlyweds.
27 Sep, 2011, 17:11|
Guided Tours – Expedition Antarctica
It was always Iain Miller’s dream to travel to the South Pole. An Antarctic Cruise gives him the chance to live his dream – in comfort.
1 Aug, 2011, 11:54|
When a return flight is not a ticket to ride
Gary Little finds that changing his outbound plans leaves him stranded on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Getting home proves stressful and bracingly expensive.
15 Jun, 2011, 14:37|
Scam 77 in a world of crime
Wherever there are travellers there are criminals poised to take advantage, and it pays to know how they operate. In a new book Peter John has collected together 80 ways they try to prey on backpackers. Here, as a sample, is Scam 77: the injured relative.
18 May, 2011, 16:02|
A very Russian experience on Greenland’s icy seas
Jon van den Heever
A polar cruise around Greenland teaches Jon van den Heever an insight into Inuit culture and their icy world. But the most striking cultural interactions are with his ship’s Russian crew.