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Africa   19 Jan, 2017, 12:46
Battlefield tourism: the reality behind the film ‘Zulu’  
Jonathan Trollip

The rolling landscape of Isandlwana looks peaceful these days. But Jonathan Trollip discovers a bloodsoaked past as it’s where British colonialism suffered its first major setback, losing a major battle with South Africa’s Zulu warriors.

Deals, Europe   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.

Americas   16 Jan, 2017, 15:09
Immersed in Mexico City and learning Spanish fast  
Bonnie Lynn

As a child it’s easy to learn a foreign language. When you’re all grown up it takes an immersion course and plenty of work. Bonnie Lynn discovers the joys of Spanish in the Mexican capital.

Europe   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.

Deals, Pole to Pole   16 Jan, 2017, 14:27
How to save money when traveling  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s often said travellers have either time or money – but rarely both. Paul Woollacombe has some tips to stretch your travel pounds.

Middle East   16 Jan, 2017, 13:58
Jordan’s deserted desert castles  
Elizabeth von Pier

Lured away by Petra and other headline sights, few visitors to Jordan head fifty miles out of Amman to explore ancient castles marooned in sand. Elizabeth von Pier finds the experience peaceful and entrancing.

Central Asia   16 Jan, 2017, 12:01
A very lively AA meet in the heat of southern India  
Mat Ward

When Mat Ward decided to use alcoholics anonymous to help kick the habit, he decided to travel the world visiting the worldwide network of this self-help movement. In the province of Tamil Nadu he finds recovering drinkers energised and active.

Americas, Deals   12 Jan, 2017, 14:21
The amazing sites – and sights – of America  
Paul Woollacombe

Quite apart from it’s urban attractions, America also has a range of stunning National Parks. Paul Woollacombe runs through some of the finest options.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   12 Jan, 2017, 12:30
Travelling solo and beating social anxiety  
Jenn Beach

It’s not unusual to feel moments of awkward loneliness when travelling alone. Jennifer Beach has strategies for dealing with social anxiety when abroad, on your own.

Deals, Pole to Pole   11 Jan, 2017, 14:05
How to explore your favourite countries in style  
Lucy Barker

There’s no doubt your own wheels make travelling easy and fun. Lucy Barker explores the main options of car, campervan or motorbike.

Central Asia   11 Jan, 2017, 13:39
The enduring appeal of Sri Lanka’s south  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a seasonal tour of Sri Lanka, dangling like a pendant in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Americas   7 Jan, 2017, 09:50
No horror left in the town where ‘The Birds’ was filmed  
Daniel Metraux

Hitchcock shot his seminal movie ‘The Birds’ in the small town of Bodega Bay, just north of San Francisco. Daniel Metraux strolls along streets once ruled by malevolent crows and seagulls.

Americas   4 Jan, 2017, 19:45
A Shawfest road trip on Canada day, with sides  
Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards finds the Ontario Shawfest very much to her taste. Especially as Canada celebrates their National Day.

Editorials   4 Jan, 2017, 09:28
3 solutions to cure all your Travel Site’s traffic problems  
Susan Meloni

For many travel bloggers building a website is the easy bit. Susan Meloni says you also need to devote just as much thought and effort into attracting visitors.

Central Asia, Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Deals, Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Deals, Editorials   20 Dec, 2016, 16:35
The luckiest people on planet Earth  
Gina Grey

For many travellers the adventures of the open road are quite enough of a gamble. Gina Grey, however, prefers to take her chances with cash.

Asia Pacific   12 Dec, 2016, 11:09
A guide to the beaches of East Sydney  
Anthony Toole

At this time of year Southern Australia is at its best, and everyone in Sydney heads for the beach. Anthony Toole tours the eastern beaches through the long day of an Austral summer.

Editorials   9 Dec, 2016, 10:39
How to pack for 12 months in Asia  
Jacob Laukaitis

Most travellers simply take too much stuff. After three years on the road Jacob Laukaitis knows otherwise, and here he shows how to keep luggage to a minimum.

Americas, Deals   7 Dec, 2016, 15:33
The untapped haven of Lake Michigan  
Lucy Barker

Of all the Great Lakes in North America, Lake Michigan is one of the largest – and the only one to be completely within the USA. Lucy says it feels more like a sea than a lake, and is well worth a visit.

Editorials, Middle East   2 Dec, 2016, 17:38
In 700 words, the difference between Shi’ah and Sunni  
Kit Mayers

In the middle of Kit Mayers’ fascinating book about the 16th Century explorer Anthony Jenkinson is a tiny passage where he explains the difference between the grand divide in mainstream Islamic thought. Admirably concise and clear.

Asia Pacific   2 Dec, 2016, 17:09
Casting for a catch in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  
Patterson Riley

The limestone outcrops of Ha Long Bay are an iconic highlight of northern Vietnam. Patterson Riley explores by kayak and catches a few of samples of the local sealife.

Deals, Pole to Pole   1 Dec, 2016, 13:20
The best fireworks you can see for New year  
Paul Woollacombe

As the world’s great cities compete to out-do each other with New Year firework displays it’s hard to know which one to visit. Paul Woollacombe rounds up some of the most spectacular shows.

Asia Pacific   27 Nov, 2016, 16:42
An Aussie head-to-head: Melbourne vs. Sydney  
Andy Morrow

Australia’s two heavyweight southern cities enjoy a healthy rivalry. Sydney has its harbour but Melbourne has the edge for cafe culture. Andy Morrow says both are worth a visit.

Americas   23 Nov, 2016, 21:15
Gilakas’la (welcome) to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt sets off to explore Canada’s wild Pacific coast. Along the way she finds a strong culture, natural beauty – and plenty of rain. Photos and video by David Grimble.

Africa   21 Nov, 2016, 22:02
A blast from the bush and Zambia’s Luangwa Valley  
Emily Haynes

The rains are coming to the Luangwa Valley and one of Africa’s finest safari destination is strewn with camps packing up and getting out while they still can. So there’s something autumnal about Emily Haynes. latest report from the Zambian bush,

Deals, Editorials   16 Nov, 2016, 12:47
12 travel hacks to make flying with your family fun and easy  
Lucy Barker

Travelling with your family needn’t be traumatic. Lucy Barker has a handy guide to surviving air journeys with young children.

Europe   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.

Deals, Editorials   11 Nov, 2016, 10:44
Booking holiday parking online saves time and money  
Paul Woollacombe

Getting to any UK airport by public transport is invariably expensive, uncomfortable and stressful. Paul Woollacombe says the easiest way is to drive – and park.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   10 Nov, 2016, 17:38
A glimpse into Burma’s only synagogue  
Sankar Chatterjee

Myanmar might have problems accepting its Muslims, but it’s not widely known there are also Jews in Burma. Sankar Chatterjee explores Yangon’s (once Rangoon) only synagogue.

Europe   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.

Asia Pacific   8 Nov, 2016, 20:07
In search of Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars  
Hans Ebenman

When Hans Ebenman flies in to Hong Kong, he plans to tour the rooftop bars. But he’d reckoned without a typhoon that turned the Far East’s most sophisticated city into a ghost town. Happily things soon look up.

Central Asia, Europe   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.

Asia Pacific   31 Oct, 2016, 12:58
Beginner on a motorbike in rural Vietnam  
Laura Knight

There are better places than Ho Chi Minh city to learn how to ride a scooter, and better islands than Phu Quoc to practice riding in mud. Laura sails through the experience to reach beach, beer and hammock.

Deals, Pole to Pole   31 Oct, 2016, 08:11
Going solo: the best holiday destinations for single travellers  
Paul Woollacombe

Nothing beats travelling alone. Paul Woollacombe runs through some of the best destinations worldwide for single travellers to explore in style.

Americas   30 Oct, 2016, 00:20
A gourmet tour of southern Cape Breton, Canada  
Habeeb and Muna Salloum

Saleem and Muna Saloum tour the culinary highlights of Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia. They discover a surprising range of things to eat and drink.

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