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Deals, Editorials   29 Jun, 2017, 12:04
A traveller’s guide to using Google Maps  
Paul Woollacombe

Google Maps have revolutionised how we get to where we need to be. Paul Woollacombe presents a useful guide to making the travel app work for you.

Americas   29 Jun, 2017, 08:45
Meeting the Mayas in Copán, Honduras  
Sankar Chatterjee

On a road trip through Central America Sankar Chatterjee stops off to see the worldfamous ruins at Copan, just across the border from Guatemala. Unlike nearby Tikal this site has stelae and engravings aplenty.

Deals, Pole to Pole   28 Jun, 2017, 19:51
Top 50 travel scams around the world  
Lucy Barker

A tourist away from home is easy prey for scammers. Lucy Barker outlines the current trends for criminals to fleece unwary travellers.

Americas, Pole to Pole   21 Jun, 2017, 11:42
Pleneau Bay: where icebergs go to die  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s love of Icebergs sees him heading south as far as he can go, and explore the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Central Asia, Europe   18 Jun, 2017, 19:17
Skiing south on the border between Europe and Asia  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker tracks the border between Russia and Asia. It’s cold up there but Cally helps him travel a route with absolutely no transport infrastructure.

Americas   15 Jun, 2017, 11:55
Buenos Aires fails to live up to it’s party reputation  
Mat Ward

Argentina’s capital has something of a reputation for hardcore partying. Mat Ward finds a city that’s far more sedate.

Europe   14 Jun, 2017, 13:29
5 epic road trips in the UK  
Gerry Cruz

On a map Great Britain looks too small to fit a road trip. But Gerry Cruz says there’s plenty of room for five, at least.

Central Asia, Europe   8 Jun, 2017, 18:51
Arrested for tourism in Russia’s far north  
Charlie Walker

Adventurer par excellence Charlie Walker runs into legal problems as he fights his way through a forgotten corner of the Soviet Empire. Who knew tourism was so illegal.

Europe   8 Jun, 2017, 14:31
An A-Z guide to England’s Lake District  
Emily Phelps

Arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe can be found in northern England. Emily Phelps has an alphabetic guide to Britain’s Lake District.

Americas   5 Jun, 2017, 08:59
Boston: Home to Harvard, heritage, and an easy escape  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley thought she knew what Boston was all about until she visited for family instead of for business and saw it in a whole new light.

Central Asia   1 Jun, 2017, 19:39
Mother Teresa? Pah. What about Calcutta’s Major Gardener  
Devika A Rosamund

Years before Mother Teresa was sainted there was another philanthropist handing out food to Calcutta’s poor, Devika A Rosamund was in India when Major Gardener of the Salvation Army was equally famous.

Americas   1 Jun, 2017, 11:41
Brits abroad on South America’s busses  
Mat Ward

On a long bus journey from Bolivia to Paraguay, Mat Ward finds British behaviour more than embarrassing.

Africa, Central Asia   30 May, 2017, 15:18
A series of luxurious events: Mauritius with money  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod tours the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, discovering plenty of luxurious hotels but – strangely – not much else.

Deals, Editorials   30 May, 2017, 14:25
European online travel giant grows in Spain  
Paul Woollacombe

According to their latest financial figures available, Spanish company eDreams ODIGEO confirms its position as the leading online travel company in Europe and one of the largest in the world.Paul Woollacombe reports.

Central Asia   25 May, 2017, 15:58
All you need to know about the birth of Buddhism  
Gordon Kerr

Goden Kerr is the master of explaining complex subjects concisely and clearly. In this extract from his latest book, ‘A short History of India’, he explains the birth of one of the world’s greatest religions in 500 words.

Europe   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’.

Deals, Pole to Pole   22 May, 2017, 14:23
Castles and private islands: 7 unforgettable rental properties  
Anna Danishek

From igloos to coral islands, Anna Danishek brings together a personal selection of the most unusual rental properties around the world.

Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Americas   15 May, 2017, 11:33
Short lives and labour in Potosi’s silver mines  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his visit to Bolivia’s grimiest attraction something of a trial. But for the workers life is far harder.

Americas   14 May, 2017, 19:54
An unexpected gringo in Monte Santo, Brazil  
Augustus Young

Far off the beaten trail in central Brazil, Augustus Young finds an outpost of pilgrimage in the middle of nowhere.

Europe   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.

Central Asia   1 May, 2017, 18:12
Living a simple life in Pakistan’s Swat Valley  
Devika A Rosamund

These days the Swat Valley’s always in the news for the wrong reasons. Back in the 70’s it was very different, as Devika A Rosamund discovers as she peels off the ‘Hippy Trail’.

Americas   1 May, 2017, 11:05
A death a day on the world’s most dangerous road  
Mat Ward

In the highlands above La Paz, Mat Ward finds cyclists dicing with fate as they mountain-bike Bolivia’s infamously dangerous dirt roads.

Americas   30 Apr, 2017, 15:16
How North America’s states and provinces got their names  
Paul Woollacombe

The good people at Expedia Canada have put together a map explaining how each state and province area came by their names. And let. Paul Woollacombe take the credit for their efforts.

Europe   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.

Central Asia, Europe   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.

Deals, Europe   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.

Central Asia   22 Apr, 2017, 14:38
Exploring Myanmar’s Schwedagon Pagoda  
Sankar Chatterjee

Sankar Chatterjee flies into Burma and visits its most famous temple, the Schwedagon Pagoda in the largest city, Yangon.

Deals, Editorials   22 Apr, 2017, 14:21
The expected results of Trump’s travel bans  
Simon Barnes

The effects of Trump’s travel bans continue to reverberate around the world. Simon Barnes adds his thoughts to the discussion.

Deals, Europe   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.

Africa   20 Apr, 2017, 10:22
Inexpensive and interesting: Uganda’s fast food  
Adele Cutler

Ugandan cuisine is something of a revelation. Bananas are at the heart of most meals, but Adele Cutler turns up some more unusual dishes.

Americas, Deals   19 Apr, 2017, 15:01
Things you must know if you’re travelling to Vegas  
Paul Woollacombe

America’s most thoroughly marketed tourist destination rates high on many travellers’ visit lists. Paul Woollacombe says there’s more than just gambling to Nevada’s ‘Sin City’

Europe   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.

Middle East   16 Apr, 2017, 22:24
A drive around Iran in the era of the Shah  
Martin Berthoud

In 1973 Iran was a very different place – and being a British diplomat was an advantage. Martin Berthoud makes the most of his rank.

Americas   14 Apr, 2017, 19:30
When a wheel falls off your Brazilian bus  
Augustus Young

Stranded overnight in rural Brazil, Augustus Young finds the kindness of strangers turns disaster into magic.

Deals, Editorials   12 Apr, 2017, 17:05
How to boost your career prospects while you travel  
Lucy Barker

There’s no need to sacrifice your career by taking time abroad. Lucy Barker says that a little planning – and use of social media – can let you travel but keep your work momentum.

Americas   10 Apr, 2017, 18:27
Watch a pro edit a ten-year-old’s travel vlog  
Paul Woollacombe

Ten-year-old Beth Ward sent her go-pro vlog on her Mexican holiday to First Choice and they noticed it had moments of brilliance. So they hired an editor to knock it into (much shorter) shape.

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