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Americas   10 Apr, 2017, 10:51
Machu Picchu: built for alcohol and discovered for drink  
Mat Ward

High in the Peruvian Andes, Mat Ward finds that alcohol is deeply entwined with the national culture – and keeping away from it a constant challenge.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Apr, 2017, 13:53
Here are the best holiday destinations for animal lovers  
Simon Barnes

The great African Safari isn’t the only way to get close to wildlife. Simon Barnes has some alternative suggestions for holidays that get close to nature.

Deals, Europe   8 Apr, 2017, 13:39
Where to go for the best weekend breaks in Europe  
Lucy Barker

As the days lengthen it’s a great time for a short break in Europe. Lucy Barker runs through the best options for a weekend break.

Deals, Pole to Pole   7 Apr, 2017, 13:21
Life changing volunteering holiday ideas  
Paul Woollacombe

Rather than a fly and flop vacation, there’s a growing trend for giving something back and volunteering abroad. Paul Woollacombe has some suggestions.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   6 Apr, 2017, 15:14
Four business-class flights: which airline fares best?  
Brian Fisher

In 2017 Brian W Fisher had something a binge flying business class around the world. Unlike most travel journalists he actually paid for his flights, so his comparative review is balanced and revealing.

Deals, Pole to Pole   6 Apr, 2017, 08:35
4 great trips to explore the world by water  
Simon Barnes

two thirds of the world is covered in water. A good reason, says Simon Barnes, to set course for the open sea.

Africa   5 Apr, 2017, 15:00
The Roman Empire’s African arm: Volubilis in Morocco  
Sankar Chatterjee

In its prime, the Roman Empire stretched across all Europe and deep into Africa. Sankar Chatterjee visits Volubilis, the great Roman city built in Morocco.

Deals, Middle East   5 Apr, 2017, 08:28
7 incredible things you should do in Dubai  
Lucy Barker

There’s a great deal to do in the Middle East’s most popular tourist destination. Lucy Barker runs through the best things to do in the United Arab Emirates.

Central Asia   1 Apr, 2017, 16:39
Hippy-trailing into Afghanistan in the days when you could  
Devika A Rosamund

On her slow journey East towards India in the 70’s, Devika A Rosamund finds Afghanistan provides a vivid experience of a medieval way of life.

Europe   29 Mar, 2017, 15:01
Forget Berlin: what about Cologne?  
Tom Housden

There are plenty of German cities worth a visit. Despite being disabled by cerebral palsy Tom Housden finds it’s a friendly and welcoming city that’s easy to enjoy.

Africa   27 Mar, 2017, 14:45
A field guide to Africa’s little-climbed mountains  
Adele Cutler

Trails of visitors labour up Kilimanjaro, but look at Africa’s other mountains and you’ll almost always have them to yourself. Adele Cutler has some suggestions for high-altitude adventures.

Europe   27 Mar, 2017, 14:14
Goumenissa and the Greek Orthodox church  
Leo Passaportis

In northern Greece Leo Passaportis finds a blend of religion and culture adds a touch of magic to this part of Macedonia.

Asia Pacific   27 Mar, 2017, 13:29
Koh Chang, Thailand’s big and beautiful paradise island  
Brian Fisher

Koh Chang is one of Thailand’s least-visited islands, perhaps because in the past it used to harbour Dengue Fever. Brian Fisher finds the slow pace of life and lack of tourists just adds to its appeal.

Deals, Editorials, Europe   23 Mar, 2017, 15:17
How to make sure you are covered when flying abroad  
Paul Woollacombe

The world of travel insurance can be quite a minefield. Paul Woollacombe has some words of advice.

Americas   22 Mar, 2017, 10:31
In tribal Ecuador there’s a novel cure for Alcoholism  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward tours the world but with a special interest in alcohol. North of Otavalo he finds the women have an ingenious way to keep their men sober.

Central Asia, Deals, Uncategorized   19 Mar, 2017, 17:12
Yatra flight offers: save big on domestic flights in India  
Lopa Mohanty

Trains are notoriously inexpensive in India, but air flights are also the cheapest in the world. Lopa Mohanty has her head around all the terms and conditions.

Americas   17 Mar, 2017, 12:29
Mid-Lake Titicaca, a cultural stay on Amantani Island  
Eric Whitehead

Lake Titicaca, the high-altitude lake on the border between Peru and Bolivia, has a couple of secrets. Two islands that welcome tourists to stay overnight in very local conditions. Eric Whitehead checks in to a family home.

Deals, Pole to Pole   17 Mar, 2017, 10:53
Best countries to get cosmetic surgery  
Paul Woollacombe

Even as sterling slides in value, it’s still cost-effective to travel for cosmetic surgery. Paul Woollacombe runs through your options.

Africa   16 Mar, 2017, 21:58
A visit to Namibia in the era of Apartheid  
Martin Berthoud

Travelling as a diplomat makes visiting German West Africa, eagerly being divided by South Africa’s government, somewhat stressfull for Martin Berthoud.

Europe   16 Mar, 2017, 19:16
Feign illness to take the waters at Lake Balaton, Hungary  
Nidhi Dalmia

Hungary’s Lake Balaton has been a centre for health treatments since Victorian days. Nidhi Dalmia visits and feigns illness to wallow in the spa.

Deals, Editorials   15 Mar, 2017, 08:11
Flat tyre on a rental car: who pays?  
Jesse Hughes

Tell a car hire company you’ve had a flat on their tyre and they’re more likely to accuse you of damage to their rim than offer to pay. Jesse Hughes has a guide through this car-rental minefield.

Americas   14 Mar, 2017, 18:36
Fleeced by a moneychanger in upcountry Brazil  
Augustus Young

Half way up the coast of Brazil, Augustus Young stops off at Maceio to sample the local entertainment. Which mainly consists of taking his money.

Central Asia   13 Mar, 2017, 08:58
The unfortunate incident of the Beijing beans  
Chris Brauer

On a study course in China, Chris Brauer realises that Chinese students eat to live rather than live to eat. A trip to the Hutongs gives a rare opportunity to find food that doesn’t taste of cardboard.

Americas   10 Mar, 2017, 10:23
Making a strange attraction of the birthplace of AA  
Mat Ward

Alcoholics Anonymous saved Mat Ward from an early grave. But when he visits the co-founder’s home in New York State, the organisation’s birthplace raises more questions than answers.

Deals, Europe   9 Mar, 2017, 18:29
A short break in Gibraltar: fun and relaxing  
Elizabeth Redfern

A short break on the Rock of Gibraltar leaves Elizabeth Redfern thoroughly revitalised. Just as well, as she now has a loan to pay off.

Central Asia, Middle East   9 Mar, 2017, 18:24
A small-town welcome in 1970’s Iran  
Devika A Rosamund

Devika A Rosamund takes the legendary ‘Magic Bus’ to India in the 70’s, but breaks away in Teheran to continue independently. Her journey suddenly gets a whole lot slower.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Mar, 2017, 09:06
Top destinations for a party holiday this summer the World  
Jack Carter

Jack Carter knows how to party. Here he gives the best places worldwide to rave away moonlit nights.

Americas   9 Mar, 2017, 08:43
Sunny Days on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit  
Lindsay Salt

Trump might not be keen on Mexicans, but Lindsay Salt finds a blast of summer sunshine washes away the winter blues.

Deals, Europe   8 Mar, 2017, 12:54
Where is the best country to holiday to?  
Jack Carter

At this time of year thoughts turn to where to go for a summer holiday. Jack Carter runs through the most popular options.

Central Asia   7 Mar, 2017, 21:06
Freezing rain and snow on the Triund Trail from Dharamsala  
Sankar Chatterjee

The Indian Himalayas are pretty unforgiving, even in summer. So it’s a brave move for Sankar Chatterjee to take his wife and nephew on what he probably thinks is just a winter walk.

Central Asia   6 Mar, 2017, 15:25
Cycling through Mongolia on an epic Silk Road adventure  
Charles Stevens

On a Beijing to Tehran bike ride, Charles Stevens makes some extended stops in the Steppe around Ulaangom. Here he pays homage to that symbol of nomadic life: the not-so-humble yurt.

Deals, Europe   4 Mar, 2017, 10:43
The best tourist attractions in Europe  
Jack Carter

Faced with the huge choice of European destination some commentators might flake. Not Jack Carter though, who makes a list.

Central Asia   1 Mar, 2017, 17:01
A horse-riding fail in downtown Herat  
Devika A Rosamund

In Afghanistan Devika A Rosamund, who’s only ridden once, rents a horse. Perhaps central Herat wasn’t the best place to do this as small boys gleefully send it bolting through the streets.

Africa   27 Feb, 2017, 16:43
Help! A lion’s nicked my solar lamp  
Emily Haynes

You just can’t trust the natives. Deep in the wilds of Zambia’s Luangwa Delta, Emily Haynes recounts an unusual case where a thief in the night has more legs than her.

Deals, Editorials   25 Feb, 2017, 11:23
The best ways to save on airline fees  
Paul Woollacombe

In the frenetic free-market frenzy that is air travel you have to be savvy to get the lowest fares. Paul Woollacombe shows how get the best value on flights.

Europe   25 Feb, 2017, 10:44
À Table en Paris!  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod enjoys a luxury visit to the Capital of France, where he mixes culture and cuisine in equal parts.

Central Asia, Europe   25 Feb, 2017, 10:11
Mapping Russia – in 1562  
Kit Mayers

In an age where Europe was ruled by powerful regional Kings, trade was opening up to Tsarist Russia. Kit Mayers recounts the story of Jenkinson’s Map, one of the first attempts to define the Russian nation.

Deals, Europe   23 Feb, 2017, 09:52
The UK’s top 5 long weekend breaks  
Lucy Barker

For the overworked Brits a long weekend is not to be wasted. Lucy Barker sketches out some of the best options to make the best of a long weekend in Britain.

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