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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.

Americas   27 Oct, 2016, 23:11
St Lucia from top to toe  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

The Caribbean island of St Lucia is a perennial honeymoon favourite. But Adam Jacot de Boinot, with no wife to hand, decides to explore instead.

Editorials   17 Oct, 2016, 08:36
So little time, so much to see  
Devan Hawkins

When you’ve got a full-time job with no travel prospects, there’s an art to maximising limited vacation time. Devan Hawkins plans ahead.

Asia Pacific   14 Oct, 2016, 12:09
‘Good study, day day up’: China’s leap into modernity  
Linda Caradine

Linda Caradine finds her first experience of China as much baffling as intriguing. Despite an economic and social revolution the sheer scale of the country shelters a distinctively different way of thought.

Americas   14 Oct, 2016, 09:04
Forget Fuji: Seattle has Mount Rainier  
Daniel Metraux

While Japan’s Mount Fuji is an international icon, there’s another active volcano in North America,, surrounded by National Park, that’s often overlooked. Daniel A. Métraux visit’s Mount St Helen’s quieter sister just outside Seattle.

Deals, Editorials   13 Oct, 2016, 12:20
Airport Etiquette – master the art  
Lucy Barker

As air travel disintegrates into a crazed welter of free-market obfuscation and random security checks, it’s more important than ever to prepare for a trip to the airport. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

Americas   7 Oct, 2016, 14:09
Road trip into darkness along the Trans-Labrador Highway  
Joe Young

The world’s longest and loneliest road stretches across Canada. Joe Young takes a week out to make a spectacular, off-grid journey.

Europe   7 Oct, 2016, 13:49
Exploring Faro and the Ria Formosa National Park  
Lindsay Salt

Faro is the gateway to Portugal’s Algarve region. Lindsay Salt finds it an ideal place to readjust before travelling out – with photographer David Grimble – to take a look at one of the country’s finest National Parks.

Pole to Pole   30 Sep, 2016, 17:31
Landfall Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Few of us have the chance to travel to Antarctica. Eric Whitehead boards a rugged expedition vessel and heads down south.

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