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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.

Asia Pacific   16 Feb, 2017, 20:47
A visit to Banaue’s rice terraces – in 1963  
Martin Berthoud

The Philippines’ stunning rice terraces are now an UNESCO heritage site. But in 1963 they were simply quite hard to get to. Martin Berthoud takes time out from diplomacy to make the expedition into upcountry Luzon.

Americas   14 Feb, 2017, 18:11
A gritty glimpse of Rio behind its postcard image  
Augustus Young

As Augustus Young flies into Brazil’s iconic tourist mecca, he finds a rather different Rio de Janeiro to the one presented on brochure pages. This extract from his book, Brazilian Tequila, shows why he decides to fly north – soon.

Europe   11 Feb, 2017, 16:48
Lisbon: Portugal’s fascinating capital  
Lindsay Salt

In her travels across Europe, Lindsay Salt finds a special charm in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, birthplace to colonies that stretched across the world.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Feb, 2017, 16:14
The top five office buildings: tomorrow’s cathedrals built new  
Lucy Barker

The age of the great churches is long gone. These days it’s the tech giants with the money to build big. Tomorrow’s attractions are likely to be the offices of today, says Lucy Barker, and she tells you where to find the best.

Europe   9 Feb, 2017, 15:49
Peaceful nights in Dorset’s West Bay  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders heads off for a very English holiday on the UK’s south coast, enjoying weather that’s very nearly warm enough and experiencing static caravans at their most .. er .. static.

Asia Pacific, Editorials   9 Feb, 2017, 14:38
Motorcycling abroad isn’t covered by standard insurance  
Jacob Laukaitis

Renting a scooter is commonplace amongst travellers throughout the Far East. But Jacob Laukaitis discovers that one drunk driver can make a holiday adventure turn suddenly expensive. Worst thing is he was actually lucky.

Americas   8 Feb, 2017, 16:21
Tanning tips for Miami in the summer  
Karen Barnett

If you want a summer tan skin specialist Karen Barnett says fly south. She sketches out a few days in Florida and it’s capital, mixing city pleasures with time on the beach,

Deals, Editorials   7 Feb, 2017, 22:11
How to afford a trip of a lifetime  
Paul Woollacombe

Have more money might be one answer. But Paul Woollacombe tells you how to afford one big trip.

Americas   7 Feb, 2017, 21:02
Tunneling into the past: an underground glimpse of the Mayas  
Sankar Chatterjee

Deep below the jungles of Belize, Sankar Chatterjee drags his wife into a subterranean adventure as he seeks out signs of human sacrifice in the ancient Mayan civilisation.

Editorials   7 Feb, 2017, 19:41
The everyday dangers of partying abroad  
Joshua Mason

The British can binge like no other nation – especially when they’ve overseas. But Joshua Mason says some of the most popular party destinations also hide some hidden risks.

Deals, Europe   6 Feb, 2017, 12:39
5 best places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

Some visitors to Britain don’t get beyond London, but the United Kingdom has a huge variety of things to see and do. Lucy Barker suggests five of the best places to explore.

Americas   27 Jan, 2017, 13:32
A taste of Brazil: wild street parties and wilder jungles  
Dan T

Way the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil proves irresistible to Dan T. A visit stretches to residence and this is his guide to the best bits of the country.

Americas   27 Jan, 2017, 13:14
From Birmingham to Albuquerque on two fast wheels  
Aaron Crane

The ultimate road trip is by motorcycle, and in the USA it has to be Route 66 – and on a Harley Davidson. Aaron Crane motobikes an iconic route.

Deals, Editorials   19 Jan, 2017, 13:10
How to regain body confidence before going on holiday  
Lucy Barker

Though there’s nothing quite like a beautiful beach, it’s not quite as pretty when its you that spoil the view. Lucy Barker says you need to shape up before stripping off.

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.

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