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Asia Pacific   31 Mar, 2016, 12:09
A cycling tour of Bangkok’s smiling slums  
Christian Cummins

Thailand’s capital has a huge range of public transport, with boats and ferries on the rivers and canals, tuk-tuks, scooters and taxis as well as buses and trains. Christian Cummins, however, takes an alternative approach: he pedals a bicycle on an inner-city tour.

Americas   31 Mar, 2016, 11:49
The forgotten heritage of Boston’s ‘Braves Field’  
Daniel Metraux

Baseball is a strangely American obsession, a game whose appeal doesn’t stretch far offshore. But as an US citizen Daniel A. Métraux is entitled to be interested in the strangely under-recognised centenary of Braves Field Stadium, home to the oldest professional team.

Deals, Europe   30 Mar, 2016, 10:08
Things you should pack to get the most of Amsterdam  
Lucy Barker

The capital of the Netherlands, or Holland as it’s sometimes called, is one of Europe’s greatest cities. Lucy Barker has some tips for making the most of your experience.

Asia Pacific   29 Mar, 2016, 15:28
How to avoid the crowds and still climb Mount Fuji  
Jacob Laukaitis

It’s easy, according to Jacob Laukaitis, to climb Japan’s iconic volcano. Just wait for closed season when there’s no-one on the mountain to tell you to get off.

Europe   23 Mar, 2016, 15:40
Prague: three cultures, at least, meet in one city  
Paula Naoufal

When Lebanese Paula Naoufal signs up for a study programme in Prague she’s slightly intimidated to find all the other students are American. But as it turns out it really doesn’t matter.

Americas, Deals   22 Mar, 2016, 12:24
Planning a road trip to America, and what you need to take  
Paul Woollacombe

The USA is the ultimate destination for a self-drive road trip. Paul Woollacombe has some advice for anyone planning to take to the interstate highways.

Europe   21 Mar, 2016, 16:16
At home with the ‘Compleat Angler’ and several stuffed fish  
Richard Lakin

In 1653 Izaak Walton published ‘The Compleat Angler’ – which is still in print today. But he learned to fish near Stafford and that’s also where he retired. Richard Lakin takes a look around his house.

Deals, Pole to Pole   21 Mar, 2016, 11:52
Sea, sun and plastic surgery: Cosmetic Surgery holiday hotspots  
Lucy Barker

Gone are the days when it was enough to come back from holiday with only a tan. Lucy Barker reports on the growing trend for grabbing some plastic surgery abroad.

Americas   19 Mar, 2016, 21:32
There’s nowhere quite like the Galapagos Islands  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the animals of the Galapagos Islands strangely friendly. Perhaps Charles Darwin had it easy as he cruised the outskirts of the known world.

Asia Pacific   19 Mar, 2016, 20:49
Six islands, two days: Japan by bicycle  
Jacob Laukaitis

Jacob Laukatis takes an unusually outward-looking tour around Japan on a very basic rented bike. Take a pillion seat on a ride along the the Shimanami Kaido route that includes several different bridges and at least one meal.

Americas, Deals   18 Mar, 2016, 13:13
A U.S. Road Trip through California’s Wine Country  
Andrew Segal

America’s greatest winelands line the valleys leading down to the USA’s Pacific coast. Andrew Segal is your guide to the ultimate US road trip.

Africa   10 Mar, 2016, 16:54
A truck to the rescue when bogged in Zaire  
Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen

The main road through Zaire nearly proves much for the overlanding duo of Peter Peeters and Claire van Velsen. Then a truck arrives. The driver finds problems aplenty – but solves them all.

Middle East   10 Mar, 2016, 14:15
What France did in Syria between World Wars  
Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr’s latest history book gallops through the tortuous history of the Middle East. This section explores how France sculpted borders onto Syria and Lebanon in the gap between World Wars.

Europe   9 Mar, 2016, 15:39
Fire, ice, northern lights and trolls: all aboard for Iceland  
Janet Myers

Janet Myers has an unforgettable tour of Iceland, discovering on her way the unexpected beauty of the world’s most unusual northern outpost.

Pole to Pole   9 Mar, 2016, 14:50
Signing up for a life at sea  
Martin Oliver

If you’d ever had the romantic dream of running away to sea, Martin Oliver has a first-hand guide to what it’s like when you sign up to work in the merchant navy.

Deals, Europe   7 Mar, 2016, 15:13
European battlefield tours to get your kids interested in history  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s nothing like a foreign adventure to spark the imagination of young children. Paul Woollacombe says there’s nothing like a battlefield tour to bring history to life.

Central Asia   4 Mar, 2016, 17:49
Getting to know Colombo, Sri Lanka’s chaotic capital  
John Gimlette

A new travel book by John Gimlette is always quite an event. Despite being possibly the best of Britain’s travel writers he still has to keep his day job (shame) so only writes when he can. His new title describes his travels through Sri Lanka.

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