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Europe   18 Oct, 2018, 18:00
Lisbon and Porto: Portugal’s two cities of excess  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn finds her experience of Portuguese culture a thrilling, enriching experience.

Africa, Europe   16 Oct, 2018, 12:17
The moment a drugs mule realises he’s bust  
Colin Wallace

It’s also the moment Colin Wallace discovered his car had been stuffed with hash to smuggle from Morocco into Europe.

Central Asia   12 Oct, 2018, 12:09
Trapped between the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan  
Yuri Drobkov

There are 18 icy, wolf-infested kilometres between these two countries. Yuri Drobkov has the choice between freezing and getting eaten in the wastes of Central Asia.

Deals, Europe   11 Oct, 2018, 11:26
Why you should visit Palma, Mallorca  
Paul Woollacombe

Whether you spell it Mallorca or Majorca, this fantastic island is to Europe what Florida is to the States: a year-round haven of sea and sun. Paul Woollacombe provides a guide.

Central Asia   11 Oct, 2018, 10:30
‘Catch 22’ means no local SIM card for you in provincial India  
Teja

Everyone told Teja that English was widely spoken in India, and getting a SIM card would be easy. But when she flies into Varanasi she finds neither statement true.

Deals, Europe   10 Oct, 2018, 16:57
What to do in London in October  
Lucy Barker

There are plenty of reasons to visit London in October. Lucy Barker rounds up some options.

Americas   9 Oct, 2018, 17:07
All aboard for a cruise up Alaska’s western coast  
Bhupender Gupta

Bhupender Gupta sets off on a reassuringly expensive cruise that leaves Vancouver and heads up to Ketchikan.

Africa   6 Oct, 2018, 12:36
Warning signs missed in a North African bar  
Colin Wallace

On a bar-crawl through Tangiers in the seventies, Colin Wallace misses some big warning signs that he’s out of his depth and being soft-soaped by drug smugglers.

Europe   2 Oct, 2018, 13:09
Gibraltar: great views, caverns and thieving monkeys  
Anthony Toole

Britain’s Mediterranean outcrop off the south coast of Spain provides plenty for Anthony Toole to see and do – though the taxi drivers prove more honest than the notorious Barbary apes.

Europe   17 Sep, 2018, 14:09
Fully immersed in Fuschlsee  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod explores Austria’s answer to Italy’s Lake Como and continues to the capital city, Vienna.

Deals, Pole to Pole   17 Sep, 2018, 13:26
The world’s greatest sites to explore  
Jack Carter

Jack Carter has some suggestions for a world tour – and a handy survival guide for backpacking around the planet.

Europe   13 Sep, 2018, 18:39
Estonia or Finland: which is best for coffee? Maybe it’s Sweden  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin eavesdrops on tourists, fresh from a cruise ship, asking for advice. And sticks an oar in.

Africa, Middle East   6 Sep, 2018, 16:43
Thanks for the memories: a night in Morocco  
Bonnie Lynn

Travelling with friends, Bonnie Lynn finds a moment of tranquility in Morocco’s desert spaces.

Americas, Asia Pacific   28 Aug, 2018, 15:20
The Moai Mystery of Easter Island  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead heads into the Pacific to discover the mysterious death of Easter Island, where a culture that could carve – and move – 80-ton stones inexplicably vanished.

Central Asia   9 Aug, 2018, 14:55
How to buy sapphires in a Sri Lankan street market  
Kim Rix

Experienced gemologist Kim Rix outlines what to look for in sapphires and how to safely buy them abroad. In her new book she’s already outlined what to look for. Now she tells you how to buy.

Americas   9 Aug, 2018, 11:39
A first impression of Costa Rica  
Geoff Steward

Geoff Steward finds the taxi drive to his ritzy eco-lodge quite enough to form some firm opinions about Costa Rica, often proclaimed the happiest country on the world.

Europe   8 Aug, 2018, 13:35
Cinque Terre, and a glorious slice of Italian coastal living  
Eric Whitehead

The villages of the Cinque Terre that cling to Italy’s Ligurian coast can’t fail to inspire. Eric Whitehead uses cars and local trains before taking on a steep, challenging hike.

Europe   8 Aug, 2018, 12:22
How I spent 48 hours in Madrid  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth Von Pier strides out to explore Spain’s capital city in two short days. And she doesn’t waste any time.

Europe   4 Aug, 2018, 15:00
6 of the best places to visit in Manchester  
Natalie Wilson

Mancunian Natalie Wilson provides a detailed guide to her home city in the middle of England, often overlooked by visitors to the UK.

Europe   4 Aug, 2018, 14:51
Ireland’s living history at Craggaunowen  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole discovers a prehistoric bit of Eire’s past as he breaks his journey between Limerick and Gallway, as well as discovering Tim Severin’s ship from the Brendan Voyange.

Europe   2 Aug, 2018, 11:17
Exploring Malta – at walking pace  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin braves the heat to walk from Mdina to Valetta, six long miles under an almost-African sun.

Europe   28 Jul, 2018, 16:57
The Northern Lights – as they should be seen  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed stumbles into the Northern Lights at an appropriate moment in his season ski-repping in the mountains of Sweden: just while he was photographing an ancient church.

Americas   18 Jul, 2018, 11:40
An underwhelming start to an Alaskan cruise  
Geoff Steward

Geoff Steward has a sabbatical planner. That must be why he’s sent on an Alaskan cruise. His first day in Juneau is an unwelcome introduction to the world of cruising.

Americas   14 Jul, 2018, 12:30
Soaked by rain in Colombia’s Tatacoa Desert  
Yuri Drobkov

Colombia’s not known for its deserts. But an Andean Valley creates a rain shadow that statistically means they have one. But when Yuri Drobkov visits it rains.

Deals, Editorials   7 Jul, 2018, 13:39
Getting sick of corded earphones losing channels? Go bluetooth  
Jack Barker

Jack Barker hails the new waterproof bluetooth earphones from Anker. Between travels or on them, they make listening easy.

Central Asia   6 Jul, 2018, 15:31
A golden idol and bloody sacrifice above the Himalayan clouds  
Yuri Drobkov

Heading up into Nepal’s highlands by bus, Yuri Drobkov stumbles into a pretty exotic bit of authentic culture.

Central Asia   6 Jul, 2018, 14:12
Top five places to visit in India during Monsoons  
Jack Cage

Most travellers to the Indian Sub-Continent steer clear during its seasonal rains. Jack Cage says this is the time to capture the real spirit of the country.

Americas   6 Jul, 2018, 13:45
Looking around Seattle with a guide called Ron  
Geoff Steward

As part of his very planned Sabbatical, Geoff Steward hires a guide to show him Washington State’s most famous cities, on America’s Pacific coast.

Deals, Pole to Pole   3 Jul, 2018, 16:48
Get fur flying: tips for travelling with pets  
Gideon Parirenyatwa

Travelling with pets is getting ever easier. And there’s a world beyond the Travel Tunnel. Gideon Parirenyatwa has researched how to get your pooch on the plane.

Africa, Deals   2 Jul, 2018, 11:50
The ultimate packing list for a Tanzania safari  
Lucy Barker

If you’re heading off on an African safari, it’s worth putting some thought into what you need to pack. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

Americas   29 Jun, 2018, 18:00
Finding the lesser known where Utah meets Arizona  
Eric Whitehead

Forget the Grand Canyon. Eric Whitehead finds that Antelope Canyon, in Navajo land, is far more spectacular.

Europe   28 Jun, 2018, 14:45
Hang on to your huskies from a sled safari in Sweden  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed takes a dog-sled excursion from his daytime job or working as a ski rep at the Swedish resort of Åre.

Asia Pacific   27 Jun, 2018, 14:03
A biker’s guide to Papua New Guinea  
Ian Lloyd Neubauer

Ian Lloyd Neubauer explains why his motorbike tour of Papua New Guinea inspired him to write a guide to other bikers in this unexplored corner of Southeast Asia.

Deals, Editorials   27 Jun, 2018, 12:45
7 effective tips for writing travel stories  
Lucy Barker

Many people dream of travel writing but don’t know where to start. Lucy Barker has some tips and tricks.

Americas   24 Jun, 2018, 16:53
An anxious arrival at New York’s JFK airport  
Geoff Steward

Geoff Steward finds America’s border police are exactly as humourless as their reputation describes. And his taxi driver supports Trump. It’s not a brilliant introduction to the USA.

Deals, Editorials   21 Jun, 2018, 12:08
CruiseDeals.co.uk launch new transactional website  
Paul Woollacombe

Discounted cruises are to become easier to book than ever with a new initiative by a major cruise discounter. Paul Woollacombe reports.

Deals, Editorials   21 Jun, 2018, 09:12
Travel essentials: how and what to pack  
Lucy Barker

When it comes to packing for a trip abroad, there are some things you’d like to take and others you need. Lucy Barker has a guide.

Americas   20 Jun, 2018, 12:02
Guns, gangs and UN Agents in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince  
Yuri Drobkov

The holiday destination of the Dominican Republic shares its island with Haiti, so Yuri Drobkov decides to cross one of the world’s poorest countries to try to get a boat out. It doesn’t exactly work.

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