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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.

Asia Pacific   19 Jun, 2018, 09:00
Two baby boomers get stoned by Angkor Wat  
Kirsten and Billy Haskins

Cambodia’s iconic highlight comes as something of a revelation to Kirsty and Bill Haskins, as they belatedly hobble along the Hippy Trail in Southeast Asia.

Deals, Pole to Pole   18 Jun, 2018, 15:54
Where to go this summer: top 5 destinations  
Mark Eastwood

As the Northern Hemisphere warms Mark Eastwood has some tempting destinations to tempt travellers.

Europe   15 Jun, 2018, 11:10
Tunnelling into Norfolk’s Stone Age flint mines  
Anthony Toole

The Industrial Revolution of Victorian times wasn’t Britain’s first. In a very English field Anthony Toole finds evidence of organised labour dating back to Neolithic times.

Deals, Pole to Pole   15 Jun, 2018, 07:40
Travelling to gamble: does it make sense?  
Paul Woollacombe

Can having a flutter support a travelling lifestyle? Paul Woollacombe says probably not.

Deals, Europe   13 Jun, 2018, 09:20
What I learned living in Crete for a year  
Mark Eastwood

Mark Eastwood discovers a new interest in history as he immerses himself into Cretan culture.

Europe   4 Jun, 2018, 17:17
Gaudi’s Barcelona buildings: tourist traps or treasure troves?  
Elizabeth von Pier

The Catalan Capital is famous for many things, but one of it’s most famous are the fantastical buildings designed by its most famous architect. Elizabeth von Pier explores Gaudi’s sensational landmarks.

Editorials, Europe   4 Jun, 2018, 15:59
Majorca’s guide to airport scams – and how to stay safe  
Nicola Griffin

Palma is one of the world’s safest airports, but over the years they’ve seen all the classic tricks being tried. Nicola Griffin’s guide makes essential reading for all world travellers.

Deals, Editorials, Pole to Pole   4 Jun, 2018, 08:17
Top 5 honeymoon destinations  
Lucy Barker

As if weddings weren’t already enough, the honeymoon is definitely a great excuse to splurge. Lucy Barker says this is the time for a holiday of a lifetime.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   29 May, 2018, 09:19
A beer map for the world  
Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker presents this handy guide to world beers.

Europe   24 May, 2018, 15:38
A death in Ireland – and a miracle in Bosnia  
Geoff Steward

A death in County Cork, Eire, is postponed for three years by the healing powers of the Madonna of Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Geoff Steward leisurely warms up for a three month sabbatical.

Asia Pacific   23 May, 2018, 08:10
Pursuing the culture and spirit of New Zealand’s Maoris  
Lindsay Salt

A traditional village welcome makes Lindsay Salt feel fully attuned to the proud and sturdy Maori culture. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Deals, Editorials   22 May, 2018, 14:00
Mediterranean-inspired homes on a budget  
Paul Woollacombe

Pick up a tile or two of continental style. Paul Woollacombe says there’s a lot to learn from our continental neighbours.

Europe   22 May, 2018, 13:56
A ski-doo experience in snowbound Sweden  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed takes a break from being a ski-rep in Åre to take a night-time skidoo safari in the wilderness of the Swedish outback.

Deals, Editorials   21 May, 2018, 19:26
What to prepare if you are planning to travel and live abroad  
Lucy Barker

There’s a world of adventure out there. But sometimes you have to be practical. Lucy Barker says that just occasionally Crate Storage might make your travels easier.

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