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Americas   29 May, 2020, 12:28
Tequila donkeys and giants at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  
Elizabeth von Pier

San Miguel de Allende’s greatest fiesta celebrates their own patron saint, San Miguel. Elizabeth von Pier takes to the streets.

Asia Pacific   21 May, 2020, 16:49
Tea time in Tokyo: a formal experience  
Elizabeth von Pier

Tea in Japan is a very ceremonial occasion. Elizabeth von Pier tucks up on a tatami mat and drinks green tea from a bowl.

Americas   14 May, 2020, 13:38
Aloha Hawaii! Around the ‘Big Island’ by bike  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt finds the uphill challenges outweighed by the downhill whizzing as she tours the volcanoes, churches and coffee plantations of America’s Pacific outpost. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Europe, Middle East   10 May, 2020, 12:42
Cave churches and fairy chimneys in deepest Cappadocia  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier explores the cave churches and fairy chimneys of Turkey’s Cappadocia region.

Europe   9 May, 2020, 12:21
Wild camping on France’s southern coast  
Angus Cunningham

Angus Cunningham hikes the Massif des Calanques, the rugged stretch of land between Marseilles and Cassis. All photos by Bernard Descales.

Africa   5 May, 2020, 16:34
A journey through Angola, with contrasts and surprises  
Lesley Pritt

Lesley Pritt takes a tribal safari through Angola, a country with little experience of tourists. Her interest in tribal traditions is met by a lofty indifference as to what makes her tick, as long as she makes the ‘traditional’ donation.

Europe   2 May, 2020, 15:38
Waffles, beer and chocolate in Dinant, Belgium  
Elizabeth von Pier

The small town of Dinant is Belgium’s saxophone city. Elizabeth von Pier, however, is there for the biscuits.

Americas   30 Apr, 2020, 18:11
Desert geography at Joshua Tree National Park  
Lindsay Salt

A hike around the desert between the Mojave and Colorado deserts proves something of a highlight from Lindsay Salt’s visit to Palm Springs. Photographs, as ever, by David Grimble.

Asia Pacific   30 Apr, 2020, 16:43
Singing to the King of Thailand  
Elizabeth von Pier

Even the new King of Thailand commands serious respect. It’s his birthday so Elizabeth von Pier pays her respects.

Africa   24 Apr, 2020, 17:55
On safari in the Central African Republic  
Lesley Pritt

Leslie Pritt manages to skirt coups, civil wars and general unrest to take a wildlife safari in the Central African Republic.

Americas   21 Apr, 2020, 23:51
History in Alcatraz: San Francisco’s penal highlight  
Claire Delano

California’s sunniest city has, as it’s premier tourist draw, perhaps it’s darkest attraction. Claire Delano visits its island prison.

Middle East   21 Apr, 2020, 16:43
Petra by horse, mule, and donkey  
Elizabeth von Pier

Among the highlights of Jordan, Petra is undoubtedly the most dramatic. Elizabeth von Pier saddles up a horse at dawn.

Americas   19 Apr, 2020, 20:47
How to build a school in Mexico – for free  
Tyrel Nelson

Volunteering can be a hard business. Tyrel Nelson reflects on his few months spent building a school in the Mexican city of Xiloxochico.

Deals, Editorials   17 Apr, 2020, 20:21
5 travel make-up tips: travel beauty products to pack  
Paul Woollacombe

Paul Woollacombe is, inexplicably, this guide to your cosmetic needs for the next big journey in your travel life.

Europe   17 Apr, 2020, 17:26
A family expedition to the UK’s ‘Jurassic Coast’  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders and his family visit Charmouth, Bridport and Beaminster as they explore the south coast from Dorset to Devon and hunt for fossils on the beach.

Deals, Europe   17 Apr, 2020, 16:49
Could you live in Corfu like the Durrells?  
Lucy Barker

Greek expert Lucy Barker runs through the reasons why Corfu is Greece’s real estate hotspot – and how to live the dream.

Deals, Europe   13 Apr, 2020, 09:00
Awe-inspiring French Alps locations  
Paul Woollacombe

The Alps spread across many European countries and produce some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. Paul Woollacombe looks at some of the best ski-ing options in France.

Asia Pacific   9 Apr, 2020, 21:50
Surfing Covid on a final tour as Australasia shut down  
Bonnie Lynn

Good, better best butts with bad, terrible, are you kidding? Bonnie Lynn’s Australian tour slips in between the bushfires and a growing Covid epidemic.

Europe   27 Mar, 2020, 13:59
The cold reality of conflict in Northern Ireland  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin has mixed feelings about the Belfast Free Walking Tour, not least that it costs him £18. The history of the troubles still makes a trickle income for some.

Deals, Europe   27 Mar, 2020, 11:25
Chill out with a cool French snowsports holiday  
Paul Woollacombe

The three biggest ski resorts in the world are found in France. Let Paul Woollacombe be your guide.

Europe   24 Mar, 2020, 15:25
A journey into the religion, past and present, in Minsk, Belarus  
Zsolt Udvarvölgyi

Zsolt Udvarvölgyi PhD makes a learned study of the many different religions in Belarus, Europe’s most secretive and little-known countries.

Americas   24 Mar, 2020, 09:03
A taste of ‘real’ Mexico in Baja California Sur  
Lindsay Salt

Baja California Sur is that thousand-mile tail of Mexico dangling down in the Pacific, creating the Sea of Cortez and whose capital is La Paz. Lindsay Salt explores, with photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Deals, Europe   11 Mar, 2020, 16:23
The best Greek islands for a family-friendly holiday  
Lucy Barker

The islands off Greece are superb for children and adults alike. Lucy Barker knows which to choose.

Central Asia   6 Mar, 2020, 09:12
Why a motorcycle tour is the best way to experience Bhutan  
Paul Tom

The Kingdom of Bhutan has an index of happiness. What better way to experience it than on your own vintage motorcycle.

Americas   1 Mar, 2020, 10:31
More than just badlands in Saskatchewan  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead explores Grasslands National Park near Canada’s American border and finds plenty of beauty and wildlife galore.

Uncategorized   29 Feb, 2020, 19:53
Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan  
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Eric Whitehead finds the Canadian province of Saskatchewan isn’t all prairie and wheat fields. It has badlands and wildlife – though not many stars.

Europe   25 Feb, 2020, 11:50
Among the Barbarians: a cruise in Norway  
Donal Conlon

When Donal Conlon wins a Norwegian cruise, the first thing he does is look at a map. With memories of Vikings he flies north to the fjords.

Europe   23 Feb, 2020, 12:12
Frigiliana, a Spanish ‘White Village’ that’s kept its charm  
Adrian Harman-Bishop

Spain’s region of Andalucia is famous for its white-painted rural communities, and Adrian Harman-Bishop says Frigiliana is one that has been able to retain its character despite years of tourism.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   23 Feb, 2020, 11:53
Flying Business Class with Swiss: don’t bother  
Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher is well into his eighties so he booked Business Class for a flight to Thailand. But his experience with Swiss proved stressful – and unexpectedly expensive.

Americas   19 Feb, 2020, 11:15
Travelling bilingual: an extra layer of Costa Rica  
Warren Bratter

Warren Bratter finds fluent Spanish transforms his Airbnb adventure in Costa Rica, allowing him to join in fully with village life.

Deals, Pole to Pole   11 Feb, 2020, 18:27
Caravan hire: taking you everywhere you want to  
Rajhu S Goraai

You don’t need to own a caravan to explore the world in comfort. Rajhu S Goraai introduces the concept of renting a holiday trailer.

Central Asia   5 Feb, 2020, 15:15
India to Afghanistan (almost) by 70’s Hippy Bus  
Donal Conlon

In the glory days of the overland trail Donal Conlon push-starts his way across Asia on a dodgy bus. Along the way they somehow heard that Elvis died, so probably 1977.

Central Asia, Europe   4 Feb, 2020, 13:23
‘Victory Day’ in Kazakhstan: bittersweet memories of WWII  
Ski Krieger

‘Victory Day’ is celebrated throughout Russia and the former Soviet satellite states. Ski Krieger explores the somewhat nuanced nationalism in Almaty, the Kazakh capital.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   4 Feb, 2020, 07:06
How to leave your rat-race world  
Philipp Meier

Philipp Meier says the gig economy isn’t just for frazzled delivery drivers. It is possible to go self-employed and still live really well.

Africa   30 Jan, 2020, 14:03
Horned zebu cattle and potholes: motorbike Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon finds obstacles and attractions aplenty on the road to Madagascar’s northern tip.

Deals, Europe   29 Jan, 2020, 12:42
Motorcycle Touring the North Coast 500 in Scotland  
Ryan Beitler

Ryan Beitler is your guide to one of Scotland’s most outstanding motorcycle routes.

Central Asia   29 Jan, 2020, 09:33
Yala National Park: more man than beast?  
Jude Perera

Jude Perera takes his family to see the wildlife in Yala, Sri Lanka’s prime game park. But though he finds a few animals he sees a lot more tourists. Yala is getting crowded.

Deals, Pole to Pole   17 Jan, 2020, 13:27
2020’s top countries for travel  
Adam Walker

New year, new travel plans. Adam Walker outlines some tempting options.

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