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Americas   14 Feb, 2010, 21:58
Relaxation and luxury await in Barbados  
Iain Miller

Iain Miller says pristine beaches, garden views and the choice of relaxing spa treatments and challenging golf makes Barbados’ Sandy Lane a compelling choice for holidaymakers in the Caribbean.

Americas   14 Feb, 2010, 21:41
Beach Bumming in Nicaragua  
Bonnie Lynn

One of Central America’s most troubled nations has a forbidding reputation, but Bonnie Lynn is not easily discouraged. After all, her son was “working” at a surf camp there. So she drifted down – with her daughter.

Africa   14 Feb, 2010, 20:57
Save a Ngorongoro Rhino – pay the penalty  
Sadock Johnson

When hyenas attack a black rhino calf in Tanzania’s headline National Park, safari guide Sadock Johnson faces a dilemma. It’s illegal to intervene – at best a fine, at worst the loss of his guide license – and legally, he should just watch…

Africa   14 Feb, 2010, 20:47
Overlanding Algeria  
Tom Coote

To any sensible traveller, upcountry Algeria has been effectively off-limits for 20 years. Tom Coote is among the first intrepid travellers to venture back – and he walks into a wholly unexpected welcome.

Europe   14 Feb, 2010, 20:39
Spa treatments on the cheap: a Parisian hammam  
Macrui Dostourian

Paris might be the city of romance but is a place where pampering usually comes at a cost. Macrui Dostourian finds a local hammam provides the spa experience at a fraction of the usual cost.

Americas   14 Feb, 2010, 20:25
Bonding in the bush in Canada’s Yukon  
Eric Whitehead

When Eric Whitehead wants to celebrate his children fleeing the nest with a last holiday together, there’s only one place to go: the wilds of the Yukon National Park, Canada’s final frontier.

Europe   14 Feb, 2010, 19:17
Not hiking but climbing: Corsica’s challenging GR20  
Joanna Drange

Some people visit Corsica to laze on the beaches. Not Joanna Drange. She heads off on one of Europe’s most challenging mountain routes that heads from the lowland heat into an exhillarating world of sheer drops and summer snow.

Asia Pacific   14 Feb, 2010, 18:56
A very Japanese religious festival  
Michael Lynch

Japan’s island of Okinawa has enough festivals to keep expat photographer Michael Lynch busy all year. But few are as authentic and spiritual as the Shinugu Matsuri in Ada Kunigami.

Africa   14 Feb, 2010, 17:37
Getting fresh with Marrakesh  
Steve Rudd

In Morocco’s most visited city, Steve Rudd is impressed by the sophisticated linguistic skills and subtle sales techniques applied to even the humblest backpacker. And one of his friends finds that a humble block of chalk, in the Djema el Fna, becomes surprisingly valuable.

Americas   2 Feb, 2010, 14:08
Adrift between cultures in tropical Dominica  
Mark Johanson

To be a tourist is easy: settling in abroad is not. Mark Johanson explores the particular difficulties faced by two expats, one from America and the other from England, as they adapt to very changed lives on a Caribbean island.

Europe   2 Feb, 2010, 13:57
Hiking Spain’s Pyrenees  
Peter Morgan

Heading out of Zaragoza on a rickety mountain bus, Peter Morgan finds a high-altitude Spain that never makes it into the travel brochures: the Ordesa National Park.

Americas   2 Feb, 2010, 13:48
A Canadian culture destroyed by lava  
Curtis Sagmeister

In a little-known corner of northwest British Columbia a recent volcano swallowed up the Nisga’a people. Curtis Sagmeister takes a self-drive trail set up in their memory.

Europe   2 Feb, 2010, 13:34
Making the most of Malta’s village festivals  
Lisa Vassallo

Fireworks and firewater make Malta’s village festas a tradition to celebrate, says Lisa Vassallo, as tourism gradually changes one of the Mediterranean’s most captivating islands.

Europe   2 Feb, 2010, 13:20
Never judge a man by his suitcase  
Tom Bristow

In a sleepy hostel in Holland, Tom Bristow witnesses an unlikely encounter where an American pensioner and a Spanish policeman bond across a linguistic and generational chasm.

Africa   2 Feb, 2010, 13:04
A love-hate experience: rafting the Zambezi  
Bonnie Lynn

Among the many adventures available at Victoria Falls and Livingstone, the two towns straddling the Zimbabwe/Zambia border, the most thrilling and frightening is the day-long rafting trip down the Zambezi. Bonnie Lynn casts caution to the winds.

Americas   2 Feb, 2010, 12:22
Views from Peru’s Inca Trail  
Eric Whitehead

Stairways that reach halfway to heaven and unseasonal sleeting rains do nothing to damp Eric Whitehead’s enthusiasm as he paces a steady course to Machu Picchu.

Europe   2 Feb, 2010, 11:50
Freeloading Europe’s capitals: Copenhagen  
Kris Mole

A man with no money can never be fleeced. Kris Mole continues his journey around Europe’s capital cities, begging beds and blagging transport. Not so easy in Denmark after dark..

Americas   2 Feb, 2010, 10:54
Town-hopping to the coast through rural Brazil  
Tom Shuttleworth

Tom Shuttleworth takes a leisurely trip from Brazil’s Itaipu Dam to the coast, stopping off in places that other travellers rush through.

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