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Africa   26 Dec, 2013, 11:25
All at sea on the shores of Lake Malawi  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s epic cycle ride runs into soft sand (of the beachy kind) on the shores of Lake Malawi. An overdue chance for some R & R.

Americas, Deals   23 Dec, 2013, 21:07
Five destination points to visit on the American West Coast  
Lucy Barker

There’s so much to see in the USA it is vital to focus your visit and plan ahead. Let Lucy Barker be your guide.

Europe   23 Dec, 2013, 20:51
Sharing Krampnitz with the ghosts of Nazis  
Benjamin Mack

A long-abandoned military base just outside Berlin might seem an unlikely tourist destination. And it isn’t, officially: access is through a hole in the fence. Benjamin Mack finds the treasure-trove of abandoned hardware and cyrillic maps takes him back to the Nazi era.

Europe   22 Dec, 2013, 16:20
Tired of Paris? Try nearby Provins  
Ashley Peterson

France’s capital is known for its crazy traffic, parking problems and famously supercilious waiters. For a quieter taste of Gallic life Ashley Peterson suggests a quick, hour-long train ride to the provincial town of Provins.

Europe   20 Dec, 2013, 23:47
A risky shortcut across a Cornish beach  
Robin Richards

Robin Richards, at the start of his walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, tires of the up-and-down hills of Cornwall’s coastal path. But his short-cut across a sandy bay brings immediate danger from the incoming tide.

Europe   20 Dec, 2013, 15:09
Strange company on a Mediterranean ferry  
John M Edwards

It’s not just the places you go but also the people you meet. On a slow cruise from Sicily to Malta John M Edwards finds chatting to an eccentric Australian helps pass the time.

Central Asia   18 Dec, 2013, 14:10
All life is found in Chennai’s Central Railway Station  
Colin Todhunter

India comes to life in Colin Todhunter’s deft portrait of Tamil Nadu’s largest train station, where businessmen and beggars mingle and mix.

Central Asia   18 Dec, 2013, 12:06
India’s traffic explained by a ‘Fourth Dimension’  
David Fletcher

A journey through Assam proves something of a revelation for David Fletcher, as he finally understands the miracle that is India’s chaotic traffic. Extracted from his book, Brian on the Brahmaputra.

Africa   17 Dec, 2013, 13:20
Another day in the African bush  
Pippa Strong

Kenya’s Masai Mara puts on it’s usual day of wildlife drama for Pippa Strong, treating her to a pretty gruesome murder scene before sending her back to school for an insight into everyday life for the locals.

Asia Pacific   16 Dec, 2013, 18:02
Solo travel in a tiny Indonesian port  
Jennifer Richardson

All the islands of Indonesia are different, as Jennifer Richardson discovers. She starts off on Lombok but the town she really settles into is the small Balinese port town of Padang Bai.

Americas   15 Dec, 2013, 14:34
In Steinbeck’s footsteps on a West Coast book tour  
Eric D. Goodman

When Eric D Goodman takes to the California roads to promote his latest book, he finds himself following the path of some of America’s greatest literary talents.

Central Asia   11 Dec, 2013, 22:47
When China’s great wall is too small for the crowds  
Fariha Samad

The Great Wall of China is best avoided during national celebrations, Fariha Samad suggests that to avoid Chinese crowds you plan your visit.

Editorials, Europe   11 Dec, 2013, 18:36
The most important thing travel gives is perspective  
Carlin Becker

Flitting between America and Ireland, Carlin Becker reflects on culture, civilisation and his place in the world.

Pole to Pole   11 Dec, 2013, 16:03
Six novel holidays in Man Booker prize locations  
Nicola Yeeles

The 2013 Man Booker fiction prize shortlist is more cosmopolitan than ever. Nicola Yeeles sets out six major destinations brought to life by the writers.

Asia Pacific   11 Dec, 2013, 14:14
Cock-a-doodle don’t at a Philippine cockfight  
John M Edwards

On the tropical island of Bantayan in the Visayas John M Edwards deserts his paradise beach to watch the Phillipines’ national sport, cockfighting. This might explain the national dish, adobo.

Europe   11 Dec, 2013, 10:45
No passing as a Parisian when American in Paris  
Katherine Hildebrandt

As an American, Katherine Hildebrandt is made to feel subtly uncool in the French Capital. But she soon adjusts her pace to appreciate the ‘City of Romance’ and blend in with the locals.

Africa   10 Dec, 2013, 14:04
Rhinos get grumpy when crated and moved  
Les Carlisle

As South Africa loses its fight against poachers, a leading conservation charity has relocated six rhino to much safer Botswana. Les Carlisle recounts how the new arrivals brusquely shunned their welcoming committee.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   10 Dec, 2013, 12:16
Five good reasons for an artist to travel  
Elisa Korenne

You don’t need to be an artist to make the most of some travel time, but it sure helps. Singer/songwriter Elisa Korenne shares five good reasons to start a new adventure.

Editorials, Europe   10 Dec, 2013, 12:02
Towed towards adventure: have caravan, may travel  
Sam Shelley

Though they don’t get a very good press, caravans offer great freedom and flexibility to take long journeys through expensive destinations. Sam Shelley meets Mike Garrity after he’s made the most of a long European summer.

Americas   7 Dec, 2013, 15:43
A night to forget in America’s ‘Sin City’  
Paul Michelson

The USA’s gambling mecca fails to charm Paul Michelson, who finds Las Vegas a hot, congested and dysfunctional city where the Nevada Desert is never far from town.

Editorials   6 Dec, 2013, 18:52
If you’d like to write a travel book – just do it  
Alastair Humphreys

It’s never been easier to self-publish your travel experiences, and many Travelmag contributors already do. Alastair Humphreys explains how and why.

Americas   5 Dec, 2013, 14:00
St Kitts sends the world a musical invitation  
Richard Powell

As winter grips the northern hemisphere, all eyes turn south. Richard Powell says the Caribbean island of St Kitts is a perfect place to find some tropical heat and a sandy beach, especially during its annual music festival.

Central Asia   4 Dec, 2013, 10:29
India’s seven greatest Hindu festivals  
Miranda Lopez

Of all the world’s great religions, Hinduism is perhaps the most lavish and spectacular. Celebrations are at their liveliest in the Hindu heartland, India, says Miranda Lopez – and rounds up seven of the best.

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