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4 Nov, 2018, 17:22
Pura Vida on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

The gem of Central America, Costa Rica, finds Adam Jacot de Boinod one of it’s most enthusiastic and appreciative guests.

23 Oct, 2018, 13:55
Wrangell, Sitka and glaciers on a cruise to Alaska  
Bhupender Gupta

Bhupender Gupta finds his Alaskan cruise an ideal way to reach Juneau.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 May, 2018, 16:08
A tragedy unfolds in a Gold Rush brothel  
Daniel Metraux

Coloma, California, in 1833, and a gunfight in a brothel leaves the Madam dead. Daniel A. Métraux uncovers a sad tale.

27 Apr, 2018, 15:24
Patagonia: infinite in its beauty  
Eric Whitehead

Offseason in Chilean Patagonia and the hiking trails are closed. Eric Whitehead finds that keeps the crowds away and lets him enjoy the wilderness experience.

21 Feb, 2018, 16:07
Las Vegas, where Gods gamble and even priests play  
Bhupender Gupta

Even though he neither gambles nor sins, Bhupender Gupta finds plenty to keep him busy at Nevada’s iconic temple to pleasure, the desert city of Las Vegas.

24 Jan, 2018, 21:39
A Canadian road trip through Newfoundland and Labrador  
Eric Whitehead

The Trans-Labrador Highway is a challenge for any driver. Eric Whitehead heads out across the developed world’s last remote frontier.

24 Jan, 2018, 14:03
Weirdest stops on your South Carolina RV adventure  
Susan Meloni

South Carolina is one of America’s lesser-sung states. Susan Meloni sets out on a road trip around some of its stranger attractions.

19 Jan, 2018, 10:33
Alternatives to your planned trip to Vegas  
Paul Woollacombe

If your plans to visit Nevada go awry, there are plenty of other American destinations that offer similar opportunities. Paul Woollacombe has a roundup.

7 Dec, 2017, 15:17
Papal missions and El Camino Real: California’s other colonists  
Daniel Metraux

It shouldn’t be forgotten that Spain was just as keen to colonise America as Britain. Daniel A. Métraux examines their colonial legacy in the state of California.

19 Nov, 2017, 13:13
Taking the Grand Canyon home with me  
Bonnie Lynn

Rather than driving from one viewpoint to another, Bonnie Lynn decides to spend two weeks rafting the watercourse responsible for digging out the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River.

24 Oct, 2017, 20:01
Top casinos to visit in Canada  
Paul Woollacombe

There’s more to Canada than maple trees and mountains. Paul Woollacombe says there are gambling opportunities as well.

14 Oct, 2017, 13:35
Road-tripping America’s solar eclipse  
Chris Edwards

Chasing the eclipse brings Chris Edwards into contact with bits of America she never knew existed.

5 Oct, 2017, 10:38
Cruising Nootka Sound on the MV Uchuck III  
Lindsay Salt

Canada’s remote logging, fishing and hunting communities are still served by a tramp cargo vessel that steams up and down the Gold River and along Canada’s Pacific coast. Alongside 65 tons of cargo Lindsay Salt loads herself. Pictures, as ever, by David Grimble.

20 Sep, 2017, 19:30
Off-season memories of North Carolina’s outer banks  
Chris Edwards

In quieter times Chris Edwards revisits North Carolina’s Outer Banks, reliving childhood experiences of stress-free sunny vacations before today’s hurricane threats.

11 Sep, 2017, 14:38
The art of bargaining with Ecuador’s taxi drivers  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the white-knuckle experience of taxi-driven traffic brings an edge of danger to his travels around Ecuador.

5 Sep, 2017, 17:27
Tips for saving money in San Francisco  
Josh Hobson

California’s iconic harbour city is perhaps the most popular of all America’s urban destinations with visitors. Josh Hobson has some words of advice for those whose funds are limited.

20 Aug, 2017, 19:43
The timeshare experience: a “free” Bahamas holiday  
May Lowers

May Lowers smells a rat when her husband accepts a “free” Caribbean vacation. And she’s right.

5 Aug, 2017, 11:04
A Navajo experience of Monument Valley  
Wallis Raekelboom

Wallis Raekelboom takes a leisurely drive through Arizona’s stunning Monument Valley, meeting indigenous Navajo residents along the way.

30 Jun, 2017, 12:12
The uglier side of Rio spoils a tropical idyll  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his enjoyment of Brazilian’s most beautiful city marred by hassle from shoe-shine men and opportunistic crime.

30 Jun, 2017, 09:48
Learning language and love in Guatemala’s highlands  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn revisits Guatemala, learns a bit more Spanish and tries to pick up some Kaqchikel (in case she meets some Mayas), on an extensive tour of the country’s tribal hinterland.

29 Jun, 2017, 08:45
Meeting the Mayas in Copán, Honduras  
Sankar Chatterjee

On a road trip through Central America Sankar Chatterjee stops off to see the worldfamous ruins at Copan, just across the border from Guatemala. Unlike nearby Tikal this site has stelae and engravings aplenty.

21 Jun, 2017, 11:42
Pleneau Bay: where icebergs go to die  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s love of Icebergs sees him heading south as far as he can go, and explore the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

15 Jun, 2017, 11:55
Buenos Aires fails to live up to it’s party reputation  
Mat Ward

Argentina’s capital has something of a reputation for hardcore partying. Mat Ward finds a city that’s far more sedate.

5 Jun, 2017, 08:59
Boston: Home to Harvard, heritage, and an easy escape  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley thought she knew what Boston was all about until she visited for family instead of for business and saw it in a whole new light.

1 Jun, 2017, 11:41
Brits abroad on South America’s busses  
Mat Ward

On a long bus journey from Bolivia to Paraguay, Mat Ward finds British behaviour more than embarrassing.

15 May, 2017, 11:33
Short lives and labour in Potosi’s silver mines  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his visit to Bolivia’s grimiest attraction something of a trial. But for the workers life is far harder.

14 May, 2017, 19:54
An unexpected gringo in Monte Santo, Brazil  
Augustus Young

Far off the beaten trail in central Brazil, Augustus Young finds an outpost of pilgrimage in the middle of nowhere.

1 May, 2017, 11:05
A death a day on the world’s most dangerous road  
Mat Ward

In the highlands above La Paz, Mat Ward finds cyclists dicing with fate as they mountain-bike Bolivia’s infamously dangerous dirt roads.

30 Apr, 2017, 15:16
How North America’s states and provinces got their names  
Paul Woollacombe

The good people at Expedia Canada have put together a map explaining how each state and province area came by their names. And let. Paul Woollacombe take the credit for their efforts.

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