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6 Feb, 2018, 14:01
Five Sunday festivals that liven up Europe  
Morgane Travers

There’s more to Sundays than lunch and a snooze. Morgane Travers explores some of Europe’s stranger weekend festivals.

2 Feb, 2018, 22:30
Off the map in the tiny town of Cund, Transylvania  
Tim Miller

In a remote part of Romania, Tim Miller finds an European idyll of bucolic bliss. Who needs mainstream travel when you can revell in the obscure.

2 Feb, 2018, 15:07
Vic Falls comes to London’s ‘Destinations’ show  
Paul Woollacombe

In a shrewd marketing move for the selfie generation Zambia’s recreated the Victoria Falls in central London. Paul Woollacombe reports.

2 Feb, 2018, 14:31
Escaping the crowds in Poland’s concentration camps  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds coachloads of tourists have turned Auschwitz into selfie central. So he walks to Płaszów to feel the atmosphere of Europe’s most goulish – and unlikely – visitor attractions.

29 Jan, 2018, 00:21
Death – and less – in Venice  
Lee Ruddin

An already gloomy Lee Ruddin finds Italy’s canal city more sinister than benign.

25 Jan, 2018, 11:46
Sun, sea and sand: fun things to do while in Magaluf  
Andres Ong

Magaluf is one of Spain’s most famous destinations for the young to party. But Andres Ong says this resort, on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, is also great for families.

19 Jan, 2018, 13:04
A historical journey into Sicily’s distant past  
Glenn Mills

Glenn Mills steps into history on a cultured tour of Italy’s southern outpost, exploring Sicily’s monasteries, churches and castles.

18 Jan, 2018, 17:27
A trippy visit around Prague’s KGB Museum  
Lee Ruddin

The communist era hangs heavy on the newly-fledged Czech Republic. Lee Ruddin takes a tour of the capital city’s KGB museum to learn about life under totalitarian rule.

9 Dec, 2017, 12:43
A day in the life of a Saga Danube cruise  
Trevor Cherrett

Trevor Cherrett books himself a Saga Cruise to complete his attempt to navigate Europe from the North Sea to the Baltic. The age of his fellow passengers comes as something of a shock.

7 Dec, 2017, 15:42
A rural idyll on Bantry Bay: southwest Ireland at its friendliest  
Keith Perkins

On a volunteering stint in the Republic of Ireland, Keith Perkins finds himself in the sleepy rural outpost of Kilcrohane, where the welcome from the locals makes him immediately feel at home.

7 Dec, 2017, 14:53
Exploring Tenerife in three days  
Jarno van Meerendonk

With little more time than a long weekend Jarno van Meerendonk flies in to the Canary Islands to explore the largest island, Tenerife, and sets a cracking pace.

14 Nov, 2017, 17:41
Welcome to the UK’s Isle of Wight  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt finds walking a breeze on Britain’s southern outpost, the Isle of Wight. All photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

10 Nov, 2017, 08:58
Surprised and charmed by Frankfurt  
Elizabeth von Pier

In Germany’s financial heartland, former banker Elizabeth von Pier feels very much at home. She almost declares, a la Kennedy, ‘Ich bin ein Frankfurter’.

9 Nov, 2017, 12:02
A quiet time exploring Germany’s heartlands  
Trevor Cherrett

Trevor Cherrett continues his journey along the Danube, but a lack of passenger boats means a lot of his travel is by rail.

12 Oct, 2017, 11:46
What to pack for skiing – and what to leave behind  
Mary Stuart-Miller

As the ski season approaches, Mary Stuart-Miller has some eminently sensible selection of what to pack – and what to leave behind.

9 Oct, 2017, 11:48
You don’t need a licence to barge through Holland  
Trevor Cherrett

Trevor Cherrett sets off to follow Europe’s waterways, from the Black Sea to the Baltic. Here he learns the basics of navigations on the canals of the Netherlands.

19 Sep, 2017, 12:40
Saltholme and Teesmouth: nature thrives in industrial England  
Anthony Toole

On the fringes of the urban world, Anthony Toole finds plenty of animals alive and well in the northeast of England, one of Great Britain’s most heavily industrialised regions.

14 Sep, 2017, 11:16
Head to Switzerland for a perfect summer holiday  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

While the summer crowds flock to beaches for sand and salt, Adam Jacot de Boinod heads to the Swiss Alps and finds the sun shines even brighter in the clear mountain air.

12 Sep, 2017, 13:04
Don’t miss Oktoberfest – it starts mid-September  
Susanna Wood

Despite its popular overseas name, Octoberfest kicks off in Munich on the 16th September. Susanna Wood has a guide to some useful bits of German to learn before you go.

12 Sep, 2017, 10:07
Hiking the cliffs and bays of England’s ‘Jurassic Coast’  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt explores Dorset’s dramatic coastline as she hikes along England’s southern .shores. All photographs, as ever, by David Grimble.

31 Aug, 2017, 15:45
A sabbatical summer on the shores of Lake Como  
Keith Perkins

Keith Perkins packs up his American home, wife and two toddlers to spend six months teaching English by the Italian Lakes.

30 Aug, 2017, 13:38
A list of the best football sights and experiences around the UK  
Paul Woollacombe

As the country that invented football, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are plenty of sites around Britain that are sure to enthrall football fans. Paul Woollacombe reports.

22 Aug, 2017, 15:11
How to save money when travelling around Europe  
Lucy Barker

Travelling in Europe can be expensive. Lucy Barker shares some ideas for keeping down the costs.

14 Aug, 2017, 13:33
The top 3 major cities in England you must travel to  
Umesh Joshi

There’s plenty to see on a visit to England but Umesh Joshi says there are some cities that shouldn’t be missed.

10 Aug, 2017, 10:18
One more giant anteater for the world  
Paula Holden

While giant anteater numbers dwindle in its native South America, Paula Holden reports from Blackpool Zoo where there’s a new kid on the block.

8 Aug, 2017, 12:38
The most scenic islands in Croatia  
Tabby Farrar

The Croatian coast is this year’s cult destination. Tabby Farrar has a guide to the prettiest islands and all the best beaches.

29 Jul, 2017, 09:26
Top 5 places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

There’s loads to see in Great Britain and a lot of the time coach travel is the best way to explore. Lucy Barker has an infographic.

19 Jul, 2017, 22:06
5 most important documents to work in the UK  
Paul Woollacombe

Most English residents prefer not to work. This makes the UK a magnet for those happy to try. Paul Woollacombe checks out the relevant regulations.

11 Jul, 2017, 12:59
At leisure on Lake Como  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Italy’s Lake District is surely one of the most beautiful parts of a beautiful country. Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a relaxing cruise or two on the waters of Lake Como.

18 Jun, 2017, 19:17
Skiing south on the border between Europe and Asia  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker tracks the border between Russia and Asia. It’s cold up there but Cally helps him travel a route with absolutely no transport infrastructure.

14 Jun, 2017, 13:29
5 epic road trips in the UK  
Gerry Cruz

On a map Great Britain looks too small to fit a road trip. But Gerry Cruz says there’s plenty of room for five, at least.

8 Jun, 2017, 18:51
Arrested for tourism in Russia’s far north  
Charlie Walker

Adventurer par excellence Charlie Walker runs into legal problems as he fights his way through a forgotten corner of the Soviet Empire. Who knew tourism was so illegal.

8 Jun, 2017, 14:31
An A-Z guide to England’s Lake District  
Emily Phelps

Arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe can be found in northern England. Emily Phelps has an alphabetic guide to Britain’s Lake District.

25 May, 2017, 08:17
A wild walk through Derbyshire’s Peak District  
Daniel Neilson

It’s not widely known that CAMRA, the real ale people, publish a range of walks based around very good pubs. Daniel Neilson supplies this extract from his new collection of strenuous strolls, ‘Wild Walks’.

18 May, 2017, 16:54
The Faroe Islands – in a nutshell  
Anthony Toole

North of Scotland and with a distinct Scandi tang, the Faroe Islands are like nowhere else. Anthony Toole takes a windswept walk on a northern outpost of western civilisation in a land where sheep outnumber humans.

16 May, 2017, 22:40
Yes but what is Finland really like?  
Martin Berthoud

The cool world of the Finns is always something of an enigma. Martin Berthoud, on a diplomatic posting, has time to break the ice.

5 May, 2017, 08:13
A holistic retreat in the heart of Germany  
Laurie Bodley

Laurie Bodley’s first visit to Germany took place during a Tibetan Buddhist group retreat at a beautiful facility just outside of Oldenburg.

25 Apr, 2017, 13:00
Already bored? Get more at London’s Boring Conference  
Hamish Thompson

It is unfortunate that this year’s London conference on boring clashes with an AGM for transpotters. Hamish Thompson can only apologise.

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