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18 Oct, 2018, 18:00
Lisbon and Porto: Portugal’s two cities of excess  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn finds her experience of Portuguese culture a thrilling, enriching experience.

16 Oct, 2018, 12:17
The moment a drugs mule realises he’s bust  
Colin Wallace

It’s also the moment Colin Wallace discovered his car had been stuffed with hash to smuggle from Morocco into Europe.

11 Oct, 2018, 11:26
Why you should visit Palma, Mallorca  
Paul Woollacombe

Whether you spell it Mallorca or Majorca, this fantastic island is to Europe what Florida is to the States: a year-round haven of sea and sun. Paul Woollacombe provides a guide.

10 Oct, 2018, 16:57
What to do in London in October  
Lucy Barker

There are plenty of reasons to visit London in October. Lucy Barker rounds up some options.

2 Oct, 2018, 13:09
Gibraltar: great views, caverns and thieving monkeys  
Anthony Toole

Britain’s Mediterranean outcrop off the south coast of Spain provides plenty for Anthony Toole to see and do – though the taxi drivers prove more honest than the notorious Barbary apes.

17 Sep, 2018, 14:09
Fully immersed in Fuschlsee  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod explores Austria’s answer to Italy’s Lake Como and continues to the capital city, Vienna.

13 Sep, 2018, 18:39
Estonia or Finland: which is best for coffee? Maybe it’s Sweden  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin eavesdrops on tourists, fresh from a cruise ship, asking for advice. And sticks an oar in.

8 Aug, 2018, 13:35
Cinque Terre, and a glorious slice of Italian coastal living  
Eric Whitehead

The villages of the Cinque Terre that cling to Italy’s Ligurian coast can’t fail to inspire. Eric Whitehead uses cars and local trains before taking on a steep, challenging hike.

8 Aug, 2018, 12:22
How I spent 48 hours in Madrid  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth Von Pier strides out to explore Spain’s capital city in two short days. And she doesn’t waste any time.

4 Aug, 2018, 15:00
6 of the best places to visit in Manchester  
Natalie Wilson

Mancunian Natalie Wilson provides a detailed guide to her home city in the middle of England, often overlooked by visitors to the UK.

4 Aug, 2018, 14:51
Ireland’s living history at Craggaunowen  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole discovers a prehistoric bit of Eire’s past as he breaks his journey between Limerick and Gallway, as well as discovering Tim Severin’s ship from the Brendan Voyange.

2 Aug, 2018, 11:17
Exploring Malta – at walking pace  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin braves the heat to walk from Mdina to Valetta, six long miles under an almost-African sun.

28 Jul, 2018, 16:57
The Northern Lights – as they should be seen  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed stumbles into the Northern Lights at an appropriate moment in his season ski-repping in the mountains of Sweden: just while he was photographing an ancient church.

28 Jun, 2018, 14:45
Hang on to your huskies from a sled safari in Sweden  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed takes a dog-sled excursion from his daytime job or working as a ski rep at the Swedish resort of Åre.

15 Jun, 2018, 11:10
Tunnelling into Norfolk’s Stone Age flint mines  
Anthony Toole

The Industrial Revolution of Victorian times wasn’t Britain’s first. In a very English field Anthony Toole finds evidence of organised labour dating back to Neolithic times.

13 Jun, 2018, 09:20
What I learned living in Crete for a year  
Mark Eastwood

Mark Eastwood discovers a new interest in history as he immerses himself into Cretan culture.

4 Jun, 2018, 17:17
Gaudi’s Barcelona buildings: tourist traps or treasure troves?  
Elizabeth von Pier

The Catalan Capital is famous for many things, but one of it’s most famous are the fantastical buildings designed by its most famous architect. Elizabeth von Pier explores Gaudi’s sensational landmarks.

4 Jun, 2018, 15:59
Majorca’s guide to airport scams – and how to stay safe  
Nicola Griffin

Palma is one of the world’s safest airports, but over the years they’ve seen all the classic tricks being tried. Nicola Griffin’s guide makes essential reading for all world travellers.

24 May, 2018, 15:38
A death in Ireland – and a miracle in Bosnia  
Geoff Steward

A death in County Cork, Eire, is postponed for three years by the healing powers of the Madonna of Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Geoff Steward leisurely warms up for a three month sabbatical.

22 May, 2018, 13:56
A ski-doo experience in snowbound Sweden  
Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed takes a break from being a ski-rep in Åre to take a night-time skidoo safari in the wilderness of the Swedish outback.

18 May, 2018, 21:14
The intricate world of German health insurance  
Paul Woollacombe

You gotta be insured if you want healthcare in Germany. Paul Woollacombe tells you how it works.

12 May, 2018, 09:57
Trulli enchanting: Puglia in springtime  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Southern Italy weaves its magic on Adam Jacot de Boinod as he tours some luxurious rural resorts.

2 May, 2018, 19:01
A lukewarm reception for Iceland’s famous northern sights  
Lee Ruddin

Despite the best intentions of determined guides, Lee Ruddin is curiously un-moved by many of Iceland’s much-hyped attractions.

2 May, 2018, 17:25
Birds, butterflies and more at Norfolk’s Strumpshaw Fen  
Anthony Toole

The UK constantly surprises. Anthony Toole drives through the sleet to one of England’s finest bird reserves, and finds a moment of spring-like weather brings plenty of wildlife out for him to observe.

28 Apr, 2018, 13:01
A taxi tale from snowbound Sweden  
Andrew Reed

Back in the 90’s Andrew Reed spent a year as a ski rep in the Swedish resort of Åre. Now he’s used the experience to produce a hugely entertaining book.

13 Apr, 2018, 22:53
Stumbling through past conflicts in non-tourist Sarajevo  
Kris Mole

In civil wars no one side is often completely right. But when conflict dies down the side you took is remembered. Kris Mole finds that in the former Yugoslavia all the distinctions of ethnic divisions still live on.

11 Mar, 2018, 13:50
Blown away by Fuerteventura, windward side of the Canaries  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod takes a breezy look at the most westerly of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura.

6 Mar, 2018, 17:40
Food, shopping and cool destinations – London’s Luton airport  
Lucy Barker

Wondering which London airport to choose for this year’s holiday abroad? Lucy Barker says look at Luton.

21 Feb, 2018, 18:49
How the UK is changing the way Brits holiday  
Lucy Barker

While the determined traveller will always get abroad, Brits are increasingly increasing their holiday options by staying within the UK. Lucy Barker reports on a trend to stay local.

20 Feb, 2018, 11:21
Rescued from the Balkans by Albanian shepherds  
Ski Krieger

A cracked sump spells trouble for Ski Krieger as he navigates the rocky trails of central Albania. But the mountains aren’t empty: they have sheep, and therefore shepherds.

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.

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