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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.

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.

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