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29 Aug, 2021, 15:40
San Gimignano – The Manhattan of Tuscany  
Eric Whitehead

In Italy, Eric Whitehead visits an iconic Tuscan tower town in shoulder season, and finds it all the more entrancing without the summer crowds.

30 Jul, 2021, 13:46
Running Britain’s coast: Tintagel to Bude  
Elize Downing

Anyone who’s walked the Southwest Coast Path knows it has ups – and downs. Elise Downing finds this particular stretch of North Cornwall particularly gruelling.

30 Jul, 2021, 12:31
Best Places To Visit in Northern Spain  
Lucy Barker

Northern Spain is often overlooked in the rush to the Costas. But Lucy Barker says it’s a magnificent destination in its own right.

18 Jul, 2021, 18:15
Running round Britain: the Southwest, Paignton to Dartmouth  
Elize Downing

Elize Downing finds the Southwest Coast Path, in December and an incoming winter storm, something of a muddy challenge as she runs around Britain.

14 Jul, 2021, 14:48
Segedunum and Arbeia – The northern limits of the Roman Empire  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole explores Hadrian’s wall and finds countless signs of the Roman occupation, that petered out on England’s border with Scotland.

30 Jun, 2021, 14:07
Running around Britain – the Southwest Coast Path  
Elize Downing

On a long-distance around-the-island run of Britain, Elize Downing finds the kindness of strangers, as ever, helps her on her way.

29 Jun, 2021, 16:18
A cycle tour of sunny Gosport  
Tim Saunders

Domestic travel is the norm for today’s tourist but Tim Saunders still wants to get out and about. He packs up his family to explore Hampshire’s southern coast.

23 Jun, 2021, 18:01
Running round Britain – Torquay  
Elize Downing

As her round-Britain run heads through the English Riviera, Elize Downing gets a running partner to share the route.

18 Jun, 2021, 17:55
Running around Britain – the preparation  
Elize Downing

Elize Downing, despite being only a moderate runner, decides to circumnavigate the UK (missing Ireland). She sets the date and starts to plan (sort of).

7 Jun, 2021, 13:56
Memories of 1960’s Funfairs on Hearsall Common  
Martin Oliver

The sounds and smells of a Bangkok street send Martin Oliver down memory lane, to a past where funfairs visited his childhood home.

7 Apr, 2021, 13:48
In defence of Coventry, flattened by bombs in WW2  
Martin Oliver

From his Bangkok bar-stool, Coventry native Martin Oliver comes across a scathing review of his home city. He says it’s not all bad, though noticeably is living abroad.

3 Apr, 2021, 11:02
Camden High Street: No One Rushes in Camden  
Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott is charmed by one of North London’s more edgy areas. He channels Alan Partridge to explore the UK’s capital.

3 Feb, 2021, 14:13
A grand day out at Abbotsbury Swannery  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders heads off towards Chesil Beach in Dorset and discovers a haven of peace at Abbotsbury Swannery.

21 Dec, 2020, 13:56
From London to The Netherlands  
Rajhu S Goraai

Rajhu S Goraai suggests Holland is an ideal destination for the British, with short flights and easy car hire.

5 Dec, 2020, 16:04
A day to remember at Dorset’s Sherborne Castle  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders celebrates his wedding anniversary at historic Sherborn Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh, poet, courtier, soldier and spy.

2 Nov, 2020, 22:47
A warm day at Sculthorpe Moor in Fakenham, Norfolk  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole finds wildlife aplenty on the River Wensum in Norfolk, in one of the UK’s least visited wildlife sites.

24 Oct, 2020, 15:44
Hymn to off-season Greece: goats, honey, octopus, calm… and more  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon visits an Aegean Greek island so far untouched by either tourism or Covid. On Fourni he feels as though he’s stepping back in time.

8 Sep, 2020, 18:07
Sureprice car rental Porto: bandits, avoid  
Jack Barker

Fifty years of renting cars hadn’t prepared Jack Barker for the charmless thieves at Sureprice car rentals in Porto. The next time he visits Portugal he will certainly hire elsewhere.

2 Sep, 2020, 22:26
Anything but Lent: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria  
Adrian Harman-Bishop

The biggest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has plenty going for it. Adrian Harman-Bishop settles down to a Canarian groove.

19 Aug, 2020, 21:01
Why do so many travellers decide to live in Corfu after visiting  
Paul Woollacombe

A lot of casual tourists find Corfu is actually a pretty good place to stay. Paul Woollacombe examines why.

17 Aug, 2020, 13:15
Courchevel: Alpine luxury whatever the season  
Lucy Barker

There’s little to beat Courchevel as a ski destination. But Lucy Barker says France’s best mountain resort can be worth a visit whatever the season.

2 Jul, 2020, 03:42
No passports; will travel: a major Detour in France  
James Sinclair

When James Sinclair loses all his travel documents on a double-pram family holiday in France, along with a pregnant Greek wife, a simple jaunt abroad becomes interesting. How – and can – they make it back home?

1 Jul, 2020, 20:36
Visit Petworth, West Wittering – and beyond!  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders and his family find a world of excitement on the West Sussex coast.

29 Jun, 2020, 15:14
Turkish delights in Istanbul’s many markets  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier explores the frenetic world of Turkey’s finest markets in the capital city, Istanbul.

27 Jun, 2020, 13:38
All roads lead to Florence, specially if you’re lost  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead explores Italy’s tourist highlights as he drives around Tuscany on a roundabout route to Siena.

27 Jun, 2020, 09:48
Chasing Hemingway through the streets of Madrid  
Lee Ruddin

For Hemingway fans Madrid is an important place of pilgrimage, as it forms the basis for much of his finest work. Lee Ruddin books a guided tour.

12 Jun, 2020, 15:27
Tasting Greek wines in the hills near Olympia  
Elizabeth von Pier

As a wine producer Greece has come a long way. Gone are the days of floor-cleaner retsina. Elizabeth von Pier tours a top vineyard near the village of Koskina.

12 Jun, 2020, 09:29
The Berlinga Archipelago and the wild side of Portugal  
Linda Manzon

Linda Manzon explores the seas beyond the famous Portuguese surfing spots of Peniche and Nazare to take a boat out to the Berlinga Archipelago, one of the world’s oldest nature reserves. Photography by K. Paul Christensen.

10 May, 2020, 12:42
Cave churches and fairy chimneys in deepest Cappadocia  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier explores the cave churches and fairy chimneys of Turkey’s Cappadocia region.

9 May, 2020, 12:21
Wild camping on France’s southern coast  
Angus Cunningham

Angus Cunningham hikes the Massif des Calanques, the rugged stretch of land between Marseilles and Cassis. All photos by Bernard Descales.

2 May, 2020, 15:38
Waffles, beer and chocolate in Dinant, Belgium  
Elizabeth von Pier

The small town of Dinant is Belgium’s saxophone city. Elizabeth von Pier, however, is there for the biscuits.

17 Apr, 2020, 17:26
A family expedition to the UK’s ‘Jurassic Coast’  
Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders and his family visit Charmouth, Bridport and Beaminster as they explore the south coast from Dorset to Devon and hunt for fossils on the beach.

17 Apr, 2020, 16:49
Could you live in Corfu like the Durrells?  
Lucy Barker

Greek expert Lucy Barker runs through the reasons why Corfu is Greece’s real estate hotspot – and how to live the dream.

13 Apr, 2020, 09:00
Awe-inspiring French Alps locations  
Paul Woollacombe

The Alps spread across many European countries and produce some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. Paul Woollacombe looks at some of the best ski-ing options in France.

27 Mar, 2020, 13:59
The cold reality of conflict in Northern Ireland  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin has mixed feelings about the Belfast Free Walking Tour, not least that it costs him £18. The history of the troubles still makes a trickle income for some.

27 Mar, 2020, 11:25
Chill out with a cool French snowsports holiday  
Paul Woollacombe

The three biggest ski resorts in the world are found in France. Let Paul Woollacombe be your guide.

24 Mar, 2020, 15:25
A journey into the religion, past and present, in Minsk, Belarus  
Zsolt Udvarvölgyi

Zsolt Udvarvölgyi PhD makes a learned study of the many different religions in Belarus, Europe’s most secretive and little-known countries.

11 Mar, 2020, 16:23
The best Greek islands for a family-friendly holiday  
Lucy Barker

The islands off Greece are superb for children and adults alike. Lucy Barker knows which to choose.

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