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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.

25 Feb, 2020, 11:50
Among the Barbarians: a cruise in Norway  
Donal Conlon

When Donal Conlon wins a Norwegian cruise, the first thing he does is look at a map. With memories of Vikings he flies north to the fjords.

23 Feb, 2020, 12:12
Frigiliana, a Spanish ‘White Village’ that’s kept its charm  
Adrian Harman-Bishop

Spain’s region of Andalucia is famous for its white-painted rural communities, and Adrian Harman-Bishop says Frigiliana is one that has been able to retain its character despite years of tourism.

4 Feb, 2020, 13:23
‘Victory Day’ in Kazakhstan: bittersweet memories of WWII  
Ski Krieger

‘Victory Day’ is celebrated throughout Russia and the former Soviet satellite states. Ski Krieger explores the somewhat nuanced nationalism in Almaty, the Kazakh capital.

29 Jan, 2020, 12:42
Motorcycle Touring the North Coast 500 in Scotland  
Ryan Beitler

Ryan Beitler is your guide to one of Scotland’s most outstanding motorcycle routes.

7 Jan, 2020, 13:34
Glasnevin: Ireland’s National Cemetery.  
Anthony Toole

Anthony Toole visits the graves of Glasnevin and finds great views of Dublin as well as plenty of history, with vivid insights into Ireland’s turbulent past.

28 Dec, 2019, 23:28
All aboard for the Norfolk Broads  
Oliver Pearson

Englands southeastern flatlands have a certain fascination. Oliver Pearson ventures out on the Norfolk Broads – by boat, with dog – and finds plenty to do and see.

27 Dec, 2019, 19:17
Greece: catching the highlights of Athens in one day  
Elizabeth von Pier

Want to see Greece’s capital but have limited time? Elizabeth von Pier explores Athens in just one day.

24 Dec, 2019, 16:43
Communist Bucharest 30 years later  
Tim Miller

Romania’s turbulent past comes to life for Tim Miller as he explores the nation’s capital from an Airbnb rental in a former communist tower block.

6 Dec, 2019, 18:10
Coffee grounds for Understanding  
Lee Ruddin

As if Turkey’s political woes were not enough, Lee Ruddin causes a flap in an Istanbul cafe when he ventures that Turkish coffee is inferior to… Starbucks.

26 Nov, 2019, 20:45
Spoilt for choice in Oxford – jazz around every corner  
Peter Sissons

Oxford is known for its well-heeled undergrads and mellow stone architecture. But Peter Sissons says the live music scene is pretty good too.

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