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Africa, Asia Pacific   17 Jan, 2021, 21:56
A surreal drive across Madagascar’s highlands  
John Gimlette

Jetlagged and confused, John Gimlette finds himself slipping in and out of reality on a – very slightly dangerous – drive across Madagascar’s highlands, now a deforested, landslipping plain.

Deals, Editorials   14 Jan, 2021, 01:39
Around the World with Millesima Wines  
Lucy Barker

Fine wine has a character that varies across the Old and New Worlds. Lucy Barker takes a tipple on a tasting tour with expert guides.

Asia Pacific   22 Dec, 2020, 12:31
Meeting my Waterloo in downtown Singapore  
Amanda Jaffe

Somehow we should have known that 2020 has been the ‘Year of the Rat’ according to the Chinese calendar. In Singapore’s traditional street-vendor region Amanda Jaffe gets a taste of things to come with a cataclysmic horoscope.

Deals, Europe   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.

Editorials   7 Dec, 2020, 21:35
Overseas travel a top priority when vaccines arrrive  
Jim Follett

For all the talk of staycations, Jim Follett has research that suggests as soon as the vaccine is in widespread use it will be overseas travel that surges ahead.

Europe   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.

Americas, Deals   5 Dec, 2020, 15:11
9 best places to kayak in North America  
Alex Thomas

If you want to kayak North America, Alex Thomas has your handy guide as to where to go – and why.

Americas   2 Dec, 2020, 10:23
From Cape Cod to Cape Ann – and beyond  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier finds Covid cramps her travel style. In her latest journey she travels barely 40 miles from her Boston home.

Central Asia   23 Nov, 2020, 11:41
Vomit on the tracks – the Tamil Nadu Express  
Colin Todhunter

Colin Todhunter needs to get from Delhi to Chennai and chooses to go by train. But any railway journey in India – let alone such a long one – is always an experience.

Africa, Deals   6 Nov, 2020, 13:00
Top South African holiday resorts  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s a long time since Sun City was the only option for South Africans who want a gambling holiday. These days South Africa has some pretty compelling casinos: Paul Woollacombe looks through the options.

Europe   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.

Americas   26 Oct, 2020, 10:30
A mini-break in Parksville, British Columbia  
Lindsay Salt

Canadian Lindsay Salt takes a visit ‘overseas’: she leaves her Vancouver home and takes a ferry to Vancouver Island. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   26 Oct, 2020, 10:08
Vientiane, Laos: not what I imagined, but that’s Travel  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson visits the Southeast Asian country of Laos and finds it’s capital city challenges his preconceptions. Not least because there seems not a lot goes on. Apart from a mysterious set of gleaming golf clubs.

Europe   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.

Deals, Editorials   19 Oct, 2020, 14:22
5 Ways to Stay Entertained on Your Mobile When Travelling Long Distance  
Lucy Barker

Wondering how you are going to get through that ten hour journey? Click here to read more about making the most of your phone and keeping boredom at bay.

Africa   17 Oct, 2020, 21:29
A bad day in Fez for one slightly skinny chicken  
Michael Edwards

On a cooking course in the Medina of Fez, Morocco, Michael Edwards has to face mortality, culture, and the soul of North Africa.

Americas   1 Oct, 2020, 16:57
A slow train to the clouds: crossing Argentina’s northwest  
Nick Elvin

Nick Elvin recalls a journey into the Andes on a now-defunct rail service, the weekly freight train from Salta to Antofagasta: a trip through the Puna.

Americas, Deals   24 Sep, 2020, 14:49
3 Reasons Jamaica Should Be Your Next Holiday  
Lucy Barker

Of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is Lucy Barker’s favourite. From natural beauty to culture she explores the land that gave us reggae.

Americas   12 Sep, 2020, 22:00
Fun, wonder, and home in Idaho  
Bonnie Lynn

In a Covid year, Bonnie Lynn chooses a domestic trip. Riggins, Idaho proves the perfect place to bond with her grandchildren – with no quarantine involved.

Deals, Editorials   10 Sep, 2020, 12:41
3 ways your business can cross borders  
Paul Woollacombe

If you like to travel expanding your business overseas is a great way to combine making an income and visiting new places. Paul Woollacombe says it’s easier than you might think.

Editorials, Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Asia Pacific   2 Sep, 2020, 21:09
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: emerging from a dark past  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson breezes through Cambodia’s greatest city, but takes time to visit Tuol Sleng, the infamous prison used by the Khmer Rouge when the country went thoroughly to the bad. This brings unsettling thoughts.

Deals, Editorials   24 Aug, 2020, 09:57
Tips for taking a last-minute staycation  
Lucy Barker

There’s still time to slip in a quick holiday without going abroad. Lucy Barker has some tips on planning a trip within the UK.

Asia Pacific   20 Aug, 2020, 17:01
An Australian royal family prove unlike any other  
Nick Elvin

The Principality of Hutt River rejoined the nation of Australia this month, in August, 2020. Nick Elvin recalls crossing the border from Western Australia into a wonderfully strange micronation.

Deals, Europe   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.

Deals, Europe   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.

Asia Pacific   16 Jul, 2020, 22:49
Bangkok’s canals: Asia’s greatest city from its waterways  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson finds Bangkok’s klongs reach to the heart of Asia’s busiest city in a way the clogged roads can’t do. Welcome to the Venice of the Orient.

Deals, Pole to Pole   15 Jul, 2020, 10:03
3 top cities for buying property overseas  
Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker has some suggestions for anyone wanting to invest in property abroad: her top three cities worldwide.

Europe   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?

Africa   1 Jul, 2020, 20:54
It used to be ‘Mzungu!’ Now ‘Corona’ is a Nairobi greeting  
Lee Ruddin

On a visit to Kenya, Lee Ruddin finds that the children of Kibera, one of Nairobi’s most infamous slums, have a new reason to respect visitors from a now toxic West.

Europe   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.

Asia Pacific   29 Jun, 2020, 15:46
Etiquette lessons learned in Japan  
Elizabeth von Pier

For a first time visitor Japanese customs are unfamiliar and daunting. Elizabeth von Pier has learned some useful lessons, including how to operate their high-tech loos.

Central Asia, Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Europe   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.

Americas   24 Jun, 2020, 15:42
Acoma, New Mexico’s ‘City in the Sky’  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt heads to the deep south to meet the indigenous Acoma people who still call this inhospitable landscape home. All photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Deals, Editorials   15 Jun, 2020, 14:23
How to prepare your child for moving abroad  
Lucy Barker

There’s a lot to consider if you’re moving your family abroad. Lucy Barker has some useful advice.

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