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Americas   7 May, 2019, 21:51
Lessons from Mexico’s Mama Gray Whales nursery  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn bonds with the great cetaceans as she visits a whale sancturary on Mexico’s coast,

Asia Pacific   2 May, 2019, 09:27
A rainy first night in Hong Kong  
James March

James March finds his first impressions of Hong Kong slightly coloured by the relentless rain. It makes him somewhat philosophical – and wet.

Deals, Pole to Pole   29 Apr, 2019, 07:54
Best romantic destinations around the world revealed  
Paul Woollacombe

When romance is involved your choice of destination clearly matters. Paul Woollacombe highlights some expected – and less expected – places to put on your travel list.

Asia Pacific   28 Apr, 2019, 12:38
Koh Samet’s seedy hinterland  
Brian Fisher

Biran W Fisher has already toured most of Thailand’s islands but not, till now, the most accessible from Bangkok. He finds Koh Samet is crowded with a litter issue.

Deals, Editorials, Pole to Pole   20 Apr, 2019, 10:24
Medical Tourism in Europe  
Paul Woollacombe

There are many reasons to travel, and medical tourism is a growing trend. Paul Wollacombe looks at some options.

Americas   20 Apr, 2019, 09:56
North into the Arctic from the Dempster to the Tuktoyaktuk Highway  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead continues his journey north into Canada’s most remote Northwest Territories and finds the road surface quickly deteriorates.

Americas   20 Apr, 2019, 08:14
Easter Island: sculptures by the sea  

Misled by maps, Teja assumes Easter Island will be small enough to walk around. It isn’t. But with no money for a rental car she sets off on foot anyway.

Central Asia   13 Apr, 2019, 20:47
At the end of a gun in Azerbaijan  
Ski Krieger

Sjue Krieger discovers the vital importance, in the Caucasus, of not being a CIA spy. As this brings the risk of sudden death.

Deals, Middle East   4 Apr, 2019, 16:56
How Egypt is different to what you see in the media  
Jack Carter

Don’t be put off by the negative impression you get on the mainstream media. Egypt is fascinating, says Jack Carter.

Americas   4 Apr, 2019, 16:53
Skiing in pursuit of Canada’s migrating Caribou  
Peter Mather

Northwest Canada’s a bad place to be stranded when your plane breaks down. Not least if you’re chasing Caribou and weighed down with 700lbs of camera equipment. Peter Mather straps on his skis.

Americas   29 Mar, 2019, 08:30
Mayan ruins and sacred cenotes: Mexico’s Yucutan  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt finds culture and adventure on Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula, with Mayan ruins mixing with natural wonders. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Americas, Deals   28 Mar, 2019, 16:18
The best cities in the USA  
Jack Carter

There’s so much to see in North America it’s hard to know where to start. Jack Carter says the major urban hubs are a good introduction.

Editorials   23 Mar, 2019, 08:48
They don’t all speak English, you know  
Lucy Barker

English speakers have it easy in this new age of travel. But Lucy Barker says it’s important to remember that most of the world’s population have languages of their own.

Europe   5 Mar, 2019, 15:44
Self-drive Britain? Better by bus…  
Paul Michelson

When visiting the UK Paul Michelson opts for self-drive. By the time he’s toured the country from south to north he starts to wish he hadn’t bothered.

Europe   4 Mar, 2019, 14:33
Fascinating Funchal, Madeira’s friendly capital  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod finds a welcome in the hills of Madeira, Portugal’s temperate outpost in the Atlantic Ocean.

Africa   2 Mar, 2019, 14:50
Turning blue in Morocco’s Western Sahara  
Blaine Bonham

Blaine Bonham meets the ‘Blue Men’, the ancient Berber tribe that inhabits the Sahara Desert. He meets them amongst the dunes of Morocco’s Erg Chebbi region.

Europe   1 Mar, 2019, 17:51
A winter trip to Italy  
Warren Bratter

It’s never too late to follow your travelling dreams. Septuagenarian Warren Bratter heads off to Italy, in winter, to explore Venice, Florence and Lucca.

Africa   1 Mar, 2019, 13:20
Morocco’s Red City’s hidden green heritage  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds oases of calm in Morocco’s most visited city. Along with the locals he takes refuge in the many public gardens that are part-hidden in Marrackesh.

Americas, Deals   19 Feb, 2019, 08:37
5 places to visit in New Jersey  
Paul Woollacombe

Paul Woollacombe finds plenty of reasons to visit America’s most glamorous State, Well, five, anyway.

Deals   17 Feb, 2019, 18:48
The Mophie Travel Stream: wireless phone charging, worldwide  
Jack Barker

Jack Barker reviews the latest bit of mobile-charging tech, the Mophie Charge Stream that powers your Qi wireless phone anywhere in the world.

Europe   17 Feb, 2019, 13:13
Shining lights of Sofia from Bulgaria’s fourth-highest mountain  
Lee Ruddin

There are many reasons to visit Bulgaria. Lee Ruddin adds climbing its fourth-highest mountain to the list.

Europe   15 Feb, 2019, 14:12
Andalusia’s Zahara de la Sierra, with its liquid gold  
Lindsay Salt

A visit to one of Spain’s ‘white villages’ introduces Lindsay Salt to narrow cobbled alleys, Christian festivals and the art of pressing the region’s ‘liquid gold’, freshly-pressed olive oil. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

Americas   1 Feb, 2019, 14:55
An insight into the street tacos of Mexico City  
Caleb González

Armed with a new University degree, Caleb González plunges into Mexican street food, unveiling a cuisine and a culture all at the same time.

Central Asia, Europe   1 Feb, 2019, 14:12
Fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground cities  
Elizabeth von Pier

Turkey’s Cappadocia region is an iconic destination. Elizabeth von Pier tours the world’s most indiosyncratic desert destinations.

Americas   1 Feb, 2019, 13:06
Pyramids, cenotes and cuisine: Yucatan for beginners  
Bonnie Lynn

Mexico proves an excellent winter getaway for Bonnie Lynn, who finds there’s plenty to do beyond the beach.

Europe   24 Jan, 2019, 16:33
Sunny Seville and its glittering highlights  
Lindsay Salt

A day-long tour of Seville gives Lindsay Salt an insight into one of Spain’s most captivating cities. Photographs, as ever, by David Grimble.

Africa   8 Jan, 2019, 16:44
A thoughtful stay in the not-so-Democratic Republic of Congo  
Ben Cooke

The DRC is a strikingly mis-named country, finds Ben Cooke. It’s undemocratic, for a start, and a republic only in name. He starts in Lubumbashi, heads into the hinterlands of small-town Kipushi and then braves the capital, Kinshasa. He finds the Congo’s reputation for being dangerous has been superseded by its capacity to relentlessly hassle any visitor – especially if carrying a camera – and he finds the unremitting focus on a lone white traveller forces his mind into solitary reflection.

Europe   8 Jan, 2019, 15:40
Falling in love with Lisbon  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod explores the entrancing backstreets of Portugal’s capital city.

Central Asia, Europe   24 Dec, 2018, 09:59
A taste of Turkish Delight in the markets of Istanbul  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier takes tea and time to explore the shopping opportunities in Turkey’s greatest city.

Americas   20 Dec, 2018, 17:20
Sailing round Tortola – well, almost  
Claire Shefchick

Hurricane Irma devastated Tortola, leaving yachts wrecked across the island. But Claire Shefchick reports that the local yachties refused to give up on their annual race.

Americas   14 Dec, 2018, 16:12
Across the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead can’t miss the temptation of a good long road. Here he drives across Canada from Dawson City to Inuvik.

Central Asia   12 Dec, 2018, 17:37
Signs of colonialism fading in present-day Mumbai  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds history hangs heavy as he finds while he’s getting selfies against Bombay’s famous Gateway to India, everyone else chooses their background as the Taj. And that’s the Taj Hotel, not the wonder-of-the-world in Agra.

Europe   8 Dec, 2018, 18:31
Seville in Southern Spain, from Cathedral to Flamenco  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt visits Seville Cathedral, climbs the Giralda Tower, and chills out at a Flamenco dance display. David Grimble, as ever, takes the excellent photographs.

Deals, Europe   8 Dec, 2018, 12:27
Rental homes and holiday camps give you bargain France  
Jack Barker

As some who has often rented draughty character properties in France, Jack Barker is surprised by the value offered by newbuild French villas offered to the French, by the French.

Africa   6 Dec, 2018, 13:02
The boredom is broken defending Algeria’s colonial border  
Colin Wallace

In the Seventies while the Foreign Legion tries to suppress the resistance to French colonial rule, Colin Wallace finds a way to help at least one Algerian.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   23 Nov, 2018, 15:15
Freediving and photography – it’s a black and white issue  
James Monnington

Free-diver James Monnington has taken his camera all over the world, from the waters off the UK to the Galapagos Islands and the cenotes of Central America. He talks to the Travelmag about shooting black and white.

Africa   16 Nov, 2018, 12:52
Joining the Foreign Legion soon leads to violence  
Colin Wallace

Perhaps it’s bad luck that when Colin Wallace joins the Foreign Legion they happen to be fighting the Algerian War. He starts to realise he’s on the wrong side.

Deals, Europe   13 Nov, 2018, 14:45
Cefalù, Sicily: the perfect 3-day weekend trip  
Emily Jones

Emily Jones says the seaside town of Cefalù in Sicily is Italy’s ultimate answer for a perfect short sunkissed break.

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