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Deals, Europe   2 May, 2012, 16:10
Formally fun: leisure at Gleneagles  
Paul Woollacombe

Does leisure need directing? Yes if you’re staying at Gleneagles, Scotland’s leading resort hotel. Paul Woollacombe talks to Stuart Smith, the man in charge of fun.

Central Asia   2 May, 2012, 15:00
In praise of Pakistan  
Aamir Aziz

There’s more to Pakistan than floods, coups and American drones. Aamir Aziz insists it’s one of the world’s great tourist destinations.

Americas   2 May, 2012, 14:31
In search of a motorbike that will drive across America  
Tom Cunliffe

For many bikers wanting to see America, a Harley-Davidson is a natural choice. But Tom Cunliffe finds finding a suitable bike for his wife is something of a challenge.

Deals, Pole to Pole   30 Apr, 2012, 15:45
Why Choose a River Cruise?  
Iain Miller

As a means of transport, rivers pre-date roads – and can be a lot more comfortable. Iain Miller says river cruises link the world’s greatest attractions in effortless style.

Central Asia, Europe   27 Apr, 2012, 10:40
Catching the 18:30 train: 7,500 miles to Shanghai  
Alex Jones

Alex Jones is not a fan of trains. But when he realises he can rock up to Bristol Temple Meads, get a ticket through Europe and Russia and end up in China the temptation is just too much. He signs up for the Trans-Siberian express.

Asia Pacific   27 Apr, 2012, 10:09
Muay Thai in Chiang Mai: bye-bye integrity  
David Calleja

Thai wrestling is not at its best when staged for tourists. But in the north of Thailand David Calleja finds more to deplore about the audience.

Americas   27 Apr, 2012, 09:47
Plenty to moan about on a Caribbean cruise  
Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher is not a happy bunny when he comes back from the States. The cruise he’d booked was a huge disappointment.

Deals, Pole to Pole   24 Apr, 2012, 14:23
The world’s top ten honeymoon destinations  
John McElborough

Getting married is one of life’s best opportunities for realising travel dreams. John McElborough rounds up the leading paradise destinations for newlyweds.

Central Asia, Europe   24 Apr, 2012, 14:00
Dasvidaniya (goodbye): escape from Ukraine  
Robert Fox

Like many of Robert Fox’s Ukrainian experiences, departure threw up a number of unexpected hurdles. In this part of the former Soviet Empire nothing ever quite runs smoothly.

Americas   24 Apr, 2012, 13:53
Captivating Cartagena  
Bonnie Lynn

There’s more to Colombia’s northern resort city than presidential bodyguards and seedy strippers. On South America’s Caribbean coast Bonnie Lynn learns Spanish and Salsa – and a touch of Colombian style.

Asia Pacific   24 Apr, 2012, 13:25
Fun in the Philippines on the beach at Borocay  
Jeffrey Fields

Air miles expire and Jeffrey Fields has lots. So he takes his girlfriend for a holiday in the Philippines, and heads straight for the beach.

Europe   19 Apr, 2012, 18:24
Pissed off in Paris: an American at large  
David S Grant

France’s capital struggles to charm David S Grant as he negotiates the tourist highlights. A diet of strong coffee keeps him going in a land of berets and bendy straws.

Europe   19 Apr, 2012, 16:59
Hitch-hiking Greece: plenty of miles per Euro  
Eleanor Ross

You don’t need a lot of money to get around Europe. Eleanor Ross sticks out her thumb to explore northern Greece.

Asia Pacific   19 Apr, 2012, 15:12
Simply Samoa  
Melanie Dugan

It’s not chance that Melanie Dugan chooses Samoa for a holiday. It’s because the flight is cheap and she can afford it. What she finds when she gets there, however, is something that money cannot buy.

Americas, Deals   18 Apr, 2012, 16:29
Escorted tours – a grizzly adventure  
Sophie McGovern

Since she first heard about Paddington, Sophie McGovern has always had a thing about bears. So she leaps at the chance to go find them in Canada.

Middle East   17 Apr, 2012, 15:49
Mountaineering in Iraqi Kurdistan  
Levison Wood

Not many trekking expeditions head off into the wilds of Iraq. But when Levison Wood heads off into the snow-covered peaks of the Zagros Mountains he finds a warm welcome amongst the mountain Kurds.

Europe   17 Apr, 2012, 15:10
A winter trek amongst Norway’s fjords  
Autumn Thomas

Autumn Thomas, rather appropriately, sets off for her trek to Flåm too late in the season for an easy stroll. Snow is already falling as she follows a google map into the Scandinavian hinterland.

Central Asia   14 Apr, 2012, 11:28
A chilly welcome at the Kyrgyz border  
David Jenkins

David Jenkins, the Alphabet Traveller, has already written a book about four-letter countries and is now tackling those whose names are ten letters long. The logic of this rather eludes customs officials in Kyrgyzstan who think it’s more likely that drugs are involved.

Deals, Editorials   13 Apr, 2012, 15:48
Can you make do without travel insurance?  
Michael Cook

With premiums rising it’s more tempting than ever to do without travel insurance. Michael Cook looks at the risks and say when it comes to travelling, better safe than sorry.

Central Asia   13 Apr, 2012, 07:52
The tuk-tuk challenge: a race across India  
Alex Jones

In Chennai’s gridlocked traffic twenty rickety free-wheelers set off for a 2,000km dash across the subcontinent. In the monsoon. Alex Jones enters the Mumbai Xpress Autorickshaw Challenge.

Americas   13 Apr, 2012, 07:25
The “Ni Chicha Ni Limonade” budget  
Jody Hanson

When Jody Hanson decides to make a career out of writing, she quickly realises this won’t pay the bills. But will teaching English in Chile keep her alive?

Europe   13 Apr, 2012, 06:36
When luggage goes astray you’ll freeze in Finland  
Dan Hart

Following his favourite bands to see them play in Finland seems a good plan to Dan Hart. But when his warm clothes go astray he remembers Scandinavia can be cold.

Deals, Europe   11 Apr, 2012, 10:36
Bella Italia: best from a rented holiday home  
Paul Woollacombe

With its history, culture, art and cuisine Italy is the world’s ultimate travel destination. Trouble is, it’s not cheap. Paul Woollacombe says renting holiday apartments are a great way to cut your travel costs.

Americas   7 Apr, 2012, 21:00
From Everglades to Keys: Florida by houseboat  
Vicky Schippers

There’s more to Florida than theme parks and retirement homes. Vicky Schippers heads out in peace on a houseboat at her own pace to explore unspoiled waterways, meeting wildlife and more.

Middle East   5 Apr, 2012, 12:47
Awash with cash: daily life in Doha  
Jason Smart

Jason Smart does a three-year stint in Qatar. As a westerner he’s sheltered from the worst aspects of life in the Gulf but even oil dollars can’t make Doha better than dull.

Americas   5 Apr, 2012, 12:24
Changing rooms in Castro’s Cuba  
Eric Whitehead

It’s not easy to write about Cuba without mentioning socialism or US sanctions, but Eric Whitehead has greater issues on his mind. He knows he’ll soon be demanding a change of room but doesn’t yet know when – or why.

Europe   3 Apr, 2012, 16:29
Love at first sight: a Canadian in Ireland  
Kelly Turk

Kelly Turk flies into Ireland and falls immediately in love. She maintains it was with the country, but frankly it seems that men are also involved.

Central Asia, Deals   23 Mar, 2012, 07:52
Rail Tours- a whirlwind adventure in India  
Sophie McGovern

India’s rail system is perhaps the most useful legacy of the colonial era. Sophie McGovern lets a train take the strain of her 12-day adventure that takes in all India’s most stunning highlights.

Asia Pacific   23 Mar, 2012, 07:37
Beating culture shock on arrival in Cambodia  
Angelique Stevens

Southeast Asia’s safe, friends had said, even for a woman travelling alone. But on her first day in Phnom Penh Angelique Stevens struggles to quell her travel nerves.

Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 22:55
Good and Evil on the Streets of Naples  
Josh Landson

In the sultry south of Italy Josh Landson finds himself caught on the horns of an ontological problem. Are the Italians good – or just evil?

Asia Pacific   22 Mar, 2012, 22:11
Five things to love/hate in irritating/lovable Korea  
Michael Fraiman

Life as an expat in South Korea proves something of a challenge to Michael Fraiman. There’s a lot about the country he actually hates – but these turn out to be the traits that make the place worthwhile.

Deals, Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 14:17
Manchester – Be Here Now  
William David

England’s second city is a worthy rival to London. There’s culture, cuisine and a real sense of history. William David says the time to visit Manchester is now.

Asia Pacific   22 Mar, 2012, 14:07
Sabah, Malaysia’s ‘Land Below The Wind’  
Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher picks his careful way through a holiday experience in Sabah. His hotel makes all the right noises and – thankfully – makes no effort to make him climb Mount Kinabalu.

Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 13:32
700 tourists for each resident: Christiansø Island  
Lilia Velinova

Lilia Velinova heads to the very edge of Europe when she sails to Christiansø, a remote island off Denmark’s Baltic coast. Each summer the indigenous population of 100 is swamped by a tidal wave of 70,000 visitors. But why?

Americas   22 Mar, 2012, 13:08
Struck with awe by California’s Big Sur  
James Sinclair

Touring the USA, James Sinclair finds the coast at Big Sur shows America at its most moody and imposing.

Africa   21 Mar, 2012, 10:20
The brighter side of Senegal: Dakar’s Île de Gorée  
Mark Moxon

West Africa’s not known for its beautiful cities, and Senegal’s capital is no exception. But Dakar does have one unusual attraction, an exclusive island just offshore. Mark Moxon finds a millionaire’s playground has a dark history.

Americas   21 Mar, 2012, 09:57
Alaska by passenger ferry: cruising like a local  
Roy Stevenson

While large cruise ships ply the Alaskan coast, the state-run ferry system provides a more independent alternative. Roy Stevenson designs his own route around America’s northernmost coast.

Europe   21 Mar, 2012, 07:54
Iceland is cool – even without puffins  
Jason Smart

Jason Smart strolls into downtown Reykjavik with no expectations, except, perhaps, to see a puffin or two. He finds Iceland’s capital is a friendly, walkable city where there’s never too much to see or do.

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