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Africa, Deals   24 May, 2013, 18:54
The freedom to explore on Africa holidays  
Dawit Mesfen

Whether travelling on honeymoon or taking your family, as a conservation expert or safari virgin, there’s an African holiday that can be tailored to your needs. Dawit Mesfen says read on..

Africa   24 May, 2013, 14:53
Driving through the Congo – in the 1970’s  
Sara Dunn

In 1970’s England, newlywed Ross Dunn was offered a job in Zimbabwe. As the proud owner of a newish Hillman naturally, to get there, he drove – with his wife. Sara Dunn tells their tale.

Americas   23 May, 2013, 18:34
Mermaid magic on the Brazilian coast: Porto de Galinhas  
Tracey Chandler

Brazil’s stunning coastline provides year-round sun and is a handy getaway in the northern hemisphere’s winter. But these fragile environments do need protection. Tracey Chandler dives deep off the coast of Pernambuco and finds herself caught up in marine conservation.

Asia Pacific, Deals   23 May, 2013, 16:22
Why choose a flight to Australia stopping in Thailand?  
Dawit Mesfen

If you’re flying to Australia it makes perfect sense to stop off in Thailand, to shop, sunbathe, eat and maybe dive. Dawit Mesfen runs through your options.

Americas   23 May, 2013, 15:29
Many things to do in sunny Arizona  
Lindsay Salt

Canadian Lindsay Salt escaped a bitter winter to fly south to Arizona, and finds blue skies and daylight add to the region’s spectacular natural beauty.

Central Asia   16 May, 2013, 14:36
Motorcycling right the way across Laos  
Pat Garrod

In this extract from ‘Bearback’, his account of two years spent motorbiking round the world, Dr Pat Garrod and his wife Ness travel from Cambodia to Thailand – slowly through Laos.

Europe   15 May, 2013, 16:11
‘Doing’ Europe in a very big hurry  
David Tyndall

How do you tour Europe in less than a month – and take ten days off for a rest in the middle? Basically you do a city a night, says David Tyndall, as he races around a grueling series of highlights.

Europe   15 May, 2013, 15:24
Pembrokeshire Caravan Trippin’  
Tez Plavenieks

If you land in England, go west. Tez Plavenieks hooks up his caravan and surf boards and drives into Wales.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Deals   13 May, 2013, 15:13
The Magical Maldives: Top Five Attractions  
Anthony Starks

The Maldives are magic, says Anthony Starks, and there’s much more to do than just lie on the beach.

Americas   13 May, 2013, 14:57
A foggy morning on Minnesota’s North Shore  
Brandon Elijah Scott

Minnesota State’s emblem is the Split Rock Lighthouse, but Brandon Eijah Scott finds it hard to spot on a gloomy dank day. Those are, of course, precisely the conditions that make it so useful.

Africa   13 May, 2013, 12:15
Bonkmates and thigh vendors: the colourful world of Kampala  
Jason Smart

In this latest extract from his e-book, Flashpacking through Africa, Jason Smart is easily seduced by the charms of Uganda’s ramshackle capital.

Asia Pacific   13 May, 2013, 11:48
Enveloped in traffic in downtown Manilla  
John M Edwards

An unscheduled landing in the Philippines upsets John M Edwards’ girlfriend. Being pregnant didn’t help – but neither did getting dumped.

Deals, Europe   3 May, 2013, 17:03
10 places to visit in Cornwall for nature lovers  
Mark Shaw

Few parts of the UK can match Cornwall for sheer natural beauty. Mark Shaw picks out ten outstanding highlights.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   3 May, 2013, 16:24
Travelling to seal the father/daughter bond  
Dan Beckmann

Dan Beckmann, like many dads, has to fight to retain a stable relationship with his growing daughter. Travelling together, he finds, has really helped.

Asia Pacific, Editorials   3 May, 2013, 16:07
Meeting the Dutch in Thailand and Laos  
Mike Weisbuch

American Mike Weisbuch learned Dutch in college because he thought it might make him look cool. It didn’t. He also has quite a lot of trouble using the language in Southeast Asia, where most Dutch people seem perfectly fluent in English.

Africa   30 Apr, 2013, 17:16
Wild dog days in the South Luangwa Valley  
Emily Haynes

Deep in the Zambian bush, Emily Haynes reports on a another day of danger, murder and mayhem.

Americas, Europe   30 Apr, 2013, 13:55
French fiction comes to the English-speaking world  
David Khara

A new translation and publishing outfit is bringing bestselling titles from the Francophone world to an English-speaking audience. This extract from David Khara’s ‘The Bleiberg Project’ sets a cracking pace.

Deals, Europe   25 Apr, 2013, 19:18
Amsterdam Getaway: things to do and places to visit  
Andres Ong

The capital city of the Netherlands has plenty to occupy a visitor. Andres Ong rounds up the highlights that should inspire a city break.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   25 Apr, 2013, 18:56
Where are you from? Don’t know, don’t care  
Anna Rudycheva

Anna Rudycheva takes a discursive look at the nature of nationality. It’s over-rated, she says, and not remotely important.

Asia Pacific   25 Apr, 2013, 18:41
Look before you squat on an Indonesian toilet  
Roy Romsey

The beautiful island of Bali might have its enchanting moments but this isn’t one of them. Amongst the rice-terraces of Ubud Roy Romsey finds an unwelcome visitor has bathing in his loo. I think he was harsh: all the rat wanted was the use of a ladder!

Africa, Middle East   25 Apr, 2013, 18:33
Three lessons learned from 12 hours in Tangiers  
Michael Bucaria

Somehow I don’t think Michael Bucaria intended to visit Morocco. I think he bolted it onto his travels around Spain. But his daytrip into Africa proves an outstanding success.

Asia Pacific   23 Apr, 2013, 09:51
In the heart of the country: Australia’s Red Centre  
Tracey Chandler

Tracey Chandler’s done plenty of travelling: all around Europe and chunks of Southeast Asia. But when Australia beckons she knows it’s time to load up her backpack once more.

Europe   23 Apr, 2013, 09:02
When Zurich gets festive: how to get Sechseläuten right  
Bob Dover

The Swiss aren’t widely known for their party spirit. And there’s pretty well no publicity for Sechseläuten, their annual celebration of the winter’s end. Bob Dover finds it takes several visits for him to catch the whole performance.

Americas   23 Apr, 2013, 08:58
Time to tango in downtown Buenos Aires  
Katherine Walker

Katherine Walker takes her time to settle into her new home in Argentina before she starts behaving like a tourist. But when a friend comes to visit she succumbs to temptation and heads out for a night of tourist tango.

Asia Pacific   23 Apr, 2013, 08:55
Crashlanding into Vietnamese society  
Richard Baker

Richard Baker takes his grandchildren on holiday to Vietnam and they quickly learn the art of making new friends. Their motorbiking skills, however, still need work.

Asia Pacific   19 Apr, 2013, 14:06
Life on a beach in Mogmog, Micronesia  
Andy McGinlay

Marooned in the vast Pacific Ocean, the islands of Micronesia are amongst the remote in the world. Andy McGinley flies in to find a cautious island welcome – with betel on the menu.

Deals, Editorials   18 Apr, 2013, 14:13
Pros and cons of travelling for work  
Vivienne Egan

Living abroad and travelling for work is undeniably glamorous, and Vivienne Egan agrees it’s a tempting proposition. But a new life abroad – with more time in transit – can bring disadvantages as well.

Europe   18 Apr, 2013, 14:06
Tour de Ville: cycling round the cities of France  
Richard Peace

Some of France’s most beautiful cities are eminently cycle-able. Richard Peace hops on his bike to explore Paris, capital of romance, and – er – Strasbourg.

Central Asia   18 Apr, 2013, 13:59
Ten less-known facts about tigers  
Jessica Frei

Asia’s greatest predator – and the world’s biggest cat species – has some hidden secrets. Not now, thanks to Jessica Frei.

Europe   13 Apr, 2013, 10:33
Few signs of recession in one part of Spain  
Jordan Manley

Economic meltdown doesn’t deter Jordan Manley from throwing up her job and heading out to Spain. Life in Andalusia still seems pretty easy.

Central Asia   5 Apr, 2013, 12:20
Let’s push a Pakistani cow up a Pakistani mountain  
Anna Rudycheva

Anna Rudycheva is meant to be leaving Pakistan on the Karakorum Highway but then a local suggests a hike to summer pastures. Unfortunately one big cow is a lot less keen.

Africa   5 Apr, 2013, 08:30
Sierra Leone’s Moa River, on foot and by dugout canoe  
Harry Cox

One of West Africa’s least visited countries gets an expedition. Harry Cox pads and paddles through a remote region, still recovering from war.

Americas   4 Apr, 2013, 16:12
Why US immigration queues move oh-so-sloooowly  
Helen Stewart

Ever wonder why it takes hours of queuing to get into the States? Helen Stewart finds out when she’s gently grilled by a friendly talkaholic.

Americas, Deals   3 Apr, 2013, 13:16
SeaWorld Tickets Florida  
Teresa Turner

Seaworld Orlando is one of America’s leading marine parks. Teresa Turner says that the best deals are available by booking early.

Europe   3 Apr, 2013, 12:51
Fly fishing in the Peak District – in Izaak Walton’s footsteps  
Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon casts his line on the River Dove, the river that inspired Izaak Walton to write ‘The Compleate Angler’ 360 years ago, and explores its timeless appeal.

Americas   3 Apr, 2013, 12:29
A lazy day in downtown Chihuahua  
Catriona Rainsford

Catriona Rainsford’s very excellent book about her time as a roving malabarista in Mexico includes some dazzling pen-portraits of everyday life. Here, her temporary home in a minor nondescript city.

Asia Pacific   2 Apr, 2013, 11:03
Tourism on the frontline of the next World War  
Daniel Metraux

Despite nuclear threats and declarations of war, the mine-strewn border between North and South Korea remains a (slightly strange) tourist attraction. Daniel Métraux books a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjeon.

Africa, Asia Pacific   29 Mar, 2013, 20:54
Sex in the Seychelles: humpy time for tortoises  
Jason Smart

Love is often in the air in one of the world’s honeymoon havens. But when Jason Smart takes his wife for a walk they find an unexpected romance blossoming in the bushes.

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