9 marvellous marine species to spot around UK shores this summer

The summer months see marine life – whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and more – flocking to the UK’s shores. Here are 9 incredible wild beasts you can get to know this summer...

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7 of the best things to do in Cambodia

Uncover the sacred temples and traditions of one of South-East Asia's most beloved countries. We share the highlights of Cambodia that you need to visit to make the most of your adventure...

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10 fun ways to cool off in the UK this summer

From slurping ice cream and G&Ts to swimming with seals off the North Devon coast – make the most of the British summer weather with these incredibly fun things to do across the country...

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5 reasons you must visit Antigua

Everyone knows that the weather is great, the locals are friendly and you’re never far from a rum punch. But here are five more compelling reasons to visit the jewel of the Leeward Islands

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Outback adventure: 7 trips that take you deep into Australia’s red heart

The Australian outback is home to endless landscapes, abundant wildlife and one of the most ancient cultures in the world. Discover it all on these amazing adventures in Australia’s other-worldly heartland

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Evolving Landscapes: 11 mesmerising landscape photographs

Photographers including Charlie Waite and Phil Malpas capture unseen intensities of light in beautiful settings, from Tuscany's Val d'Orcia at dawn to blue hues by the sea...

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16 amazing voyages around the world

From whetting your palate in Portugal to splashing your way around Fiji and drifting the ice floes of the Antarctic, find your sea legs on these epic watery adventures...

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7 of England’s most beautiful cathedrals – and their fascinating secrets

England is home to some of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world, each an awe-inspiring opus in stone. But there's more to these stunning spiritual wonders than first meets the eye...

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Liz Bonnin: My 7 most amazing wildlife experiences

With a new series about the bad behaviour of animals about to hit our screens, BBC Science and Wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin reveals the wildlife experiences that moved her – and one that changed her life

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Drink it in! 7 beautiful British beer gardens to relax in this summer

The sun is out and the heat is on. Stay replenished with these great British pubs that serve up hearty food and a fine selection of chilled beverages – with a picturesque backdrop to soak in the sun...

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Awesome orcas: 7 great spots to see killer whales in the wild

Killer whales can be easier to find than you think. From the icy waters of the Antarctic to the beaches of Patagonia – we uncover the best orca-watching spots around the world

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7 secret beaches in South West England

Stroll along coastal paths to discover these little-known beaches around South West England. With their beautiful scenery and crowd-free coves, they make for a great day out this summer...

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Drink up! The best water bottles for travellers

Single-use plastic bottles are terrible for the environment, so how do you go about finding an alternative for when you're on your travels? Allow us to help...

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5 reasons to visit Tbilisi, Georgia

With new direct flights from London, now is the time to discover Tbilisi – the charming capital of Georgia – for a long weekend of great food, wine, and rejuvenating thermal baths

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To Russia with love: 7 Russian adventures you’ll want to book now

Staging the World Cup has revealed a side of Russia that canny travellers have known about for years – a beautiful country full of fascinating history, stunning landscapes and hospitable people

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Highway to heaven: USA's Route 66 in pictures

Photographer Rick Sammon shares his photographic memoir from a road trip along one of the USA's most iconic highways – taking in the classic cars, diners and motels en route

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Short but sweet: 10 of the world's most spectacular day walks

If you're stuck for time – or thigh power – these iconic day hikes squeeze a week's worth of scenery into less than 24 hours...

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Wait watchers: 9 of the world's most beautiful railway stations

From the granite grandeur of Antwerp Centraal to the breathtaking modernism of Liège-Guillemins in Belgium, these railway stations are temples to the romance of rail. Disembark and stay a while.

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5 of Borneo's best-kept wildlife secrets

Borneo is a land of untouched rainforest, epic rivers and amazing wildlife. Award-winning guide Kevin Albin reveals how to avoid the honeypots, starting with sun bears – his personal passion

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7 of the best things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Home to Silk Road ruins, breathtaking mountain passes and the World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan remains a little-travelled gem of Central Asia. Beat the crowds for an authentic nomadic experience...

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Go with the flow: 7 great British canals to discover this summer

Author and adventurer Jasper Winn shares his favourite British waterways to explore by foot, bike, canoe or narrow boat

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Top 10 things to do in Mexico

Beyond the beaches, there’s a whole lot of adventure to be had in Mexico, from the Copper Canyon to the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan, and no shortage of tequila along the way. Here are 10 of the best things

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5 reasons to go to Colombia

Whoever wins in the football clash between Colombia and England, Colombia is a champion destination for travellers, with bizarre ancient statues, colonial cities and endless ways to get active…

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9 action-packed Costa Rica adventures you'll want to book now

Costa Rica squeezes an abundance of amazing wildlife, scenery and outdoor activities into its compact borders. Here’s how you can experience it all

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Photo gallery: Hanging out with orangutans in Borneo

Photographer Chris Rauch travelled deep into rural Borneo to capture its most charismatic locals on film – including orangutans, proboscis monkeys, kingfishers and more

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In Napoleon's footsteps: Far-flung adventures on St Helena island

New flights have opened up one of the UK's most distant outposts, bringing St Helena's whale sharks, Napoleonic past and locals (known as Saints) that much closer to home

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The world's most fabulous ice cream experiences

Looking to cool down in the heat? From Scarborough to Cuba, here's where to enjoy cooling and surprising ice cream experiences – and find the world's most unique flavours. Sweet, sweet relief!

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Secret treasures: 5 hidden gems in the south of France

Since moving to the Côte d'Azur, novelist Hannah Fielding has uncovered the prettiest places that the French would rather keep to themselves. Here's her guide to the region's most charming corners

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Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 competition now open!

Enter your best travel images to this year's Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition for the chance to win a dream photo commission to Hong Kong and Macao...

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Countryfile's Anita Rani: "I'm a city girl at heart"

We chat to Countryfile presenter Anita Rani about growing up in Yorkshire, why she's longing to visit Madagascar, and how eating chicken feet in China wasn't as gruesome as it sounds...

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Beat the crowds! 13 secret European breaks

Think you know Europe well? Think again – it’s time to experience it anew. The continent has plenty of secrets ready to be unearthed, and these trips will help you find them...

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25 things to do in wild Scotland

From basking sharks to breathtaking hikes, Scotland offers world-class wilderness thrills. Here are some of our favourites...

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Pura vida! 5 off-beat island adventures in Costa Rica

Venture beyond Costa Rica’s mainland to discover wildlife wonders, underwater worlds, and hidden treasures that lie an island hop offshore…

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Busted! 10 incorrect travel health myths solved

There's a huge amount of misinformation handed down on the travellers' grapevine – not to mention over the internet. Dr Jane unpicks the most troubling travel health myths...

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5 reasons to visit Palermo, the 'Italian Capital of Culture 2018'

From art festivals and Unesco-listed puppets to some of the tastiest street food you'll ever encounter, Sicily's capital city – and this year's Italian Capital of Culture – is full of memorable experiences

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Bali and beyond: 9 unique Indonesian adventures you’ll want to book now

The islands of Indonesia are jam-packed with adventure and culture, but blissfully few visitors. Encounter fearsome wildlife, ancient monuments... and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world

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Walking with giants: Elephant watching in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

After decades of instability, Zimbabwe is reinventing itself as one of Africa's safari gems. We rediscover a wilderness where there are 200 times more elephants than visitors...

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Photo gallery: Surfing on Portugal and Spain’s wild and wonderful coasts

Author, photographer and surfer Veerle Helsen bought an old camper and travelled for six months through Spain and Portugal. She discovered a coastline that is untouched, fierce and free...

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Surf's up! The 10 best places to learn to ride the waves

Ever wanted to surf but worried where you could learn? From Cornwall to Australia we cover the ten best places around the world

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Bless you: 4 Tibetan monasteries you must visit

Author John Dwyer travelled across China and Tibet in search of the most inspirational monasteries in the region. From quiet corners of reflection to rowdy places of debate, here are his top four

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Experience more for less: How to have a microadventure

Swapping your night in for a wild stand-up paddleboarding microadventure can transform your regular weeknights, discovers Rhodri Andrews...

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15 extraordinary things to do in the United Arab Emirates

From flying with falcons to delving into Arabian art, the UAE hoards plenty of secret travel treasures – here’s how to find them

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Bold and beautiful: 12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

With volcanic origins and royal relations, there's more to stone circles than meets the eye. Explore these iconic and lesser-known stone structures that are set in beautiful British landscapes...

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First 24 hours in Nashville, USA

As the first direct flights from the UK land in the neon glitz of honky tonk Nashville, discover a growing city that moves to a different rhythm entirely...

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5 reasons you must visit Lithuania in 2018

In 2018, Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the restoration of its statehood. From a new seaside cycle route to unique folk festivals, here are five ways you can join the party

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Tuck in: 8 of the best trips for foodies

Tickle your taste buds and discover new cultures with these mouth-watering foodie trips. From street food in Thailand to tapas in the tavernas of Spain, there's something to suit every taste.

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Beyond the city: How to explore Abu Dhabi's wild side

Beyond the shopping malls and high-rises that most experience, we discover the UAE’s wilder side…

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Wings over the desert: Stunning aerial images of Jordan that will blow your mind

Photographer Fergus Kennedy invites you to enjoy Jordan’s breathtaking scenery and iconic historical sites as you’ve never seen it before – from the seat of a tiny paramotor, high above the desert.

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5 effective ways to repel mosquitoes – and other bugs that bite

Mosquitoes are an annoyance, as well as carriers of life-threatening diseases. Minimise your health risk by taking these basic precautions that will prevent them from getting within biting distance

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Avebury: Mysterious circles and ancient stones

A short drive north from Stonehenge is the unsuspecting village of Avebury, where equally fascinating stone structures and crop circles wait to be explored. We uncover its mysterious Neolithic past...

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5 amazing ways to celebrate the summer solstice

The summer solstice is just around the corner: discover the weird and wonderful ways that different cultures celebrate the longest day of the year, 21 June, in the Northern Hemisphere

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5 quirky things to see and do in Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland’s second city has always been a haven for free thinkers and eccentrics. Author Tom Shields reveals five activities that will help you discover the city’s fun-loving heart

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9 wild and wonderful things to do in Chile

From kayaking alongside glaciers to sandboarding in the Atacama Desert, the list of outdoor adventures in Chile is as long and wild as its incredible coast

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Buon appetito! How to eat (and cycle) your way around Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna has gelato, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma ham and plenty more to attract foodies – and exploring by bike is the perfect way to stop and sample it all

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5 reasons you must visit Palma, Mallorca

With a flourishing foodie scene, a bustling waterfront, and one of the world’s most awe-inspiring cathedrals, Palma de Mallorca is an utterly compelling short break destination

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7 spine-tingling South African wildlife adventures you'll want to book now

From ultra-luxurious safaris to volunteering on world-renowned conservation projects, the ways to encounter South Africa's wildlife are as varied as the species themselves. Get there now!

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Get outside! 11 easy-level cycle adventures around the world

Two wheels means twice the thrill – and best of all, none of these trips are graded tougher than ‘moderate’, so you won’t be left saddle sore…

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Totally lit: 15 breathtaking images from Sydney’s stunning Vivid festival

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, illuminating the Harbour City with light shows and projections galore. 2018 sees it celebrating its 10th anniversary in jaw-dropping style

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The top 15 travel blogs you must read

We've scoured web rankings and social media to compile the ultimate list of travel's most important, useful, and entertaining blogs

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9 awesome pyramids... that aren't in Egypt

Symmetrical and spectacular, pyramids have long fascinated travellers. These ancient – and not so ancient – structures are just as enigmatic and beguiling as their cousins in Giza, and often closer to home

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