Outlander's top Scotland filming locations - in Edinburgh, Fife and beyond

Outlander is back in 2020 with season five, but where can you relive the show's Scottish magic for yourself? Follow in Claire and Jamie's time-travelling footsteps with these iconic filming locations...

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9 fabulous walks in the glorious Cotswolds

With it’s rolling green hills, honey-coloured villages and grasslands full of wild flowers and wildlife, the Cotswolds are the archetypal English landscape. These walks will help you make the most of it...

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Nepal trek planner: 13 of the best routes for every trek type

Whether overnighting in teahouses or camping on mountainsides, some of the best walks on the planet are found among the peaks and valleys of Nepal. We plot a route for every kind of adventure…

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10 car-free destinations you can visit around the world

The Mayor of London recently announced plans for the UK capital's first car-free day, which will take place on 22 September. Like the idea? These places are permanently car-free, and open to visitors...

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Which countries have the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are marvels of human achievement and natural wonders. Here, we list the countries with the highest numbers of inscriptions...

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Maldives vs Seychelles: Which Indian Ocean island should you visit?

With diverse culture, clear water snorkelling, spicy food and a whole host of wildlife to see, both the Maldives and the Seychelles make great island escapes. And both have an unexpected wild side...

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9 things you must do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the crossroads of Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beguiling blend of history, natural beauty and extraordinary hospitality. Despite its recent history, it's time to give it a whirl...

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Over 70s travel: The best trips for adventure without the hard edges

Life doesn’t end at 70 and nor should your travels. These amazing, life-affirming tours prove that there’s still adventure to be had, just with a few extra creature comforts...

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Is Zakouma National Park in Chad one of Africa’s best?

The dark days of Chad’s Zakouma National Park saw its wildlife poached to near extinction, but now the animals are returning, its reputation is on the up. Mark Stratton investigates for Wanderlust...

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Durmitor National Park, Montenegro: The ultimate Wanderlust guide

The largely unexplored Durmitor National Park in Montenegro truly is one of the last remaining unspoiled wildernesses on the European continent. Here's your guide to making the most of it...

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13 blue places around the world guaranteed to soothe your soul

Calm your nerves by visiting one of these striking places around the planet, bathed in shades of turquoise, cyan, dark and bright blue...

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32 of the best travel books to read in 2019 (so far)

Whether you're reading on the bus, train or plane, these books make the perfect travel companion, offering top travel tips, moving memoirs, philosophy and destination inspiration...

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Napoleon: 5 locations to visit to follow in the French emperor's footsteps

15 August marks the 250th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte's birth, meaning 2019 is the perfect year to explore the French emperor's birthplace, the islands on which he was exiled, in Europe and beyond...

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7 unmissable experiences in western Georgia

There’s more to Georgia than Tbilisi and the mountains. Helen Moat discovers ancient canyons, deserted Soviet spas, UNESCO-listed villages and incredible hospitality in the country’s little-visited west...

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From Arctic Russia to South America: The top 20 adventure cruises in the world

Whether navigating great rivers, winding round remote islands in search of endemic wildlife or crossing continents in the wake of great explorers, these adventure cruises are sure to float your boat...

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7 reasons to visit the town of Tambor, Costa Rica

Tambor is a tiny, tranquil Central American town and wildlife haven, offering endless birding opps, access to blissful, crowd-free beaches, and local experiences you won't find in the guidebooks...

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5 reasons to visit San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The popular, UNESCO-listed city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s central highlands has been named the 2019 American Capital of Culture. Photographer Graeme Green shares his reasons to go now...

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11 things you must do in Yerevan, Armenia

Compact and lively, Armenia's capital is a mixture of grand monuments, leafy boulevards and a buzzing cafe and restaurant scene. Here’s your guide to embracing the best of the city, like a local...

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6 of the best first aid kits, tried and tested

Vital if you need it, extra bulk if you don't, but always necessary when you travel. Get the lowdown on the humble First Aid Kit and the basic essentials it should contain...

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10 of the world’s best places to see elephants

Wondering where to see elephants in the wild? Read expert advice on spotting elephants in national parks and rehabilitation sanctuaries around the world...

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9 exciting trips through undiscovered Europe

Think the continent has been done to death? Think again. These trips will take you to some of Europe’s most exciting - and under-visited - corners, introducing you to a whole new world of adventure...

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When's the best time to see wildlife in the Masai Mara?

Kenya's Masai Mara is among the world's most famous locations to witness increasingly rare and dramatic wildlife encounters. Find out what to see, and when...

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10 of street artist ATM's incredible murals of endangered birds

ATM has spent years painting the planet's most endangered birdlife in bright, unignorable murals over our towns and cities, all to make us pay attention. Discover some of his finest work here...

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The world’s most beautiful holy places and pilgrimage sites

Invariably beautiful and mostly serene, these centres of faith and pilgrimage are amongst the most breathtaking spots on the planet...

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9 amazing floating attractions from around the world

From jostling floating markets in Thailand to islands made from reeds in Lake Titicaca, these incredible attractions are colourful, uplifting and gravity-defying … and guaranteed to float your boat...

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6 of the best ways to see bears in the wild

You can see bears - brown, black, grizzly and polar - in a number of different, and slightly unusual, ways. All are equally thrilling. Phoebe Smith shares the best ways to try bear watching for yourself...

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First 24 hours in Muscat, Oman

Oman’s capital has never looked better – or had stronger ambition. Yet this bustling capital combines modernisation with the romance of old Arabia...

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Beyond Valletta: 6 of Malta's greatest hidden gems

Kayak away from the crowds in Gozo, experience the Silent City and marvel at the old salt pans of Qbajjar, with our comprehensive guide to exploring Malta's lesser-seen side...

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8 things you must do in Tirana, Albania

Albania's capital is a Balkan gem, undiscovered by the masses. From the Pyramid of Tirana and Skanderbeg Square, to ornate mosques to museums built inside atomic bunkers, there's plenty here to uncover...

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Bear necessities: Watching grizzlies in Khutzeymateen, Canada

Longing to see grizzlies up close and personal, Phoebe Smith sets sail for Canada’s little-known Khutzeymateen Provincial Park to watch them (safely) by boat…

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Frohe Weihnachten! Germany's top 10 Christmas markets

Planning a Christmassy short break? Whether you fancy a medieval meander in Guteneck or a taste of tradition in Munich, Germany's a festive wonder. Our guide reveals the best German Christmas markets...

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12 of the best things to do in Slovenia

A Balkan country known for its colourful squares, impressive peaks and ethereal, dreamlike lakes – but also its green tourism efforts. So, what's there to see, do and explore in sustainable Slovenia?

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13 of the best off-season trips

Off-season doesn’t necessarily mean bad season. Sometimes, it's worth putting up with less-than-perfect weather for low prices, unbelievable wildlife encounters and incredible natural phenomena...

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Faro, Tavira and beyond: Go off-the-beaten-track in the eastern Algarve

Most travellers dismiss Portugal’s Algarve as a whirlwind of booze and beaches, but its quiet east is a land of wild walks, lagoons and historic villages waiting to be explored…

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9 of the best walks in Devon

From rugged coasts and wildlife-rich reserves, to waterfalls, river valleys and moorland, Devon is best explored by foot. With two national parks and a UNESCO-listed coastline, you're spoiled for choice...

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9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka

Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. And enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits on this most serendipitous of islands...

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9 fascinating archaeological sites in Peru (that aren't Machu Picchu)

The Inca Trail and the ruin city of Machu Picchu is undoubtedly a travel icon. But where else can you discover ancient towns, city remnants and the fascinating histories of entire cultures in Peru?

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7 reasons you should visit Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

There’s every reason to explore Cat Ba Island in Vietnam: history, hikes and views for days. Simply hop on a boat to have Halong Bay, and the lesser-known Lan Ha Bay, at your fingertips, too...

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5 incredibly wild Welsh walks for nature lovers

Ancient castle ruins, heather-strewn paths and sandy shores aplenty, from Offa's Dyke on the border to Pembrokeshire on the coast. Graihagh Jackson reveals Wales' wildest walks...

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Scotland’s 15 most awe-inspiring castles

From commanding fortresses to fairy tale turreted piles, there are so many castles in Scotland that nobody knows for sure just how many there are. Here are 15 of the best, from a cast of thousands!

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Facing fear with Alastair Humphreys, the ultimate micro-adventurer

Having busked through Spain with a violin he can barely play for his latest book, the micro-adventure pioneer talks about the fear factor and balancing his family life and his travels...

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Gentle giants: The 15 top whale watching trips in the world

Want to see the ocean's gentle giants for yourself? Take your pick of the best opportunities to see whales in the wild waters of Iceland, Canada, Mexico and beyond - with trips running all year round...

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How to make sere lasus with hudut, Belizean style

Chef Sean Kuylen from Belize tells us how this coconutty fish broth celebrates the tropical nation’s history, culture and produce. He also shares his own recipe for this snapper fish soup with us...

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6 destinations that influenced my work, by painter Martin Yeoman

Regarded as one of the most gifted painters to ever emerge from the Royal Academy, British artist and royal painter Martin Yeoman reveals how his travels around the globe have changed his work...

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9 extraordinary things you must do in Nepal

Epic Himalayan vistas, golden temples and jungle wildlife watching – Nepal is one of the world's iconic travel destinations. Here’s your fast track to getting the most from this truly amazing country...

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The 7 best tours of the world’s greatest rainforests

Lush, green and teeming with wildlife, the world’s rainforests are the lungs of the earth. They are havens of biodiversity, and offer some of the last great adventures on the planet...

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What lies beneath: Swimming with manatees in the Crystal River, Florida

Welcome to the real Magic Kingdom. Never mind Mickey Mouse, Florida's true celebrity critters are found in the depths of the Crystal River...

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Dispatches: Is Liberia your next beach escape?

Liberia’s coastline hides some of the most spectacular stretches of sand on the planet, let alone West Africa. But can it overcome a traumatic past to attract the travellers it deserves – and needs?

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15 of the world's most remote hotels

Tucked away in some of the most remote corners of the planet, from Ecuador to Cambodia, Australia to the Arctic - these beautiful, isolated hotels are the best way to truly get away from it all...

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The 5 best places to see lions in Africa

Regal and majestic, spotting a lion in the wild is the highlight of any safari. Jonathan and Angela Scott, the Big Cat People, reveal the very best places to in Africa to see them...

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China trip planner: 5 epic itineraries from east to west

Blimey, it’s big. But don’t be deterred. China is also wild, bustling, ancient, modern, scenic and full of surprises. Get your head around it all with the best routes and more top itinerary ideas...

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5 of the best sleeping mats on the market

We test the best sleeping mats on the market, searching for the the most comfortable, lightweight and compactable camping pads on offer. We've tested five of the best, ranging in price from £30 to £105...

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21 of the very best adventures you can have in South-East Asia

Swim with whale sharks, clamber smoking volcanoes and wander where dragons roam. South-East Asia is packed with unforgettable moments – here’s our pick of the best…

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When and where to see these 11 adorable animal babies around the world

Plan your timing wisely and your wildlife experience could be enriched by the presence of tiny (and unbelievably cute) animal offspring...

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Kachi Lodge: Inside Bolivia's eco-pod on the salt flats

The dark skies, ‘islands’ and tombs of Salar de Uyuni salt flats make for an otherwordly escape, especially when glamping in your own futuristic eco-pod…

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7 of the best walks in Ireland

From jaw-dropping cliff walks and strolls through emerald green farmland, to a pilgrimage to the top of the country’s holiest mountain, The Republic of Ireland offers something for every walker...

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9 last minute September adventures

Whether you’re looking for some late summer sunshine, an active holiday or a little bit of R&R to get you through to Christmas, these September adventures could be exactly what you're looking for...

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Hvar and beyond: The 7 best, most beautiful islands in Croatia

With 1,244 islands to choose from picking which one, or ones, to visit on your Croatian adventure is hard. Allow us to help, with the best, most beautiful and slightly hidden gems...

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10 reasons to visit Shenzhen - China’s ‘capital of culture’

The city of Shenzhen is a mega-metropolis, producing 90% of the world's electronics. Go beyond the industrial reputation and you'll see why it was voted one of 2019's top cities to visit...

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The new UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 6 of our favourites

The UNESCO World Heritage list now features well over 1,000 incredible sites. We've picked six favourites from 2019's newly-inscribed places...

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