Outer Limits: a wild adventure on the Hebridean Island of Harris and Lewis

The remote Island of Harris and Lewis' wild landscapes are home to golden eagles, red deer and colourful marine life. Kayaking, hiking, boat trips and a new snorkel trail are great ways to meet them...

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A 'confused sea': rowing across the Pacific ocean, from Japan to San Francisco

Mick Dawson spent 440 days at sea, rowing 7000 miles across the Pacific ocean from Japan to San Francisco. Here, he recounts the moment that nearly broke him and how he found strength to go on…

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The ultimate food and drink guide to Cornwall – what to try and where

Famous for pasties and Rick Stein’s seafood, there are plenty of surprises for food and drink travellers to Cornwall, from the UK’s best fish and chips shop to gin distilled with clotted cream…

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10 of the most outrageous travel insurance claims ever

From disastrous haircuts to brothel visits that brought on heart attacks, there's no limit to what people claim on their travel insurance. But were their claims successful?

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Reunion Island: exploring the paradise island you’ve probably never heard of

Flung out in the Indian Ocean, it wasn’t until it hit the headlines in 2015 that this mysterious isle started to pique travellers’ curiosity. From deserts and waterfalls to volcanic landscapes, there's plenty to discover...

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How to beat your fear of flying: 5 top tips from a psychological expert

With a recent survey revealing that 6% of the population suffer from aviophobia, Clinical Psychologist Dr Nick Mooney reveals his useful tips for overcoming or managing a fear of flying

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7 quick, easy tips for finding and booking cheaper flights

Everyone wants to get cheaper flights, but finding good deals online can be a nightmare. Travel expert Emily McNutt has 7 simple tips for securing the best deal for your next trip

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Foodie adventures in Vietnam: exploring the history and culture behind the country's unique cuisine

In Vietnam, where eating touches every aspect of life, food a road map for exploring the country’s history, culture and soul. There's plenty to get your chopsticks into in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City

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Everything you need to know about hiking Kyrgyzstan's new Issyk Köl Trail Network

A 506-mile network of hiking trails is opening up Kyrgyzstan, a country fast emerging as a traveller favourite. Stephen Lioy has everything you need to know to hike the new trail, including key sections...

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How to get into birdwatching on your travels

Keen to get into birdwatching when you're travelling, but not sure how? Sometimes a lack of know-how or equipment stops us getting started. These handy tips show it’s easier than you think...

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The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s epic new ‘The Great Trail’ network

With Canada celebrating the cross-country connection of their 14,812-mile The Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail) network this weekend (Aug 26), Jérémie Gabourg has all you need to know, from key sections to practical tips...

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6 essential tips on how to make a holiday complaint

Not every holiday goes smoothly. If you do need to make a complaint, Sally Francis from Money Saving Expert has handy tips for making sure you get the response you deserve

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Botswana on a budget - exploring Chobe, Makgadikgadi and the Okavango Delta

Botswana is a land bursting with incredible wildlife and known for its high-priced luxury camps, but there is another way to safari through the country, if you’re prepared to muck in…

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How to spend your first 24 hours in San José, Costa Rica

So often a hub for exploring Costa Rica’s volcanoes and cloud forests, the vibrant city of San José is more than a pit stop to get your bearings. Here's how to fill a day in the country's capital

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Advertorial: Take a fairy-tale trip to Hangzhou, China

Visitors are drawn to Hangzhou’s gorgeous West Lake, as well as its temples, pavilions and gardens. Find out why the city's sites and rich history deserve to be explored in depth

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Tracking bears in the valleys of the Western Tatras, Slovakia

Slovakia isn’t world-renowned for its wildlife, but in the valley of the Western Tatras and beyond roam some 1200 bears, and all it takes to see them is a little patience...

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9 amazing books on swimming to inspire outdoor adventures this summer

From a ‘waterbiography’ and a wild guide to Scotland to books that aid healing, Jude Brosnan reviews 9 fascinating books on the subject of swimming to immerse yourself in...

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Ice driving and spending a night in a motorhome in Finnish Lapland

The Arctic Circle isn't immediately where you'd think of taking a motorhome, but Rhodri Andrews takes to the ice to prove driving and sleeping in a motorhome is an adventure in itself

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Mayans, mezcal and mot-mots - Road tripping through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Few travellers think of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for a road trip. But with 100-year-old cantinas, cool cenotes, colourful birdlife and ancient Mayan ruins, this is an area calling out to be explored..

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5 tips for solo female travel in Morocco, including what to wear

Morocco is a wonderful country to explore, but it can sometimes be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if you’re a woman travelling alone. Follow these savvy tips to stay safe but still adventurous

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7 things you always need to check when booking your travel insurance

Booking travel insurance isn’t always straightforward. Matthew Prescott points out 7 things you should always check or ask to make sure you're travels are properly covered

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7 quick easy tips for making your blog stand out from the crowd

Get paid to travel: The world’s most successful travel bloggers, including Expert Vagabond, The Planet D and Wandering Earl, give 7 practical tips to improve your blog and make it stand out from the crowd

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Exploring the river beaches and extraordinary wildlife of Brazil’s alternative Amazon

Alex Robinson discovers a land of rhythmic cities, wild archipelagos and the Tapajós – a white-sand wonder unlike anywhere else in Brazil. On his way he encounters capybara and river dolphins

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5 helpful tips for getting started in drone photography and video

Drones are more accessible, better value and easier to operate than ever before. Fergus Kennedy's expert tips will set you on the right flightpath, from avoid trouble to travelling with your drone…

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With its rich history, eclectic culture and buzzy culinary scene, the hip Sri Lankan capital deserves to be more than just a side note to the rest of the country. Here's why...

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In search of Shangri La in south China

Mark Stratton explores the perfect peaks, wild treks and hidden cultures of China’s mythical Shangri-La region, taking in hilltop Buddhist temples and opium-infused delicacies along the way

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8 potentially life-saving tips on what to do if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack on holiday

Terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, at home or on holiday. Security expert Lloyd Figgins gives 8 pieces of expert advice on how to increase your chances of survival if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack

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What to do on a short break in Bath, UK

Bath’s Royal Crescent celebrates its 250th anniversary this summer. The city has plenty of historic sites to explore, from crescents and curves to baths and Roman ruins, not to mention foodie pleasures...

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Searching for gorillas in Congo-Brazzaville's northern rainforests

From wild elephants to stalking leopards, Congo-Brazzaville is a haven for wildlife. Nick Redmayne sets out in search of the western lowland gorilla, spotting parrots and libidinous buffalo along the way

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Advertorial: Travel to the real China with Hainan Airlines

Take a flight into China's bountiful history, tradition and culture, from checking out the famous Terracotta Warriors to cruising the Yangtze river. It’s time to plan your own Chinese odyssey…

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The USA's wildest national parks

Craving adventure? Welcome to the USA's biggest, boldest and most beautiful national parks, from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to Cuyahoga Valley

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Indian immersion: spending time with local communities in colourful Rajasthan

Vital work is being done to aid rural communities in India's northern state of Rajasthan. Lyn Hughes takes a new cultural trip to learn about the local way of life, from cooking chapattis to plastering with cow dung

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5 ways that travel can help you reset your life

Author Michael Fitterling reveals how travel helped him beat stress and depression, and suggests the ways it can help revitalise your mental wellbeing too

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How to prepare for a long-distance trek

Your first long-distance, multi-day trek on a big trail can feel intimidating, with kit, fitness and safety all concerns. Here’s how to get ready, from choosing a suitable destination to packing the best equipment

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Taking the high road: a grand tour of Switzerland’s peaks and best bits

The Grand Tour takes you through Switzerland's best bits, soaking up alpine passes and pristine lakes along the way. Phoebe Smith spends a night in a hay barn, explores pond-filled caves and journeys along dramatic mountain roads on this sun-dappled Swiss adventure

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Everything you need to know about the new Masar Ibrahim (Abraham Path) in Palestine

The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil (Abraham Path) is a fascinating hiking route through Palestine’s history, culture and incredible landscapes. John Atick has all you need to know to plan your own adventure

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Home Turf - top tips for exploring the secret corners of your home country

Adventures in your own country can be just as fun as long-haul expeditions. Whether cycling or just visiting a village whose name grabs you, here are some top tips for exploring regions close to home

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10 essential books to read this summer

From humorous solo traveller tales to a novel set in a Parisian apartment block, Jude Brosnan from Stanford Books reviews 10 life-affirming books you should read this summer

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In search of the lost white tribe of Halmahera, Indonesia

An excerpt from Paul Sochaczewski’s new book, which recounts the author’s enlightening 40-year journey across South-East Asia. In this chapter he questions our relationship with nature on his search for cannibals

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Short break in Bratislava, Slovakia

Whether palace-hopping, crypt-gazing or tasting the city at June’s Food Festival, there’s more to the Slovakian capital than its much-visited historic centre, says Sarah Reid

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11 quick and easy tips for taking great landscape photos, by Charlie Waite

British photographer Charlie Waite is a master of the landscape, from the lakes of Burma to the flower-filled fields of France. Here are his quick, simple tips for taking better landscape photos

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An expedition cruise around the Bay of Bengal

From mangrove forests to exploding volcanoes – an expedition cruise around the Bay of Bengal yields a wealth of surprises. Phoebe Smith travels from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh, viewing towering stupas and Ganges river dolphins along the way

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Everything you need to know about hiking the Sinai Trail

Explore Egypt’s Bedouin cultures and desert landscapes, including the iconic Mount Sinai, with Ben Hoffler’s in-depth guide to the Sinai Trail, including practical tips and when to go

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How to spend the first 24 hours in Austin, Texas

While Texas might not strike you as the heart of liberal, laid-back America, Austin is busy keeping it hip and weird for the rest of the state. Phoebe Smith takes in the best of the city's Downtown district

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6 tips for travelling over an extended period

26-year-old Savannah Grace has been travelling the world since she was a teenager. Here are some of her tips for travelling over an extended period, from packing light to taking public transport with the locals

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Get Paid To Travel: How to become a 'superstar blogger' and travel the world

One of the world’s top travel bloggers Matthew Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt, has 5 fast practical tips on improving your blog and becoming a travel blogging superstar

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A journey to the secret corners of North Korea

From volcanic peaks to secret beaches, Hilary Bradt scratches beneath the surface on her trip to this famously elusive country.

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Free Wheeling - How to get started in campervan or motorhome adventures

Motorhome and campervans open up a whole new world of free-wheeling adventures, travelling on your own schedule and without the need for expensive hotels. Here's our guide to getting started

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Everything you need to know about the new Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

Koalas, kangaroos and wallabies call it home. Craig Wickham gives the lowdown on hiking Australia’s new Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, including practical advice, when to go and top tips…

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A walk in the woods – Thai-style

Helen Moat reflects on how the simple things in life are done differently in Thailand

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5 amazing tips for finding an ethical career that allows you to travel

Paul Allen, author of The Ethical Careers Guide, gives his five top tips on how to find a career that has a positive impact on the world, as well as allowing you to travel

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Short break in Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Whisper it quietly: one of the world’s oldest lakes has become Europe’s latest secret escape, packed with mountains, history and magic, says Lyn Hughes

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8 inspiring books to read before you visit Portugal

From a Portuguese colouring book to Fernando Pessoa’s existential classic, Jude Brosnan from Stanfords Books reviews 8 fantastic reads if you love Portugal or are thinking of visiting

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Kyoto, Japan

Winning 'Top City' in our Reader Travel Awards 2017, Kyoto's array of ancient sites is no secret. From temples to cherry blossom-lined Philosopher's Path, here's how to enjoy the city without the crowds, says James Hadfield

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5 breathtaking road trips in England and Wales

Five stretches of UK road that make driving fun – and reveal some of the most stunning countryside you'll ever see

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Everything you need to know about the new Transcaucasian Trail

Marta Mills’ guide to the new Transcaucasian Trail through the mountains of Georgia and Armenia, winner of Wanderlust’s ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

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Blazing a trail: An epic road trip down the Alaska Highway

75 years on from its construction, Phoebe Smith embarks on an epic Alaska Highway adventure from Canada’s remote Yukon to Alaskan wilderness, with lakes, brown bears and mountains along the way...

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Trekking the Kungsleden trail in remote Swedish Lapland

The summer is the perfect time to trek the Kungsleden, one of Europe’s remotest trails. Mark Stratton encounters grazing reindeers, glacial springs and naked locals on a hike across Swedish Lapland

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Gorilla Tactics: why Rwanda’s exorbitant price hike for seeing gorillas is a disaster

Photographer and wildlife guide Paul Goldstein speaks out against Rwanda’s decision to double gorilla entry fees, including why tourists and Rwandans will lose out - and why Uganda will gain from it

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The railroad less travelled: taking the slow train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Taking the slow train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is an adventure that unlocks 'old Thailand', a land of misty temples, golden Buddhas and epic history

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