A walks in the woods: The world’s 7 most amazing forests

These pockets of arboreal wonder are guaranteed to take your breath away – and put you back in touch with the natural world

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Gallery: Stunning Himalayan images as captured by Olivier Föllmi

Prize-winning photographer Olivier Föllmi has documented the landscape and people of the Himalayas for over 40 years, capturing the spirituality and authenticity of this breathtaking region.

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How to survive as a vegetarian in Japan

If you’re a vegetarian heading to Japan, you won’t be going for the Kobe beef or sashimi. But the food can still be just as much a highlight, says author Lydia Ruffles. Here's how...

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20 of the best cultural UNESCO sites around the world

From rock-hewn cities to Welsh castles; mountaintop temples to island prisons, we celebrate the UNESCO-listed wonders that make the world a more cultured place...

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5 reasons to visit Uzbekistan

Magical Silk Road cities, epic wide open spaces and a quirky Soviet past; Uzbekistan has it all. And with new, relaxed visa rules, it’s easier to visit than ever.

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Take a peep: 7 spectacular autumn colour trips guaranteed to turn your head

It’s the greatest show on earth – when the forests of the northern hemisphere turn into a blaze of orange, red and yellow. Enjoy the most spectacular displays on these fabulous fall colour adventures

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Photo gallery: 9 spectacular wildlife shots of elephants in the wild

International wildlife photographers from the Remembering Elephants project, including Marina Cano, Brendon Jennings and Paul Goldstein, showcase their pictures of the mighty and endangered animals

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Gallery: Wildlife photos from the Brazilian Pantanal

Discover the wildlife haven of the Brazilian Pantanal with these amazing photos.

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Bookish beauties: Europe's 7 most stunning libraries

Photographer Massimo Listri scoured Europe for the continent's most beautiful libraries. From medieval monasteries to 19th-century institutions he discovered a veritable 'bibliophile beauty pageant’

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Escape to Thailand: 12 serene landscapes that will drift you to paradise

Winners of 2016's Photo of the Year competition were sent on the photo commission of a lifetime. Soak in the tranquil waters and magnificent islands of Thailand through the lens of Christopher Roche...

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Roll with it: 5 fabulous walks through Shropshire and Ludlow

Ludlow local Hannah Mackley reveals the best walks to experience the history and natural beauty of the Shropshire hills and indulge in its most delicious food.

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10 of the world’s best places to see elephants

As World Elephant Day approaches, we pick out 10 of the best places in the world to see the magnificent pachyderms

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Start spreading the news: 5 alternative New York attractions you must visit

Ticked off Central Park, Empire State and Broadway? It’s time to explore the Big Apple afresh. We reveal the alternatives to New York’s grand attractions in little-known spots across the city

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Twist and shout! 7 must-visit music attractions

Tune in to some of the world's most renowned music artists and bands with a visit to these museums, homes and theme parks that take visitors on a journey back to where their sweet music started...

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5 reasons to visit Noosa, Australia

With rumours rife that Prince Harry and Meghan are heading to Noosa, we look at five other reasons you’ll have a right royal time visiting the jewel of Queensland's Sunshine Coast

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Go now Nepal: 9 incredible journeys into the heart of the Himalaya

Amazing wildlife. Colourful temples and monasteries. Breathtaking Himlayan treks to suit everyone. Nepal is ready again to reveal its most magical corners...

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The world’s most beautiful botanical gardens

Repositories of rare plants, an oasis of calm and places of extraordinary beauty, these stunning botanical gardens are the living, breathing heart of the cities they serve.

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Wide open roads: 5 epic road trips every adventurous traveller will want to try

If you’re looking for widescreen panoramas, ancient cultures and adventure around every corner, you can’t beat these epic road journeys. It’s time to get your motor running ...

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Ride with it: 13 spectacular rail journeys around the world

Admire Canada's serene lakes from on board the classic Rocky Mountaineer, or spot wildlife along Zimbabwe's alternative safari tracks – take your pick from these wild and wonderful train experiences...

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5 unique reasons to visit Brighton, England

Dubbed ‘London By The Sea’, Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular destinations. Author Alexandra Loske reveals the hidden gens in this diverse and exciting beachside haven

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Incredible Croatia: 7 dazzling trips through the jewel of the Adriatic

With its glittering coastline, spectacular medieval cities and untouched natural wonders, Croatia is arguably Europe’s most diverse and exciting destination. The food and wine are pretty good too!

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Temples, lanterns and long-boats: 12 spectacular photos of classic Thailand

Winners of 2016's Photo of the Year competition were sent on the photo commission of a lifetime. Discover the temples, islands and friendly faces of Thailand through the lens of Sanghamitra Sarkar...

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Cool down Britannia: 7 ways to escape the heat in London

With London experiencing heatwave conditions and no end in sight for the record temperatures, we look at ways to keep your cool in the sizzling British capital

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Strike a pose: Bolivia’s most photogenic places and how to capture them on film

With its stunning mountains and high-altitude wonders, Bolivia is breathtaking in every sense of the word. Leading photographer James Brunker reveals how to capture the country in the best light

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5 reasons the Northern Lights are best viewed in autumn

Less cloud cover, more intense geomagnetic activity and the breathtaking sight of autumn leaves in the Arctic – Ali Mclean reveals why chasing the Northern Lights in the Fall often yields the best results

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Great Scot! 5 incredible trips through breathtaking Scotland

Stunning highland scenery, world famous whisky distilleries and some of the most unique wildlife experiences in the world – take the high road on these amazing trips through stunning Scotland

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Photo gallery: 12 epic landscapes of Europe's wild outdoors

From awe-inspiring Swiss mountains to roaring waterfalls in Iceland, take a visual tour of the peaks and valley lowlands of Europe's wild and wonderful landscapes...

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It’s a small world after all: Europe’s 7 tiniest countries

Jam-packed with history and surprisingly widescreen panoramas, Europe’s smallest countries cram an awful lot into their tiny borders. Making them perfect short break destinations …

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5 hidden gems you must visit in Puglia, Italy

Known as ‘The Garden of Italy’, Puglia combines the best of Italy - the food, the wine, the history, the culture, the art and beaches. Author Chloe Esposito reveals five of its lesser known highlights

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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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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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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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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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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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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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