Gareth Clark

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5 things to do in Dakar

The Senegalese capital is a riot of colour, sound and smells and the epicentre of modern African history. Here’s how to get underneath the city’s skin.

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First 24 hours: Brussels, Belgium

With all the talk of Brexit, we spare a thought for the EU's historic hub - a gloriously eccentric, bilingual capital that is all too often misunderstood

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First 24 hours in Auckland, New Zealand

Many travellers skip the big city in a rush to reach the country's wilder attractions, but Auckland has plenty of adventure on its doorstep. Discover for yourself...

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Short break: Antwerp and Doel, Belgium

Nothing is as it seems on the borders of northern Belgium, where doomed villages, old reserves and a revitalised Antwerp make for a wild escape...

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Benedict Allen: "It's an intriguing time when anyone can go off and discover the world"

We catch up with Benedict Allen as he reflects on his time spent with tribes in PNG, being the last of a generation, and why the golden days of exploration still lie ahead...

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A British break in... Unseen London

A winner at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, Unseen Tours helps the homeless find a fresh start as tour guides. Gareth Clark joins a tour and discovers another side of London…

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best New Zealand lodges

Bury your phone, leave the laptop at home and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s jaw-dropping wilderness. We pick the top Kiwi stays for getting back to nature…

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How to reduce the stress of flying

Have you got a phobia of flying? Or do the hidden costs of many flights make you anxious? Don’t worry, we’ve put together some expert advice to help you stay calm before, during and after you fly...

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Meet Alice Morrison, the first woman to trek Morocco's Draa River

The writer, TV presenter and adventurer’s new book sees her starting over in Morocco. Here, she talks breaking barriers, Bogart fantasies and life on the outside…

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14 of the world's most fascinating and eerie ghost towns

From a remote mining town in New Zealand to a scary 'ghost island' in Japan, we introduce 14 ghost worlds across six continents. Would you dare to visit any of them?

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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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A 2-day walk from Scarborough to Whitby, along the Cleveland Way

As North Yorkshire’s Cleveland Way marks 50 years as a National Trail, Gareth Clark walks the historic coastal section from Scarborough to Whitby in search of its wild past…

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Italy's Garda Trentino: Your next short break destination

Garda Trentino is that most precious of things: a bite-size Alpine outpost where you feel like you’ve seen it all in just a few days, but which has plenty more to offer if you want to come back...

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Why Italy's Garda Trentino is the hiking destination you didn’t know existed

Many travellers know of the Dolomites, but few make their way down to this lower outpost of the Southern Limestone Alps. Those that do will find a hiker’s paradise. Here are our top five hikes...

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The ultimate guide to Garda Trentino, Italy

Garda Trentino has one remarkable surprise in store for visitors: what looks like a tiny Mediterranean-style oasis skirting Italy’s largest lake also lies at the foot of the mighty Alps...

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnamese city should you visit?

Vietnam’s north-south divide is more than geographical. Split into two nations in the 1950s, they were only reunited post-Vietnam War. Cultural Hanoi or Buzzy Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which is for you?

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15 abandoned Lost Worlds - and how best to explore them

From liana-strangled jungle ruins to disappeared desert civilisations and eerie ghost cities, exploring the planet’s abandoned places is a thrilling adventure…

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5 things I wish I’d known before road-tripping the west coast of New Zealand's South Island

Fresh back from a road trip along the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Gareth Clark reveals the hidden beauty spots you must visit... and the pitfalls to avoid

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5 unforgettable Belgian Christmas markets

We’ve got chills – they’re multiplying! From Gothic Christmas to crafts in a cave, Belgium’s winter markets offer some dramatic twists on the classic German version...

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6 reasons why Garda Trentino makes the perfect winter escape

Winter puts the Alpine peaks, lakes and villages of Northern Italy’s Garda Trentino in a whole new light. Here's six reasons you should visit...

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5 fabulously festive Christmas markets in Austria

With its fairy tale frisson and traditions dating back to the Middle Ages, Austria (along with Germany) is where Christmas markets all began. So, grab a steaming glass of glühwein and step back in time…

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Your full travel guide to Castellón, Spain

From the medieval citadels that riddle the inland to the charming islands of the Costa del Azahar, we give you all you need before heading to this Mediterranean gem...

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7 amazing outdoor adventures to have in Castellón

From the rocky terrain of the Maestrazgo to the crashing whitewater of the Mijares river, Castellón is a province filled with adventures. Here's just seven of them...

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Matera, Italy: The Wanderlust guide to the city of caves

Nearly 70 years after it was abandoned as ‘Italy’s shame’, Matera became a 2019 European Capital of Culture and a James Bond filming location – but this city of caves is not the only draw in Basilicata...

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Hit the rails: Exploring Kanagawa in Japan by train

Tokyo's neighbouring prefecture is a thrilling mix of big-city lights, ancient sights and wilderness escapes – all just a train ride away...

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19 of the best places to visit in February

Whether you're searching for some unique wildlife encounters, the biggest party on Earth or the most thrilling landscapes on the planet, we’ve rounded up the best places to visit in February...

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