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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Five 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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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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Matera, Italy short break: The best things to do in 2019's European City of Culture

Nearly 70 years after it was abandoned as ‘Italy’s shame’, Matera is one of two 2019 European Capitals of Culture – but this city of caves is not the only draw in Basilicata, says Gareth Clark...

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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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15 forgotten 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 forgotten places is a thrilling adventure…

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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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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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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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