Sarah Gilbert

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Rediscovering Mozambique

Forty years ago, travellers flocked to Mozambique's wildlife-rich parks and tropical islands. After a civil war, it is finally poised to reclaim that status

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A labyrinthe weekend in Tangier, Morocco

Get lost inside the maze of the medina and discover the hidden secrets of this historic and cosmopolitan African resort

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Revolutionary trails in Nicaragua

Nicaragua may have had a troubled past, but its spirit remains strong

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Ecuador's Amazon eco-lodges

The Ecuadorian Amazon presents some of the world’s most praised ecolodges – and some of the most threatened rainforest. Three indigenous communities let us in

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Hike, sip and ride in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza: a province where the Andes are at their highest, the wines at their best and the gaucho still gallops free

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Peru on a plate

The grand geographical diversity that has long drawn travellers is also responsible for Peru’s incredible cuisine – here’s how to explore the country’s foodie hotspots

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Nazca Lines: The aliens have landed

...Or maybe not. Many theories have been purported about the Nazca Lines – extraterrestrial airfield being just one – but just what is the meaning of Peru’s ancient desert etchings?

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Costa Rica: sensational and sustainable

Tiny Costa Rica is a biodiversity colossus. And thanks to some innovative and sensitive ecolodges, you can see the country’s wildest places in fine, sustainable style

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First 24 hours in Mexico City, Mexico

With its rich culture and thriving culinary scene, Mexico City is more than a stopover: it’s a hot destination in its own right

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Short break in Bologna, Italy

The food capital of Italy makes a delicious destination for a long weekend – and offers medieval marvels, lively bars and fast cars too

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A short break in Essaouira, Morocco

Sea breezes, super souks, sand, the smell of fresh-grilled fish – there are many reasons to pick Essaouira

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Eco-friendly travel in Thailand

From city treehouses to island homestays and hope for gibbons, Thailand is awash with eco-initiatives that help local communities and provide extra insight into the Land of Smiles

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Seychelles: Eden in the ocean

Paradise, simple as that: the 115 islands of the Seychelles are lush, turquoise-lapped, rich in culture, even richer in wildlife. And a trip there doesn’t have to cost the earth

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Exploring northern Sri Lanka

Civil war rendered Sri Lanka’s north-west off limits. Now the leopards and pioneering ecolodges of the original home of the Sinhalese ‘lion people’ are creating a buzz

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Tracking chimps in the Mahale Mountains, Tanzania

Fancy some quality face-time with wild chimps? Visit the Mahale Mountains to discover that Tanzania isn’t just about the Big Five

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Getting to know Uganda’s charming mountain gorillas in-depth

Incredible work is being done to save the native mountain gorillas of southwest Uganda, and now visitors can spend even longer getting to know their distant ape cousins

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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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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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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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Day of the Dead: An authentic Mexican experience

From dancing skeletons in the cemetery to multi-coloured crafts and decorated faces. Discover the traditions and festivities that bring communities together across Mexico for Día de los Muertos

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The last wilderness: Tracking black rhinos in Namibia

The rugged north-west of Namibia brings travellers face-to-face with desert-adapted wildlife and a remote region little changed (or visited) in centuries

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First 24 hours in Windhoek, Namibia

Newcomers to the African continent will find a perfect entry point in Windhoek, where rich culture and natural beauty are always at hand...

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