In the excitement of booking a trip, all thoughts of your health often go out the window – Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth offers her handy pointers on how to prepare for any adventure
Solo female travellers shouldn’t be put off travelling in a country as colourful and diverse as India, says writer Anna Phipps. Here are her 5 practical tips for travelling safely
Following a close call with cancer, Sandra Reekie discovered the joys and freedom of solo travel. Here's her story, along with specialist solo trips and our advice for how to make the most of travel-for-one
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
Local resident Professor Norman Ratcliffe offers practical tips on staying safe and healthy during the Rio Olympics. And how to make your Reais go further.
Thailand has paradise islands, remarkable wildlife and fascinating cultures. These 5 tips will help solo female travellers make the most of the Land of Smiles, while staying safe and hassle-free...
Concerned about the safety of your flight? Follow this sage advice from international risk expert Lloyd Figgins
This year’s notorious El Niño weather event is predicted to be one of the worst on record – but should we be worried?
Going for a swim in natural ponds and waterfalls can be tempting, but is it safe? With these insider tips, you'll know how to pick the best spots for a dip in the wild
Terrorism is the Number One concern for many travellers. But are people too afraid? Terrorism and security expert Lloyd Figgins separates facts from fears, and tells you what you need to know to stay safe
Investigative journalist Conor Woodman spent four years exploring the criminal underbelly of cities from Mumbai to Jerusalem. Here are his essential tips for steering clear of crime while travelling
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
The prices might be low online, but the risks can be scarily high. Book through a tour operator instead, and you'll get great value, security and expertise at your fingertips – here's why
‘We can’t start the war yet: Kate Adie hasn’t turned up!’ – the legendary BBC reporter tells us about travel to the frontlines
We asked top crime writers, including Patricia Cornwell and Val McDermid, where they travel to to escape the darkness. These are the places they love to hike, dive, climb or learn about medieval torture…
Thinking of tackling the highest free-standing mountain in the world? Heed these words of advice from Abhimanyu Bose, who summited on the Machame route...
Taking kids to India means running the gamut of travel health issues - but how do you deal for the things you can't anticipate? Will Gray explains.
Roz Savage has rowed over 15,000 miles and notched up four ocean rowing world records. She reveals how you can too
Everything you need to know about the spectacle of nature that tops most travellers’ wishlists
Wild, vast and red, the Australian Outback offers desert, big rocks, Aboriginal encounters and tasty bush tucker. What are you waiting for?
Primary teacher Lesley-ann Rosenberg shares the things she learned flying from Brisbane to London with her 11-year-old son.
Our family travel expert reveals the ancient beliefs that can inspire and improve your family travels...
Melanie Gow reveals how travel can teach your children tolerance, compassion and empathy and, in the process, make the world a better place
If you want to inspire a love of travel in your children, ditch the museums and let them experience the world, says Melanie Gow
You love travel, but that doesn't necessarily mean your kids will. Peter Moore reveals the tricks he uses to nurture wanderlust in his daughter
What happens when your tourism livelihood crumbles overnight? Dahab restaurant co-owner Kirsteen Mahmoud reveals the new struggle of life in Sharm El Sheikh and beyond
As their African adventure reaches Zimbabwe, the Cagol children have become braver and more independent. But danger is never far away, lurking in the bush...
Parents hope it’s the history and the culture, but Peter Moore discovers that it’s the crazy stuff that sticks
The Cagols decided to travel around the world to introduce their kids to truly wondrous experiences. Will a moonbow over Victoria Falls be one of them?
Former police officer and expedition leader, Lloyd Figgins, reveals the simple spycraft that will help you avoid trouble on your travels
The Cagols continue their family adventure across Africa, camping in an orphanage in the heart of Malawi
The Cagols have just spent a year travelling the world. 11-year-old Madeline shares her diary entries from their last week in Africa, revealing what she really thought about her family’s big adventure.
They're small, they're cheap, and they'll help you out of a sticky situation: these nifty items might not be top of your packing list, but they should be
With news that last year more people were killed taking selfies than by shark attacks, we look at the most deadly places to pull out your selfie stick
Travelling with young children doesn't have to be an ordeal. Avoid these easy blunders and your family adventure will be more fun, more relaxed and more enriching
Always on the move and fascinated by the world around them, toddlers make the ideal travel companion. Here are five destinations they’ll love to explore beside you...
Photographer Réhahn has travelled the world but now calls Hoi An, in central Vietnam, ‘home’. These 15 vibrant, evocative photos celebrate light and colour across Vietnam’s Yellow City
The cost of gear and lessons, and fear of being underwater, often puts potential divers off from taking the plunge. But being a certified diver can open up a magical underwater world. Here's how to try div
With incredible wildlife, epic history and delicious food, Alderney isn't even the largest of the Channel Islands, but it's starting to make a big splash with visitors...
Immunisations can now be a significant part of the cost of any trip, so it pays to know the risks you face and whether they’re worth the fees, says Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth.
Ahead of World Animal Day (Oct 4), leading wildlife photographers, including Brian Skerry, Angela Scott and Peter Eastway, pick their favourite countries for photographing lions, gorillas and more...
Beauty is everywhere, regardless of money, age, race or social status, says photographer Mihaela Noroc, with her incredible portraits of women from Iceland, North Korea, Ethiopia and beyond…
Known for his playful aerial photography, Gray Malin presents 10 photos of surfers, swimmers, polo players and more, from France to Namibia and Bora Bora…
Condors, cranes, pelicans, vultures, flamingos… Wildlife photographer Graeme Green’s evocative pictures of birds, from Japan to Tanzania, will help your imagination take flight…
Wildlife photographers, including Art Wolfe and Mark Carwardine, captured intimate photos of rhinos around the world to raise awareness and funds to protect them
From lofty giraffes to bird-friendly buffaloes, come eye-to-eye with South Africa's incredible wildlife as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner Fred Barrington
Some of the world's finest travel photographers, including Richard I’Anson, Amos Chapple and Tariq Zaidi, pick the most rewarding places to focus their lenses on
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
Just west of Kyoto, Setouchi is a land of ancient shrines, grand bridges and island vistas – all ready and waiting to captured on Instagram...