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The essential pre-travel checklist everyone should do before a holiday

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

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5 practical tips for solo female travellers in India, including what to wear

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

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Solo Travel - top tips and brilliant trip ideas for solo travellers

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

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5 tips for solo female travel in Morocco, including what to wear

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

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13 safety tips for female travellers

Recent events in India have highlighted the potential risks for woman travellers. Lyn Hughes gives her top tips for staying safe

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39 perils that every adventurous person must face

From desperate loo hunts to language barrier woes, how many of these pesky travel perils have you tackled? (Let's face it, they're what great travel stories are made of...)

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Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Here's what you need to know

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.

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5 tips for female solo travel in Thailand, including what to wear

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...

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How to travel solo with confidence

Travelling solo for the first time can be exciting and terrifying. We've put together key points including safety advice and embracing your own company, so you can roam the planet alone and carefree...

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5 tips for solo female travellers in Cuba

Cuba is an exciting, engaging destination for solo female travellers – but it pays to take some precautions. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy your adventures

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Aircraft travel checklist: How to stay safe in the air

Concerned about the safety of your flight? Follow this sage advice from international risk expert Lloyd Figgins

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Confessions of a travel writer: going undercover

Some countries don't welcome journalists – so how do you travel under the radar? On a recent trip to Iran, Nick Boulos took on an alternative job title: Sales Manager. But who fell for his facade?

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How to kickstart a family adventure

After the birth of his first child, Mauro Cagol and his wife, Edwina, set up a direct debit for a travel fund. Now they are travelling the world with their family

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Are you an Irresponsible Traveller?

A peek inside new book The Irresponsible Traveller – celebrating the worst of travel's “d'oh” moments

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Weather warning: How El Niño could affect your travels this year

This year’s notorious El Niño weather event is predicted to be one of the worst on record – but should we be worried?

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How to beat anxiety when you travel

Travel can be uplifting and inspiring – but it can also be stressful and disorientating. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth considers what you can do to make your trip stress-free

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How to hitchhike safely

The prospect of hitchhiking can seem a little daunting. But these tips will help to ensure you avoid any horror movie scenarios and experience the joy of the open road...

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Fancy trying wild swimming? Here's how to do it safely

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

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How to influence your child as a traveller

Mel Gow reveals how your travel habits and instincts determine the kind of traveller – and human – your child becomes

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Is it still safe to travel? Everything you need to know about travel and terrorism

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

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7 essential tips to avoid being the victim of crime when travelling

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

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8 potentially life-saving tips on what to do if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack on holiday

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

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Travel insurance: frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about travel insurance (yes, it's boring, but it is essential...)

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Five ways to save on family trips

How do you travel more for less with the tribe in tow? William Gray gives you five sound-as-a-pound ways to save cash

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How to stay safe in the wild

Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth shares her experiences from a recent trip to South Africa and offers advice on how to stay safe in the wild

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How to pack light with kids

William Gray reveals how to take everything you need and stay within airline weight limits

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Get shot of cliches: photographing travel icons

It's all about perspective, says Steve Davey. Abandon the stereotypes and think past the predictable angles and compositions

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Photographing travel icons

How do you make something special out of the over-familiar? Steve Davey helps you capture the world’s icons on camera

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Top tips for travelling in a post-Osama world

Osama Bin Laden's death has sparked security fears around the world. Here's your guide to staying safe

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Eye-watering overseas costs without insurance

Ever skipped on travel insurance and thought 'it'll never happen to me'? Susie Maggie Thorne explains some of the medical costs involved in nursing you back to health abroad and getting you home

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Why you should think twice about using online booking sites

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

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How to travel during an uprising

Tom Chesshyre, author of 'A Tourist in the Arab Spring', offers advice on navigating turbulent destinations

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Stay safe in alternative accommodation

Novelty hotels, glamping and budget hostels offer a different experience for the adventurous among us, but it’s important to also remember your wellbeing and safety... Here's how

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How to make your travel photos unique

Paul Harris, pro photographer and judge of Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year, shares his secrets for capturing one-of-a-kind snaps

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8 top tips for using a prepaid currency card

A prepaid currency card is perhaps the best way to spend money overseas – but how to get the best exchange rate? And when shouldn't you use your card? Heed these expert tips...

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How to survive a ski trip

If you put a foot wrong on a skiing trip, chances are you'll end up in a painful, expensive mess. Here's how to ensure your ski break goes without a hitch

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Why Africa needs you – NOW!

Whether it’s down to geographical ignorance, bad press or fear, many travellers are avoiding all of Africa because of ebola – don't be one of them

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of festivals

From local gatherings to countrywide festivals, there's always a party going on somewhere in the world. Here's your guide to joining in.

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What to pack when you're... climbing Kilimanjaro

Planning on scaling Mt Kilimanjaro? This kit list is for you

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How to build a good (and safe) campfire

Building a campfire can be difficult and dangerous – so read this 5-step guide before you start striking matches

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How to use Britain’s bothies

Across Scotland – and parts of England and Wales – there is a network of old buildings with incredible views and access to wild places that you can stay in, for free…

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of solo travel

Sure, the prospect of setting off solo can seem daunting, but it will also open up a world of opportunities and self discovery. What are you waiting for?

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The world's best 500 festivals

Steve Davey, author of Around the World in 500 Festivals, on the little-known festivals you must see

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Kate Adie interview: travelling in the danger zone

‘We can’t start the war yet: Kate Adie hasn’t turned up!’ – the legendary BBC reporter tells us about travel to the frontlines

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Where do the world’s bestselling crime writers go on holiday?

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…

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Gear Reviews: First Aid Kits tried and tested

Vital if you need it, extra bulk if you don't, but always necessary when you travel. Get the lowdown on the humble First Aid Kit and the basic essentials it should contain...

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Top 15 tips for taking Great Migration photos

The Great Migration is a must for any wannabe wildlife photographer, follow these golden rules for snapping the Serengeti’s superstars

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Tips on snapping a family trip

Will Gray explains how to banish the static images in front of landmarks and make your family photos as much fun as the trip itself.

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10 things to do for free in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is underrated, says Graihagh Jackson. Home to tremendous scenery, wildlife and heritage – here she shares the island’s best budget attractions

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5 things I wish I’d known before climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

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...

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How to travel India by train – with kids...

Will Gray takes his children to around India by rail and discovers that they handle the culture shock better than adults.

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Dealing with unexpected dangers when travelling with kids

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.

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Tips on travelling cheaply

People who dream of winning the lottery often say that they would go travelling if they won. But you don’t need to win the lottery. You just need to go

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How to travel safely in unsafe places

Adventurer and writer Richard Grant shares hard-won wisdom on surviving - and thriving - in troubled destinations

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The wild zebras of Bangkok

Wander Woman Marie Javins discovers that in Bangkok, Chinese visas are more elusive than zebras

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The 10 Commandments of Trekking Etiquette

Our featured blogger this week is Amy Turner. Based in Patagonia, she lists the things you need to know to make the most of your trek in this beautiful part of the world

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SMS messages that saved travellers's lives

On the 20th anniversary of the first SMS, we celebrate five simple text messages that helped stricken travellers out of life-threatening situations

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Everything you need to know before rowing an ocean

Roz Savage has rowed over 15,000 miles and notched up four ocean rowing world records. She reveals how you can too

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Could you help at the Ubud Writer's Festival?

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, on the pros and cons of volunteering at the annual writer's festival in Ubud, Bali

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How to survive floods in Bangkok

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, stops in Bangkok enroute to Western Australia and finds the city underwater. How does she cope?

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24 daunting sailing superstitions

Sailors are a superstitious lot. Here's how to keep them onside the next time you're out at sea

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How to find low-cost luxury in Tahiti

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, discovers how to get all the frills without the bills in Papeete, Tahiti

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The ugly truth about backpacking

Our Blogger of the Week, Emma Spires, reveals the dark side of grabbing a bag and hitting the road. Do you agree with her?

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A first timer's guide to travel security

Nicola Allen, consultant with the LBS security group, offers five tips on making your first big trip memorable for all the right reasons

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9 reasons why solo travel is great

Our featured blogger, Finola, reveals why she loves travelling on her own. And why you will too

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When sailing trips go wrong

As Liz Cleere takes an enforced break from her big sailing adventure around the world, she remembers how running into choppy waters early on was the making of her trip

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Northern Lights

Everything you need to know about the spectacle of nature that tops most travellers’ wishlists

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Namibia

Huge and wonderfully empty, Namibia took out Top Destination in the latest Wanderlust Travel Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about this winning destination.

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Iceland

Everything you need to know about the world's coolest destination

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The rules of using ATMs abroad

Perpetual traveller Andy Graham reveals everything you need to know about using ATMs safely and smartly on your travels

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Brazil

Steaming jungle, beautiful beaches, the wet wonderland of the Pantanal and booty-shaking beats of Carnaval. Here’s your guide to Brazil's big, bold blend of attractions

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Japan

Japan is a country of contrasts, from high-tech cities to ancient wooden shrines, with cherry blossoms sprinkled on top like confetti. There's nowhere else quite like it. Go now!

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Your favourite destinations of 2014

These are the exotic locales that top your travel wishlist – and our advice on what to do when you get there

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Australian Outback

Wild, vast and red, the Australian Outback offers desert, big rocks, Aboriginal encounters and tasty bush tucker. What are you waiting for?

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of New York City

Looking for a new perspective on New York? Our tips will take you to the core of the Big Apple

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of London

Our guide to the best food, walks and hidden corners of one of the world's great cities. With tips on how to make your visit more affordable, too!

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Why every child should ride the rails in India

Melanie Gow discovers that the lessons learned by travelling by rail in India are even more intense – and fundamental – for children.

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Which is best: resort or rented villa?

Travel author Brian Thacker took his young family to Bali, dividing time between a resort villa and one rented privately. Which one came out on top?

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How to avoid online booking scams

With more people booking their trips on the internet, the number of travel scams has risen dramatically. Make sure you don't get stung.

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What America taught my children

Melanie Gow reflects on an epic journey across the USA with her young boys, and the lasting effect it had on how they view the world

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5 bad excuses for not travelling with kids

Melanie Gow rubbishes the five most common excuses people use for not taking the family travelling

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5 things I wish I’d known about flying long haul with kids

Primary teacher Lesley-ann Rosenberg shares the things she learned flying from Brisbane to London with her 11-year-old son.

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How ancient wisdom can inspire your family to travel

Our family travel expert reveals the ancient beliefs that can inspire and improve your family travels...

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Long term family travel: Is it worth it?

Six months after selling up and hitting the road with her family, Teresa Kennedy reports on the high and lows of full-time travelling

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14 tips for surviving road trips with toddlers

If you’re considering a long-distance road trip with a toddler, here are 14 tips and tricks that will make your journey easier...

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How travel makes your children better world citizens

Melanie Gow reveals how travel can teach your children tolerance, compassion and empathy and, in the process, make the world a better place

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What kids really get out of travelling

After a long family trip from London to Istanbul, New Nomad's Teresa reflects on what her children have gained most from the journey

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The importance of giving your children space to travel

If you want to inspire a love of travel in your children, ditch the museums and let them experience the world, says Melanie Gow

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What to do if your child doesn't share your passion for travel

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

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5 things you absolutely must do in Bali

Jacob Laukaitis reveals the hidden corners of Bali that most tourists don't get to see

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What life is like in Dahab, Egypt, after the Metrojet tragedy

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

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2015's best family travel advice

Travelling adventurously with kids isn't easy but throughout 2015 our family travel experts revealed how to make it rewarding for all the family

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7 movies that will make your teens want to travel

A list of big-screen classics guaranteed to stir wanderlust in impressionable young minds. (Even though you may not want your kids to watch them...)

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How to kickstart a family adventure

After the birth of his first child, Mauro Cagol and his wife, Edwina, set up a direct debit for a travel fund. Now they are travelling the world with their family

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How to tackle Borneo with the kids

The Cagol family head deep into Kalimantan in search of orang-utans. How will the kids adapt to life in the Indonesian rainforest?

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The greatest gift travel gives to your family

Sure your children will experience new sights and sounds when you travel as a family. But they'll cherish the extra time they get to spend with you most

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Family travel and the art of compromise

Before starting a family, author Peter Moore travelled to the far corners of the globe. Now he has to master the art of compromise. How will he fare?

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How a $2 bill can unlock America’s generous heart

When Melanie Gow gave her boys a fistful of $2 bills to spend on trip across America, she didn’t realise how it would completely transform their journey.

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Your guide to family travel with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Here's how it can help you get more from your next family holiday

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Top tips for sailing with tweens

For families planning a long-term sailing trip, the pre-teen years are probably the best. But as Aimee Nance, discovered, tweens come with their own set of challenges

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Teaching children about life and death at Mana Pools

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...

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Road tripping in Spain with teenagers

Mel Gow maps out a Spanish road trip that's guaranteed to keep the whole family happy and engaged

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What kids really remember about their travels - and it's not the history and culture

Parents hope it’s the history and the culture, but Peter Moore discovers that it’s the crazy stuff that sticks

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Taking the family to watch moonbows over Victoria Falls

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?

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How to travel like a spy and stay safe on your travels

Former police officer and expedition leader, Lloyd Figgins, reveals the simple spycraft that will help you avoid trouble on your travels

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How to survive a tsunami at sea in Southeast Asia

As Jamie and Liz sail into areas that were devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, they consider their options should the unthinkable happen again

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What Malawian orphans taught my children on our travels

The Cagols continue their family adventure across Africa, camping in an orphanage in the heart of Malawi

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What children really think about adventure travel in Africa

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.

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What to pack on a long-term family adventure

The Cagols have just returned from a 12-month trip through Africa with their young family. They reveal the items you absolutely must pack - and the things you can leave at home

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Top 10 tips for safe wild swimming

Daniel Start, author of brand new guide book 'Wild Swimming France', gives his top tips for staying safe in the water, at home or abroad

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How to survive 5 travel disasters

Stampedes? Wildfire? Avalanche? Would you know what to do? Don't miss these top tips to work your way out of a disaster...

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6 tips for surviving a night in the bush

If you get lost on the African plains, Rob Clifford's top tips will help keep you alive until dawn...

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7 things to do for free in Salzburg

Don't be fooled by Salzburg's regal architecture, says Holly Gurr, there are plenty of things to do for free in this glorious Austrian city

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12 travel classics vs budget options

Want to travel more but pay less? Here’s how to enjoy the world's 12 ultimate travel experiences for less – and the low cost alternatives...

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7 solo travel dilemmas and how to solve them

Solo travel has plenty of advantages, but there will naturally be a few hurdles to overcome – some more predictable than others. Here's some advice for solving its pesky predicaments

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7 really, really useful things that most people forget to pack

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

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9 of the best things to do in Cuba

Find the perfect beach, listen to the best music and fall into the rhythm of this beguiling country – both on the dancefloor and in its somnolent countryside

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The world’s 5 most dangerous places to take selfies

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

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8 things you must do in Italy

Think you’ve done Italy? Here’s a list of activities guaranteed to show you another side of this most beloved of European destinations.

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10 weird travel health mysteries - solved!

From recurring boils to worms that crawl over your eyeballs, the world is full of unusual and downright horrifying ailments. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth introduces a few…

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Visa costs: How much is too much?

How much would you be prepared to pay for a travel visa - and would the price ever influence your trip?

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The biggest travel mistakes made by families and how to avoid them

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

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25 breathtaking photos of Western Australia

The winners of Wanderlust's Photo of the Year 2015 competition won a photography trip to Western Australia. From wildlife to epic landscapes, their photos from Australia's largest state will take your breath away

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Havana

Havana is a city brimming with life lived large. From old-fashioned taxis to a national obsession with ice cream, the capital of Cuba is a great place to explore as a family...

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France's 7 coolest campsites

Set on islands, farms and amongst the trees, these idiosyncratic campsites are guaranteed to take you to the heart of France and its culture

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5 best places to travel adventurously with toddlers

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...

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5 reasons your kids will love glamping

Glamping offers the excitement and adventure of camping with a dash of added comfort and charm. Here’s why your kids will say it's the best holiday your family has ever had

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Would you do the world's most dangerous walk?

The Caminito del Rey – the 'world's most dangerous walk' – reopened for business this year. Fancy it? We ask why some travellers just can't resist the risk

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10 essential books to read this summer

From humorous solo traveller tales to a novel set in a Parisian apartment block, Jude Brosnan from Stanford Books reviews 10 life-affirming books you should read this summer

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Photo Gallery: 15 incredible photos of Hoi An that put the ‘mellow in the yellow’

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

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How to try scuba diving for the first time – the safe way

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

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Blondes have more fun: exploring Alderney, from World War II history to puffins and hedgehogs

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...

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Travel vaccinations: which ones you really do need and how to cut the cost

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.

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15 of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations, by top wildlife photographers

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...

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Photo Gallery: 16 striking portraits of women from Mihaela Noroc’s travels around the world

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…

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Photo Gallery: 10 of Gray Malin’s unique perspectives, including aerial photography

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…

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Photo of the Year winner: Wild scenes in Botswana

From extraordinary wildlife to birds in flight and blazing sunsets, find out what makes Botswana "the most photogenic destination on the planet” as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner John Webster

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Photo Gallery: 18 fantastic photos of the world’s birds, from eagles to penguins

Condors, cranes, pelicans, vultures, flamingos… Wildlife photographer Graeme Green’s evocative pictures of birds, from Japan to Tanzania, will help your imagination take flight…

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Photo Gallery: 11 captivating photos from the Remembering Rhinos project

Wildlife photographers, including Art Wolfe and Mark Carwardine, captured intimate photos of rhinos around the world to raise awareness and funds to protect them

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10 tips to help you take better travel photos

From looking for 'stories' and respecting your subjects to going that extra mile for a special shot, Graeme Green reveals the 'tricks of the trade' that set great travel photographers apart

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Photo of the Year winner: Bringing South Africa's wildlife into focus

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

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15 fascinating destinations for travel photography – as chosen by top photographers

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

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7 things you always need to check when booking your travel insurance

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

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7 of the most beautiful places in Japan – and how to photograph them

Just west of Kyoto, Setouchi is a land of ancient shrines, grand bridges and island vistas – all ready and waiting to captured on Instagram...

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