Issue number: 166
From the Great Wall of China to the Grand Canyon - we show you how to skip the queues and leave the flag-waving tour guides in your dust. Includes: Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Uluru, Masai Mara, The Amazon, Petra, Bagan and more...
Join us as we paddle with the orcas (aka killer whales) in British Columbia's famous Johnstone Strait PLUS: 7 alternative destinations to get close to these majestic marine mammals.
Swap Thailand's tourist-packed beaches for Trat Province, where green tourism is helping villages to preserve a way of life under threat, proving ethical travel is good for travellers and locals.
Think 'road trip' and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the road to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic...
Journey to French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands by boat to discover a real paradise rich in local culture, history and dramatic landscapes.
Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Dervla Murphy, Kate Humble - we find out the books that inspired our travel heros to have adventures.
Plus... How you could help solve travel's hidden waste problem, Ed Stafford keeps his clothes on; Best cycling trips, First 24 hours in gateway to the fjords - Bergan, Norway; Discovering medieval grandeur in Prague; Eating and drinking your way around Spain's San Sebastian; Luggage - tested, and lots, lots more...
He was abandoned naked on a desert island for two months and became the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon – we talk paranoia, obsession and professional rivalries with TV’s favourite (formerly) nude adventurerRead more
The Johnstone Strait, off the coast of Canada's Vancouver Island, is one of the best places in the world for spotting orcas – all it takes is a kayak and a little patience…Read more
For the villages of eastern Thailand, sustainable tourism is helping to preserve a way of life under threat, proving that ethical travel is good for travellers and localsRead more
This year Guyana is celebrating 50 years of independence with a huge party. Here’s how you can join in – either in Guyana or in your own homeRead more
With a rich maritime history and great walking on its doorstep, Phoebe Smith discovers the gateway to the fjords is a place worth visiting in its own right…Read more
Coastline, cuisine and a lot of cider: Thomas Rees enjoys the fine pleasures and tasty treasures of the Basque Country’s new European Capital of CultureRead more
For centuries, visitors to French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands have tried to make them fit their own ideas of what a paradise should be – but the reality is so much betterRead more
Think ‘road trip’ and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the tarmac to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic…Read more
Big enough to carry everything, light enough to stick within travel limits, and strong enough to stand up to the rigours of travel... here's how to buy the right luggageRead more
Breath-taking landscapes, exciting wildlife and adventurous sports. Welcome to Canada's best National Parks...Read more
The right words can spark the explorer in anyone, as we found when we asked today’s best-known travellers to share the books that shaped their world…Read more
From Great Wall to Grand Canyon – skip the queues and leave flag-waving tour guides in your dust with these alternative approaches to the world’s most-visited sitesRead more
Trek, sail and eat your way through the beautiful islands of the AegeanRead more
Escape Crete's busy tourist spots and see some of the most spectacular scenery in GreeceRead more
Weave through medieval villages, travel the 17km Vikos gorge and canoe between Kípi and Tsepélovo in Epirus.Read more
Explore ancient ruins, taste elegant wine and cycle through stunning gorges in The PeloponneseRead more