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Top 10 green travel tips

Travel companies are falling over themselves to prove their eco credentials — and win your well-meaning custom. But how can you separate the green from the greenwash and ensure that you’re a real-deal, low-impact traveller? Read more »

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Making the most of air miles

Free flights and free upgrades are there for the taking, according to the big-hitting airlines and their frequent flyer schemes. But are these so-called loyalty programs a no-brainer for travellers, or something of a swindle? Read more »

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Long weekend: Eastern & Oriental Express

All aboard this lavish leader of the track from Singapore to Bangkok. Glimpse paddy fields, palm plantations and Malaysian jungle from the comfort of your carriage, pull into Penang’s market and the Bridge on the River Kwai, and discover the… Read more »

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Travel like a local

The trend for doing things ‘like a local’ is not going away. But can technology break down the barriers between travellers and locals and bring them closer together? Read more »

Luxury Travel: Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, Sicily, Italy


The ultimate luxury travel experiences

The White Nights Ball in St Petersburg, the Chateau Marmont Hotel, a Namibian walking safari… Your most luxurious travel experience? We asked some of travel’s top names to relive their most memorable and exhilarating trips — and where they might… Read more »

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Accessible travel

Travellers with a long-term health problem or disability are often well catered for — it just requires a little research Read more »

Participants get stuck in at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Image: Bear Grylls Survival Academy


Survival of the fittest

Good food, creature comforts. Just two things you’re unlikely to find on a survival course. So why are an increasing number of us paying to spend days sleeping rough in the great outdoors? Read more »

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On the real ale trail

Cask beer, microbreweries, real ale tours: small independent producers are tempting travellers all over the globe. From ale by rail in the UK to specialist beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest, there’s never been a better time to sink a… Read more »