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Hoatzin, Rio Napo, Amazon Basin, Ecuador. Image: Getty


Amazon: Bird is the word

The Amazon embraces seven countries that positively teem with birdlife, with Colombia’s total of over 1,800 species topping that of the USA and Australia combined. This feathered cornucopia ranges from jewel-like hummingbirds and tanagers to spectacular toucans and macaws. With… Read more »

Future travel technology. Image: Getty


Technology: Future travel right now

There was a time not so long ago when the cutting edge in travel technology was trains, planes and automobiles. While those are still getting faster, comfier and more efficient, a host of more hidden technologies are changing our travel… Read more »

River dolphins. Image: Getty


Amazon: Swimming with river dolphins

In the brown waters of the mighty Amazon, fresh water river dolphins are under threat. Don a snorkelling mask and jump in for a swim with these friendly creatures to help support local conservation efforts Read more »

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.


Tackling Mount Kilimanjaro

One of the most popular extreme charity challenges, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, is no walk in the park. The route to the so-called Roof of Africa is rough and relentless but it takes hikers through no less than five climate zones,… Read more »

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. Image: 4Corners


The Cool List: 16 for 2016

We’ve scoured the planet for this year’s must-see destinations and come up with an eclectic list of top spots for culture, cuisine, festive celebrations, pristine coastline... and places to go Read more »

Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest. Image: Corbis


Europe’s best budget breaks

If you had a £300 travel budget what would you do with it? We’ve pulled together ideas for you to try, from city escapes and day breaks to thought-provoking tours further afield, to prove you can get away without spending… Read more »