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How to be a travel writer

Do you aspire to transform your love of writing into a lucrative career? Take some inspiration from our 10 handy tips, and put pen to paper Read more »

Gare du Nord, Paris, France. Image: Getty


The age of the train

With the introduction of high-speed rail between Paris and Barcelona, you can depart London St Pancras and arrive in the Catalan capital in just 10-and-a-half hours. And while the scenery can be breathtaking en route, it’s the Mediterranean that’s the… Read more »

Mekong River Cruise - A family on a wooden boat, Mekong River, near Tan Chau, Vietnam


The Mekong: Mystic river

Sleepy and serene, the Mekong is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, lacing a lush green landscape of mangroves, languid backwaters and lost stories of human survival. Discover life on its banks aboard a cruise, from the laid-back ports of Cambodia… Read more »

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The new age of hostels

The outdated image of youth hostels well and truly belongs in the past. The new breed of hostels have free wi-fi, en suite bathrooms, designer decor and facilities more usually associated with three- or four-star hotels Read more »

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Thrill seekers: Theme parks

We select some of the best parks to entertain and satisfy adrenalin junkies, fresh air fiends and pilgrims to the House of Mouse Read more »

The Scottish island of Skye forms the backdrop to the movie adaptation of Macbeth. Image: Getty.


The 2015 Cool List

Looking ahead at this year’s top trends, we ask our experts what they think will hit the headlines in 2015 Read more »

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Country collecting

From stamps to Twitter followers — as a species we just can’t resist collecting things. So should we dash around the world, purely to collect stamps in our passports? A growing number of clubs welcoming the world’s most travelled people… Read more »

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The secret seven: Lesser-known safari destinations

Think you know African safaris? Think again. While classic destinations such as Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana’s mega-bucks reserves grab the lions’ share of big game-spotting tourists, lesser-known nations are coming out of the bush with innovative walking safaris, regenerated game… Read more »

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The future of travel search engines

Scouring the web for travel inspiration can be daunting. But the rise of ‘semantic’ search engines and metasearch promises a new era, with the internet recast as an intelligent, intuitive ally that seems to knows what you want — even… Read more »