Activities

London

Going native

Andrew Ryan It was a tough assignment, but someone had to do it. Andrew Ryan goes on a London pub crawl.

London

Bid to save Cutty Sark from sinking

Richard Baker Time and tide are taking a toll on one of London's most visited attractions. By Richard Baker.

Phuket sails upmarket

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Phuket's postcard-perfect beaches once welcomed masses of backpackers, but the island is rapidly turning into an upmarket holiday spot by becoming Asia's premier sailing destination.

Northern Thailand

Dust and drama on the roads less travelled

Frank Brandmaier Expect the unexpected if you go off-road north-west of Chiang Mai, writes Frank Brandmaier.

Wild Animal Rescue

A walk through...Chatuchak market

Gary Walsh Bangkok's biggest market is sweaty, crowded, smelly and endlessly fascinating, writes Gary Walsh.

South-East Asia

Land cruiser

Gary Walsh Cocooned in his ritzy train, Gary Walsh rocks and rolls through a colourful corner of South-East Asia.

Tahiti

Treasure island

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Harriet Upjohn The painful truth behind pearls is not the only surprise in paradise, Harriet Upjohn writes.

400th anniversary

On the trail of Don Quixote

James Shrimpton Visitors will go by horse, bicycle or on foot along Europe's longest eco-trail, James Shrimpton writes.

Spain

Playground of the terrible lizard

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Kevin Pilley steps back in time as he walks in the footsteps of dinosaurs in the foothills of northern Spain.

Spain:

Murder on the menu

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If the food, festivals or wine can't lure you to Morella in Spain then the storytelling might, writes Amanda Wilson.

Saragossa

An old charmer

Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix A relaxed way of life as well as historical treasures have been preserved in Saragossa. Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix report.

Rioja

Wine's warriors

Kevin Pilley Armed with litres of cheap plonk, Kevin Pilley goes off to fight in a centuries-old conflict.

Barcelona

Eat your heart out

Michael Kessler Trendy Barcelona, the home of great art and architecture, is getting serious about food.

Camino de Santiago

To be a pilgrim

Daniel Ziffer The Camino de Santiago is just a line on a map, running inland from France to what was, until the advent of improved geography, the end of the known world.

Skiing among royalty

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Not far from the Maladeta massif and Pico Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees, is Spain's largest ski resort, Baqueira Beret.

Majorca

Head for the hills

Michael Kessler Michael Kessler finds some peace and quiet away from Majorca's beach, beer and burn brigade.

Brazil

Music festival celebrates a valley built on the bean

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Ute Junker There are no concert halls or theatres in Brazil's Vale do Cafe (Coffee Valley), which means the organisers of the annual coffee festival have to be creative.

Bolivia

Upping the Andes

A woman selling limes, peppers and beans on the street in La Paz.

Kate Armstrong samples the offerings of La Paz, from the sublime to the sinister.

Chile

Peaks, pleasure & Paine

Daniel Dasey It's a frontier world in the rugged Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia. By Daniel Dasey.

Galapagos Islands

Vive the evolution

Seal

Genevieve Swart Genevieve Swart follows in her idol's footsteps - apart from eating the tortoises.