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New Orleans: fast facts, travel tips and a pronunciation guide

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2021 is cancelled, but it's never too soon to start planning a trip to New Orleans, where there's something fun...

Caught in the Canary Islands Part 2

In Part One of Monica's tale, she found herself on the remote island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, as lockdown restrictions were...

Which countries are beating coronavirus?

No country on Earth has escaped the effects of coronavirus. But one year on from the virus beginning to take hold globally, its impact...

Cave-dwelling on the Island of Eternal Spring

Once again this solo wandering female is on the road. What a fab time to travel - at a time when most of this planet's...

Six times travellers got SCAMMED

You may be a seasoned traveller - but would you fall for these scams? Let’s be clear: the vast majority of locals you meet while...

From Hong Kong to Taiwan During Covid19

At the beginning of 2020, I flew back to Hong Kong after spending Christmas in the U.K. Little did I know that it would...

Caught in the Canary Islands Part 1

From winter until early 2020, I traveled the Cape Verde Islands, with the goal of eventually reaching Spain. Things didn’t go exactly to plan. I...

10 travellers who inspired us in 2020

OK, let’s deal with the elephant in the room: 2020 was not a classic year for travel. Trips were cancelled. Travel companies folded. Hiking boots...

What is Winter Sport Insurance?

Winter. Hit the slopes, right? But what happens if mid-slalom, that region slides into a red zone and minutes later, you slide into a...

8 of the BEST adventure travel tour companies (and experiences)

Solo travel is great - you against the world armed only with a map, a passport and a keen sense of adventure. But sometimes you...

The best European ski and snowboard adventures to beat lockdown blues

OK, 2020 hasn’t been a classic year for adventure pursuits. But lockdown will end. And when it does, what better way to celebrate our freedom...

Travel in Europe: the good, the bad and the ugly

I’d almost forgotten what an airport looked like. One hundred and eighty-nine long days after the UK went into its first lockdown, it was finally...
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