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“When I’m working with my camera, I’m in my happy place”

We talk to Bella Falk of Passport & Pixels — our Photographer of the Month

Foodie days out in England

From chillis to chips, from ciders to cream.

Nature notes: August’s wildlife highlights

August promises plenty of wildlife highlights in Britain, whether that's at the seaside or, often, much closer to home.

Introducing Walkhighlands: the free walking resource in the Inner Hebrides

In this interview, Walkhighlands founder Helen Webster shares her expertise from over a decade spent exploring Scotland's Inner Hebrides.

A road trip along Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast

This mini road trip along Yorkshire's Heritage Coast packs in plenty of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery.

The best castles in Emilia-Romagna

Those with a penchant for history will not be short of places to visit in this part of Italy.

Walk of the Week: a ramble around Mount Edgcumbe

Park, wood, lake and cliff all feature in this pleasant walk through and around the Rame Peninsula's rolling Mount Edgcumbe estate.

The dos and don’ts of wild plants: an expert guide to foraging

Some helpful tips for foraging in the wild in Dorset from expert John Wright.

Undiscovered beaches: a holiday on the Flemish coast

Linger a while and you’ll find that the Belgian coast has a charm of its own.

The best alternative European beach destinations

There's more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

Malta and Gozo’s top swimming spots

There are some wonderful places to swim and sunbathe in Malta and Gozo.

Best seaside towns in the UK, as chosen by you

Consumer expert Which? has released its annual list of the best coastal destinations in the UK. But what made the list?

Walk of the Week: a scramble along Curbar Edge in the Peak District

This route makes the craggy landscape more accessible for the amateur, while still showcasing its dramatic views.

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books that are relatable

Jonathan Lorie picks those classic travel books that are full of relatable tales.

Croatia away from the crowds: exploring Istria’s hilltop towns

Inland Istria steps down a gear or two – enter a world of perfectly preserved medieval hill towns, hidden frescoes and heavenly food.

The best family days out in England

From wildlife parks and pony centres to gnome reserves and garden mazes, England offers plenty of great days out for adults and kids alike.

The best beaches in Sierra Leone

Each beach has a character and style of its own, from the colour of its sand to the quality of its waves.

What not to miss in Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyneside

The culture hub of the North East offers a wealth of attractions.

A hiker’s paradise: 5 of the best Northumberland walks

When it comes to walks, Northumberland has almost too much on offer.

A summer break in Bratislava

Surrounded by lush hills and bisected by the Danube, the Slovak capital is an ideal location for a summer getaway.

The remotest of the remote: getting off-grid in the Faroe Islands

If you like your holidays really remote, then these are the islands for you.

Pre-booked toilet breaks and million-dollar fines: how Taiwan managed to control COVID-19

The island has seen only 451 cases and seven deaths.

The unmissables: the best of what to see and do in Bratislava

Discover what not to miss on a trip to the Slovakian capital.

‘You cannot just walk off a mountain’: a family adventure to remember in the Scottish wilderness

Nicola Chester got more than she bargained for on her family holiday.

Walk of the Week: a circular route from Walberswick, Suffolk

This circular walk explores a landscape that has attracted football stars and Impressionist painters alike.

Forget the Caribbean: these are the best beaches in Orkney and the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish island chains are home to some of the most spectacular sands in the UK.

The best farm shops in England

The country has plenty to offer when it comes to fantastic local produce.

Malta reopens to British travellers

“Oh, to be in Malta right now!” says Juliet Rix, author of the Bradt Guide to Malta and Gozo. She and I were both due to visit the Mediterranean island nation in March but then, of course, everything changed. Fortunately, Juliet’s dream is now a little more achievable because, from today, British travellers can enter…

Stars, sands and seas: how to reconnect with nature in Britain

Brian Jackman, author of Wild about Britain, chooses some of his favourite experiences in nature

Far from the madding crowds: places to explore in the Basque Country and Navarre

Beautiful Basque ticks all the boxes for those seeking sunny wide-open spaces with less footfall (which, lets face it, is most of us right now).

The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

The best wildlife experiences in Orkney

From greater skuas to grey seals, Orkney boasts a wealth of fantastic wildlife-watching opportunities. 

Tunisia is now fully open to UK tourists

The government announced last week that Brits can now visit without the need for quarantine.

Río Coco, Nicaragua, designated as first UNESCO Geopark in Central America

The Río Coco Geopark, in Nicaragua, has become the first UNESCO Geopark in Central America, and only the eighth in Latin America. The Nicaraguan Geopark, in Madriz in the north of the country, is one of 15 new designations of significant sites across the world, such as in the UK and Canada. Before the announcement…

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books with great plots

Travel-writing expert Jonathan Lorie shares some more of his favourite travel books.

Waterfalls, saffron and long lost civilizations: discovering northern Greece

Greece is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations, yet the country's north remains fairly off the beaten track.

Messing about on the water: an interview with Lizzie Carr

We chat to top paddleboarder Lizzie Carr about the sport's dramatic rise in popularity.

Walk of the Week: the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way

Explore one of England's 'Walkers are Welcome' towns on this delightful 2½-mile circular route. 

The best little-known lakes in England

Discover our favourite bodies of water away from the Lake District.

Exploring France away from the crowds: a summer holiday in the Vendée

This French region has all the ingredients for a classic family holiday.

Life is sweet: Barbados’ Crop Over festival

The origins of the festival can be traced back to the 1780s when Barbados was one of the world’s largest producers of sugar.

The best paddleboarding routes in England

Our favourite lesser-known SUP spots from around the country.