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Paddling Britain: the best lake routes for paddleboarding

Highland lochs, Welsh mountain lakes and, of course, the Lake District itself – Britain is awash with vast bodies of water that are perfect for paddleboarding. 

Paddling Britain: the best rivers and canals for paddleboarding

From the serene Lancaster Canal to the bustling Thames, Britain's rivers are a wonder for the paddleboarder to explore.

Paddling Britain: the best coastal routes for paddleboarding

The British coastline is a vast expanse of different terrains, making it particularly attractive to paddlers, kayakers and canoers alike.

Five reasons to visit Somaliland

Somaliland is a unique, strange and intriguing place that is seemingly worlds away from its Somali neighbours. 

Are you a family traveller with a tale to tell?

Bradt seeks true stories about travelling with children to include in a new book!

The best birdwatching sites in the world

Whether you are a novice or an avid birdwatcher, aviary spectacles can be amongst the greatest in the animal kingdom.

The best monasteries in Europe

From stunning landscapes to sites of historical and cultural importance, monasteries provide a wealth of interest for the avid traveller.

Rwanda: beyond the gorillas

Discover Rwanda's best kept travel secrets, from hiking Mount Bisoke to watching the stunning Intore dance performances.

Exceptional places to visit in 2018

Planning a trip for 2018? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

Gorilla tourism in Rwanda

Put crudely, while tourism is probably integral to the survival of the mountain gorilla, the survival of the mountain gorilla is certainly integral to the growth of Rwanda’s tourist industry. 

A walking tour of Almaty

Discover what not to miss on a visit to Almaty with our walking tour of the city. 

Six reasons to visit Kazakhstan

Stretching from Tian Shan's snow-capped peaks across expanses of steppe to the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan has much to offer.

Maraba Bourbon Gourmet Coffee

Rwanda’s Maraba Bourbon coffee is one of the country’s success stories.

The Virungas

Author Philip Briggs describes the spectacular chain of volcanic cones that border Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.

9 runs around the world

Some of our favourite alternative marathons from around the world.

Safari activities in Botswana

Whether you’re on your first safari or your fiftieth, Botswana won’t disappoint. These activities will ensure your visit to this wildlife-rich destination is as memorable as possible. 

Five reasons to visit Botswana

From exploring the natural beauty of the Chobe National Park, to taking in the impressive Tsodilo Hills, here are our top five reasons to visit Botswana. 

Traditional life for the San

Author Chris McIntyre looks at the most studied social group on the planet.

Five reasons to visit Rwanda

Peerless wildlife experiences, exceptional scenery and off-the-beaten-track safari – five reasons why now is the time to visit Rwanda.

The 7 Natural Wonders of the World

How many of these natural wonders are on your travel list? 

Emilia-Romagna: a foodie paradise

Even within a country that is itself known worldwide for its popular cuisine, the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is famed for its delectable food.

Kamageri’s Rock

Janice Booth recounts her version of this ancient tale.

Habibi

In this extract from Beastly Journeys, Sheelagh Reynolds tells of her travels through Morocco and the souvenir she didn't expect to be bringing home. 

Painted Wolves

In this extract from Beastly Journeys, Jonathan Scott recalls his time spent living alongside a pack of African wild dogs in the Serengeti. 

Finding Gobi

In 2016, ultra runner Dion Leonard was racing in the Gobi Desert when a stray dog followed him and changed both of their lives forever. 

Banana republic

The banana is an integral feature of Rwandan life.

The world’s best Roman sites (outside Rome)

Rome may have been the epicentre of the Roman Empire, but the reach of this vast civilisation was far greater than just the Italian capital.

Memorials of the Vendée Wars

If you’re travelling to the Vendée and want to touch its identity, you need to unlock its dark history. A perfect way of doing so is by visiting these memorials to the bloody conflict.

From Swaziland to eSwatini

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more.

Which binoculars are best for me?

Binoculars are a fabulous tool for getting close to nature, but the selection process can feel daunting! Let James Lowen talk you through it. 

Family-friendly wildlife weekends

Europe abounds in family-friendly wildlife-watching opportunities. Here's James Lowen's pick of the best. 

European city breaks for wildlife lovers

Can’t decide whether you want a city break or a nature-oriented trip to Europe? Why not do both culture and vulture on the same short holiday?

Best churches in South Devon and Dartmoor

Our founder Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth, authors of Slow Travel: South Devon and Dartmoor, discuss their favourite churches from the region.

Dartmoor ponies

In contrast to its Exmoor counterparts, the Dartmoor ponies are varied in appearance. 

Best British churches

Some people go to church, others go to churches.

Brixham to Dartmouth by sea: a guide for birders

From guillemots to gulls, wildlife expert Tony Soper explains which birds you’re likely to see in this region.

The best wildlife opportunities in Antarctica

Wildlife expert Tony Soper chooses his favourite wildlife-watching opportunities in Antarctica.

Suffolk’s best heritage sites

Suffolk is home to an immense array of historical sites, monuments, museums and stately homes that showcase its rich history and Anglo-Saxon heritage.

Five reasons to visit Suffolk

Abundant in picturesque towns, magnificent country walks and a beautiful coastline, Suffolk has plenty of areas to explore.

A walk in Constable Country

Laurence Mitchell retraces John Constable's steps on a walk through the Stour Valley.

Eight reasons to visit Norfolk

From charming towns and villages to a glorious coastline – there's plenty to explore in Norfolk.

Five family days out in Norfolk

If you're visiting Norfolk, make sure these family-friendly day trips are on your itinerary!