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The Konso

Philip Briggs writes about the Konso communities in Ethiopia.

The Omo Valley

The people of the Omo Valley are deeply African in every sense. 

Scar hunting

Feeding time for the nomads.

Old Man: the end of a reign

When the time came, Old Man would have to fight for his pride, and maybe his life.

A duck’s eye view of the Beaulieu River

Kayaking is a fantastic way to see the New Forest.

Fell running in the Yorkshire Dales

Mike Bagshaw explores the popularity of fell running in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Five reasons to visit São Tomé & Príncipe

From exploring plantations to catching a glimpse of the ibis, the islands of São Tomé & Príncipe have so much more to offer than their tiny size would suggest. 

The unique wildlife of Galápagos

Four of the most diverse animals of the Galápagos Archipelago, ranging from the iconic giant tortoise to the more unusual marine iguana. 

My Perfect Day in Cornwall competition – winner

The winner of our My Perfect Day in Cornwall competition is announced! 

Sounds of our Shores

This summer the National Trust, British Library and National Trust for Scotland are aiming to complete a sound map of the UK's coastline, Mike Collins from the National Trust explains more. 

Video: A Glimpse of Eternal Snows

Watch and listen as author Jane Wilson-Howarth reads the opening pages of her book, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows.

The Slow ethos

The word ‘Slow’ is used a lot these days in terms of travel – but what does it actually mean?

Five reasons to visit Dumfries and Galloway

Individuality and authenticity are what make Dumfries and Galloway so appealing.

Luxembourg: a UNESCO tour

For such a small country, Luxembourg has a far richer history and culture than you might think.  

Mission improbable

The following anecdote is taken from Bob’s diary in 1976, from an overland trip on which he was a client. This extract was originally written while travelling through the Central African Republic.

Secret Britain – sites to savour in Yorkshire

BBC's Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson seek out the hidden sites few tourists see.

Interview with Hilary Bradt

To celebrate the release of her new Slow Travel North Devon & Exmoor guide, we chat to Hilary Bradt about the region and what makes it special to her. 

Interview with Donald Greig and Darren Flint

We chat to Donald and Darren, authors of our new Slow Travel Dumfries & Galloway guide, about their tips for travel writing and exploring the area. 

Interview with Kirsty Fergusson

We chat to Kirsty Fergusson, author of our Slow Travel Cornwall guide, about the county and her best-ever Cornish pasty. 

Foraging in Dumfries and Galloway

Resident forager Mark Williams shares some advice on foraging in the region.

The Metropolitan Filaret comes to town

Nigel Roberts visited Vetka in 2001 to attend the consecration of its new Orthodox Church.

Bathhouse culture

The bathhouse is a distinct feature of rural Belarusian life.

Interview with Phoebe Smith

To celebrate the publication of her Wilderness Weekends guide, we chat to Phoebe Smith for her tips on wild camping. 

Interview with Philip Briggs

To celebrate the publication of his new guide to Suriname, we chat to author Philip Briggs about the country and his tips for aspiring travel writers. 

Interview with Levison Wood

In 2014, Levison Wood became the first man in history to walk the length of the River Nile. We chat to Lev about the trip and his inspirations, motivations and tips for aspiring explorers. 

Ebola – the truth

Philip Briggs, who lives in Africa and is author of over a dozen Bradt guidebooks, discusses the reality of the ebola risk.

Zanzibar doors

Zanzibar's spectacular doorways will make you travel through time. 

Eccentrics on New Year’s Eve

The year end sees Britain's most violent, dramatic and colourful ceremonies. 

2015 Calendar: European Capital of Culture

Over 300 events will take place in and around Mons in 2015, as it is a European Capital of Culture.

Where to go in December

Whether it’s carnivals, ghost towns or turkey soup that you’re after, here’s where to head in December.

Where to go in November

All the most exciting places to visit this November.

Where, when and how to look for invertebrates

Find out where to see Madagascar's incredible invertebrates with our handy guide.

Britain from the Rails Press Release

New title for November 2014 – Britain from the Rails by Benedict le Vay

Gabon press release

New title for October 2014 – Gabon by Annelies Hickendorff

A student in Soviet Estonia

Tina Tamman talks about student life in Soviet Tartu.

Hip, hippo, hooray!

In March 2011, Matt McGinn, manager of Mbuluzi Game Reserve, faced an unusual dilemma.

Interview with Mike Unwin

We chat to eSwatini author Mike Unwin about his experiences in the tiny African kingdom. 

Traditional arts: statues and masks

Author Sean Connolly explores the unique features and religious background of Gabon’s famous mask and statue art.

Forest-based communities

Gabon’s indigenous forest-based communities, the so-called ‘Pygmies’, are located throughout the country and continue to face discrimination, as author Sean Connolly explains. 


Author Sean Connolly describes the traditional beliefs and practices of Bwiti, the most widespread male secret society in Gabon.

Interview with Marco Muscarà

We chat to Marco Muscarà, an Italian freelance photographer, whose images feature in our São Tomé, Paraguay and Cape Verde guides.

Estonian food

With a wide range of foreign restaurants opening all over the country, Estonia is far more gastronomically diverse than ever before. Maila Saar helps us to identify the mainstays of traditional Estonian cuisine.