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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.

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!

Walks round Flamborough Head

Our walk of the week give you the chance to visit not one, but two lighthouses, writes Mike Bagshaw.

Tour de Yorkshire

Mike Bagshaw takes us on a tour of the Yorkshire towns and villages along the route of the Grand Départ.

Pargeting

This art of decorative plastering is a regular feature of buildings across Suffolk.

Making the most of your time in Tajikistan

The challenge with Tajikistan is not selecting what to include but rather what to leave out.

Sri Lanka by rail

Sometimes travelling is about the journey more than the destination. This is especially true when taking a train trip through scenic Sri Lanka.

Impenetrable

Dom Tulett travelled to Uganda as part of his prize for winning the 2016 Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year award. This is Dom's account of that unforgettable trip.

The Gambia’s best birdwatching sites

Close to 600 species of bird have been recorded in The Gambia. To be in with the best chance of spotting some of them, you should head to one of these sites. 

The Gambia – for crocodile pools, handicrafts and indulgent eco-lodges

Didn't think it was possible to get a taste of Africa in a long weekend? Think again.

The Stone Circles of Senegambia

Author Philip Briggs explores these ancient stone circles, each one reminiscent of a miniature Stonehenge, which form one of Africa’s most enigmatic and intriguing archaeological relicts.

Alex Haley, Juffureh and the Roots saga

The Roots Tour to Juffureh and environs remains one of the most popular excursions from the resorts that line the coast south of Banjul thanks to Aley Haley’s Roots.

Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project

Author Philip Briggs describes the work of The Gambia’s Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project.  

What’s in a name? A historical tour of Freetown

Uncover the international influences of Freetown’s past with our historical tour of the capital.

Hunting for witches

With a fearsome reputation and spellbinding show, the special powers of the Shenge will leave you mesmerised.

Survival and strength

The only thing that matches the horror of the civil war is the tales of hope and determination that have come out of it. Bambay Sawaneh’s story is one of them.

Corinium and the wool church

Creating guidebooks is an all-consuming job, so each year the staff at Bradt HQ recharge their batteries by going on a company outing.

An Uncommon Walk

There are walks that get you from A to B, hikes that form a stretch of long-distance trail and then there are easy-going walks for no purpose other than to lift the soul. A walk on Minchinhampton Common does just that.

The Barrel Store

We called the New Brewery Art's upmarket hostel The Barrel Store home during our trip to Cirencester. Find out what makes it so special. 

Dinner at The Fleece

Food glorious food! We dined at Cirencester's newly refurbished The Fleece during our staff outing, and we weren't disappointed. 

When in Rome…

Cirencester is steeped in Roman history – the Bradt team took a tour around the town with living historian Cherry Hubbard and visited the famous Corinium Museum to find out more.

Outdoor adventure in Transylvania

If you're looking for an action-packed activity holiday Transylvania is the place for you.

Going underground: the world’s best caves

This isn't one for claustraphobes.

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?

I did it highway: The world’s greatest roads

Check out these classic coastal routes and steep mountain switchbacks

Welcome to the world, St Helena

After countless delays and postponements, the first flight to St Helena has finally touched down on rocky soil. There's never been a better time to plan a visit.

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