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Europe

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.

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Active and Adventure Experiences Family

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.

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British Isles Slow Travel

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. 

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British Isles Slow Travel

The best little-known lakes in England

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

The Gentleman Pirate of Barbados

Stede Bonnet (1688-1718) was an unlikely Barbadian pirate because he was a wealthy landowner of a 400-acre estate southeast of Bridgetown. For some unexplained reason, and despite his lack of sailing experience, he abandoned his wife, children, land and fortune, and turned to piracy in 1717. It was rumoured he had marital problems, or he […]

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Europe

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

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

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North America & Caribbean

Beards and Bims – the naming of Barbados

Portuguese explorer Pedro a Campos ‘discovered’ Barbados in 1536, and it was he who named the island Los Barbados, which means ‘the bearded ones’.

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Culture North America & Caribbean

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.

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Active and Adventure British Isles Featured

The best paddleboarding routes in England

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

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Africa Rwanda Wildlife

The best wildlife encounters in Rwanda

Your comprehensive guide to finding Rwanda’s most intriguing wildlife including gorillas, chameleons and rhinos.