A royal weekend: Prince Philip and the Nelsons

Following their remarkable adventure on the Galápagos Islands, Bryan and June Nelson encountered Prince Philip once again – this time in the Scottish wilds.

Better than blossoms: Japan’s Kuroshima Cow Festival

Arm-wrestling cats, defecating cattle and the chance to win your very own cow – Jo Davey takes the bull by the horns at this quintessentially Japanese bovine festival.

Festival fun: the most unusual championships in England

Forget football or horse-racing, when it comes to competitions, these unassuming villages like to do things a little differently.

All fired up: England’s bizarre bonfire night traditions

From flaming torches to blazing tar barrels.

The world’s creepiest destinations

Nine places only the bravest of travellers would dare visit…

London’s creepiest attractions

A tour of the city’s most grisly places …

Pug life: Food hall for dogs to open in Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s once-famous Bobby & Co department store is set to reopen at the end of July, with Verve Properties, an ethical property company, working…

The quirkier the better: England’s most eccentric museums

From a lawnmower shrine to walls lined with cuckoo clocks – and everything in between.

Bottoms up: Yukon’s sourtoe cocktail

Anyone fancy a glass of Yukon Jack whiskey garnished with a genuine, severed human toe?

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s hardiest bird

You think your life is hard? Try swapping places with the emperor penguin.

Species in the Spotlight: the ocean’s most versatile actor

Is it a fish? Is it snake? Is it a crab? No, it is – believe it or not – an octopus!

Unique sleeps: the best quirky accommodation in England

Who wants to spend the night in a tiny chapel?

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s walking artichoke

A metre-long ant-eating pinecone?

Short tales on long trips: an unexpected reunion

Friends reunited!

Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.