9 runs around the world

Some of our favourite alternative marathons from around the world.

The road to ruin

Abandoned cities, crumbling stelaes, slave trade relicts – Africa really does have some remarkable ruins. 

Where to go in September

Tour a temple in Taiwan or enjoy a tipple in Luxembourg. Find out what else September has to offer.

Rock on: Africa’s most impressive rock art

Africa has some magnificent centuries-old rock art — how many have you visited?

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.

The African elephant

Almost everything about this animal is extraordinary.