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New experiences in Ecuador

New experiences in Ecuador

It was the opening of Mashpi Lodge, an eco-aware and architecturally unique hideaway deep in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, last year that tempted travellers seeking luxuries such as bathtubs and spa treatments away from Quito and into the wilds of Ecuador. (more…)

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

Award-winning photographer David Rogers has spent the last 15 years of his life capturing stunning scenes of the South and East African landscape at hundreds of different locations. (more…)

Limited edition hiking

Limited edition hiking

The four-day hike from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island has been called ‘the greatest walk on earth’ and celebrates its 125th anniversary when it opens for the summer once again this month. (more…)

Going underground

Going underground

Want to get under the skin of Belize? Blancaneaux Lodge has launched a series of caving adventures to take travellers deeper into this Central American land.

The lodge – one of Francis Ford Coppola’s hotels – sits in the Maya Mountains, surrounded by rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. (more…)

Come on in, the waters freezing!

Come on in, the waters freezing!

‘Why isn’t everyone doing this?’ a friend once exclaimed, agog, after her first-ever snorkelling experience on the island of Koh Lanta. Well, quite. The difference a mask makes! (more…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Michel Roux Jr’s recently opened restaurant in Parliament Square is currently home to a collection of rare mirrors worth over ?1 million – one belonging to former Prime Minister Sir William Gladstone. (more…)

Gold-star skies

Gold-star skies

A huge swathe of Northumberland has been named Europe’s biggest Dark Sky Park. The 579-square miles of Northumberland’s National Park and adjoining Kielder Water is now set to become a hub for European astro-tourism. (more…)

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

It might scorching over here, but Australia is now heading into autumn, when the blistering sun takes a bit of a break and the oppressive temperatures that characterise much of the summer months drop down to a pleasant mid-to-low 20°C. (more…)

Take a road trip through Chile

Take a road trip through Chile

New road movie Thursday till Sunday follows a family travelling through the longest, thinnest country in the world: Chile. There is a melancholic and elegiac quality to it, as we watch them go swimming in a fast, fresh river, walking in the scrubby desert, camping out in the woods, and climbing up the rocks to leave food for a heart-broken hermit. (more…)

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