Exploring Africa's thriving cities and natural wonders

From sweeping grasslands and desert dunes to glittering skyscrapers and hipster hangouts — Africa can do natural paradises and urban hubs equally well.

Grand Canyon: Tackling the rim-to-rim hike

Rack up the miles on a Rim-to-Rim hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon that includes an overnight stay in the gorge with stargazing, plus cooling waterfalls — a welcome surprise in one of the hottest, driest places on Earth.
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Planning a weekend in Banff? Plan it for Autumn

Long days, clear skies and wide-open spaces begging to be explored make the Canadian Rockies an inspired autumn destination.

Mauritius: Beyond the beach

Heady hikes, blissful solitude, abundant greenery and panoramic views: discover a new side of Mauritius

Diving and snorkelling in Pemba, Tanzania

Quiet and rural, Pemba Island is one of East Africa’s best diving and snorkelling spots

Exploring the volcanoes of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a geological hotspot — 19 volcanoes are strung across the west coast of this Central American country. Some produce apocalyptic acid rain, a few harbour orchids that bloom for a single day, others have churning lava lakes, plenty are smoking, many are tranquil. But all have played a part in literally shaping the country

New itineraries for family adventures

Family adventure has never been more popular, and there’s a raft of new trips with which to channel your brood’s intrepid spirit

Hungary: All along the watchtowers

A final frontier marked by Soviet-era observation towers finding new life in nature reserves, West Hungary’s scant population has an identity rooted firmly in its position at the edge of the map 

Off-grid Indian Ocean: La Digue, Seychelles

The lesser-known corners of the Indian Ocean are where you’ll find pristine jungle hikes, hands-on conservation experiences, grassroots tours, off-grid islands and low-key lodges, plus some of the world’s best underwater wildlife — La Digue is no exception

How to spend a weekend in the Faroe Islands

A culinary capital out in the North Atlantic, this is a land of sheep, fog and epic landscapes that offers an adventurous escape

Manitoba: Singing for whales

In summer, beluga whales head to Manitoba's Churchill River to breed. Spotting them isn’t always easy, but belting out a tune or two may help tempt them closer to land

Mexico: Swimming with whale sharks

Bobbing up and down in the choppy water, I peered across the turbulent Caribbean Sea and gulped. Rising out of the teal water in every direction, like darkened sails on the horizon, were countless shark fins moving menacingly. The Jaws theme played through my mind. Dun dun…. Dun dun…
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Guyana: Falling for Kaieteur

Trust me to visit Guyana’s famous waterfall on one of the busiest days on record. The Islander aircraft that brought me to Kaieteur National Park from Georgetown only carries eight passengers. But as I scramble inelegantly out of the plane onto the dusty airstrip, I can hear the drone of a second tiny aircraft approaching. Two planes in a day: total gridlock, by Guyana’s standards
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Turn on Explore Mode

All it takes is a moment of inspiration to trigger Explore Mode and spark a series of life-changing experiences