South Africa: Welcome to the really Wild Coast

Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape to the border of KwaZulu-Natal, the Wild Coast earns its name with deserted Indian Ocean beaches, pristine waterfalls and Xhosa communities, many of which still share a close bond with the land
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Sweden: The wild, wild west

Island hopping, wild camping, seafood safaris — Sweden's wild west coast offers adventure by the bucketload

EDEN: Malta's little slices of paradise

From ancient churches and plunging cliffs to sweeping stretches of sand, a project run by the European Commission reveals Malta's hidden gems

Mexico: Mayan magic

Revel in sinkhole swimming, tap into a natural world of crocs and coastal lagoons, and discover mind-blowing Maya archaeological sites — each prompting more questions than answers — on Mexico's laid-back Yucatán Peninsula

Long weekend: Baltic Germany

The German Baltic coast is a heady mix of history and natural beauty. Head to Lübeck for its showcase of medieval architecture, before exploring the wide sandy beaches and coastal walks of Travemunde

In the footsteps of... Dylan Thomas

From cutting-edge fashion to exceptional cuisine, Antwerp leads the way as Belgium's coolest city. Discover a vibrant, multi-cultural port city with bags of history and no shortage of boutiques, hip bars and world-class restaurants

Colombia: The big chill

Discover a wilder side of the Caribbean on a trip to Tayrona National Park — home to indigenous tribes, quirky towns and epic biodiversity, it’s a dead cert for lovers of out-there travel.

Nicaragua: Coast to coast

Once the watery heart of colonial Central America, the Rio San Juan in Nicaragua was the main corridor between the Caribbean and Pacific. The Panama Canal reduced it to a sleepy backwater, but this mighty waterway remains an unspoilt haven for wildlife

Long weekend: West Ireland

The Wild Atlantic Way is the new name for the 1,500-mile road that runs the length of west Ireland's weather-sculpted coastline. But there are plenty of old pleasures and peculiarities to be found

Burma: Islands in the sun

Ever since Aung San Suu Kyi lifted the tourism boycott in 2010, the floodgates to Burma (Myanmar) have been well and truly open.

Ireland: The dramatic west

The Irish coastline boasts dramatic scenery and age-old culture.