Photo story: surf culture and local traditions along Portugal's Vicentine Coast

Cape St Vincent, Europe's most southwesterly point, witnessed the beginning of Portugal's 15th century Age of Discovery. Since then it's drifted back to a peaceful pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea.

Awakening Celtic legends on a road trip along Wales' Coastal Way

Snaking down the western coast of Wales from the windblown Llŷn Peninsula in the north to the city of St Davids in the south, follow a path of Arthurian myth and Bronze Age mystery along Cardigan Bay.

In pictures: the villages, beaches and grottoes that dot the Puglia coast

The Salento peninsula at the southern tip of Puglia offers a road trip packed with sandy beaches, clifftop cave dwellings, dolmens and towns studded with elaborate, baroque palazzi. 

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

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.

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