10 of the best day trips from Belfast

Belfast makes a great base for exploring the rugged terrain of Northern Ireland. Discover 10 wild escapes, all within easy reach of the city.

Meet the adventurer: Paralympic cyclist Karen Darke on harnessing negative thinking and future expeditions

At the age of 21, Karen suffered a mountaineering accident that left her paralysed from the waist down. Since then, she’s gone on to become a two-time Paralympic medallist and has hand biked, sit-skied and kayaked across every continent.

How to experience life on a working horse ranch in southern Iceland

Saddle up to learn about Iceland’s equine obsession at Torfhús Retreat, offering turf-roofed cabins and private geothermal pools on a working horse ranch, just a short detour from the geological drama of south Iceland’s Golden Circle route.

Road-tripping through Iceland's remote corners on the all-new Westfjords Way

Of the few travellers who make the journey to this far-flung northwestern peninsula, fewer still reach the wildlife-rich western corner of Látrabjarg — one of many highlights on the country’s newest touring route for intrepid drivers, The Westfjords Way.

How mindful cloudberry picking turned Finnish Lapland into a wellness destination

Finns savour the ceaseless, golden light of midsummer with a biological urgency. Now, after a long winter, the never-ending space and solace of Lapland’s forests beckon. Here, you can walk, meditate and collect juicy Arctic berries born from winter snows.

A really wild safari on the Amazon's Rio Negro

A short hop from the city of Manaus, the tea-black waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro, a major tributary of Amazon River, offer the perfect taster experience for those seeking an accessible rainforest adventure.

Travel writers share 17 ultimate adventures to inspire your next big trip

Seeking inspiration for your next big adventure? From riding the rails through Siberia to bush camping in Queensland, our thrill-seeking travel writers have selected their favourite adventurous forays. The only thing left for you to do is to decide which unique experience should be next on your travel hitlist.

A journey through the ancient necropolises of Sudan's Nubian Desert

Scattered across the sands of the Nubian Desert, Sudan’s constellation of ancient pyramids are home to celestial deities, pharaohs and queens — and very few visitors.

Tracing the story of a nation along southern Australia's winding Murray River

More a meander than a mighty waterway, the Murray — Australia’s longest river — is home to monumental stories that have shaped a vast continent.

Meet the adventurer: veteran explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison on surviving Covid-19 and taking on new challenges

The octogenarian co-founder of human rights organisation Survival International discusses how he narrowly beat Covid-19 — a recovery that culminated in summiting Cornwall’s highest mountain and raising £100,000 for the hospital that saved his life.
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How to explore Interlaken, Switzerland’s adventure capital

In this Swiss town nestled between glacier-fed lakes, exploring on the water, in the mountains or even in the air reveals a region rich in natural beauty — and it’s open to beginners and intrepid adventurers alike.

Travel Geeks online: adventure, cities and natural icons in Australia’s Northern Territory – 11 May 2021

Join us for a virtual Travel Geeks on 11 May, when our expert panel will introduce us to the unique experiences on offer in Australia’s Northern Territory.

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.

How to plan sustainable trips to the world’s most iconic destinations

If a tumultuous year without travel has encouraged you to visit the destination of your dreams, you’re not alone: big trips are set to be a major booking trend into 2022. From Kenya to Cambodia, we look at how to visit the world’s most popular places responsibly.

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