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Watch a young sperm whale dive in the winter seas off Norway

Andreas B. Heide, a free-diver and captain of the research vessel Barba captured this remarkably intimate footage of a young male sperm whale diving off the coast of Norway. Read the accompanying article here. 

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

A city guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia's compact capital

You’re never far from the green and serene in Slovenia’s castle-topped capital. At its heart is a leafy river, around which bike paths, food markets and arts festivals unfold.

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.

Top 10 ski villages in the Alps for families

We select the Alps’ best little ski villages with big mountain access, ideal for families who are ready to tackle the slopes.

The travel kit list: essential trail running gear for any season

Whether you’re ascending a mountain trail or jogging through rocky forest tracks, keep gaining ground with kit that’ll keep you protected from the elements.

Experts share their tips for exploring the UK by campervan this summer

From the best booking sites and resources to the UK’s most van-friendly touring regions, our guide to campervan travels is the perfect tool for anyone looking for a unique way to explore the country’s wilder corners.
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Spain’s greenways cut through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes — here are five to try

More than 1,900 miles of disused railway lines have been converted to greenways for biking and hiking. These five trails showcase rural Spain at its best.

Which Scandinavian ski resort is right for you?

Dreaming of a snowy break in Scandinavia this winter? We select five unique Nordic getaways, from an aurora-lit igloo stay to an Arctic heli-skiing hub and more.

Seven conservation-focused diving destinations around the world, from Portugal to Indonesia

Our oceans are under immense environmental threat, but a raft of operators and organisations are offering the chance for travellers to get involved and make a difference beneath the waves.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 

Stressed? Enjoy this relaxing flight through Europe’s skies

Take time out for a scenic, soothing flight across some of the continent's most beautiful places – courtesy of the National Geographic show Europe From Above. 
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Interview: Kumi Aizawa on how Tohoku survived the 2011 tsunami and came out stronger than ever

After a tsunami wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan, Kumi Aiwaza dedicated her life to rebuilding the region. Here, she talks about the rebirth of the place she once called home, the generous and enduring spirit of the local people and the Michinoku Coastal Trail, which winds along Tohoku’s coastline for 600 miles
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A guide to visiting the Swiss region of Nendaz in every season

While mountainous Nendaz in the southwestern canton of Valais is well-equipped for an exciting range of winter activities, it also has a lot to offer all year round, from gentle hikes with the entire family to more adventurous treks.

Five of north London’s most scenic walking routes

Whether it’s through parks, along canals or around leafy residential backstreets, exploring the capital on foot never gets old. These five routes showcase north London at its best.
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Seven ways to experience Nova Scotia, Canada's rugged eastern province

From driving along one of world’s most scenic highways to whale-watching, hiking between hemlocks or discovering quaint fishing villages, here’s what to do in this thrilling maritime province. 

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