Notes from an author: Ben Coates on Rotterdam

It might not win any beauty contests, but the Dutch port is a slow burner of a city, where discovering its charms requires a little persistence.

Teen spirit: four trips to inspire young people when we can travel again

Looking for travel inspiration for your teenagers? Broaden their horizons with these inspiring trips to look forward to.
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Hitting the road in South Africa’s largest province: six driving routes around the Northern Cape

There’s much to see and do in the Northern Cape, land of big skies, desert dunes, wild beaches and quirky little towns that are rich in history and culture.

Surfing, sailing and seaweed spas: the pull of the ocean in Country Sligo

Ireland has woken up to its world-class waves and in Strandhill, County Sligo, locals and blow-ins have both found an antidote to city living. The town is making a name for itself not only for surfing, but for outdoor adventures and its seaweed spa, too. A National Surf Centre is set to open this autumn, putting this welcoming town on the map.

Notes from an author: Tobias Jones on Parma

Longstanding local obsessions — football and gastronomy — are two of the chapters in this northern Italian tale of two cities.

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki, Greece's gastronomic heart

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

How to make it: Thomas Douzis’ Gemista recipe

This Greek classic will have guests fighting over the leftovers. 
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Tales of the tiger: searching for big cats in India’s wildest state

To travel across Madhya Pradesh is to taste India’s untamed heartland, where national parks teem with wildlife and stories of Bengal tigers are on everyone’s lips. An expert in the art of stealth and secrecy, however, it’s a beast that proves hard to seek.

Travel from your armchair: see the world’s natural wonders in real time without leaving your house

From the ethereal ripples of the Aurora Borealis to the majesty of Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan rock face, the Earth’s natural wonders are still out there — even if we can’t travel to see them just now. But, luckily for those of us experiencing wanderlust while on lockdown, webcams can act as live portals to natural vistas far grander than those offered up by our windows. We round up some of the best.

A short history of travel guidebooks and why they matter more than ever

As independent travel publishers everywhere struggle in the face of Covid-19, decorated adventurer and Bradt Guides founder Hilary Bradt reflects on the travel guide genre — and what you can do to help it survive.

Our editors' favourite global cookbooks

Eat your way around the world while you stay at home with our team’s top 10 global cookbooks.

Unveiling Limerick’s food scene through its historic market

Limerick’s storied food scene is informed by its setting, sandwiched between the River Shannon and pastureland — and now its historic market is the focus of a new food tour.
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A journey into the cultural heartland of West Japan

From the bright lights of Osaka to the born-again city of Hiroshima,  West Japan is home to a plethora of culture. With its cities  and countryside all serviced by an extensive rail network, exploring this beguiling region has never been easier.

Notes from an author: Jason Webster on Valencia

There’s no better way to understand the character of the Spanish city than to tuck in to paella, a local obsession that's far more than the sum of its parts.

Where to eat Thai green curry from Bangkok to Belfast

From backstreet kitchens in Bangkok to highly rated restaurants in the UK, these are the top spots to try Thai green curry.

A neighbourhood guide to Singapore

Neat-and-tidy Singapore may be small, but it packs a cultural punch. Its neighbourhoods are where centuries of pan-Asian immigration mixes with some of the region’s best places to eat. 

Paint the town: exploring the new arts scene in Derry

For years, Derry’s art scene was defined by the Bogside murals, famous for their depictions of The Troubles. But now a new, creative vibe is sweeping the city, ushering in a fresh array of murals, festivals and attractions.