Travel

The day I met a sun priest

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Palomino, Colombia I’m in a truly wonderful place: the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It’s got more bird species than most…

A brief glimpse of secretive Myanmar

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Taking advantage of a relatively open period after the 2015 election, Claire Hammond explored the country’s interior through its complex, unofficial railway network

How to hack your summer holiday

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Since it’s June, here is your cut-out-and-keep guide to hacking your summer holiday. One possibility. Don’t bother. Unless you have…

The pleasure of reliving foreign travel through food

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Russian hand pies, Polish chlodnik, Turkish fruit compote and a Latvian trifle are among the many dishes recreated in Edinburgh by the globetrotting Caroline Eden

Tourists are the new pariahs

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Think of Majorca and what do you picture? Maybe it is elegant tapas bars in the Gothic quarter of Palma,…

My summer of love with God’s gift

1 June 2024 9:00 am

Studying in Russia in 1994, Viv Groskop falls in love with a Ukrainian rock guitarist named Bogdan Bogdanovich and accompanies him on a visit home

How to solve ‘range anxiety’

11 May 2024 9:00 am

In ‘The Adventure of Silver Blaze’, Sherlock Holmes mentions ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. ‘But the…

Following Napoleon: my exile in St Helena

27 April 2024 9:00 am

St Helena In an attempt to escape from the world, I have come with friends to St Helena. It is quite…

Alone and defenceless: the tragic death of Captain Cook

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Striding ashore unarmed showed courage that bordered on recklessness. But it was a kind of theatre Cook relished on his travels - and, famously, it didn’t always work

The true valour needed to go on pilgrimage in Britain

23 March 2024 9:00 am

Oliver Smith finds sanctity in remote peninsulas and holy islands, but is less impressed by the tacky ephemera that decorate our more accessible shrines

Robyn Davidson explores yet another foreign country – the past

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Now in her seventies, the travel writer returns to her childhood in Australia, and the trauma of losing her mother at the age of 11

Is your pet killing the planet?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Having a pet is worse for the planet than flying

Sticky, slithery, squelchy, smacky: the authentic Chinese food experience

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Fuchsia Dunlop enjoys a rich variety of dishes throughout China, including drunken hairy crabs, crisp pig’s ears, giant carp’s tails and delicate ducks’ tongues

Roman holiday

5 August 2023 9:00 am

What Britain can learn from Romania

22 July 2023 9:00 am

What Britain can learn from Romania

I’m a holidaymaker… get me out of here!

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Reading about all the travel chaos, I began to regret my summer holiday plans. Wouldn’t it have been more sensible…

Antarctica: the best journey in the world

17 December 2022 9:00 am

Nothing compares with Antarctica

The case for ‘premium economy’ train carriages

29 October 2022 9:00 am

A few years ago I wrote here about the unexpected symbiosis between economy passengers and business travellers on commercial flights.…

The strange inspiration of the Gobi desert

22 October 2022 9:00 am

The first time I went to Mongolia was in 2014, when I travelled across the country with the actress Michelle…

Why we pick the wrong holiday destinations

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Having returned from a fortnight’s break, I wonder if we get holidays all wrong. In northern Europe, the custom is…

What did Nasa achieve last time it visited the Moon?

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Of mice and Moon What did Nasa achieve last time it visited the Moon? Apollo 17, in December 1972, involved…