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  • [Travel] 10 things to see and do in Mons

    Sunset over Mons, the European Capital of Culture 2015 takeonejoshdaily / Thinkstock Van Gogh came here to be a preacher and every year locals slay a dragon. Welcome to Mons, says Rudolf Abraham, European Capital of Culture 2015. The missus

  • [Travel] Is it the end of the line for InterRail?

    Has Inter-Rail lost its appeal or is it still worth it? den-belitsky / Thinkstock Inter-railing around Europe has been a rite of passage for backpackers since the 1970s, but is its appeal waning? Our resident rail anorak, Gavin Haines, inve

  • [Travel] Where to go on holiday in March 2015

    Iceland, the land of fire and ice... and beer this March MLiberra / Thinkstock Looking to beat the January blues? Inspiration is just a mouse click away as we round up the best places to visit this March, from glugging golden suds in Reykja

  • [Travel] Road trip: Argentina’s undiscovered northwest

    Unlike neighbouring Bolivia, Argentinas salt flats are crowd-free WTG / Coralie Modschiedler An otherworldly land of volcanoes, salt flats, blue lagoons, deserts and canyons Coralie Modschiedler reports from north Argentinas undiscovered Sa

  • [Travel] Cracks in the ice: why the race to the North Pole isn't over

    Polar bears investigate a US submarine near the North Pole Creative Commons / Marion Doss As Denmark becomes the latest country to formally claim ownership of the North Pole, Daniel Fahey recounts the bizarre tale of Arctic exploration so f

  • [Travel] Does voluntourism do more harm than good?

    Can volunteering really do more harm than good? Creative Commons / Neon Tommy Volunteer holidays might seem virtuous, but they can create more problems than they solve. Should you volunteer abroad? Jack Palfrey investigates. Dream of Tanzan

  • [Travel] 12 ethical experiences for 2015

    Ethical trips offer a more responsible form of travel Thinkstock From planting trees in Peru to cycling through Cambodia, we round up 12 of the best ethical trips to take in 2015. Perhaps its in response to modern travel being perceived as

  • [Travel] Paradise Lost: Can the Philippines preserve Siargao Island?

    Can the Philippines preserve Siargao Island? Creative Commons / The Wandering Angel A little-known surf paradise in the Philippines is about to get a big wave of tourism. Emilee Tombs asks if Siargao can preserve the very thing that attract

  • [Travel] A dispatch from the Haggis Hurling Championships

    An armful of specially prepared competition haggises Visit Scotland David Hillier heads to Robert Burns cottage in Alloway, South Ayrshire to take part in one of the UKs weirdest sports haggis hurling. Fair fa your honest, sonsie face/Great

  • [Travel] Competition: send us your best photos

    Think you can do better than this? Javarman3 / Thinkstock Send us your best travel photos from 2014 for your chance to win 75, plus a host of other top prizes. As 2014 draws to a close, we want to look back on an incredible year through a l

  • [Travel] Our 14 favourite foodie finds for 2014

    Set your taste buds to tingle with our best food stories Dulce Patria In the first of our Best Of 2014 series, we count down our favourite foodie finds of the year from floating restaurants in China to beer-guzzling in Brooklyn. 14)Top 5 vi

  • [Travel] On the radar: 12 places to go in 2015

    Ever heard of The Philippines Chocolate Hills? iStock / Thinkstock As Cuba and Iran come in from the cold and a new railway opens up Sri Lanka, we round up the destinations that should be on your radar in 2015. 1) Cuba For more than half a

  • [Travel] Our 14 most memorable experiences of 2014

    The moment the helicopter arrived near the stranded jeep Jennie Wagstaff In the second of our Best Of 2014 series, we look back at our most memorable experiences of the year, from hunting with Bushmen in Namibia to being chased down the str

  • [Travel] Our 9 best quirky experiences of 2014

    Welcome to Plzeň, European Capital of Culture 2015 www.czechtourism.com A rugged, working class city best known for making cars and brewing beer, Plzeň will take its crown as European Capital of Culture in 2015. Gavin Haines finds the Cze

  • [Travel] WTG Readers' Travel Photo Competition: The winners

    Readers Photo Competition winners announced World Travel Guide In our first readers travel photography competition, we asked for your best travel snaps of 2014. From bustling cityscapes to unusual sights and animal encounters, we reveal our

  • [Travel] Castaway on Lady Elliot Island, Australia

    Lady Elliot Islands fringing reef Marie Barbieri Basking near Australias continental shelf, Marie Barbieri loses herself among marine creatures of all colours and contours on Lady Elliot Island. I sharply inhale and halt dead still - or as

  • [Travel] Where to go on holiday in January 2015

    Assam, in India, is one of six destinations thatll float your boat Creative Common / Michael Foley From fire festivals on the Shetland Islands to scuba-diving in Mexican sinkholes, we round up the hottest destinations for a January jaunt. F

  • [Travel] An alternative itinerary for Australia’s East Coast

    The sun setting over the beautiful Fitzroy Island FitzroyIsland.com Looking to cut loose from the shackles of Australias Greyhound bus network? We pick our top five alternative East Coast islands to explore. From Cairns to Canberra, then ma

  • [Travel] Why city travel will never be the same again

    In Helsinki, new technology is putting bus passengers in control Ajelo A transport revolution is taking place in the Finnish capital, promising to change the way we travel around our cities. Gavin Haines heads to Helsinki to find out more.

  • [Travel] Where to go on holiday in February 2015

    February is the perfect time to visit the jewel of Arabia iStock / Thinkstock Stressed, tired, overworked? Time to plan your next break, with our round-up of unusual February trip ideas, from cycling in Oman to taking part in Italys biggest

  • [Travel] Fighting the tide in Nova Scotia

    Its anything but smooth sailing in the Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore Rafting Park and Cottages Tidal bore rafting is testament to the timeless appeal of mindlessness. Gavin Haines reports from the brutal Bay of Fundy. A wall of cold, muddy water

  • [Travel] The 10 weirdest restaurants in the world

    A Heart Attack Grill nurse with some Triple Bypass Burgers Wayne Parham / Heart Attack Grill If youve never been spanked by your waitress or dined in a public toilet, then youre not eating at the right places. We round up the worlds weirdes

  • [Travel] Truffle hunting in Italy

    Lilla, the truffle dog, with her latest find Chris Allsop In Piedmonts gastronomic wonderland, the white truffle is king. Chris Allsop travelled to an oak grove in northwest Italy to unearth his own fungal jackpot. The hunt has yet to begin

  • [Travel] Where to go on holiday in December 2014

    Celebrate the release of the new Hobbit film in Hobbiton Creative Commons / Lydiane Image Searching for a December break thats a little out of the ordinary? How about ice karting in Finland or seal spotting on Englands east coast? Weve sele

  • [Travel] How Helsinki sparked a restaurant revolution

    Ingredients are measured out at the Helsinki Distilling Company Sanna Peurakoski Gavin Haines visits an abandoned abattoir in Helsinki, which is changing the concept of eating out for millions of diners. An arctic breeze blasts down the str

  • [Travel] Uncovering Mexico City's new culinary identity

    These frozen Mexican drinks are impossible to resist Lucy Purdy Lucy Purdy has her taste buds seduced in a city whose rich and interwoven culinary heritage is just one way it is rewriting a reputation for danger. Theyre almost too beautiful

  • [Travel] Taking a walk on the wild side in Zambia

    Zambia boasts bountiful wildlife, but with fewer crowds Norman Carr Safaris With its bountiful wildlife, new lodges and crowd-free parks, Zambia is one of the worlds hottest safari destinations, says Lauren Jarvis. There! whispers our scout

  • [Travel] Walking with dragons in Indonesia

    Komodo dragons are not afraid of humans Mark Eveleigh While Komodo Island is internationally famous for its dragons, few tourists ever visit neighbouring Rinca Island. Mark Eveleigh reports from what could be the most spectacularly dramatic

  • [Travel] The 19 strangest places to ski

    Forget the Alps. We round up the more unusual places to ski Fafou / Thinkstock Hitting the slopes this winter? Then have you considered the pistes of Algeria, Pakistan or Iran? Didnt think so. But perhaps you should - some of the best skiin

  • [Travel] Flagstaff: A shining star on Route 66

    Breathtaking scenery abounds on the approach to Flagstaff Creative Commons / Nicholas A. Tonelli Nestled amongst the pine forests of Arizona, Flagstaff is more than just a quick stop en route to the Grand Canyon. William David Wilson peels

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