Travel Articles

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New Orleans and Mississippi

5 days in New Orleans, Louisiana (heritage, culture, jazz and great food)

Rupert Parker stays in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans and enjoys the music and good food that the city is famous for.
Samoa palm trees and beach

7 things to see and do in Samoa

Just five hours from Australia's east coast and across the Pacific lies Samoa. Consisting of 10 islands of which only four are inhabited, Samoa forms the heart of Polynesia with time honoured customs that are still an integral part of everyday life.
Fred Olsen Cruises, Breamar

Fred Olsen cruise around Portugal and Spain on the Braemar

Rupert Parker takes a 14-day cruise on Fred Olsen's ship Braemar to visit historic cities in Portugal and Spain such as Lisbon, Seville and the Alhambra palace in Granada, as well as the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the North African coast.
Mergui archipelago

Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma): The ultimate island escape?

Keith Lyons goes in search of the perfect stretch of sand on the Mergui Archipelago, and finds more on land and below water.
Cow at Station

India by Rail – Delhi, Shimla, Agra and Taj Mahal

Rupert Parker goes on a 5* rail journey through India including the Shatabdi Express and the Toy Train plus excursions to Delhi and the Taj Mahal.

Q&A: What to do on a long stopover in Reykjavik?

I’ve bought a cheap flight to the US but have a hefty stopover in Reykjavik. What’s the best way to spend my time?
Top 10 Instagram photos in 2017

Top 10 Instagram photos in 2017

From sunrises to sunsets and everything in between you, our readers, have managed to capture moments that moved or amused you. The following images are a selection of the most popular photos in 2017.
One Foot Island, Cook Islands

12 Best Beaches – one for every month of the year

There’s a beach for everyone: from the stunning sands of Latin America, to the beautiful British coast, onwards to the Mediterranean’s best beach, and then down to a Pacific island paradise.
Filling in a survey

11 things surveys taught us about our travel habits

Questions you never knew you needed the answer to: How many calories do you burn at an airport? Can you identify Morroco or Kazakhstan on a world map? ... and more ...
Christmas dinner

Q&A: Can I carry Christmas dinner in my hand luggage?

I have a turkey, cranberry sauce and a box of Camembert. Can I take this in my hand luggage and save money on having to take check-in luggage?