Helen Brown

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Lake District: top 5 highlights

England's largest national park offers something for every type of traveller: walk, cycle or climb the rugged landscape; sip tea or sample top pub …

Adventure Photography Tips: Four Tricks to Supercharge Your Photos (3 of 3)

<i>See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >></i><p>I remember when I would flip excitedly through magazines to see the next “new,” undiscovered land. Now my Facebook feed is filled with more amazing images in ten minutes than I would see in a lifetime during the film days. Every day I flip through …

How to take on the Trans-Siberian

It’s the world’s greatest train journey. But how do you know which route to choose? Or which stations to stop at? Use our guide to plan the ride of …

My Favorite Cheesy Tourist Activities and Why I Love Them

Here’s a secret: I love being a cheesy tourist. As much as I love getting off the beaten path and learning about local cultures, sometimes I love the …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

Top 10 roadside attractions from Portland to San Francisco

The drive along the Pacific coast from Portland to San Francisco offers vistas of towering trees and, well, more towering trees. Nature has gone a …

Top 10 live music venues in Portland, Oregon

Mississippi Studios<p>Mississippi Studios used to be a Baptist church, and if you have ears, or very recently had ears, the expertly designed acoustics …

Simon Reeve on Australia's biggest surprises

Simon Reeve explains how his new series goes beyond the stereotypes to present a fresh perspective on the land Down Under<p><i>Simon Reeve's Australia</i> was …

Where's My Wanderlust

Where's My Wanderlust?<p>Dear myWanderlusters,<p>Over the August bank holiday weekend (26-28 August), we will be moving over to our exciting new-look …

Pictures: Ethiopia’s Extreme Salt Mines

The Comeback: Tijuana

Until recently <b>Tijuana, Mexico,</b> was best left to kids looking for trouble. But a blossoming cultural scene is helping the busy borderland 17 miles south of San Diego turn a sophisticated corner.<p>La Casa del Túnel — named for an illicit tunnel that was once underneath — now traffics in contemporary …

Provence just got closer: the new train direct to Cézanne country

Soon after we emerge from Le Tunnel, we start the time-honoured litany of English folk on to the Continent. "The French are so much more stylish." …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

A family summer holiday in Austria: the hills are alive …

This time, we didn't want the same-old Mediterranean beach holiday. We wanted something active, healthy, uplifting. Something like the opening scene …

Great British bike rides: Cornwall

<b>Distance</b> 63.5 miles (102km)<b><br>Grade</b> serious<p>Cornwall doesn't really do shallow hills, it likes them sharp, steep and to the point. Land's End to John …

Great British bike rides: north-west Scotland

<b>Distance:</b> 80 miles (128km)<b><br>Grade:</b> serious<p>This route through the wild north-west coast of Scotland has everything that the road cyclist could wish for: …

Great British bike rides: North York Moors

<b>Distance:</b> 84 miles (135km)<b><br>Grade:</b> extreme<p>This is what riding in the North York Moors is all about: tough northern grit. Some say the climb at Rosedale …

Great British bike rides: Elan valley, mid Wales

<b>Distance:</b> 102 miles (164km)<b><br>Grade:</b> extreme<p>For me, this is the signature Welsh cycling experience. The climbs demand low ratios and high effort and, …

Great British bike rides: the Cotswolds

<b>Distance:</b> 83 miles (134km)<b><br>Grade:</b> difficult<p>Malcolm "the Map" – my cycling club's president – knows every single cycling nook and cranny within 100 …

Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots

Goldiggins quarry, Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall<p>This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky …