Ishi Maclean

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Mussels with White Wine

Servings<p>Customize the flavor profile of the finished dish by stirring some curry powder or Dijon mustard into the cooking liquid. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>6 small shallots, thinly sliced<p>6 garlic cloves, …

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10 Most Beautiful Mountains in the World

The earth is packed with spectacular mountains – some iconic, some obscure, but all beautiful in their own way. Whether you’re a photographer, …

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Top travel sites: theposhpacker

Budget doesn't have to mean roughing it. There are hundreds of boutique hostels across the globe now, and a new generation of independent websites is picking out the best of them<p>The very idea of a luxury hostel was once an oxymoron, but what started as an unusual phenomenon in a few forward …

Europe's cheapest cities

We list the best places in Europe for an affordable city break, and the cheapest cities to visit for New Year and Valentine's Day<p>• Share your budget Europe tips – places to stay, eat, attractions, getting around etc – in the comments below<p>Fancy a city break that won't strip your savings to the …

Top 10 budget restaurants, pubs and cafes in Edinburgh

Thomson's Bar<p>A premises to warm the heart of any pub purist, Thomson's has no music, several real ales and serves, at lunchtime only, a tight, affordable menu of three pies, a daily hot dish and a few panini. I had assumed that the website's advice to get there dead on midday, to be certain of …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Ethiopia's unmissable sights for travellers

Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day. This is truly a world apart; there are more than two millennia worth of ancient treasures scattered around Ethiopia, from the giant obelisks and hidden tombs of the legendary Queen of Sheba, to castles that would make Camelot jealous and the …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

Six of the world's best epic journeys

By camel, sled or kayak, and over desert, ice cap or hippo-infested waters, here are six adventures of a lifetime<p>Cross Australia by train<p>The Indian Pacific is a coast-to-coast railway journey from Perth to Sydney (or vice versa), which includes the longest stretch of straight railway track in the …

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

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Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

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> …

Who runs al-Qaeda?

THE decision taken by Barack Obama on August 1st to close down for several days nearly two dozen diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North …

The best quirky guidebooks from around the world

How do you make the most of a city break? Do you rush around, breathlessly ticking off must-sees, or do you drift, hoping you'll stumble upon authentic experiences? It's hard to get a handle on a new city; perhaps the best way is to let someone else curate your visit for you, ideally someone with …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …