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Peking to Paris classic car rally 2013: the latest

<b>Update July 1</b><p>They have reached Paris, and the results are in. It wasn't the top spot, but a podium finish all the same. Congratulations Michelle and Mike!<p>pekingparis2013 Peking2Paris2013Paris. Our final result. Third. Congratulations #1 and #2.<p>And already Michelle seems to be thinking about the …

Classic Cars

Everest: waiting time two hours

It is 60 years tomorrow since Hillary and Norgay’s noble conquest. But are too many people now attempting the climb?<p>Of all the photographs in a new Royal Geographical Society Everest exhibition at London’s Oxo Tower, one grainy image stands out. It shows Tenzing Norgay, crouched on all fours, …

Trekking in Nepal: Guerrillas in our midst

We had encountered Maoists in <b>Nepal</b> before. On the Annapurna Circuit Trek in 2003, two men visited our teahouse demanding a “donation” to the revolutionaries’ cause. Extortion by another name, it was a strangely businesslike transaction, with negotiations, payment of 1,000 Nepalese rupees (about …

Camping holidays: tents, sleeping bags and accessories



Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …


Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

Everest Base Camp

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …


Keep on truckin': a guide to overlanding

So you fancy an epic adventure, but don't want to go it alone...<p>Overland trips can offer a good balance of offbeat exploration and independence, guaranteeing transport but leaving you free to decide what to do once you've rolled into town.<p>A typical day<p>Life on a truck requires plenty of community …


50 Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

Think you've seen Ireland? From the colorful streets of Dublin to the heights of the Cliffs of Moher, here’s a trip-inspiring look at the Emerald …