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Europe's best national parks

Yours to keep: a free pass to Europe’s best bits – areas enshrined as national parks, where the only entry requirement is a sense of adventure.<p>Hike across sparkling glaciers, explore wild, fabled forests and meet mountain goats with this sampler from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are …

Australia and New Zealand's best free walks

Dawdlers down under often have to pay to plod around many of the region's popular parks and paths, but this selection of freestyle footpaths from <i>The Best Things in Life are Free</i> won't cost you a thing.<p>So why not strap on those boots and save your pennies for a post-hike reward?<p>Tongariro Alpine …

Phuket fernab vom Massentourismus

Gastartikel: Phuket mal anders<p><b>Über mich:</b><p>Hi! Ich bin Armin, ein Reisejunkie aus Südtirol. Vor fast 2 Jahren habe ich mein Leben in Südtirol aufgegeben …

Hoi An Vietnam - Himmlisch schlafen zwischen Reisfeldern

Kennst du das auch? Du bist an einem Ort irgendwo in der weiten Welt gestrandet, und alles scheint einfach nur perfekt? Genauso ging es mir diesen …

Hiking in Norway’s Helgeland

Summer days go on forever just below the Arctic Circle, meaning you’re never in a hurry while hiking in Norway’s Helgeland. Seen from a distance, the area’s snow-topped massifs appear insurmountable, but get up close and you’ll find that the opposite is true.<p>Well-marked trails make these mountains …

A beginner’s guide to the Lake District

The Lake District is a hauntingly beautiful corner of our planet and easily the most scenic place in England. The landscape is simply spellbinding: shadowy ridges gilded with golden light, shimmering meadows ablaze with wild flowers, and sparkling blue lakes that reflect the whole glorious …

Seven wintry walks around the world

Clean and crisp air, the chance of snow underfoot and the promise of a warm fire to ward off the chill at the end of it all... winter is unquestionably the best time of year to pull on your boots and go for a wander.<p>Whether you want a short stroll or a strenuous clamber, these walks will sate your …

Walks on the wild side: best places to stretch your legs in northeast Thailand

So you've partied on Pha-Ngan, snorkelled off Similan and temple-toured in Chiang Mai. If you're now looking for somewhere to just get out and stretch your legs, Thailand's little-visited northeast may have just what you need. ‘Isan’, as it’s called, has a rugged charm all its own, with plateaus, …

Exploring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, with its karst mountains, underground rivers, historic sites, extensive caves and unspoilt jungle, is<p>packed<p>with opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or simply relax in one of Vietnam's most spectacular and interesting regions.<p>The national park is …

Packliste für Mehrtageswanderungen

Was gehört eigentlich in einen Wanderrucksack? Und was sollte man besser zuhause lassen? Wir haben uns umgehört und die besten <b>Tipps für ungetrübtes</b> …

Ho Chi Minh City: 5 Dinge, die Du erleben musst

Must-Do’s, Insidertipps und allgemeine Infos<p><b>Ho Chi Minh City ist laut, stressig und chaotisch…</b><p>…aber auch irgendwie hip und schön. Es gibt …

Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City in WORLD

Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food.<p>Meet at Saigon …

Exploring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, with its karst mountains, underground rivers, historic sites, extensive caves and unspoilt jungle, is<p>packed<p>with opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or simply relax in one of Vietnam's most spectacular and interesting regions.<p>The national park is …

Auf Asiens Sonnenseite: Das sind Thailands kleine Trauminseln

Die Geheimtipps sind alle bekannt. Aber es gibt sie noch, acht kleine Schatzinseln für Eremiten, Tagträumer, Romantiker, Luxusgeschöpfe, Naturfreunde, Schnorchler, Survival-Freaks und alle, die reif für die Insel sind.<p>Weißen Strand und türkisfarbenes Meer genießen, im Hintergrund das Panorama von …

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

Top 10 free things to do in Hamburg

Cosmopolitan, posh, naughty…Hamburg is many things, but one thing it’s not: cheap. To help you stretch your euros further, we’ve ferreted out some delicious bargains that have the bonus of letting you experience the city like a local. Skip the tourist traps and tourist tat and let us help you to …

Video: Eine Minute Outdoor-Liebe

Video Eine Minute Outdoor-Liebe<p>Wie schön campen sein kann, zeigt das Video "Find yourself outside" von Hipcamp, einer amerikanischen Webseite, die …

Hiking in Greece

Most of Greece is mountainous and a hiker’s paradise – you can even climb the mountain of the gods, Mt Olympus. The most popular routes are well maintained, others barely more than an overgrown sheep’s path. Hiking on the islands is particularly rewarding, from <i>kalderimia</i> (cobbled or flagstone paths …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where

Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles. From sorting through hand-painted batiks at a local market to purring over designer duds in air-conditioned malls, shopaholics are sure …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

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Mallorca's great escapes: where to go to escape the crowds

Mallorca has grown up. Sure, the island still has a touch of the wild child in coastal resorts like Magaluf, but travellers are finally waking up to the fact that the island is so much more than the sum of its fly-and-flop resorts and boozerias.<p>The real Mallorca, as locals have been at pains to …

Travel tips: essential gear for camping and hiking

Camping and hiking often go hand in hand. Travellers can get close to nature, keep fit and spot wildlife, with the added bonus of saving some bucks on a trip by enjoying cheap (or free) campsites instead of hostels and motels.<p>Whatever your reasons for hitting the great outdoors, here are some gear …

Revamped: 10 neighbourhoods that have had incredible makeovers

Some neighbourhoods are effortlessly charming while others bring new meaning to the phrase 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. From gritty to glossy, these 10 neighbourhoods around the world have been completely revamped into coveted places to live, work and play.<p><b>Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin,</b> …

Die Hauptstadt Funchal

Was ist mit den Rentnern passiert? Im Flugzeug hingen sie noch matt in ihren Sitzen. Nun sind ein paar Tage in Funchal vergangen, und ich erkenne sie …