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Mike Horn's Pole 2 Pole Expedition is About to Truly Get Underway

If you've been reading my updates from the Antarctic so far this season, you've probably seen me mention Swiss explorer Mike Horn on more than one …


Expedition Portal’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Presented by<p>It’s time again to make your wish list. Over the course of the last year we have found dozens of items which we believe are perfect gifts …


18 idyllic islands you've probably never heard of

Papua New Guinea

‘Slow down, wander and be amazed’ – Malachy Tallack on Fair Isle's timeless beauty

After living on Fair Isle, the singer and author says visitors should pause to appreciate this tiny island with a big sense of community<p><b>Geographically speaking, Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the UK.</b> It’s about 25 miles from the Shetland mainland, and there are many days when no …


Why Americans Should Be Thankful for Baja, Mexico

By all accounts, I’m a red-blooded American male. I drive a lifted truck. I ride a fast motorcycle. I shoot guns. I go camping. I harvest my own meat. I’m listening to Van Halen while I write this. But a lot of the time, this place just doesn’t feel like home anymore. If it’s not somebody telling …

The inventions that ruined travel

Telegraph Travel is feeling grumpy today. Perhaps it's the cold weather. A theraputic moan seems to be the only solution...<p>1. Segways<p>How did the Segway city tour become a thing? Why would you want to bomb around in such a conspicuous manner on what is essentially a mobility scooter? They are the …


10 of the Most Beautiful Streets in the World

10 of the Most Beautiful Streets in the WorldThe multicolor homes that line the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, still reflect much of their late-19th-century history. When European immigrants arrived from the Italian city of Genoa, many of them became dockworkers, who, with little …


Places to go in Sri Lanka: readers’ travel tips

The allure of Colombo, Jaffna and Galle captivated readers, as did Sri Lanka’s national parks (with leopards), beautiful B&Bs, street food (with a real kick) and tea. Lots of tea<p><b>Winning tip: Sri Lankan gothic</b><p>Have tea, dinner or cocktails in <b>Helga’s Folly</b>, a fabulously spooky gothic mansion in the …


Adventures in the Caribbean: Hiking and Mountain Biking Nevis

Yesterday I posted the first part in a series of stories I'm writing about my recent visit to the island of Nevis in the Caribbean. That article was …

Mountain Biking

Toy Run to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Lock in your hubs and join Overland Journal in bringing Christmas joy to Northern California kids.<p>As Old Man Winter blankets fall color with fluffy …


A complete guide to buying a campervan in New Zealand

WE ALL have this longing to get in a van and just drive away. So many people I have talked to dream of this, like it’s a fairy tale that will never …

New Zealand

Tepui Introduces White Lightning Hard Shell Rooftop Tent

After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Tepui will introduce its first ever hard shell rooftop tent in November, and it promises to be worth …


Travel Boosts Mood Even More Than Exercising Or Shopping, Survey Finds

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”<p>Mary Anne Radmacher<p>If you have experienced that feel good buzz after …


Colossal 2016

14 Toyotas and a group of friends set out in search of adventure in British Columbia<p>There are 4 different weather websites that I frequent to obtain …


50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?


From Sun Soaked Sands to The Great White North

Two FJ Cruisers take on a journey from San Diego to the Arctic Circle<p>The preparation was finished for the trip, bags were packed, and the FJ was …


The Widening World of Mountain Bike Wheels

Which wheel size is best? Is it 26, 27.5 or 29-inch? Should you go skinny, chubby or full fatty?<p>If you’re thinking of shopping for your first …

Mountain Biking

Meet Canada's most jaw-droppingly, insanely-gorgeous parks

5.0<p>Kluane National Park is over 21,000 square kilometres of mountain vistas, massive icefields and enchanting valleys. The park is also home to Mount …

The wild beaches and islands of Western Australia’s Coral Coast

Natural wonders are as elemental and ancient as they get on the Coral Coast, north of Perth. And charter flights and indigenous guides are helping to open up its islands, peninsulas and lagoons<p>In October 1616, a Dutch trading ship on its way to Java was blown off course and fetched up on a long, …


How to take a road trip like a Finn

Summertime caravanning is as much a part of Finnish culture as reindeer sausage and Terva Snapsi. Photographer Zach Stovall shows us how it's done.<p><b>In the 1989 American comedy National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation</b>, the suburban Griswold family is paid a visit by bumpkin Cousin Eddie and family, who …

Road Trips

Highlights of Jordan: readers’ travel tips

World heritage sites Petra and Wadi Rum are obviously on the list, but our readers have also enjoyed the cafes of Amman, dramatic nature reserves and hiking to waterfalls – along with lashings of hummus<p><b>Winning tip: a stay in the Dana nature reserve</b><p>Book a night in one of the beautifully renovated …


Thailand approves long-stay visas of 10 years for senior tourists to promote medical and wellness tourism

The government of Thailand has extended its long-stay visa for foreigners aged 50 or more to 10 years, to promote the country’s medical and wellness tourism.<p>According to Col Apisit Chaiyanuwat, vice minister at the prime minister’s office, the visa will be valid initially for five years and can be …


Going Nomad

Travel Insights from Three Adventurers :: “Don’t Take Any of This For Granted”<p>When John and Kristy Youngman lost their stillborn son, hitting the …


Photographer captures time-lapse images from around Scotland

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>An amateur photographer has captured a series of spectacular time-lapse images from around Scotland.<p>Gareth Matthews, 37, said his interest in photography led him to make the video.<p>Mr Matthews, a supermarket delivery driver who lives in Fochabers, Moray, …


Recovery, Tools & Spares for 2 years in Africa

<i>Dan Grec gives us a round-up of the stuff that he felt necessary to have along for his trip around Africa: recovery equipment, tools and spare parts</i> …


Heart-shaped boxes: The 10 greatest vans


ARB Inflation Case

Keep your clutter to a minimum and protect your critical tools with ARB’s case.<p>Any type of gauge with a dial indicator tends to be a delicate device …


The man who spent his fortune on a park

Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face, has left behind one of history’s greatest land-conservation legacies by using his fortune to buy large tracts of farmland in Patagonia.


Canada’s grand western loop around British Columbia is prime for a road trip

Everyone loves a grand circle, and this was mine: A 2,200-mile loop through British Columbia that showcased water, mountains, remnants of volcanoes and the storied sites of Canada’s gold-rush and fur-trade eras.<p>It meant driving the length of Vancouver Island, taking a 16-hour ferry north on the …

Road Trips

Banff: Escape to the Rugged Beauty of Canada's First National Park

A traveler finds peace—and herself—in Alberta's wilderness.<p>The maple leaves are everywhere: red ones on white T-shirts, white ones on red T-shirts. They’re screen-printed on bunting, chalked onto sidewalks, painted on faces, emblazoned on dog collars.<p>It is July 1 in Banff, Alberta, and residents …