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From Powder to Parties: The Top 10 Après Ski Towns in North America

Serious skiers and snowboarders look for so many factors when choosing a destination: the best powder, highest concentration of black diamonds, …

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Cruising Australia's Great Ocean Road

If there’s any stretch of road in Australia more iconic than the Great Ocean Road, we’ll eat our hats. Winding its way along spectacular coastal …

Travel

This woman is travelling the world with her dog in a van she customised for the trip

Ever felt like leaving the world of the nine to five behind and just hitting the road with your best friend? Well one intrepid traveller made that wanderlust dream a reality, leaving her job and converting a van for herself and her dog Odie to explore the world in.<p>Marina and her travel companion …

Travel

7 ways you'll be stereotyped for living in a van

Living in a van throughout 3 continents has led us on one hell of a ride. But it’s also taught us a lot about how the rest of the world views us. …

Travel

The places that ‘don’t exist’

Extreme traveller Kolja Spori frequents conflict zones, lonely ice roads in Siberia and unrecognized breakaway republics.<p>Kolja Spori packs light. For a short trip, it’s nothing more than a travel jacket, the pockets stuffed with underwear and a toothbrush. For longer trips, he carries an attaché …

Which author made you first love travel writing?

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES in my 20s was <i>The Good, The Bad and the Ugly</i>. Throughout the movie, the characters keep saying one thing over and over again:<p>…

Travel

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

What I learned my first summer in the Sierra Nevada—and since<p>I’m in the autumn of my life now, a first-year baby boomer, not yet retired but given to …

Sierra Snow

We hit the first big snow of the season at the Winter Fun Festival.<p>There are certain events that trigger an irresistible urge to dust the summer …

Travel

The Best Backcountry Bucket List Adventures in Canada

Canada is constantly reaching the top of “best places to travel” lists and attracting more and more explorers and travellers each year, and with the …

Adventure Travel

Buyer’s Guide: Traction Mats

Eventually you’ll need to get un-stuck and traction mats could be the perfect tool for the job.<p>Spend enough time plying the road less traveled and …

Campers

The Top Ten of 2016

2016 wasn’t all doom and gloom, so lets look at a few positives<p>If you’ve been paying attention to social media or the news, it seems like 2016 has …

Campers

You Can Fly to Europe for $69, Meaning You Have No Excuse Not to Travel This Year

Start packing.<p>You may remember a while back when we shared the news that $69 flights to Europe were going to be a thing come 2017.<p>Good news: We've …

Airlines

The ultimate Australian road trip: Adventurer quits his job to travel the country in his red truck picking up thousands of Instagram fans (and a girlfriend) along the way

• <b>Australian Raf Horemans quit his job as a graphic designer to travel around in his pimped out drivable home</b>• <b><br>He added a two-person mattress in the back</b> …

36 Hours of Adventure: Hills and Hydrolock

Tracing the Continental Divide through Southern Colorado<p>“Give it another crank!” he yelled pulling the remaining piece of the exhaust from the bike. …

Colorado

A Look Back at 2016

Before we ring in the new year, the team takes a look back at 2016<p>Well, it has certainly been one crazy year. Twelve months ago we were still …

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99 - save 20% at the Telegraph Bookshop until Dec 24</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful …

45 Most Beautiful Places in the World

<b>E</b>ach and every day professional photographer discovers new and amazing places fully loaded with nature. Most of you had never seen everything what …

Travel

Did Roof Top Tents Spark The Overlanding Craze?

Or was it the other way around?<p>http://www.matthewhahnel.com<p>Evan YatesView Evan Yates's Articles<p>twitter.com/evanyates_instagram.com/evan__yates<p>My …

Daredevils race classic planes across Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1928, Irish pilot Lady Sophie Marie Heath made history with the first solo flight across the length of Africa, an 8,000-mile journey from Cairo to Cape Town.<p>Africa was a hotspot for pioneers during the early years of aviation, and this rich history is to receive an update.<p>On November 11, …

Africa

Land Cruising Adventure: The Jesuit Missions’ Route in Bolivia

From dirt roads to polychrome missions<p>Dusty streets lead to the church of San José de los Chiquitos. The baroque-style building lies along the …

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 …

Outdoors

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Travel

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 …

Hiking

Desk to Glory: Carretera Austral, Chile

We join Desk to Glory as they tackle Chile’s Route 7<p>The Carretera Austral (otherwise known as Chile’s Route 7 and translated as “Southern Road”) is a …

Travel

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

Iceland

10 of the most spectacular roads on Earth

The world is full of areas of outstanding natural beauty and luckily for us, travelling by motorbike is one of the best ways to experience them. …

New Zealand