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Video: Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

In case any of us need another excuse to travel (Yeah, right!) Buzz Feed has just the thing in the video below. They present a list of interesting …

8 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Manager

Having a strong relationship with your boss can actually be pretty straightforward if you know how to go about it. Here are eight key levers that can improve the way you interact.<p><b>1. Bring differences in perspective to the surface.</b> Often when you disagree with your boss, it's because you have …


Italian mountain activities: readers' travel tips

Winning tip Cycling and walking, Lunigiana<p>Walk ancient paths, swim in mountain gorges, see behind the closed doors of churches and palazzi … just …

Career break travel myths

Here’s what you need to do: take a break from your career and travel the world for an extended period of time. How does that sound?<p>If your response is ‘Sounds fantastic, but there’s absolutely no way I can do that,’ you’re not alone. But people do take career breaks, and quite successfully – so …

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

Asia Travel

10 best boat journeys

Boats are often overlooked as a way to see the world; we invariably have limited time to get from A to Z so we fly, missing B to Y. In a lot of cases, though, boats are the best, and frequently the only way, to properly see a destination. Here are ten of the best boat journeys the world has to …

New Zealand

Voyages of a lifetime

The romance of long ocean and river voyages of history holds powerful sway over the dreams of many world travellers. But there's no need to relegate the great voyage to the realm of books and dreams – many can still be done today in classic style.<p>The following ocean and river voyages rank among the …






How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …










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. …


A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …