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Selfies with Mexican cartel, dodging giant Russian trucks – Jonas Deichmann takes on Forrest Gump-like following during global triathlon

German adventurer Jonas Deichmann has completed a 14-month long triathlon around the world, swimming, cycling and running in extreme conditions.

German adventurer Jonas Deichmann has completed a 14-month long triathlon around the world, swimming, cycling and running in extreme conditions.

9 Jan 2022 - 8:29AM
Northern Thailand, the Asian cycling hotspot that is quickly becoming a destination for the world’s best riders

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has rapidly become one of the world’s prime cycling destinations, although it’s not the only place in the area with great riding on tap.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has rapidly become one of the world’s prime cycling destinations, although it’s not the only place in the area with great riding on tap.

12 Dec 2021 - 8:00AM
How making travel easier will change Laos tourism: new road and railway will draw more mainstream visitors, but will adventure seekers be put off?

Travelling in Laos has been an adventure until recently – slow, uncertain, sometimes bone-jarring. A new road and railway will change that – and possibly a lot more when it comes to tourism.

Travelling in Laos has been an adventure until recently – slow, uncertain, sometimes bone-jarring. A new road and railway will change that – and possibly a lot more when it comes to tourism.

26 Jul 2021 - 7:15AM
For post-pandemic travel it won’t be budget travellers bad, rich tourists good – backpackers bring unique benefits to the places they visit

Spain and New Zealand are among countries saying they want a ‘better class’ of tourist post-pandemic, but low-budget visitors – from backpackers to nomadic families – bring unique benefits.

Spain and New Zealand are among countries saying they want a ‘better class’ of tourist post-pandemic, but low-budget visitors – from backpackers to nomadic families – bring unique benefits.

4 Jul 2021 - 5:15PM
Explainer | Tour de France: stages, jerseys, tactics and the chosen ones – the complicated three-week cycling race is like no other

The most famous cycling race – organisers claim 3.5 billion people tuned in to watch in 2018 – is a masterclass is tactics, not just in fitness

The most famous cycling race – organisers claim 3.5 billion people tuned in to watch in 2018 – is a masterclass is tactics, not just in fitness

24 Jun 2021 - 6:06PM
Rapid Covid testing and vaccination passports key to travel reviving, adventure holiday company founder Bruce Poon Tip says

Rapid Covid testing and vaccination passports are the keys to reviving travel, and there will be some great deals going, holiday company G Adventures’ founder believes. But big changes could lie ahead, Bruce Poon Tip says.

Rapid Covid testing and vaccination passports are the keys to reviving travel, and there will be some great deals going, holiday company G Adventures’ founder believes. But big changes could lie ahead, Bruce Poon Tip says.

21 Apr 2021 - 10:56AM
Rice wine, Thai beer and other alcoholic drinks from Southeast Asia that are among the region’s finest and most notorious – snake wine, anyone?

From Thailand’s well-brewed local beers to Laos’ rice-based wines containing venomous creatures, Southeast Asia is a hotbed of weird and wonderful alcoholic drinks. Here are some stand-outs.

From Thailand’s well-brewed local beers to Laos’ rice-based wines containing venomous creatures, Southeast Asia is a hotbed of weird and wonderful alcoholic drinks. Here are some stand-outs.

19 Apr 2021 - 3:03PM
Forget Instagram, for your travel photos these social media sites are the best hosts

If your phone and computer are jammed with thousand of travel photos, pick out your best shots and upload them to a professional website such as 500px or YouPic to share them in high resolution.

If your phone and computer are jammed with thousand of travel photos, pick out your best shots and upload them to a professional website such as 500px or YouPic to share them in high resolution.

29 Mar 2021 - 7:45PM
Asia’s best breakfasts: from hoppers in Sri Lanka to Vietnam’s banh mi

Being such a huge and varied continent, Asia is home to culinary and cultural extremes, richly reflected in its choices and attitudes towards the first meal of the day.

Being such a huge and varied continent, Asia is home to culinary and cultural extremes, richly reflected in its choices and attitudes towards the first meal of the day.

27 Mar 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Pro-cycling survives 12 months of Covid-19 restrictions, now ‘defiant’ as vaccines give hope for return to normal

After a year of races with no or limited crowds, there is now a sense of when, not if, racing will return to normal.

After a year of races with no or limited crowds, there is now a sense of when, not if, racing will return to normal.

20 Mar 2021 - 11:48AM
Around the world via human power during Covid-19 – cyclist searches for best route while battling travel and border restrictions

German adventurer Jonas Deichmann is attempting to tour the world, leaving plans A, B and C open as he weighs up a number of options to complete his journey.

German adventurer Jonas Deichmann is attempting to tour the world, leaving plans A, B and C open as he weighs up a number of options to complete his journey.

5 Feb 2021 - 10:03AM
Tourism operators in Sabah, Malaysia, put on a brave face amid plunge in visitors and a second coronavirus lockdown

Sabah and the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysian Borneo were popular destinations for tourists, especially from China, before Covid-19, but the country’s closed borders and lockdowns are taking a toll on businesses.

Sabah and the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysian Borneo were popular destinations for tourists, especially from China, before Covid-19, but the country’s closed borders and lockdowns are taking a toll on businesses.

1 Feb 2021 - 12:37PM
‘Luang Prabang is dead’; in jewel of Laos tourism jobs have gone, businesses have closed, and the future looks uncertain – but a lot quieter

Laos closed its borders in March 2020, and the country’s tourism industry has been struggling. In holiday hotspot Luang Prabang, streets and hotels are empty, but some businesses have found salvation in the domestic market.

Laos closed its borders in March 2020, and the country’s tourism industry has been struggling. In holiday hotspot Luang Prabang, streets and hotels are empty, but some businesses have found salvation in the domestic market.

17 Jan 2021 - 2:44PM
Five Christmas 2020 gift ideas for the frustrated traveller, from an Apple iPad to a good book

The traveller in your family may be stuck at home, but they are looking forward to 2021. These gifts will get them ready for their next trip, or make them feel better while they wait for flights to start up.

The traveller in your family may be stuck at home, but they are looking forward to 2021. These gifts will get them ready for their next trip, or make them feel better while they wait for flights to start up.

7 Dec 2020 - 8:16PM
Mountain biking for beginners: everything you need to know, from kit and accessories to cycle set-up and which trails to follow

Mountain biking is a great outdoor pastime and Hong Kong offers trails for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Follow this handy guide and, with the right preparation, you’ll soon be rolling.

Mountain biking is a great outdoor pastime and Hong Kong offers trails for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Follow this handy guide and, with the right preparation, you’ll soon be rolling.

2 Nov 2020 - 6:34PM
Five of the best free weather apps to help in planning your next trip, to ensure the sun shines and the air is clear

Don’t let a bad weather forecast spoil your next trip. These five free apps will help you plan the perfect journey or activity and make sure it doesn’t rain on your parade.

Don’t let a bad weather forecast spoil your next trip. These five free apps will help you plan the perfect journey or activity and make sure it doesn’t rain on your parade.

26 Oct 2020 - 6:46PM
Tips for perfect portrait photography on your travels: tell a story, use the right lens, and talk to the person you’re shooting

From how to ask politely before you shoot to choosing the right time of day and capturing the essence of the Covid-19 era, here are some tips on how to improve the pictures you take of people while on your travels.

From how to ask politely before you shoot to choosing the right time of day and capturing the essence of the Covid-19 era, here are some tips on how to improve the pictures you take of people while on your travels.

28 Sep 2020 - 7:56PM
Tour de France 2020: watch it for views of French countryside alone – the cycling is a sideshow

Cycling fans will be glued to their screens from August 29 as the Tour de France gets underway, but for others the race serves as a grand visual tour of the country. Here’s what you need to know, including how to watch and who could win.

Cycling fans will be glued to their screens from August 29 as the Tour de France gets underway, but for others the race serves as a grand visual tour of the country. Here’s what you need to know, including how to watch and who could win.

29 Aug 2020 - 2:07PM
The return of World Tour cycling amid coronavirus and what it tells us about the Tour de France format

The Strade Bianchi shows that mask rules are relaxed, and crowds are returning but teams are still going to extreme measures to avoid infection.

The Strade Bianchi shows that mask rules are relaxed, and crowds are returning but teams are still going to extreme measures to avoid infection.

4 Aug 2020 - 12:16PM
Lessons for lockdown: five language apps to help you get the most from your next trip

If you are stuck at home planning your next holiday destination, use one of these language learning apps to get a lot more from your trip.

If you are stuck at home planning your next holiday destination, use one of these language learning apps to get a lot more from your trip.

27 Jul 2020 - 7:20PM
How to start a travel blog and make it your job – just remember, it’s not all beach hammocks and cocktails at sunset

It might seem crazy to think about starting a travel blog now but there could be opportunities as the industry slowly reopens. These tips will set you on the path to becoming a travel blogger, from goals and platforms to monetisation.

It might seem crazy to think about starting a travel blog now but there could be opportunities as the industry slowly reopens. These tips will set you on the path to becoming a travel blogger, from goals and platforms to monetisation.

13 Jul 2020 - 6:28PM
YouTube or Instagram? The best place to launch a travel channel, and how to maximise your views and likes

If you want to launch a travel channel, forget about competing with the millions of travel vloggers on YouTube, and start yours on Instagram and IGTV.

If you want to launch a travel channel, forget about competing with the millions of travel vloggers on YouTube, and start yours on Instagram and IGTV.

8 Jun 2020 - 8:06PM
Who needs Google Maps? Go analogue next time you travel – get out those paper maps and guide books and have a digital-free adventure

If you’re planning your post-pandemic travels, consider having a retro holiday by ditching your GPS and travel apps for paper maps and guidebooks.

If you’re planning your post-pandemic travels, consider having a retro holiday by ditching your GPS and travel apps for paper maps and guidebooks.

2 Jun 2020 - 7:01PM
So you want to start a travel podcast. You need passion, planning, the right platform – and a few bits of kit

Starting a travel podcast is easier and cheaper than you think. With free podcast apps and platforms you’ll be picking up followers in no time, as long as you have something fresh to say and your enthusiasm for the topic shines through.

Starting a travel podcast is easier and cheaper than you think. With free podcast apps and platforms you’ll be picking up followers in no time, as long as you have something fresh to say and your enthusiasm for the topic shines through.

5 May 2020 - 7:52PM
How to go mountain biking and bike touring after coronavirus, the gear you need, and four of the best cycling adventures in Asia

One of the toughest road bike tours in Asia, mountain biking in Nepal, a ride through China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge – we’ve got you covered on bike trips after the coronavirus, from what to pack to the gear you need.

One of the toughest road bike tours in Asia, mountain biking in Nepal, a ride through China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge – we’ve got you covered on bike trips after the coronavirus, from what to pack to the gear you need.

2 May 2020 - 4:56PM
Coronavirus cycling: ride famous roads and climb virtually with friends and professionals – indoors

The coronavirus pandemic and accompanying lockdowns prevent cycling trips for many, but you can still ride famous routes with your friends and pro racers virtually using a static indoor bike. The gradients will feel the same!

The coronavirus pandemic and accompanying lockdowns prevent cycling trips for many, but you can still ride famous routes with your friends and pro racers virtually using a static indoor bike. The gradients will feel the same!

2 Apr 2020 - 8:01PM
Put down that bulky DSLR camera: here’s everything you need for photography trips in the mobile phone and mirrorless camera era

The coronavirus pandemic has cut short most travel plans. If you are a camera enthusiast, now is a good time to update and streamline your equipment. Instead of lugging round heavy DSLRs and lenses, try some of these lightweight options.

The coronavirus pandemic has cut short most travel plans. If you are a camera enthusiast, now is a good time to update and streamline your equipment. Instead of lugging round heavy DSLRs and lenses, try some of these lightweight options.

24 Mar 2020 - 8:00PM
Cycling in southeast Thailand: quiet, rolling country roads, beautiful beaches and jungle

Few of Thailand’s millions of tourists venture down to its southeast districts, so Khanom and Sichon districts are perfect for a coastal bike ride. Enjoy the amazing views as you cycle along the roller coaster roads.

Few of Thailand’s millions of tourists venture down to its southeast districts, so Khanom and Sichon districts are perfect for a coastal bike ride. Enjoy the amazing views as you cycle along the roller coaster roads.

3 Mar 2020 - 3:19PM
Three travel video apps to give your films a professional edge without putting your smartphone down

Today’s smartphones are powerful enough to produce professional-looking video content. These three filmmaking apps allow you to take control of your editing and turn your travel clips into cinematic art.

Today’s smartphones are powerful enough to produce professional-looking video content. These three filmmaking apps allow you to take control of your editing and turn your travel clips into cinematic art.

29 Feb 2020 - 6:12PM
The best camera apps to use on the go, for editing, retouching and planning photo shoots on your mobile phone or DSLR

From Snapseed – unbeatable for processing mobile-phone images – to TouchRetouch, perfect for getting rid of unwanted objects in your photos, these five apps will improve your shots beyond measure.

From Snapseed – unbeatable for processing mobile-phone images – to TouchRetouch, perfect for getting rid of unwanted objects in your photos, these five apps will improve your shots beyond measure.

21 Feb 2020 - 9:03PM