Category Travel Features

Travel in Northern Iraq

Iraq? Why on Earth Would We Want to go There?

Iraq? That's the place on the TV isn't it? Are you mad? It is and no we're not. This is the 'other' Iraq: It's safe, the people are hospitable and it is well worth adding to your itinerary.Read More
Budget accommodation in Beirut, Lebanon

Cheap Accommodation Thin on the Ground in Beirut

Though cheap food is easily found alongside more expensive eating options, budget accommodation is limited. For this reason, compared to some other countries in the region, Lebanon is not a budget destination.Read More
Child beggars

Dear Children of the World: Why I Won’t Give You Money

I used to give you money. I was young and naive and a soft touch but now I think giving you money does more harm than good. Here's why I won't give you any money.Read More
Accommodation in Dahab

Life in a Little Room in a Big World

Welcome to the traveller's trade off. It would be easy to feel like a failiure in an uninspiring room like this but walk through the door and we are transported into the magical World.Read More
Along the Siq to the Treasury. Petra, Jordan

Photo Feature: Along the Siq to the Treasury, Petra

Having lost my Indiana Jones hat in a drunken incident it was bare headed and with my girlfriend and not my Dad that I rounded the end of the Siq and caught that first memorable glimpse of the Treasury.Read More
Petra, Jordan

Raiders of the Lost Note – Part 2: Petra & the Dead Sea

Its early January 2011, the Middle East is quiet, signs of unrest are rumoured but nothing that is not part of normal life in this ancient land. We head off from Egypt to Jordan via Israel excited about the few days we will spend exploring the ancient world of Petra, the weightlessness of the Dead Sea and the emptiness of the Wadi Rum desert.Read More
Jenny in Wadi rum, Jordan

Raiders of the Lost Note – Part 1: Wadi Rum

Its early January 2011, the Middle East is quiet, signs of unrest are rumoured but nothing that is not part of normal life in this ancient land. We head off from Egypt to Jordan via Israel excited about the few days we will spend exploring the ancient world of Petra, the weightlessness of the Dead Sea and the emptiness of the Wadi Rum desert.Read More
London from the air

Vanishing London

London is, and always has been, a vortex of perpetual change. The 7 million people that live in the city today are presented with a volume of commercial, technological and cultural choice that dwarfs any other period in its history.Read More
Cheap Ways to Travel Around America

Travelling Across America on the Cheap

Driveaways and rideshares have replaced hitchhiking as the cheap way to get around the United States.Read More

99 Reasons to be Afraid of Travelling

From vaccinophobia (the fear of vaccinations), via alektorophobia (fear of chickens) to the fear of returning home (nostophobia), we list 99 phobias you are more likely to confront while backpacking.Read More