British Columbia road trip: the art of get lost

This epic Canadian landscape is best enjoyed on a meandering, unplanned overland tour in a Jeep with a bed on the roof The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There […]

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North Carolina town used in Three Billboards film launchings location itinerary

The picturesque mountain town of Sylva is advertising itself as the real Ebbing, Missouri, with journey ideas that also show off North Carolinas blockbuster natural attractions United Nation holidays Film-inspired holidays North Carolina town used in Three Billboards film launchings location itinerary The picturesque mountain town of Sylva is advertising itself as the real Ebbing, […]

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8 reasons to visit Senegal

( CNN) The most westerly phase of Africa is amazingly undiscovered by English-speaking tourists. “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” airs Sundays at 9 p. m. ET/ PT . And that’s a disgrace for the tourists, who are missing out on vibrant and welcoming Senegal, where rich traditions and natural beauty combination to great effect. French travelers […]

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Beara of glad tidings: south-west Ireland’s other great peninsula

The Beara peninsula is less popular than nearby honeypots such as the Ring of Kerry and all the better for it, says Philip Watson, who discovers rugged scenery, stone circles and great little bars The vast majority of tourists to south-west Ireland head out to fashionable foodie West Cork, loop-the-loop round the famous Ring of […]

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10 of best available surf locatings in the world

From Mozambique to Mexico, via Cornwall, here are great places to ride waves, find a bed close to the beach and eat drink and party after a day on the water Canggu, Bali A decade ago, Canggu was just a black-sand beach with one food shack, rice paddies as far as the eye could see […]

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With the help of a special wheelchair, a man eventually realise his dream of going to the beach

( CNN) He had waited his whole life to find the ocean. “I’ve never really find anything like that before, because I never really go anywhere, ” Thomas, 36, told CNN. “So, to only sit there and look at it with my own two eyes was something amazing.” This was only the second time Thomas […]

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10 great road trip-ups around the world: readers’ tips-off

Our tipsters drive through Transylvania bear country and the bayous of Louisiana, stargaze in Chile and enjoy the solitude of Siberia Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval townships of Brasov and Sighisoara. On the way, you’ll often […]

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8 sungs inspired by the sea — a soundtrack for your travellings

( CNN) Forget sitting by a howl flame as snow falls outside — for many there’s no better place to celebrate the festive season than by the water’s edge on a warm summer’s evening. But if you can’t escape the cold to make the ocean this year, these ballads will help you to forget the […]

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