Solo travelling: tips for the absolute first-timer

Thinking about going away for the first time on your own? Some are confident, others excited but slightly nervous, and some daunted. However you're feeling, some of this might come in useful.

Up the Creek with a Pineapple

What happens when a sunset kayaking trip to see dolphins meets a tropical cyclone, with a fresh and innovative approach to survival.

Travel Insurance: 3 Good Reasons You Should Purchase

Here are three reasons why you should purchase travel insurance whenever you travel, be it for business or leisure.

Backpacking in your 30s, 40s and beyond

Remember backpacker bores, bathroom-sharing, the fear of missing out? So how much does the backpacking experience change as you get older?

Travel Resolutions for 2016

Sigh. It's not easy to keep New Year resolutions, be it exercising more often or giving up chocolate. So forget those and try these instead.

Hiring a Car in Latin America

Unpredictable buses, changing timetables and missed connections can make the prospect of renting a car very appealing. But is it worth it?

Beating Travel Sickness

Long bus trips, hairy mountain roads, choppy seas? For the travel sick-prone, amazing adventures can come at a price so try these remedies.

Cool Railway Journeys in Latin America

Rainforests, canyons, prisoner trains, cloud forests and feats of engineering - train travel in Latin America has plenty going on.

Naked Truth about Nude Selfies

Travellers who pose naked at Latin America's famous tourist attractions should choose somewhere more appropriate for their nude selfie.

Lariam: Should you, shouldn't you?

Mefloquine, better known as Lariam, is one of several anti-malarial drugs prescribed to travellers, but it's not without controversy.