20 of the best Nordic summer holidays

Sweden Hike and sail the coast Suits Adventure seekersPrice Hiking from £354pp/sailing from £417ppGreen Trails has a fine collection of eco-friendly short breaks across Sweden. Its three-day hiking expedition to the High Coast takes in canyons and pine forests, beaver dams and lakes. Basic orienteering and bushcraft skills are taught by guides, with nights in […]

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An Indian railway adventure: the pilgrim train from Hyderabad to Tamil Nadu

‘Don’t worry, she’s lighter than a feather,” said the man as he tried to pass his aged mother to me – in the train – up from the tracks. She eyed me suspiciously, decided I wasn’t a safe pair of hands and vaulted up the last couple of steps, pushed past me and hobbled down […]

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

Mountain high … the single-track road in Tibet close to the Rasuwa border crossing. The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of the world’s most breathtaking.Now, two years after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing close to 9,000 people and leaving countless […]

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10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips

Canada holidays Readers’ travel tips 10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips Whether it’s backcountry camping, huts for post-hike relaxation or a hot tub and luxury cabin after a day in a canoe, our tipsters know some great stays Winning tip: Glacier View Cabins, northern British Columbia Simply one of the most […]

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