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  • Yukon Quest: the world’s most difficult dog-sled race

    Yukon Quest: the world’s most difficult dog-sled race

    March 14th, 2019Georgia Stephens
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    The Yukon Quest, a 1,000-mile dog-sled race between the Yukon (one of our destinations to visit in 2019) and Alaska, is renowned for being the toughest of its kind. Georgia Stephens joins the dog teams at the start line. My face freezes the instant I step outside. First my forehead tightens oddly as my brows abruptly crisp,…

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  • A beginner’s guide to Cape Verde

    A beginner’s guide to Cape Verde

    February 11th, 2019Georgia Stephens
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    Eternally sun-soaked and sculpted by the elements, Cape Verde – almost 600km off the west coast of Africa – is far more than just a destination for reliable winter warmth. Its islands (Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava) seem to go from one environmental extreme to another,…

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  • Churchill, Canada: life in the polar bear capital of the world

    Churchill, Canada: life in the polar bear capital of the world

    November 12th, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    The town of Churchill, Manitoba, is attempting to answer an age-old question: how do you stay safe living in the polar bear capital of the world? Georgia Stephens travels to the edge of Arctic Canada to find out. The polar bear doesn’t move. It’s resting its head on a smooth rock protruding from the snow, its…

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  • 10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now

    10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now

    October 2nd, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now Sri Lanka hasn’t been on most traveller’s radar for very long, but it’s rapidly gaining in popularity – for good reason. On this island in the Indian Ocean you’ll discover ancient civilisations, tea-swathed hillsides, idyllic beaches and holy mountains. It’s a place where leopards slink through lowland jungles and the…

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  • A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    July 12th, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    Kruger, South Africa‘s first national park, has been part of the national psyche for as long as anyone can remember. The name alone conjures images of crackling braais and campfire tales, of dog-eared maps and inviting dirt roads, and of elephants that are inevitably too close for comfort. For many, it’s one of the greatest…

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  • Meet the Black Mambas: South Africa’s first majority-female anti-poaching unit

    Meet the Black Mambas: South Africa’s first majority-female anti-poaching unit

    June 6th, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    South Africa is amidst a poaching crisis. But the Black Mambas are making inroads at a local level. Georgia Stephens meets them in Balule Nature Reserve.

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  • The truth about tourism in Yellowstone National Park

    The truth about tourism in Yellowstone National Park

    August 1st, 2017Georgia Stephens
    local_activity Special feature

    Yellowstone has experienced record-breaking visitor numbers over the past few years. Georgia Stephens went to face the crowds and discover their impact.

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  • Undiscovered Yellowstone: 7 ways to lose the crowds

    Undiscovered Yellowstone: 7 ways to lose the crowds

    June 27th, 2017Georgia Stephens
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    Yellowstone. The name alone conjures images of grizzly bears, bubbling moonscapes and the frontiers of the Old West. But in the face of surging visitor numbers – a record 4.25 million in 2016 – you’re now just as likely to see crowds. It’s no surprise, considering the world’s first national park has long been a…

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  • The world’s most welcoming countries – as voted by you

    The world’s most welcoming countries – as voted by you

    April 7th, 2017Georgia Stephens
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    Whether it’s a friendly face at check in or a taxi driver who’s full of useful tips, nothing beats getting a warm welcome on your travels – and our interactions with local people have a huge impact on how we view countries as a whole. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share where…

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  • 7 reasons why you should visit Key West, Florida

    7 reasons why you should visit Key West, Florida

    March 14th, 2017Georgia Stephens
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    Once a rip-roaring buccaneers’ town, the preserve of pirates and wreckers, Key West is now the quirky, tropical heart of the Florida Keys. The island’s boisterous history, free-spirited outlook and unique “Floribbean” vibe prove powerful draws for everyone from artists to eccentrics, but there are plenty more compelling reasons to visit – here are seven…

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  • Dive in: 7 unforgettable experiences in the Florida Keys

    Dive in: 7 unforgettable experiences in the Florida Keys

    February 17th, 2017Georgia Stephens
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    Life in the Florida Keys is dominated by the ocean. The simplest trips become postcard-worthy adventures on the Overseas Highway, the link between its countless balmy isles, while the coral barrier reef just a few miles off shore will have even the most experienced divers raring to go. From kayaking the mangroves to paddleboarding at night,…

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  • 14 of the most adventurous places to travel

    14 of the most adventurous places to travel

    November 23rd, 2016Georgia Stephens
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