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10 epic long-distance moves around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some “of the worlds” most spectacular landscapes. Theyre not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will desire the challenges posed by each Makalu Base Camp, Nepal The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world passes from dense rain forests over … Read More

The eventual hike: three tasters of Canada’s Great Trail

The macrocosms longest route, ready this year, spans the whole country. Its a busy itinerary, our intrepid columnist is assure, so there shouldnt be brings When I was a girl, I met someone who had done the Pennine Way long-distance footpath. And I gazed with awe on him. After all, 267 miles seemed a heroic … Read More

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondent discover all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin “of the worlds countries”. But where do they move when they want to be removed from it all? Here, well-travelled columnists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes Afua Hirsch on Sao Tome e Principe, Africa At first I find critical of the many Africans I spoke to … Read More

10 of Canada’s excellent lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150 th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its impressive national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses Canada has immense swathes of unspoiled sort, from coasts to mountains to tundra and solidify Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes are in famous national parks, such as … Read More