Beach & nature

Beaches, mountains, forests and deserts, there’s something for everyone in the great outdoors. Get inspired and find your next island-hopping holiday, adrenaline-pumping adventure or legendary road trip

Beach & nature
Asia is brimming with wonderful spots for scuba diving ... such as the Okinawa Islands in Japan

Underwater wonderlands: the best scuba diving sites in Asia

05 October 2017

Hit the road

Tips for the perfect Southwest US road trip

Experience eccentricities, colour and curious ways in northern Sri Lanka

Paradise found: a journey through northern Sri Lanka

10 August 2017

Kangaroo Island is home to numerous natural rock formations such as this one in Flinders Chase National Park

8 things to do on Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Allan Kortbæk

20 July 2017

View of Playa de Las Teresitas and the Anaga Mountains

The Canary Islands unveiled: explore Tenerife’s wild side, food, and culture

Contemplating the next wave in San Onofre, California

Surf’s up! The best destinations to ride the wave this season

Stay curious: abandoned places around the world

Tune in with the rhythms of nature @

Namaste: 11 peaceful yoga retreats around the world

A beach all to yourself in Mallorca – Es Trenc

Sun, sea, and sand: the best hidden beaches in Europe

08 June 2017

Make merry into the wee hours of the morning at Roskilde festival's Orange Stage

The best music festivals around the world this summer

Splashing about at Zurich's Mythenquai lakeside lido © Zürich Tourism – Photographer: Siggi Bucher

Life’s a beach: Europe’s best urban beaches

The grand Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Morocco beyond Marrakech: explore the country from north to south

The Trans-Siberian Railway: the journey of a lifetime

14 vacation destinations for every type of family

Can you picture yourself strolling under the sun in Samos?

Greek chic: 8 dreamy island getaways

"The best road in the world" – Transfăgărășan

Visit Transylvania: a 10-day road trip through Romania’s most charming region

Mexico without walls: the real Mexican experience beyond the resort towns

07 March 2017

Everest Base Camp: a guide to trekking independently

02 February 2017

Take on Western Australia with this epic road rip from Perth to Broome

The great Aussie road trip: cruising the West Coast of Down Under

Doubtful Sound – isolated and pristine

Discover New Zealand: 7 spectacular destinations away from the crowds

Like nowhere else on Earth ... Indonesia's coral reefs

Visit amazing places from BBC’s Planet Earth

14 alternative summer vacation destinations to visit in 2017

A peaceful vacation by the sea awaits in Kalamata

The best budget vacation destinations of 2017

The Peak Tram towers over the Hong Kong skyline

15 tourist attractions you must see before you die

The ultimate guide to the perfect Whistler-Blackcomb ski vacation

Banff National Park is a true Mecca for hikers of all levels

Unplug and unwind: a guide to hiking in Banff

Cuba is an island of contrasts, as epitomized by the town of Trinidad

The Times They Are A Changin’: travel to Cuba

18 October 2016

Napa Valley - a must-visit stop on any fall foliage map road trip

USA Road Trip: where to see fall foliage along the West Coast

05 October 2016

The best ski tips and resorts for beginners

Standing on the edge of the Iguazú Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil

Crossing the divide: 10 unique border crossings

Ontario offers skiers plenty of great skiing options

The 5 best places to ski in Ontario

British Columbia is the world's premier heli-skiing destination

The definitive guide to heli-skiing in Canada

Make new friends during the Great Wall Marathon, one of the best marathons in the world

On your mark: run the best marathons across the globe

Wake up early and embrace the morning in Jordan

Good day sunshine: 18 of the most beautiful sunrises in the world

Lakey Peterson rides the wave at the surfing on the ASP Swatch Women's Pro in California

Travel tips from Lakey Peterson – one of the best surfers in the world