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

In pictures: experience Norway’s Lofoten Islands

23 January 2018

Rwanda – "land of a thousand hills – boasts breathtaking nature and diverse habitats

Rwanda reborn: touring Africa’s newest sustainability star

Réunion's cirques are reason enough to visit this island

Réunion Island: 10 days immersed in a diverse and rugged beauty

11 January 2018

Take a rail journey and rediscover the romance of travel – for instance with the TranzAlpine across New Zealand

Ticket to ride: great train journeys around the world

Anne Gry Daugård

02 January 2018

Beautiful beaches and excellent surf waves - Ghana is a surfer's paradise

Surfing in Ghana: world-class waves without the crowds

Sumba Island is slowly luring travelers away from its famous sibling Bali

Alternative summer vacation destinations to visit in 2018

Mexico's lively city of Puebla is one of the budget destinations for 2018 © freespiritadventure

The best budget vacation destinations of 2018

Samantha Fanelli

The Florida Keys are a top pick – no matter how little your little ones are

17 vacation destinations for every type of family

Fanny Olhats

Chase the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada

Colorful night skies: the best places to see the Northern Lights

07 November 2017

A splash of color awaits the curious voyager in the streets of the small town of Palizada

Off the radar: explore Mexico’s uncharted destinations

Allan Kortbæk

Road trip through the west of Scotland

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

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

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

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

03 July 2017

Stay curious: abandoned places around the world

28 June 2017

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

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

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

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