Author spotlight

Duncan Madden

Duncan is a freelance travel writer, copywriter and book author in constant search of travel stories and the perpetual sensation of being on holiday. He’s never happier than when on a dusty trail in search of empty waves or ducking under the piste tape in search of snowbound solitude. British born, living in Germany, but happiest heading for the horizon. His first book, Found in Translation, explores the etymologies and stories of country names around the world and is out now.
Salt extraction pools create a unique white landscape, with a truck filled with salt travelling in the background.
The 12 best places to visit in November
With winter looming and shoulder season prices at their lowest, November is a great time to get away.
Escape to the sun: 10 warm places to visit in October
It may be deep into fall, but there are still plenty of vacation hot spots in October, near and...
The 10 best places to visit in October
October is all about the cultural calendar, food festivals and the ghoulish hauntings of Halloween. Dive in!
A girl on a kayak embarks on an exciting exploration of an ancient Lycian tomb, which juts out of the water amidst a flooded city.
Where is hot in September? The 10 best warm places to visit
Dropping prices, smaller crowds and sun? September offers peak season benefits without the pitfalls.
A couple embraces while walking beside a pool amongst lush foliage.
The 13 best places to visit in September
With summer waning and fall looming large, September is a time of shoulder season magic.
A car on a winding mountain road with a background of a sea of clouds covering the mountain range.
Seven, 10 and 14 days: the best Portugal road trips
Thinking about a road trip? Look beyond US borders to Europe where there’s less driving and lots to see.
A road on a rocky mountain lined with green trees overlooking the sea below.
Culture, cuisine, coasts: amazing Italy road trips
Why stick to one place when you can see them all? A road trip is the best way to...
A lovely young lady sitting in the passenger seat as the man takes them on the road in a convertible car.
Hit the road: renting a car for a road trip
Embarking on a road trip? The first thing to think about is renting the right car – here’s how....
A herd of zebras congregates on the Mara River bank, as seen from a lower perspective, their striking black and white stripes contrasting beautifully against the golden savannah and the blue sky above.
The 12 best places to visit in August
High summer should be the height of fun. Here’s where to travel in August.