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Tale of Two Travellers: The two sides of the Canaries

The latest film in our 'Tale of Two Travellers' series sends Ben Ross to the eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, while Simon Calder makes his way westwards to La Palma

Take in the Canary Islands' spectacular scenery

Stargaze, explore, or simply relax as you take in the islands' spectacular views

Fuerteventura Oasis Park: 'Despite their dubious oral hygiene, the sea lions are the park's megastars'

Animals as fashion accessories? Totally uncool. Paris Hilton and Britney Spears may still insist on working that look, but right-minded grown ups, of course, know better.

Entertainment on your doorstep: You don't need to travel far in the Canary Islands to enjoy a splendid day out

If there's one thing the Canary Islands aren't short of, it's family attractions. Many of these are clustered around the major towns and resorts, so they're easy to access.

Postcard from the edges: Stick to the coasts of the Canaries and you'll find spectacular scenery, deserted beaches and a touch of the Caribbean

Charles Darwin was impressed: shortly after the great naturalist began his five-year voyage on which his theories evolved, he sailed past Tenerife in January 1832. "The first of many days never to be forgotten," he declared, even though he was banned from landing because of fears that HMS Beagle might bring cholera.

Island treasures: The Canary Island's best maritime museums

The Canaries have featured in some of the world's great voyages, so it is fitting that they boast some excellent repositories of the stories of the sea.

Seven islands, seven landscapes: The Canary Island's busy network of ferries offers the chance to see plenty of great sea life and shore-scapes

There are two essentials to island hopping, namely islands with enough contrast to warrant a hop, and an easy means of making such a hop. These days, it's easy to take in the multiple personalities of the Canary Islands in only a few short hops by hydrofoil and high-speed ferry.

The Complete Guide To Guatemala

Rich in history, culture and nature, this Central American nation is a feast for the senses. And as Alessia Horwich discovered, it is also a great destination for the budget traveller

Stephen Brenkley: Everyone seemed to have every penny in the bank

They were dressed in summer clothes. The sun was beating down but the palm trees dimmed its heat. Nothing, however, could disguise the frightened mood of the people.

‘If Stanford is in trouble, that is bad for Antigua’

On the streets of Antigua, Texas billionaire Allen Stanford is a controversial figure. Some admire him while others deride him as a modern-day colonialist. But nearly all say they fear that a US investigation into the tycoon’s financial empire and Antigua-based offshore bank could damage the Caribbean island where Stanford is not only a household name, but also its biggest private employer and powerful business force.

Solved: the mystery of why locusts swarm

Neurochemical transforms loner insects into collective menace

Audio: England victorious in Antigua warm-up

England began their preparations for Saturday's winner-takes-all $20m clash with the Stanford Superstars by overcoming domestic Twenty20 Cup champions Middlesex in Antigua last night by 12 runs.

England game rained off

England's Twenty20 International against South Africa has been called off 24 hours in advance following heavy rain at the Chester-le-Street ground.

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