Whether you’re trekking to Machu Picchu or taking in the sun - and football – in Rio, take your pick from these inspirational and useful reads, chosen by Stanfords, the travel information specialists
Trekking And Hiking
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The height of rule-breaking: Everest climber Daniel Hughes in trouble for 'illegal' video interview from peak
Tuesday 21 May 2013
A British climber who delivered a live video interview from the top of Mount Everest has found himself in trouble with the Nepalese authorities who have branded the broadcast illegal.
Sunday 19 May 2013
MPs could get a pay rise of up to £20,000 in a move that could spark considerable public resentment.
Saturday 18 May 2013
The Big Six
Sunday 12 May 2013
What do you do if you miss the latest episode of The Apprentice and don’t want your friends to spoil Sir Alan’s latest round of P45-laden wailings before you get a chance to catch up on iPlayer? You can swear them to silence and avoid large public gatherings, but there’s still your Twitter feed to worry about. Of course, you could sign off the social networking site for a while, but that’s hardly a solution for the digitally addicted.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Manager says goodbye to Old Trafford after 27 years in charge
Saturday 11 May 2013
Float down the Rhine in Germany on a 10-day cruise on the MS Algeria with Shearings (0844 824 6351; shearings.com). You can admire the Unesco-listed Rhine Gorge from the comfort of the boat. The journey includes excursions such as wine-tasting in Boppard, a walking tour of Koblenz and a trip to the castle at Lahnstein. The price of £879pp, based on two sharing, includes return coach travel from regional stops around England, a week's full-board cruise and two nights' half-board hotel accommodation en route.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office after a sex scandal, has made a stunning comeback to win a seat in the House of Representatives.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Whether you’re gearing up for a festival or planning a family holiday under canvas, we’ve got it pegged
Saturday 04 May 2013
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Nepal's Mountaineering Department said a truce was reached at base camp
Monday 29 April 2013
The team of three Europeans claim a misunderstanding between themselves and a group of Sherpas deteriorated into an ugly scene
Friday 26 April 2013
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Less than £200... Spring is a fine time to take in the delights of Ireland. Until 30 May, Irish Ferries Holidays is offering three nights at The Castle Hotel in County Cork for £192pp, with breakfast and return ferry crossings from Pembroke to Rosslare and car included. Irishferries.com
Saturday 20 April 2013
From headlamps and camp stoves to camp beds and water purifiers
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27