Adventure Holidays

Texas: Home of the final frontier

Houston, Texas, is home to the Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control takes charge of the Space Shuttle. Alex Hannaford boldly goes for a tour

An Arctic voyage: White nights

Three days ago, Simon Calder disembarked from an expedition ship after an astonishing Arctic voyage around Spitsbergen. Polar bears posed for the cameras, the sea ice closed in – and the sun never set

Malta and Gozo: Easy rider on the med

True, it was no epic challenge. But for adrenalin-averse Matthew Teller taking the Short Way Down by scooter on the islands of Malta and Gozo proved the perfect adventure

Alaska: The last frontier

This Monday sees the 50th anniversary of Alaska legally joining the US. But the largest state in the union is a world apart from the 'Lower 48', says Harriet O'Brien

High-level research in Turkey

Turkey's Kaçkar mountains are steeped in myth, carpeted in flowers – and full of spectacular trails. Tim Salmon explores them with the author of a ground-breaking guide