DRAGOMAN (0728 861133) has places available on its eight-week overland camping holiday departing 23 October. The trip, beginning and ending in the UK, travels through Eastern Europe to Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and back through Europe. The cost is pounds 795 plus a kitty payment of pounds 285.

It's spring in Oz UNTIL 15 November Bridge the World is offering return fares from London to Sydney or Melbourne with Air Lanka for pounds 698. The fare allows stopovers in Dubai or Colombo.