North and Central America holidays

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My bad trip – do you know the way to San José? Take the chicken bus!
When Brie Veron and her friends book a ‘two-hour’ trip into Costa Rica, they aren’t expecting a 16-hour ordeal involving a shady cabbie and a dodgy curry

As told to Nikki Marshall

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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How wild was the wild west in 1965?
In Dodge City, there hadn’t been a fatal shootout in 10 years. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

06, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Holidays from hell: Naga Munchetty, David Baddiel, Jon Snow and others on their worst breaks
We’re all so desperate to get away. But were our summer breaks as good as we remember? Famous travellers tell their sorry tales to Michael Segalov

Michael Segalov

04, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A YouTuber goes wild fishing and camping in the Cascade mountains
A lone fisherman goes into the wilds of Washington state in search of giant alpine trout in pristine turquoise lakes. The results are spectacular

Leif Steffny

10, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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David Reynolds’ playlist: 10 songs from my travels
The writer’s journeys, including a slow drive across the US, were accompanied by a selection of jazz, rock and folk greats

David Reynolds

25, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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It's an RV life for Yurok kids on the California coast
Our series on evocative travel images continues with Joel Redman’s shot of Native American children after a fishing adventure

Joel Redman

10, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Mexico City: a virtual tour through film, music, books, food and art
One of Latin America’s most colourful capitals comes alive through its dancehall rhythms, gritty cinema and tasty tacos

Shaun Pett

08, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Peak cabin: a fire-spotter's lonely vantage point in Washington state
Continuing our series about memorable encounters, we hear the story of the fire watchman of Desolation Peak in Washington State

Dan Richards

16, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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New York's Chinatown pulls together to brighten the Covid darkness
The pandemic has devastated Manhattan’s Chinatown, but the community is uniting to support restaurant owners and make the upcoming Lunar New Year as festive as is safely possible

Diana Hubbell

28, Jan, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Havana: a virtual tour through food, music, films and books
Travel vicariously through the arts, culture and cuisine that give the city its beauty and rhythm

Ruaridh Nicoll

18, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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After our 112-mile hike in the Sierra Nevada, I won’t underestimate my kids again
Looking for a big adventure? A challenging Californian trek taught me and my boys the value of patience, trust and bottomless snacks

Jemima Kiss

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michelle Paver: Alaska's ice cave left me fizzing with ideas
The children’s author remembers an exhilarating hike to a glacier north of Juneau as research for one of her Wolf Brother books

Michelle Paver

20, Dec, 2020 @6:50 AM

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