Sailing the oceans on a container ship

Eager to get away from it all in 2014? A cargo ship offers escape as well as insights into the power of nature – and the nature of man

Welsh Highland Railway

Top travel discoveries

From steam trains in Snowdonia to holy lakes in the Himalayas and Polish ski slopes, FT travel writers recall their finds of 2013

Great River Journeys

Passing Henley-on-Thames
©Rafal Maciejczyk

What the river knew

In the last of our series, John McDermott boats down the Thames, whose banks are replete with gentle English eccentricity

Go with the flow

In our series on great river journeys, Robert Twigger and family tackle the Dordogne in canoes

Mraconia monastery in Romania, at the edge of the Iron Gates gorge
©Julian Allason

Into the wild heart of Europe

In the second of our series on great river journeys, Julian Allason takes a cruise along the Danube from Bucharest to Belgrade

Massein monastery on the upper Chindwin
©Len Chapman

Sail into deepest Myanmar

In the first of a series on great river trips, a new Orient-Express ship sails up the little-visited Chindwin

Great Drives

A Jaguar C-Type passes through Rome during last weekend’s Mille Miglia rally
©Mike Dodd

Great Drives: Italy’s Mille Miglia

In the final part of our series, Sam Knight joins the Mille Miglia in Italy, once a death-defying race and now ‘the world’s flashiest classic car meeting’

Great drives: New Mexico

In the third in our series, Henry Shukman heads for the empty roads of the south of the state, where the Great Plains meet the mountains

A train makes its way through the traffic in Darjeeling
©Richard Dunwoody

Great Drives: Calcutta to Sikkim

In the second of our series on road trips, Minty Clinch braves tumultuous traffic to explore the hill stations of West Bengal and Sikkim

The open road in southwest Iceland
©Luz Photo

Great Drives: Iceland

In the first of a series on road trips, Tim Moore sets out in a tiny hire car for a challenging circumnavigation of the country’s dramatic terrain


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