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Darkness, an endangered species
Posted on: Sunday, February 19, 2017 / 00:00 hrs

Most people in the UK can't see the Milky Way from where they live. But darkness is fighting back. See under Journalism and on the Telegraph website

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TE Lawrence in Jordan
Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

Across Jordan with Lawrence of Arabia - and the legacy of the Arab Revolt, 100 years on. Read under Journalism and on the Telegraph travel website

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Geneva - birthplace of a 'filthy daemon'
Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

Two hundred years ago, by the shore of Lake Geneva, Mary Shelley conceived the terrible tale of Frankenstein's monster. Read the gothic details under Journalism and on the Telegraph website

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Deep in O'Keeffe country
Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

A major exhibition at Tate Modern showcases the work of Modernist painter Georgia O'Keeffe. I visit the desertscapes of the American Southwest that inspired her. Read under Journalism or on Telegraph website

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The arch that Isis couldn't destroy
Posted on: Saturday, April 16, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

The Triumphal arch of Palmyra, destroyed by Isis forces, has been reborn thanks to digital technology. Read the story under Journalism and on the Telegraph website

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La Paz: cable car as therapy
Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

The new cable car system in La Paz is an invitation to the world's most vertiginous, frenetic city to float free. Read about it under Journalism or on the Telegraph website

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New Orleans' ground zero - 10 years after Katrina
Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' French Quarter may be buzzing - but the Lower Ninth Ward is barely back on its feet. Take a tour of the forgotten neighbourhood - under Journalism or on the Telegraph website

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Venice's existential crisis
Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / 00:00 hrs

Venice is in the grip of a profound angst over its future - summed up by a very public fight over the lagoon island of Poveglia. See under Journalism and on the Telegraph website

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Canada's Basque country
Posted on: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 / 00:00 hrs

Just 50 years after Columbus 'discovered' the Americas, Basque sailors settled a corner of Canada. Read the remarkable story of Red Bay, Labrador under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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The fight for Kew's soul
Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015 / 00:00 hrs

A funding crisis threatens the future of Kew Gardens - a potential catastrophe for research into climate change and plant biodiversity. Read my account under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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Little houses of horror
Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015 / 00:00 hrs

Shrink yourself to visit these miniature murder scenes in downtown Baltimore - see 'Little houses of horror' under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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Nominees for the Tusk Conservation Award 2014
Posted on: Sunday, December 21, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

Read my profiles of the three nominees for the 2014 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. See under Journalism or at telegraph.co.uk

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Life and death on the Thames
Posted on: Sunday, November 02, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

Life and death on the Thames: on shift with Britain's busiest lifeboat. See under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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The bird that Rwanda is loving to death
Posted on: Sunday, November 02, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

Twenty years after the genocide Rwanda is flying high - but the bird that symbolises that success faces extinction. Read a troubling tale under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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Travel Article of the Year
Posted on: Saturday, July 05, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

Travel Article of the Year: my story on LS Lowry's little known connection with England's North East wins top spot in the English tourist board's 2014 Visit England Awards. Read it under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk/travel

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On the Civil Rights trail in Alabama
Posted on: Saturday, July 05, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

The US Civil Rights Act was signed into law 50 years ago. I visit key sites in Alabama and meet the people who made it happen. See under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk/travel

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The otherworld of San Cristobal
Posted on: Saturday, March 15, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

Visit the otherworld of San Cristobal de las Casas, still plugged into the belief system and mindset of the Maya - see under Journalism and on the Telegraph travel website

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Marfa: America's funkiest village
Posted on: Sunday, February 02, 2014 / 00:00 hrs

I give you Marfa, Texas - America's funkiest village. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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New travel website fills a hole
Posted on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

Check out deskboundtraveller.com, a classy, much-needed new website dedicated to highlighting 'the best narrative travel writing on the web'.

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JFK and the town that kiiled him
Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

Two stories on JFK and Dallas: an interview with a reporter who was there; and on the grassy knoll and other quasi-mythic locales. See under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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The fight to save the tiger
Posted on: Saturday, August 03, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

There are fewer than 3,500 wild tigers left. I visit south-west Nepal, the front line in the fight to save them. See under Journalism and at telegraph.co.uk

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Secrets of the Maya
Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

Read my account, originally published in History Today, of the white men who 'discovered' the Maya: under Journalism

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Inside North Korea
Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

Inside North Korea: join me on a tour of the most secretive, eccentric state on earth. Under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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Orwell's homage to Barcelona
Posted on: Sunday, April 21, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

See revolutionary Barcelona through the eyes of George Orwell, on the 75th anniversary of Homage to Catalonia: under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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The Fogo revolution
Posted on: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

A tiny Newfoundland island with a rich history is about to be transformed by visionary thinking. Read about the revolution on Fogo Island under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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The Lincoln legacy
Posted on: Saturday, January 19, 2013 / 00:00 hrs

The new Lincoln film, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, reminds us that America's cultural faultlines are not new. Join me as I tour the literal and political battlefields of Virginia and Washington DC - see under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Singapore - a London dystopia?
Posted on: Thursday, September 06, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

Corporate, glitzy and exclusive, Singapore is like a tropical London, 20 years on. Check out the parallels, under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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The life-giving Nile is back in business
Posted on: Thursday, September 06, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

The Nile through Middle Egypt is open to foreigners again after being off-limits for 18 years due to the threat of terrorism. Join me on a pioneering journey - under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Calling time on the Maya
Posted on: Saturday, June 02, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

The ancient Maya of Central America were the original time lords - and their beliefs live on. Join me on a tour of Mayan sites in Mexico, under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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A country being hacked to its knees
Posted on: Saturday, June 02, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

The people and wildlife of Madagascar are suffering as the rainforests disappear in smoke. Read about the beauty and heartbreak of one of the most precious environments on earth - under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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The city that grieved for a century
Posted on: Friday, March 30, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

Southampton felt the loss of Titanic more keenly then anywhere else. Read my article on a city's deep mourning in the April issue of History Today, and at historytoday.com and under Journalism

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On Egypt's edgy streets
Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

One year on from the Revolution, the mood on the ground in Egypt is darkening. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Dickens and his 'magic lantern'
Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 / 00:00 hrs

Charles Dickens celebrated, excoriated and created London. A new exhibition marks the perfect fusion of writer and place. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel.

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From Datong to Doncaster
Posted on: Monday, November 21, 2011 / 00:00 hrs

A dream-excursion from Datong to Doncaster: read my contribution to the latest Telegraph anthology of writing on railway journeys under journalism or, better still, buy 'Sunrise on the Southbound Sleeper' edited by Michael Kerr

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Durham and the legacy of King Coal
Posted on: Thursday, November 03, 2011 / 00:00 hrs

Into the land of my ancestors: Durham, the miners, the colliery owners - and a poet. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Cuba's revolutionary road
Posted on: Saturday, July 23, 2011 / 00:00 hrs

Patria o muerte... Driving the revolutionary road from Santiago to Havana, 50 years after Fidel Castro declared Cuba a socialist state. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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Brighton - the movie in your head
Posted on: Monday, March 07, 2011 / 00:00 hrs

Visit with me a Brighton of the imagination, filtered through novel, film and film. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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The ghost of the mountains
Posted on: Saturday, December 18, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

In remotest Mongolia biologists are unlocking the secrets of the world's most elusive and charismatic cat, the snow leopard. The story is posted under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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To St Kilda on the Warrior
Posted on: Friday, October 29, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

I hitched a ride to St Kilda on the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior. Read about it in the newly published 'Bon Voyage!: The Telegraph Book of River and Sea Journeys' (Aurum Press) and under Journalism

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China's great leap forward
Posted on: Sunday, September 12, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

China's great leap forward: read my account of a month spent in the world's most populous nation, under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Ferry-hopping up Alaska's panhandle
Posted on: Thursday, July 29, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

Up the Alaskan panhandle: the wildlife, culture and characters of the largest state in the union are a ferry-hop away. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Guernsey's forgotten novel
Posted on: Saturday, July 17, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

To Guernsey to tell a tale of two novels: one overpraised, one a neglected masterpiece. Read it in the Writers category under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Twain's back pages
Posted on: Sunday, April 18, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

A visit to Hannibal, Missouri, is a return to the dreamscape of childhood, for this is the hometown of Mark Twain - and his greatest creations, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Read about it in the Writers category of Journalism, and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Delhi's street kids
Posted on: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

On the streets with Delhi's homeless: a new tour of the Indian capital uses former street children as guides. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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In search of the snow leopard
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010 / 00:00 hrs

As rare as a unicorn, as beautiful as Monroe... Read about my quest to glimpse a snow leopard in the wild, under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk

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Arctic wilderness under threat
Posted on: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Read my account of a thrilling midwinter journey across Spitsbergen, where global warming and human greed are threatening one of the earth's last great wildernesses. See 'Arctic wilderness under threat' under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Last Call for the Dining Car
Posted on: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Recently published: Last Call for the Dining Car: The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys (Aurum Press, 18.99). Read my contribution here, under the Cultures category of Journalism: 'From Mumbai slums to hermetically sealed luxury'

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The high road in Nepal
Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Take the high road and avoid the crowds on Nepal's 'Costa del trekking'. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Hippo attack!
Posted on: Saturday, July 11, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Hippo attack! How the world's most exclusive adventure suddenly got serious. Read about it under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Peru's hidden treasures
Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Machu Picchu gets all the attention but Peru also has 'The Tutankhamun of the Americas' and many other astonishing sites. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Starkey on Henry
Posted on: Friday, April 17, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Read my interview with Dr David Starkey on Henry VIII as property tycoon - and where he was conceived (Henry, that is, not David). See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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A hobbity des res
Posted on: Sunday, April 05, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Check into one of the world's weirdest hotels, a hobbity des res in a mountain in Iran. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Gabba gabba hey!
Posted on: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Gabba gabba hey! Take a rock-n-roll tour of New York's East Village, where punk pogoed into being. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Darwin's worm's eye view
Posted on: Sunday, February 15, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Playing the bassoon to earthworms and other strange practices: what Charles Darwin got up to at his house in Kent, recently reopened to mark the great man's bicentenary. Read about it under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Britain's Best Drives: Journeys Back to the Golden Age of Motoring
Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

Just published by Headline: my latest book, Britain's Best Drives, written with the actor Richard Wilson. To find out more and read an extract, see under Books

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Dylan's Village
Posted on: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 / 00:00 hrs

The ghost still howls in the bones of Greenwich Village... Take a freewheelin' tour of the New York neighbourhood that ignited Bob Dylan's creative spark. See under Journalism and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Black America - the invisible history
Posted on: Saturday, August 30, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

As Barack Obama becomes the 44th US President, it is timely to learn about the African-American experience in the Deep South. Read about Savannah and Charleston from a non-white perspective, on the Journalism page under Cities and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Eco-lodge versus loggers
Posted on: Friday, August 15, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

Eco-lodge versus loggers: Brazil has set up an international fund to combat deforestation in the Amazon. Read my report from the front line: under Journalism or at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Travel journalist award
Posted on: Friday, April 25, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

Travel Journalist of the Year: I have won the 2008 award for an article, published in The Daily Telegraph in January 1997, entitled 'Rockin' All Over England'. Read it on the Journalism page, under 'Cities'

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Iran through the needle's eye
Posted on: Sunday, April 06, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

Iran through the needle's eye: read my account of a revelatory journey through the Islamic Republic, on the Journalism page under Cultures and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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Atlanta on my mind
Posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

Read about the strange connection between Dr Martin Luther King Jr and fellow Atlantan, Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone With the Wind: in the 'Cities' category on the Journalism page, and at www.telegraph.co.uk/travel

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US paperback edition of The Wrong Hands
Posted on: Saturday, February 16, 2008 / 00:00 hrs

The Wrong Hands has just been published in paperback in the US by Laurel-Leaf, the children's book imprint of Random House

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