Editorial Features

Lesser-known London. Modern Britain. Immigration. October’s new releases tackle a diverse mixture of subjects, says Stanfords' bookworm, Dan Lewis.

Our photographer, Gavin Haines, chronicles the extraordinary life of Baltazar Ushca, who climbs Ecuador’s highest mountain every week to collect ice from its glacier. Fridge-freezers have all but killed his trade, but he makes the perilous journey regardless.

Gavin Haines scales Ecuador’s highest peak with Baltazar Ushca, a local celebrity defiantly plying his trade in a defunct industry.

From grim-looking plane food to obscenity charges in Rome via a naughty moonlighting air stewardess, the travel world has gone mad this week.

Having a backie with a local is the latest way of getting around Amsterdam. Gavin Haines goes for a hair-raising ride across the Dutch capital.

From security shut downs at Schiphol Airport to scraps in Venice, have you kept up with the travel news this week? Then give your brain cells a work out in our quiz.

Smoking a legal joint is a popular pastime in Amsterdam, but where are the city’s best coffeeshops? Our roving reporter, Gavin Haines, has the enviable task of finding out.

One of Amsterdam’s most popular coffeeshops ceased trading yesterday, as the crackdown on the red light district continues. Gavin Haines reports.

From the trippy minds of North Korean architects to useless inventions for tourists, can you make sense of the strange world of travel news in our weekly quiz?

From a flaming tar barrels festival in Devon to a stomach-churning glass bridge in China, we round up the best places to go this November.