Cathy Adams

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Weird World: Rjukan, Norway

Edmund Hillary knew a thing or two about mountains, but he was wrong when he said: “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”.

Winging It: Venice

DO: Venice Carnival, 15 February - 4 MarchAt first glance, it might look like the city has thrown a huge, liberated fetish party. But the annual, mardi gras sty

New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

Done Edinburgh and bored with the London fireworks? There are far worse places to be to ring in the New Year than Las Vegas, and there's plenty going on in Sin

10 Hot Hotels For 2014

The hip hideaways booking experts at suggest their top 10 picks for hot and happening travel for 2014…Ion Hotel, IcelandEarly 2014 is set to be

Northumberland's Dark Skies

Every so often, we get a reason to ditch the long-haul holiday and head off on a staycation instead. This is one of those times – and we're off up north, to N

Weird World: Chernobyl Amusement Park

Admit it: you thought Chernobyl was just known for a nuclear power station, right? Wrong – it also boasted a (now deserted) amusement park.

Winging It: Cape Town

Do: Wine touringCape Town is surrounded by beautiful wine country just an hour’s drive outside of the city. Many wineries offer tours, but your best bet is to

Winging It: Siem Reap

DO: Angkor Wat half marathon, 1 December 2013Been there, done that, got the sweaty t-shirt for all the European half marathons? Ditch the London, Paris and Ber

Winging It: Edinburgh

DO: Hogmanay, 30 December - 1 JanuaryThere's a lot that the Scots do well - not least haggis, tartan and, er, boozing. Edinburgh's annual Hogmanay is the bigge

Weird World: Lome, Togo

It's a common problem for us – running out of elephant feet and gorilla skulls. Where to go to stock up?

Winging It: Boston

DO: First Night, 31 DecemberIf you don't know how you're going to ring in 2014, you're leaving it a bit late – so we'll tell you. The Boston First Night ce

Epic Basejumping

Seeing the Christ the Redeeemer statue in Rio is high up on everybody's bucket list – but rather than just taking photos of it, how about BASE jumping beneath

Lyon Festival Of Lights

Millions of visitors descended on the French city of Lyon last weekend for the annual Festival of Lights. This year saw almost 70 displays and installations lig

Head to Head: NYC vs LA

This month, two great American cities do battle. It’s the west coast city with angels on its side versus the brash town so good they named it twice...New York

Reykjavik Film Festival Preview

Short of plans this weekend? Head to Reykjavik for the annual film festival.

Sony World Photography Awards

If you think your travel snaps are worthy of winning something, then there's still time to enter the Sony World Photography Awards – it closes next month. Alt

Weird World: Chad

Turns out that Chad has more in common with eastern Europe than we might've thought.

Mark Webber On His Tasmania Challenge And Life After F1

Mark Webber may have just left the paddock, but he's straight back into the next challenge – the 10th anniversary of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

Weird World: Chile

Chile’s Atacama desert: an arid 41,000 sq m expanse of desolation, little fauna, abandoned mining towns, and an 11m-high hand sticking out of the ground smack

Top 3 Women's Trainers

Nike Lunar Flyknit +1 trainers, £140Luckily for our feet, comfort is back in fashion - and it doesn't come more trendy than these Nike trainers in purple and o