Stories: The Americas

Arrivals & Departures: Stargazing and sustainability: Celebrity's new purpose-built Galapagos cruise ship

Gemma Nisbet

An open-air stargazing platform, eco-friendly innovations and the largest cruise ship suites in the region will be some of the features aboard Celebrity Cruises' Galapagos Islands ship Celebrity Flora.

The Travel Club Show : Amazing aurora borealis

Staff Writer

Stephen Scourfield has seen the Northern Lights, aurora borealis, in six different countries. He shares some amazing footage, reveals the best place to see the lights and explains how to photograph the incredible effect.

Travel Story: The Panama Canal: Cruising through one of the world's great shortcuts

Stephen Scourfield

It might be more commonly associated with commercial shipping, but the Panama Canal also provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for cruise ship passengers. 

The Travel Club Show : Unlocking the secrets of the Panama Canal

Staff Writer

It's one of the world's great shortcuts, crossing 77km across Central America to save a journey of thousands of kilometres around Cape Horn. And Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield has just experienced it for himself.

Arrivals & Departures: Rail and sail: Land and sea pairing on the up

Angie Tomlinson

Travellers are increasingly combining a cruise itinerary with a train journey to get the most out of their holidays on land and at sea.

Travel Story: Vancouver: City of Glass and scenic splendours

Gemma Nisbet

Known for its diverse population, high-rise architecture and multicultural mix of food, Vancouver is also a place where nature's never far away. 

The Travel Club Show : Welcome to Vancouver, city of views

Staff Writer

It’s a city where, at the right time of year, you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon. A city of views, known for the beauty of its natural setting, but also its modern high-rise architecture and diverse population. Welcome to Vancouver.

Travel Story: Music of the Andes comes alive

Stephen Scourfield

Chilean musician Francisco Matus is reputed to be the only person to have mastered playing the guitar and pan pipes at the same time, and connects past, present and future through his music. 

Travel Story: Bisbee: An eccentric slice of local life in southern Arizona

Gemma Nisbet

Retro charm and a lively community life give this former mining town a distinctive spirit and an atmosphere that's quite unlike anywhere else. 

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