The appy wanderer: smartphone walking in our cities’ green spaces

Go Jauntly is a new walking app that uses photographs rather than maps to guide users on routes around woods and byways. We put it to the test in south London

Local heroes in India

By using local guides, homestays and non-profit groups, visitors can benefit people’s lives and gain rich insights. They could also gain weight, as our tips include some superb home-cooking

Regional know-how: the best websites for contacting local guides

The best way to explore a destination is with a local. These websites connect travellers with small, independent companies on the ground or individual experts to help plan the perfect trip

A trip to Everest Base Camp

A no-holds-barred account of a trip to the Everest Base Camp