Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand

Away from Thailand’s popular island destinations, inland, amid exotic fauna and flora, there are unspoiled villages where visitors can stay with local people.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Bucket lists are ruining tourist hotspots – here’s where to go instead

Forget the Taj Mahal and head for Orchha, as well as other lesser-known locations, to help prevent popular destinations getting overrun

New waves: make a break for the ‘crown jewel’ of India’s surf scene in Tamil Nadu

Tourism to Mahabalipuram once focused on its temples but visitors to this south-east Indian town now come to ride the waves – and it’s producing local surf champions of its own, too

Thailand’s Maya Bay, location for The Beach, to close to tourists

The bucket-list beach on the island of Koh Phi Phi Leh became famous when it featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but environmental concerns mean it will close to tourists from June

Monkeying around in Borneo: a voluntourism trip with a difference

As news of the discovery of a new species of orangutan shines a spotlight on the threat to these great apes, our writer joins a voluntourism project in Indonesian Borneo aimed at saving them