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

What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists

Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?

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