Our essential tips for visiting Tikal, the most fantastical Maya ruins in all of Central America
With bandits, molten lava and wild animals posing a threat, blisters are the least of your worries on the world’s most dangerous hikes
From trekking across the treacherous windswept mountains of South Georgia to picking your way along the rickety walkways of Mount Hua Shan in China, these hikes are not for the fainthearted.
From stewing lava lakes to lethal eruptions, we chart the most active volcanoes in the world
Volcanoes are inarguably nature’s most fearsome wonder. They feature in tales of ardour and heroism, tower terrifyingly above humble settlements and whisper threats of violence and destruction. They are overwhelming in both sight and sound and uniquely exhilarating for the intrepid observer.
The world’s most active volcanoes in particular offer a terrifying beauty irresistible to thrillseekers.