"Actually the Pekoe Trail is not at all new. Its 200-mile, snail-shaped route starts just outside Kandy and weaves its way through the fertile Central Highlands up to Nuwara Eliya and the heart of the hill country. These tracks have existed since the British established the tea-growing industry here in the 19th century."
Find out what Louise Roddon discovered as she trekked the Pekoe Trail through Sri Lanka's tea country
"It is one of nature’s truly heart thudding, soul shuddering experiences. No one forgets their first sighting of a Komodo dragon in the wild... Today, though, humans are the dragons’ biggest threat."
Find out what happened when Robin Mckelvie met the modern-day dinosaurs, and how tourism will affect their future.
"This hospitality and food remains in my memory long after my visit to the teardrop-shaped island. Along with my new-found passion for fresh curry leaves."
Follow Audrey Gillan's culinary tour of Sri Lanka for National Geographic Traveller (UK) and find out her top 5 Sri Lankan staples.
"Finally I sat down with my family for a proper feast: green papaya soup with christophene (a knobbly gourd), chicken satay, steamed mahi mahi… And lots of rice. Yes, I’d found proper Balinese food, all right – and I’d cooked it, too."
Discover Les Dunn's journey to authentic Balinese cuisine, from the best restaurants to learning the ropes himself.
"My declaration duly arouses a small cheer, which is swiftly drowned out by the rumble of an urban train, rattling down the road, two yards from the door of this splendidly ramshackle bar, hidden away in the kinetic, mazy, twilit streets of central Hanoi in Vietnam."
Read all about Sean Thomas's trip to Vietnam to research the country's hottest new luxury hotels.
"Local tribes and the wider community are very much a part of the inspiring atmosphere at this wonderfully authentic lodge."
Travel writer, Catherine McCullin (née Fairweather) travelled to Sri Lanka with her husband, the legendary photographer, Don McCullin. Here she reviews a unique wildlife lodge.
"Her mummified body lay within a four-metre-tall duba-duba, a litter gilded with icons of buffalos, around which her encircled clan chanted a rowdy requiem."
What happened when Mark Stratton explored the fascinating funeral rituals of the Toraja people, Sulawesi?
"The absence of air conditioning (first class only) was hardly an issue; thanks to the open windows we could breath in the refreshing, cool air of the mountains. We passed jaw-dropping scences of lush vegetation, the odd flash of a temple stupa hidden within".
Find out what Adrian Bridge saw on The Ella Odyssey, perhaps one of the worlds most scenic railway journeys