Everyone needs to indulge their vices every now and then. From Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2012 - the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the upcoming year.
The future's for sale in the streets Rajasthan. Andrew Taylor opens his mind — and wallet — to the soothsayers.
Giving strangers the benefit of the doubt when you're travelling can lead to ... interesting experiences.
There's no faster route into a literary culture than a local get-together, writes Rosemarie Milsom.
With help from the locals, Sue Reid gets her hands on a spicy thali and a taste for the real India.
Trains and railways have provided the backdrop to many great movies. Jon Bryant remembers some classic scenes to get film buffs off the couch and on the tracks.
Amrit Dhillon inspects a load of royal junk reborn into a tribute to noble lineage.