Laura Dixon

Volcano watching in Iceland

What is it really like to watch a live volcano erupt? I know - I just saw one. Here's a guide to finding out how to do it safely, and what it feels like to see it taking place Read the guide

The great Aussie road trip

What’s that, Skippy? Don’t drive after dark in case you hit a kangaroo? Good idea, mate! Time to spill the beans on driving in Australia Read the guide

What's so hot about Iceland?

Collapsed banks, rude locals, an impossible language and less than tropical weather make Iceland seem like the holiday from hell. So what is the appeal? Read the guide

Touring Lisbon by sidecar

If Wallace and Gromit ever left the UK, this is how they'd tour round Lisbon. Forget the Wensleydale, though - this chic city is more interested in coffee, caipirinhas and custard tarts Read the guide

Tagazhoute: a surf paradise in Morocco

Morocco’s premier surf destination, Tagazhoute is a return to how surfing should be - but with developers eyeing up the coast, it won't stay that way for ever... Read the guide