News for January 2013
A man from Zimbabwe was partying hard in Johannesburg, South Africa, only to find that his head had been shaved and his dreadlocks stolen after he passed out.
A man has been stuck at Santiago Airport for more than two months echoing the movie 'The Terminal'. The reality isn't half as glamorous as Hollywood makes it out to be.
Last weekend was the annual Telegraph Adventure Travel Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London and it was once again a huge hit among travellers.
A test group oohed and awwed at the sight of him and the amazing Axolotl Salamander has been recognised as the cutest and most awesome animal on the planet.
Sexy thrill-seekers are enjoying the views a little too much at the top of the UK's tallest building, the Shard, in their attempt to join the "Almost Mile High Club".
The Taj Mahal is on most people's travelling wish list, but Avebury? If its not then it should be as it's just been named as the second best heritage site in the world.
New education reforms introduced in 2012 where careers services were dropped in schools has led to a worrying drop in standards, MPs have said in a new report.
Ever wondered what it's like to have a 200mph plane fly past to within a two feet of you? With this viral video by Those Crazy Texans you don't have to.
Soineya, a 'co-sleeping speciality shop', opened last year in Tokyo's eccentric Akihabara district and allows patrons to sleep with a stranger, for a price of course.
A British tourist has been hailed a hero after he grabbed a six-foot shark by its tail and dragged it away from a group of toddlers in Queensland, Australia.
Forget Munich or Prague for your stag do; go to the North Pole instead with travel company Last Night of Freedom and really have a weekend to remember.
A Belgian woman has suffered one of the best sav nav fails that we've ever come across as she drove for nearly 1,500 kilometres though six countries.
Help send gapyear.com's Cormac Scanlan into space and make his dreams come true. Only the best get to go so make sure you vote for our man as we take over the universe.
Despite the freezing cold weather outside, people around the world have dropped trou to take part in the 'No Pants Subway Ride', bringing a sly smirk to people's faces.
Havana Club have got the gap year of a lifetime to give away. You'll visit 12 countries and hang out with the locals in each one. Best get started on that entry video now!
It's the 150th birthday of the London Underground today. Impress your friends with these fascinating facts in celebration of the tube's grand old age.
A life-sized, remote-controlled Superman has been getting people's heads in a spin after being spotted "flying" over the Pacific Coast Highway in California.
BBC cameraman Gordon Buchanan has a close call with nature as a polar bear gets up close and personal with him, and it was all caught on camera.
January is the time of year that everyone ramps up their plans for their gap year. With that in mind, the Telegraph Adventure Travel Show is just around the corner.
You've just been told that you're well over your baggage allowance. Do you a) pay the excess luggage fees or b) pull out 70 items of clothing and wear them all?
The commercial arm of the BBC has shut down its hugely popular Thorn Tree forum for backpackers because "uncomfortable themes" were being discussed.