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One year ago today, BBC Travel embarked on a journey, offering insider advice, unexpected and inspiring travel ideas and an intimate understanding of local culture that inspires you to engage more deeply with the world.

David Allan, BBC Travel’s Editorial Director, equated launch to a “train whistle, a call to embark on trips to the fun, exotic, and relaxing destinations you always wanted to see or return to the destinations you already love”. 

It has been an incredibly exciting year. We’ve added more than 50 destinations and themes, we started a blog, The Passport, and we feel honoured to be part of such a vibrant, intelligent Facebook and Twitter community.

We’ve published hundreds of incredible stories over the last year. To celebrate BBC Travel’s one year anniversary and get you up to speed if you recently started following us, we compiled a highlight reel of editor’s picks from around the globe:

In Africa and the Middle East

In Asia and the Pacific

In Europe

In North America

In South America

What has your favourite story been this year? Leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Thank you all for reading, commenting, sharing and engaging. Here’s to year two!


David Allan and Allison Busacca
Editorial Director and Associate Editor,


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