Dave Cornthwaite: five adventures for under £500

Dave Cornthwaite quit his job to skateboard across Australia. Since then he has pedalled a tandem bicycle from Vancouver to Las Vegas, paddleboarded the Mississippi River and trekked across the Atacama Desert... all on a budget. Here he suggests five bold, brilliant breaks that anyone can do — and that won’t cost the earth

Across Australia in a Mini

Celebrating the Mini’s 50th anniversary, Gavin Green recreates his father’s historic drive across Australia’s arid red centre from Sydney to Perth