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New Elena Ferrante-inspired street art to be unveiled in NaplesWednesday the 12th, 2018
The author’s Neapolitan novels and the TV adaptation My Brilliant Friend have brought attention to Naples’ Rione Luzzatti district, where a dramatic mural will become a major drawElena Ferrante fever spread across the globe with the release of the author’s Neapolitan novels, but it took the...
Les Trois Vallées: great skiing – but away from the bling crowdTuesday the 11th, 2018
A new hostel in low-key Les Menuires provides easy access to great ski areas but is more about beanies and live bands than expensive designer gearIn Courchevel 1850, there’s an eight-bedroom chalet that costs €295,000 a week. The price includes two chefs, two butlers and a massage therapist,...
Share your best travel discovery of 2018 for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucherTuesday the 11th, 2018
Did you find somewhere really fabulous on your travels this year? Whatever and wherever it is, we want to hear about it for our end-of-year round upIt could be a locals’ bar with live music, a family-run B&B or an obscure museum that lit up your trip. You might have found a beautiful walk,...
Send us a tip on a UK winter walk for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucherTuesday the 11th, 2018
A good walk and fresh air are perfect for blowing away the Christmas cobwebs. Tell us about your favouriteWe want to hear about your favourite UK walk to enjoy over the festive period, whether it’s urban, goes through parks, fields and woods or traverses moors and peaks. Please indicate the...
A local’s guide to Granada: 10 top tipsMonday the 10th, 2018
Once you’ve ticked off the Alhambra, check out Granada’s edgier barrio culture, with both alternative and traditional bars, great flamenco, food and street artThe Alhambra may be Spain’s most visited attraction year on year, but wandering the hills and the backstreets of Granada’s barrios...
Find serenity (or 10,000 Buddhas) in Hong Kong’s top templesMonday the 10th, 2018
From a single giant Buddha to thousands of smaller ones and the charm of the everyday street shrine, Hong Kong’s temples are a touch of zen in a busy cityIn Hong Kong, religion is a grab-bag of whatever seems appropriate. Buddhism, Taoism and local folk religion are widespread and intermingled,...
Top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs on Mexico’s Pacific coastWednesday the 18th, 2015
Enjoy ocean views from rooftop bars or just step out and get the sand between your toes. From Mazatlán to Pochutla, here are 10 charming beachside escapesMexico’s Pacific coast, more than 1,000 miles of it, is renowned for its beaches, as well as the resorts which have attracted Hollywood...
Top 10 budget beach hotels, guesthouses and hostels on the Yucatán peninsula, MexicoMonday the 16th, 2015
Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán peninsula can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels and hostelsOn the surface, this mid-size hotel in Cancún’s hotel zone is pretty unremarkable. The...
Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the SeychellesMonday the 26th, 2015
The Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be known for their luxury resorts but there is also a great selection of family-run, more affordable guesthouses just as close to the archipelago’s famous, world-class beachesFor a room with a five-star view, Colibri is hard to beat....
Top 10 budget beach guesthouses and B&Bs in South Africa's Western CapeSunday the 4th, 2015
From Cape Town and its peninsula to the Garden Route and the West Coast, the Western Cape is a dazzling part of South Africa, and its beachside accommodation doesn’t have to break the bankTop 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Continue reading...
The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York stateTuesday the 20th, 2018
This progressive lakeside town has gone its own way since the hippy years: we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaWhen 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected...
Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurantsMonday the 27th, 2018
Tour classical sites with locals and discover the guesthouses, restaurants and bars being opened by young entrepreneurs in a city buzzing with creativity The revival of Europe’s classical capital has attracted plenty of artists, curators and digital nomads. But it’s entrepreneurial young...
Cantal, France, holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 14th, 2018
In central France, the Auvergne’s volcanic landscape offers year-round activity holidays, with peaks to climb, lakes to swim, restored farms to stay in and great value mountain cuisineThe Cantal is the rural heartland of France’s wild Auvergne region, right in the centre of the country and...
Holiday guide to Basilicata, Italy: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 19th, 2018
‘Tourist hordes’ is not a phrase you’re likely to hear in Basilicata but given its rich cuisine, stunning national parks, ancient towns and great beaches, it’s hard to fathom why this seductive region remains so quietImagine a region that has miles of white sand beaches on one coast,...
Holiday guide to the Llŷn peninsula, north WalesFriday the 27th, 2018
A haven for surfers and adventurers, ‘a timeless island feel pervades this often-overlooked peninsula’. Writers of the new Wild Guide Wales select the best coves and beaches, places to eat and seasonal campsitesWith tiny lanes lined with wildflowers leading to empty coves and rugged cliffs,...
A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tipsMonday the 16th, 2018
The city’s bars and music scene are among the most vibrant in the US. And with Lake Michigan beaches to relax on and two new budget flights from the UK, now is the time to goTraditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55...
Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 7th, 2018
The food, wine and idyllic lifestyle of this region’s villages have always appealed to Brits – and with Brexit looming they’re settling in record numbers – but that has not dimmed its thoroughly French allureThe Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France...
Readers’ travel photography competition: November winnersTuesday the 4th, 2018
This month’s entries are as varied as the destinations they were captured in. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays• Enter our...
Marriott hotels: data of 500m guests may have been exposedFriday the 30th, 2018
Company says information may have been taken from breached reservation databasePersonal data including credit card details, passport numbers and the dates of birth of up to 500 million people has been stolen in a “colossal” hack of Marriott International, the parent company of hotel chains...
Brownber Hall, near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria – hotel reviewFriday the 30th, 2018
Amid fells alive with birdlife and red squirrels, this stylish hotel in the north-west corner of the Yorkshire Dales proves a great base for walkingComing up the drive to this elegant mid-Victorian mansion house, I notice a number of things: that the lane is flooding, the trees are shaking and...
Our two-night stay at the inn was a real turn-offThursday the 29th, 2018
We woke to find urine in the bath, but we can’t get a refundWe used Booking.com to reserve a room for two nights at the Ship Inn in Solva, Pembrokeshire. I charged my mobile in a double socket outside the bathroom door. Beside the socket were two switches. I must have accidentally knocked one...
20 best affordable hotels in the eastern CaribbeanSaturday the 24th, 2018
A world away from the cruise ships and all-inclusives, our writer goes island hopping through the eastern Caribbean, staying in small, characterful hotels Continue reading...
Our big exotic sleepover: a single-parent tour of EgyptThursday the 6th, 2018
As the Land of the Pharaohs edges its way back on to the tourist map, our writer and her daughter join other single-parent families on a new group tourWater buffalo call softly as the waters of the Nile lap at the boat. Kingfishers swoop in the dim light, silhouetted against a mosque on Aswan’s...
Take the kids to … Bodmin Jail, CornwallWednesday the 31st, 2018
An imposing 18th-century prison brings to life an era of harsh punishments – fun for all the family, if your children like grisly tales and ghost stories A former jail on the edge of the town, built in 1779 by prisoners of war. Inside the gloomy and imposing granite building there are six...
Take the kids to … Legoland Discovery Centre, BirminghamTuesday the 23rd, 2018
This indoor twist on a Legoland theme park builds up the fun with its miniature city, rides and play area but crumbles when it comes to entertaining older kidsThe latest UK collaboration between global heavyweights Merlin Entertainments and the Lego Group recently opened in Birmingham city centre...
Take the kids to … Gilbert White’s House and Gardens, Hampshire – reviewMonday the 22nd, 2018
The home of the nature-obsessed clergyman is a treasure trove of flora, fauna and kids’ games. And there’s even a gallery devoted to heroic explorersThe home of an 18th-century naturalist may not seem the obvious choice for a day out but a £2.5m revamp – aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund...
It’s a jungle out there: Costa Rica with kidsSunday the 21st, 2018
Full of exotic animals and rainforests but also child-friendly, Costa Rica is the perfect natural playground for a family adventureIt’s dark in the rainforest, the air thick with strange croaks and chirps, and our group moves slowly, following José’s torchlight. As he gestures for us to...
A family ski trip: Le Buet, the French AlpsSaturday the 20th, 2018
A fun, communal ski week for families is perfect for both beginners and more experienced skiers – and offers the chance to learn a few unexpected skills, too‘And this is your circus instructor...” Those words, both intriguing and slightly alarming, are not what you expect to hear at the...
The best small UK music venues: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 6th, 2018
From a launderette to a church, former school and even a bookshop, readers tip their favourite intimate gig venuesA retro-style launderette and coffee house by day, this is a bar and gig venue by night – it also used to be a tiny cinema. The acts are from all over the world, and strong in their...
Send a tip on a cool shopping area or street for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 5th, 2018
Tell us about creative hubs or streets full of interesting independent stores around the worldThese days shopping is dominated by bland malls, out-of-town retail parks, generic high-street chains and online retailers … But we’re not interested in any of them!We want to hear about about the...
Send a tip on an independent UK music venue for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherFriday the 30th, 2018
Whether it’s a city centre pub, church or a shed in the country, we want to know about your favourite small music venueIntimate, atmospheric venues make for memorable gigs. We want to hear about anywhere you’ve been to recently that’s made an impression on you: perhaps somewhere you danced...
Christmas overseas: readers’ favourite festive tripsThursday the 29th, 2018
See lights in Brooklyn, dodge the beastly Krampus in Austria, cheer Santa on in Venice ... or just hit the beach down underNew York may be magical at Christmas but Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is perhaps the Christmas lights capital of the world! Hundreds of homes go all out to decorate their...
Can the World Be Saved from Overtourism? - CNNThursday the 4th, 2018
Every week seems to bring new confirmation we've officially entered the era of too much tourism. There's been sand pilfering in Sardinia and Venice visitors threatened with fines for sitting down.
MGM Resorts Completes the Sale of Grand Victoria CasinoTuesday the 7th, 2018
MGM Resorts Received Approximately $162 Million
Taj Bangalore Hotel to Add 220 Guest RoomsTuesday the 15th, 2018
The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), last week announced a major expansion of Taj Bangalore, adding 220 guest rooms along with additional facilities. The hotel opened its doors in December 2015 with 154 rooms.
Luxury Tourism Spikes in Costa Rica - by Kacey BradleyWednesday the 28th, 2018
More folks experience luxury travel to invest in the self. Travelers crave a different kind of luxury these days, as more hotels offer the five-star experience. They aren’t looking at the number of stars anymore, nor do they desire to frequent the places that celebrities tend to go....
The Top Ten Things to Do in MajorcaTuesday the 20th, 2018
With 36 towns spanning its island, Majorca is a deceptively large place to visit and has much choice. It’s real capital, Palma, and its party-going capital, Magaluf, are two of its more well-known destinations, but there are many more with 4 star hotels in Majorca from where you can...
JLL Real Views - Can Saudi Arabia Build a Popular Tourist Destination? - By Neasa MacErleanThursday the 31st, 2017
Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a...
Last Americans Rush to North Korea Ahead of Travel Ban - CNNMonday the 28th, 2017
A looming US travel ban has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea.
Pain in Spain: Are Tourists Still Welcome? - BBCThursday the 17th, 2017
As anti-tourism protests hit Barcelona, can visitors happily coexist with local residents?
Vancouver Island Boasts One of the Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the WorldMonday the 24th, 2017
A resort in Vancouver Island ranks among the most expensive hotels in the world, according to a survey conducted by Luxury-Hotels.com.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils 10 Pool Overwater VillasTuesday the 11th, 2017
The Pool Premium Overwater Villas offer horizon infinity views and the Pool Overwater Villas feature scenic sights of the lagoon and beach. Modern and luxurious, the one-bedroom villas feature sleek, contemporary décor with Polynesian touches, each encompassing 1,345 square-feet including...