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Portland city guide: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurantsSaturday the 27th, 2017
It’s famous, derided even, for hipster coffee and craft beer, but there’s so much more to one of America’s coolest cities – and there are new direct flights from London, tooAll hail Portland! The Pacific Northwest trail-blazer is a vibrant hub that celebrates the four cool “Cs” of...
Croatia’s remotest islandSaturday the 27th, 2017
After canoeing round deserted coves and spearfishing with the lighthouse keeper, Kevin Rushby is tempted to stay on beautiful Lastovo island foreverMladin, keeper of the lighthouse, was outside his cottage, cleaning his speargun. It was a beautiful scene: rocky headlands and blue sea, deep and...
‘Pembrokeshire is magically out of sync with modern times’Friday the 26th, 2017
Tim Rees, founder of the Unearthed Festival, on his otherworldly, free-spirited home countySomething about Pembrokeshire’s location gives it an otherworldly edge. It’s out on the peninsula, the end of the land surrounded by sea, and sometimes as the mist comes in, it feels as though we’re...
Venice world heritage status under threatFriday the 26th, 2017
While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city?A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking a tsunami. It’s an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The...
Fossils of previously unknown early human relative go on display in South AfricaThursday the 25th, 2017
Astonishing remains of ‘almost human’ Homo naledi discovered in a cave system near Johannesburg are on display for a month from todayAt first glance, it may seem there is not much there. The Cradle of Humankind, a remote spot 30 miles north-west of Johannesburg, has only plains, trees, a few...
10 of the UK's best castles for a family day outThursday the 25th, 2017
With half-term upon us and summer round the corner, the UK’s castles are rolling out all kinds of entertainment, including medieval-themed activities, theatre, glamping – and a dash of Harry PotterA 15th-century moated castle surrounded by a 300-acre estate, Herstmonceux is a tranquil site...
Word up: new Chicago museum celebrates American authorsWednesday the 24th, 2017
Chicago’s new American Writers Museum has given the nation a fitting centre to celebrate the influence of its literature, and with Hemingway’s birthplace also in town, the city makes for a great literary tripAdmirers of the great American novel have a treat in store, as the first museum...
Graffiti brightens the streets of Bogotá – in picturesWednesday the 24th, 2017
In our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram shots we look at the flourishing street art movement in the Colombian capital Continue reading...
Share your tips on places where the summer of love lives onWednesday the 24th, 2017
It’s 50 years since the ‘flower children’ gathered in San Francisco to turn on, tune in and drop out. Tell us about places around the world where that hippy vibe still reignsMuch has changed since that heady summer of 1967 when young people converged on Haight-Ashbury to reject consumerist...
Forever Young: the Dylan cafe in north-east India where Bob remains kingWednesday the 24th, 2017
A cafe in Shillong pays homage to the great singer-songwriter, a local hero in this music-mad city On an evening stroll along the hilly roads of Shillong, in India’s north-eastern state of Meghalaya, I came across a sign for Dylan’s Cafe. Given Shillong’s reputation as the rock music...
‘I’ll sleep on dunes under the stars’: writer Ben Love on Denmark’s beautiful coastFriday the 19th, 2017
With 7,000km of coastline you can always find an empty beach in Denmark, as well as bike routes, Viking history and delicious food along its shoresWherever you are in Denmark, you’re never more than 50km from the sea. I can’t imagine sitting on a crowded beach, however beautiful it might be;...
Le Havre, a short break built on concrete chicSunday the 14th, 2017
Le Havre is celebrating its 500th anniversary, but its architectural gems are modern masterpieces built from the ashes of war – and now a world heritage siteFew cities make you want to stroke their walls, but in Le Havre it’s hard to resist caressing the concrete. All but obliterated by...
In search of Burmese fish noodle soup in YangonSunday the 14th, 2017
Myanmar’s unofficial dish, mohinga, is going upmarket – and nowadays you don’t even have to get up early to find itBurmese days: in the footsteps of George OrwellIn Myanmar, a land with more than 130 distinct ethnic groups and almost as many languages, there’s one thing that almost...
Take a pew: church camping in the Nene ValleySunday the 14th, 2017
‘Champing’ is gaining followers. Our writer checks into the Northamptonshire church that first trialled the idea and discovers picturesque villages, wildlife and great walks beyond the graveyardI’m picking my way blindly through a graveyard at 1am, towards what I hope is the medieval church...
The elusive American wilderness: in search of my own private IdahoSaturday the 13th, 2017
Off-trail amid towering mountains, engulfed in freezing fog and stepping over fresh bear tracks, our writer finally finds America in the rawIn 1901, the pioneering environmentalist John Muir sat down to write a compendium of America’s wildernesses, places he had learned to love and also helped...
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 CapeMonday the 5th, 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...
Top 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaMonday the 8th, 2014
Our pick of eco-lodges, cool guesthouses and rondavels make ideal bases for exploring South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast• Top 10 budget beach stays in Bali and Lombok• Top 10 budget beach hotels and villas in CroatiaSwell Eco Lodge, MngcibeOffering a stylish and serene alternative to the...
Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and LombokMonday the 6th, 2014
Surf and diver pads, yoga retreats and stylish cabanas on deserted beaches … there are plenty of ways to get away from it all on Bali and neighbouring Lombok Continue reading...
Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and campsites in CroatiaThursday the 3rd, 2014
Finding a prime spot on Croatia's coast in summer on a budget is no mean feat. Our picks range from a seafront villa on sandy car-free Lopud island to a bargain find in hip HvarCroatia has a short and intense high season. All prices cited here are valid for stays from mid-June to late August....
Top 10 budget beach hotels, hostels and campsites near Vancouver, British ColumbiaWednesday the 25th, 2014
British Columbia's rugged beaches offer everything from wild camping to luxury lodges. All these places to stay near Vancouver start at under £100 a nightA whiff of military utilitarianism still permeates the basic private rooms of this converted 1930s air force barracks, 20 minutes from...
Top 10 budget beach hotels in Andalucía, Spain: part twoTuesday the 25th, 2014
Spain's Costa de la Luz offers beach after golden beach. Here's our pick of the best affordable seaside hotels from Cádiz to Tarifa, from the family-friendly to wind and kitesurfing hangouts• Part one: Andalucía from Malaga to MojácarThe Hotel Fuerte Conil can't be called budget in high...
Top 10 budget beach hotels and guesthouses in Sri LankaWednesday the 26th, 2014
Sri Lanka has some of Asia's loveliest, most surf-able beaches – and plenty of affordable places to stay. Here are 10 of the best hotels and guesthouses, starting at just £5 a nightThis simple collection of rooms has been around for almost 25 years, and the atmosphere is pure surfer-casual –...
Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurantsSaturday the 29th, 2017
Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’Living in Paris, I am used to getting a surprised look from French friends when I tell them I am off for a fun weekend in Brussels. For sure,...
The alt city guide to BrightonWednesday the 19th, 2017
Brighton’s festival scene in May could be the reason for a spring visit but this creative and collaborative seaside town has inspirational art, music, food and drink on tap year-roundYou might imagine that Brighton, the seaside resort and party town, and Brighton, the lefty, bohemian city (the...
Discovering Portugal’s wild sideSaturday the 15th, 2017
For unspoilt countryside, top camping, hiking, wild swimming, plus great local food and wine – and all doable in a weekend from the three main airports – try one of these itineraries from Edwina Pitcher’s Wild Guide PortugalAway from the busy coastal resorts, Portugal is a timeless and...
Seville city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and barsSaturday the 8th, 2017
Rich in culture and sizzling with energy, this Andalucían city is a feast for the senses. Here are our picks of the best places to eat, drink and party with the SevillanosSpectacular architecture, vibrant festivals and flamenco flamboyance; Seville has plenty of peacock oomph. There is the...
Eastern Europe on a budget: bargains from Poland to MontenegroSunday the 2nd, 2017
With its quieter beaches, pristine castle-dotted countryside and idyllic islands, eastern Europe is becoming popular for more than just city breaksWhile Kraków remains Poland’s top destination, with Wrocław increasingly drawing attention as a hip alternative, the country’s vast countryside...
Greece on a budget: locals' tips on where to stay and eatSaturday the 1st, 2017
Still in the midst of its debt crisis, the notion of UK travellers on a budget in Greece might induce some black humour from locals, but tourists can help the economy – and save a few euros themselvesGreece’s debt crisis rumbles on, making it harder for locals to go on holiday. But with 27...
Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spasSaturday the 1st, 2017
Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spasItalians really know how to stretch their euros on holiday. They may have a reputation for living the dolce vita, but they...
Spain on a budget: expert tips on holidaying like the SpanishSaturday the 1st, 2017
Rural stays, funky hostels, out of season deals and smart sharing apps – do as the locals do and seek out affordable experiences in priceless locationsThe advantage of Spain, for anyone looking for an affordable break, is that with the country’s own economic crisis making it difficult for...
Barbados holiday guide: the best beaches, restaurants, bars and places to staySaturday the 25th, 2017
You don’t need a pop star’s budget to enjoy the palm trees and ‘sunny Caribbean sea’ of this popular island. Genie Austin reveals her homeland’s best beaches, cheap eats, rum shops and typically tropical activitiesWhen I tell people I’m from Barbados, I usually get some variation of...
Travel photo of the week: the warriors helping to protect lions in KenyaThursday the 25th, 2017
Local Maasai are playing their part in an organisation that monitors and preserves the big cats, whose numbers have been in decline for decades Continue reading...
Celebrate Africa photography competition: from Morocco to MadagascarFriday the 12th, 2017
Picfair, Canon and New African magazine have united for #CelebrateAfrica, a photography competition that encourages African residents to share images that challenge stereotypes. Here is a selection from the 2,500 entries Continue reading...
Travel photo of the week: Sea-to-sky cable car, NorwayThursday the 11th, 2017
The Loen Skylift will offer a world of wondrous fjord and landscape views from the top of Mount Hoven when it opens on 20 May Continue reading...
Biking across India on a Bullet – in picturesWednesday the 10th, 2017
In our weekly look at people’s travel through three Instagram shots, Deepak Chauhan is on a 4,600km trip across India on his Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike Continue reading...
2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the YearThursday the 4th, 2017
National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year competition is now open and runs until 30 June. We showcase some of the early entries in the nature category Continue reading...
Fire in the vines: Burgundy winemakers fight against frost – in picturesThursday the 4th, 2017
Flaming vineyards and smoke are captured by Tom Kevill-Davies in our weekly look at travel through three pictures posted on Instagram Continue reading...
Readers' travel photography competition: April – the winnersWednesday the 3rd, 2017
Striking portraits and epic views dominate this month’s entries. Scroll to see the winner, who receives a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. The overall 2017 winner will go on a 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with ExodusEnter our May competition Continue reading...
Travel photo of the week: A slackliner's high wire heroics in Les ArcsFriday the 28th, 2017
A slackliner walks between two peaks on Mont Blanc in France as part of the Winter Festislack event Continue reading...
Shores galore: Auckland's wild west coast beaches – in picturesWednesday the 26th, 2017
Epic, windswept, dramatic – Daniel Koehler is captivated by the New Zealand beaches. Our weekly look at people’s travels through three pictures posted on Instagram Continue reading...
City breaks with kids: BristolTuesday the 23rd, 2017
Our series of city guides for families heads to creative, community-minded Bristol, with its fab, and often free, attractions and acres of parkland nearby More in this series: London | Brighton | Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | AmsterdamBristol isn’t the most beautiful city in the world...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel?Saturday the 13th, 2017
Like Ryanair and easyJet before them, low-cost hotel chains are eyeing the lucrative business travel market – and it’s sweet dreams all roundFor the battle-hardened business traveller, budget hotel chains are synonymous with dreary decor, thin walls and the hum of the motorway beyond the...
Higher Buck, Waddington, Lancashire: hotel reviewSaturday the 13th, 2017
This pub, in one of Lancashire’s prettiest villages, is up there with the finest dining in the lauded Ribble valley. The modish makeover is no match for the food, but the classy guest rooms areA stream runs alongside the main street in Waddington. Traffic is so light you can hear it gurgling as...
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’Thursday the 11th, 2017
Tamara Heber-Percy, the Mrs behind the bookings website, talks rejection, working with your spouse and what makes the perfect hotelWe kept having disastrous breaks. A weekend in the Lakes sold to us as a boutique spa hotel resulted in being unexpectedly weighed upon check-in and put on on a...
How rich hippies and developers went to war over Instagram’s favourite beach – podcastWednesday the 10th, 2017
With its Mayan ruins and moonlight raves, Tulum has become Mexico’s hippest holiday destination. But a spate of violent evictions reveals a darker side • Read the text version hereSubscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook...
Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beachesWednesday the 10th, 2017
From Vietnam’s little-known islands to Laos’s interior and even tourist-free Thailand, our writers reveal some hidden treasuresAdd your own favourite find below Continue reading...
The Swan at Hay, Hay-on-Wye: hotel reviewSunday the 30th, 2017
The chintzy restaurant is awaiting a refurb (and the bedrooms are a little fussy) but no one is looking at the wallpaper when the food is this good. Shame the hotel itself isn’t as creative as the brilliant menuThe dining chair had a wobbly leg, and husband was on the point of swapping it when...
Serifos, Greece: great interiors, even better outdoorsSunday the 30th, 2017
For beauty, Serifos is up there with the Cyclades’ more famous islands – but it surpasses them for easygoing charm, which is why Athenians come here. That and the stylish places to stayHow do you choose which Greek island to visit? There are thousands, and of course the most famous cannot be...
Take the kids to … Surf Snowdonia, WalesTuesday the 23rd, 2017
This artificial lagoon has big waves and big fun for both beginners and experienced surfers – and is blessed with a beautiful location close to Snowdonia national parkAn artificial, 300 metre-long wave lagoon in the Conwy valley, on the edge of Snowdonia national park. A mechanical underwater...
Europe’s hidden coasts: the Deep Mani, GreeceSunday the 21st, 2017
Few tourists venture beyond the Mani’s spectacular Diros caves, but further south lies a dramatic coastline of sleepy fishing coves and fortified villagesMore hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Spain | ItalyThe Mani, the central southern prong of mainland Greece, is divided into two halves. The...
Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, PortugalThursday the 18th, 2017
Central Portugal’s pristine beaches are pounded by the Atlantic and dotted with simple restaurants, but barely touched by tourists, making them havens for those who crave space – and great seafood More hidden coasts: France | Spain | Greece | ItalyTheo and I saunter along the road from Aveiro...
Ten of the best new campsites in BritainWednesday the 17th, 2017
Our writer opens this selection of favourite new sites from Cool Camping’s latest guide with a fun stay in the grounds of a stately home just outside LondonWhen I was a child, my sister and I used to sleep in a tent in the back garden as a treat. These days it would be called a...
Dreamland Margate reopens (again) after £25m revampWednesday the 17th, 2017
The 2015 relaunch of the 1920s amusement park proved disappointing to both investors and visitors. Now it has high hopes for its latest incarnation, with new rides, bars and food stalls, and a live music venueIt was hailed as the revival of a seaside mecca that would consolidate Margate’s...
Take the kids to … Bekonscot Model Village, BuckinghamshireTuesday the 16th, 2017
Escape the 21st century for this wee village trapped in the 1930s, while the kids ooh and aah over tiny farms, cottages, windmills and a working model railwayThe world’s oldest model village, loosely capturing nearby Beaconsfield between the wars. It was opened in 1929 and its little...
The Isle of Wight … kids dig itSaturday the 13th, 2017
With buckets, spades, farm animals and dinosaur remains, a short break on the Isle of Wight is a predictable hit with kids, but there are unexpected delights for grown-ups, too‘Dinosaur poo!” I screeched, sounding like an overexcited nature presenter. I was trying to enthuse my seven-year-old...
Activity holidays for single-parent familiesSaturday the 6th, 2017
Five thrill-seeking holidays for single-parent families, offering watersports, bike rides – and endangered turtlesDecca Aitkenhead’s family fitness holiday in IbizaAcorn Adventure specialises in active camping holidays for families in Wales, France, Italy and Spain. Accommodation is in tented...
Best beaches in Europe: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 18th, 2017
Your favourite European (non-UK) beaches include a Dutch island and the Faroes, as well as plenty of azure seas and glorious sunshine in the Med• Enter this week’s readers’ tips for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucherTexel – an island in North Holland province – amazed us with...
Share your tips on Oregon and Washington state for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 17th, 2017
The Pacific Northwest is a great destination for adventure. Tell us about memorable camping trips, secret beaches, hikes, and places to eat and stayAs well as mountains, forests and thundering rivers, America’s northern Pacific states are also hotspots for craft beer, innovative food, music and...
10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 11th, 2017
From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks• Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucherThis five-mile round-trip hike within Zion national park takes you from the Virgin river to the top of...
Share your tips on beaches in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 10th, 2017
Tell us about coastal gems you’ve found: not only rocky coves and unspoilt sandy strands but great beach cafes, playgrounds and places to stay or eat in on the sandsWhether you like beaches lined with restaurants or tiny secret coves you can only reach by hiking, we want to hear your tips. From...
10 of the best restaurants in Italy: readers’ tipsThursday the 4th, 2017
Whether you want the Neapolitan pizza once savoured by Julia Roberts or simple rustic cooking, our readers have travelled all over Italy discovering wonderful, authentic places to eatEnter next week’s readers’ travel tips: US hikingFamily businesses; idiosyncratic service; simple but...
Share your tips on hiking in the US for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherThursday the 4th, 2017
Tell us about your experiences on trails in the American wilderness: the wildlife, scenery, places to stay and people you met. From the badlands to swamps of Florida, share your walking tipsWith so much amazing geography the US is a brilliant place for getting-way-from-it-all, long-distance...
10 of the best things to do in Belgium: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 27th, 2017
Boring Belgium? ‘No’, say our tipsters, who have explored art nouveau in Brussels, kayaked in the Ardennes – and even stayed at a bowel hotel• Enter next week’s readers’ tips: ItalyThis chapel/art installation by Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh is modelled...
Share your foodie tip on Italy for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 26th, 2017
There’s such pride in freshness, tradition and quality that it’s hard to eat badly in Italy. Tell us about a rural trattoria or city pizzeria – anywhere that’s stood out for youWith so many categories of restaurant – osteria, rosticceria, tavola calda, etc – it’s pretty clear that...
Canada's great outdoors: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 20th, 2017
Wildlife, mountains, islands and forests … Canada’s natural wonders – from Nova Scotia to Vancouver – have left an indelible mark on our intrepid readersSend a tip for next week’s competition to win a £200 hotel voucherIf you want to experience authentic, raw, outdoor Canada then a few...
10 of the best Irish bars in New YorkMonday the 15th, 2017
A New York Irish pub may have been voted best bar in the world – and be making an appearance in London this summer – but ‘old country’ boozers are in decline in the city. We raise a glass to both the classics and those reviving the traditionIn some New York neighbourhoods every other bar...
Top 10 restaurants and tapas bars in Huelva, SpainTuesday the 16th, 2017
A byword for great produce, this small city in Andalucía with 200 restaurants is Spain’s gastronomy capital for 2017. Picking 10 of the best is no mean featXanty Elias is the city’s culinary A-lister. Having trained for two years at San Sebastián’s three-starred Arzak, he returned home...
10 of the best wild camping sites in ScotlandMonday the 8th, 2017
Scotland offers idyllic wild camping, with spaces beside some of the UK’s loveliest beaches, lochs and mountains. We pick 10 of the best from Wild Guide ScotlandScotland is famous for its scenic wild places and uplifting sense of remoteness. With the exception of the recent bylaws banning wild...
‘It was like being Alice-in-India’: artist Natasha Kumar on Bundi, RajasthanThursday the 11th, 2017
The light, dust, colours and street life mean this town is as artistically inspiring as St Ives is to other paintersI heard about the step wells of Bundi, in southern Rajasthan, about 10 years ago. I was travelling in the Thar desert, which divides India and Pakistan, and in that landscape of...
Giro d’Italia: 10 great restaurants en route, and places to watch the raceSaturday the 6th, 2017
The 100th Giro, which started this week, races from Sardinia to the Dolomites. For cycling correspondent Colin O’Brien, the journey is also a gastronomic pilgrimageFollowing a grand cycling tour as part of the press pack can be a gruelling task. You spend lots of time in cars, and most of your...
Taj Mahal gets a facelift – and slaps on a mudpackFriday the 5th, 2017
Pollution means India’s most famous monument is in urgent need of a thorough clean, but tour operators fear that the work may put off visitors The Taj Mahal, Agra’s near four-century-old monument to love, is beginning to show its age. Air pollution is turning its ivory-white surface yellow....
Winchester wander: a stroll through England’s ancient pastThursday the 4th, 2017
One of Europe’s largest cathedrals, beguiling old buildings and reminders of a mythical past all feature in this walk around King Alfred’s capital • More city walks in Manchester and NorwichStart this two-mile saunter where English royal history began; with Alfred, the only English monarch...
Cabo de Gata, Spain: exploring Europe's only desertSaturday the 29th, 2017
The arid beauty of Cabo de Gata, in Almería, has inspired works by Lorca and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone – and has one of Spain’s least-developed coastsAfter several hours walking along stark cliffs and ridges, I come down a hillside dotted with white asphodels and find myself on...
Top 10 things to do in Hội An, VietnamWednesday the 26th, 2017
Fabulous fresh food is the order of the day – every day – in this ancient riverside town. But explore the temples and beaches by bicycle and all those grilled dishes and pho will have been well-earnedVietnam’s former imperial capital, Huế, has the sights – temples, tombs and the Purple...
‘Accra’s Jamestown is electric – it's like Hackney Wick on steroids’: Zoe AdjonyohFriday the 28th, 2017
The chef and pop-up entrepreneur traced her family roots in the Ghanaian capital – and discovered a city fizzing with fresh food, art, music and viewsFor me, there’s a real mystery about Accra, as well as it provoking a sense of inquisitiveness. It means so many things: it’s where my dad is...
Prague's cryptocurrency cafe: perfect brew of beans and bitcoinsWednesday the 26th, 2017
The terms espresso bar and ‘anarchic ethical hacker collective’ don’t usually go together but this radical bitcoin-only hub in the Czech capital is no ordinary cafePrague has long been home to opulent coffeehouses, where everyone from Kafka to Einstein gathered to debate the burning issues...
10 top tips from our Rio de Janeiro correspondentMonday the 24th, 2017
From the birthplace of samba to sundowners by the sea, our man in Rio knows where to go for a good night out, as well as the best spots for taking in the breathtaking tropical beauty of the ‘Marvellous City’Run, walk, hire a tandem or pedal a swan boat around Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, known...
10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parksSaturday the 22nd, 2017
To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernessesCanada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular...
After the earthquake: Umbria's culinary magic is winning back visitorsSaturday the 22nd, 2017
Two powerful earthquakes laid waste to parts of central Italy last year, but resilient producers in fabulously foodie – and beautiful – south-east Umbria are determined to look forward, not back‘Would you like to meet the pigs?” said Giuseppe Fausti. It seemed a strange idea, popping in...
10 of the UK’s best boutique festivalsTuesday the 11th, 2017
When it comes to festivals, size matters – though often small is best, as we found in our roundup of dance and DJ-driven events around the UKCheck out our guide to the best UK city and day festivals here Just outside Glasgow, Kelburn Garden Party is a colourful event held in the grounds of an...
Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa Maresme, SpainSaturday the 20th, 2017
The coast just north of Barcelona is often overlooked by visitors. But with miles of sandy beach, great restaurants and a coast-hugging train, it’s a perfect escape More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Greece | ItalyI love Barcelona but sometimes you have got to get out of town. Sitges?...
Europe’s hidden coasts: the Maremma, ItalyMonday the 22nd, 2017
This stretch of southern Tuscany is chic but discreet – disappear into the dunes, discover beguiling coves and stay on rambling estates amid stunning scenery More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Spain | GreeceItalians were born for beaches. Summer means serried rows of sunbeds and regimented...
Island hopping in Greece’s DodecaneseSunday the 23rd, 2017
Rhodes and Kos are the Dodecanese’s big names, but this new island-hopping trip focuses on the archipelago’s smaller gems, where visitors may have the gorgeous beaches to themselvesThere is a blueness of sea that seems feasible only via Photoshop or an Instagram filter, but which is made real...
Kayaking Croatia’s Kornati islandsSunday the 4th, 2016
Kayaking is one of the only ways to get to Kornat, off Zadar. There are speedboats and superyachts around too, but travelling under his own steam, Kevin Rushby gives them the slipRead more of Kevin’s Croatian adventuresVid is sitting in his winter living room among the large model boats he has...
10 of the best walks in the Lake DistrictWednesday the 28th, 2012
With so many spectacular walks in the Lake District, it's a tough job narrowing the list down to just 10. So we sought expert advice and asked National Trust Cumbria's Mike Innerdale to tell us about his favourites• 10 of the best walks in Cumbria• As featured in our Lake District and Cumbria...
An outdoor swimming tour of London – top 10 lidos and pondsFriday the 24th, 2015
There’s no better way to escape the stresses of city life than to go for an outdoor swim. London has some historic lidos and even the odd truly beautiful swimming pond, as our writer discovers as she visits 10 of them in a weekendThe swimmer: a journey across London’s ponds and lidos – in...
Europe’s hidden coasts: the Côte d’Argent, Landes, FranceFriday the 19th, 2017
This wild Atlantic coast, south-west of Bordeaux, is backed by forests and nature reserves and includes the finest sandy beach in France. Yet even in mid-summer you can have it to yourselfMore hidden coasts: Portugal | Spain | Greece | ItalyHalfway between the great sand dune of Pyla and the posh...
Bay of pigging out – town-hopping in Croatia’s Kvarner gulfSunday the 28th, 2016
Touring four towns on three islands, Kevin Rushby enjoys fennel liqueur, sheep’s cheese and seafood, while teenage Maddy prefers a papal cake sugar hit • Week two: CresOpposite a vast painting of the Last Supper in 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi monastery in Cres town is a small alcove....
10 of the best restaurants and cafes in LisbonThursday the 26th, 2014
As Lisbon's biggest market is transformed into a gourmet food hall, we take a look at the best places to eat in Portugal's capital, a city renowned for its seafood – and custard tarts• Have you been to Lisbon? Tell us about your favourite place to eat in the comments below• A Lisbon food...
Holiday guide to Sardinia’s best beaches, plus restaurants and hotelsSunday the 2nd, 2015
Sardinia has fantastic, gorgeous beaches. Liz Boulter loses herself among them, and picks the best, and surprisingly affordable, places to eat and stayItaly offers so much to holidaymakers: food and wine, art and architecture, high peaks and bosomy Tuscan hills, but relatively few Brits come here...
Turneffe Island Resort Redefines Private Island AdventureThursday the 10th, 2016
World-class private island concept resort marks 15th anniversary with resort-wide renovation and relaunched experience-based website
IHG Expands in Germany with % Hotel SigningsFriday the 26th, 2016
The new developments will be in three federal states across the country and reflect IHGs successful strategy in the region, one of the key drivers being working with Multiple Development Agreement (MDA) partners to place properties in the right locations where there is guest demand.
Amanzo'e in Greece is Most Expensive Hotel in EuropeMonday the 4th, 2016
The Amanzo'e, located in Southern Greece's Peloponnese region, leads the Luxury-Hotels.com rankings with a minimum rate of Euro 1779 over the summer. Second most expensive is the Le Dune hotel in the South of Sardinia (Euro 1645).
UEFA European Football Championship - Where to Stay on Game Day? By Katharina SickoraTuesday the 7th, 2016
TrustYou ranks the most popular hotels near all ten of the European Championship stadiums in France