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Cancelled Ryanair flight passengers warned to check insurance policiesTuesday the 26th, 2017
The beleaguered Irish airline is refunding passengers for cancellations but getting compensation for all those other pre-paid holiday extras will be a much harder proposition warn consumer expertsAs Ryanair launches a massive seat sale offering one million flights from £4.99, travel insurance...
10 of the best new budget hotels and hostels in EuropeMonday the 25th, 2017
Stylish but affordable hostels and hotels aimed at the Instagram generation continue to open apace across Europe, offering excellent value and a party atmosphere Jo&Joe is a new youth brand from hotel giant Accor which is hoping to muscle in on the Airbnb market by “blending the best of...
Photographing the Peak District in autumn – in picturesMonday the 25th, 2017
The Peak District is arguably at its most spectacular at this time of year, when its moorlands turn burnished brown – as Mick Ryan’s images show in a new guide on photographing the national park Continue reading...
Mountain highs: trekking without borders in the BalkansSunday the 24th, 2017
It’s no easy stroll … but a spectacular new Balkan trail provides soaring peaks, lake views and memories of friendly locals – and real endeavourThe views from Kosovo’s highest peak are incredible. Or so I’m told. It’s a tricky thing to confirm in blanket murk and howling winds. I’ve...
Feelers out for insect fine dining in BangkokSunday the 24th, 2017
Insects have long been a staple in the countryside of Thailand. Now, a top chef is creating a buzz in Bangkok by putting this eco-friendly protein on the menuWere it not for the cocoa-dusted silkworms garnishing the dish, an unknowing diner might never realise there was anything out of the...
Top 10 autumn breaks in the UK countrysideSaturday the 23rd, 2017
We asked nature writers for their favourite slice of glorious golden countryside for an autumnal breakPlus 10 more seasonal breaks in UK market towns and small cities Continue reading...
Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and citiesSaturday the 23rd, 2017
We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the UK countryside Continue reading...
Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibilitySaturday the 23rd, 2017
US ride-hailing company to appeal against ruling but new chief executive admits it is the ‘cost of a bad reputation’Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley’s fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a...
'Africa's Tate Modern' – Cape Town’s Zeitz-Mocaa gallery opensThursday the 21st, 2017
The largest contemporary art museum in Africa opens on Friday as a ‘platform for Africans to tell their own story’A week before its public opening, the social spectacle surrounding the preview of Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz-Mocaa) threatened to eclipse the art...
The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s MaineWednesday the 20th, 2017
With the film of Stephen King’s It breaking box-office records, we tour the brooding locations in and around his home town that inspired the ‘king of fright’It would be wrong to say the recent film release of Stephen King’s It has brought about a resurgence of interest in the writer....
An oasis of orchids, animals and architecture in Medellín, ColombiaWednesday the 20th, 2017
A striking shelter hosting an orchid collection – and the odd wandering iguana – is the centrepiece of a tropical paradise rescued from developers in the 1970sAmid the hustle and bustle of Medellín, Colombia, are the Joaquin Antonio Uribe botanical gardens. The 35-acre site is free to enter...
Inca Trail permits to be released four months earlyTuesday the 19th, 2017
Travellers hoping to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru next year are advised to book as soon as possible once permits become available on 1 October Anyone hoping to trek the Inca Trail in 2018 better start planning, as permits are about to be released – four months earlier than...
Something in the local water makes Vietnam’s cao lau noodles specialSunday the 17th, 2017
Hoi An’s signature noodle dish is the history of the city in a bowl. The cuisines of foreign traders have been added ingredients over time but it is still quintessentially VietnameseOnce a key trading post on the Spice Route linking the orient and the occident, the ancient riverside port of Hoi...
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 –...
Denver city guide: what to see and do plus the best restaurants, bars and hotelsSaturday the 16th, 2017
The Mile High City gets a little closer with new direct UK flights giving visitors the chance to soak up a wild west boom town with a roaring food and nightlife scene‘Gold!” went the cry in the summer of 1858 after a party of prospectors rolled into what is now Denver’s Confluence Park and...
Holiday guide to Somme, France: what to see plus the best restaurants, bars and hotelsSunday the 10th, 2017
The area of northern France known for battlefields and memorials also has pretty landscapes, unspoilt beaches and some of the country’s best cuisine – all just a short hop from the UKThis bucolic region of northern France is forever associated with memorials of the first world war, but it has...
Portugal’s top 10 hidden beachesSaturday the 2nd, 2017
Catch some late summer sun on Portugal’s stunning coast. The author of the new Wild Guide to the country, picks 10 beaches for adventure and solitude Continue reading...
Galicia coast holiday guide: the best beaches, bars, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 19th, 2017
White sandy beaches, epic Atlantic scenery and supreme seafood combine to great effect on Spain’s most beautiful coastlineLush green valleys and rugged mountains, sheer cliffs and wild, frothing, slate-grey seas. Bagpipes, baroque cathedrals and the smell of grilled seafood. The architectural...
Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 8th, 2017
Portugal’s capital is bursting with culture and great places to eat, stay and party – and it’s the cheapest city break destination in western EuropeAssemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled...
Toulouse city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 1st, 2017
In France’s sunny ‘pink city’, ancient palaces show world-class art and crowds sip pastis and eat cassoulet and top-notch tapas at lively food markets Ask French people where they would prefer to live and one answer that keeps coming up is Toulouse. Some 10,000 people settle here each year,...
East Sicily: what to see plus the best bars, beaches, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 24th, 2017
With baroque palaces, fine beaches and Mount Etna, the Ionian coast is home to most of the island’s crown jewels – underpinned by glorious local food and drinkLight reflecting off churches and palaces, views of craggy mountains and blue sea, smells of orange blossom, oregano and mint …...
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...
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...
Rock stars, Yehliu geopark, Taiwan: travel photo of the weekFriday the 22nd, 2017
Fishermen at Yehliu, part of a geopark near New Taipei, make a base on the moon-like hoodoo stones that stretch into the sea Continue reading...
Instagram snapshots: Andy Pietrasik in Western AustraliaWednesday the 20th, 2017
In our weekly look at travel through three Instagram images, Andy Pietrasik visits Gnaraloo sheep station – a true taste of the Australian outback where the desert meets the Indian Ocean Continue reading...
Maasai, migration and conservation: Tanzania snapshots – in picturesWednesday the 13th, 2017
In our weekly look at people’s travels through three of their Instagram images, Marina Vernicos reflects on her trek through northern Tanzania Continue reading...
Nature's canvas: Lofoten Islands art festival: travel photo of the weekThursday the 7th, 2017
Henningsvær’s football pitch is one of several unusual venues in the Lofoten Islands’ art biennial, Liaf, this September Continue reading...
Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor review – vivid focusSunday the 3rd, 2017
Simon Fenwick’s compelling portrait reveals the photographer was much more than just a travel companion to her famous husbandIn this engrossing biography, the woman hitherto overshadowed by her husband is brought from black-and-white to full colour: a talented professional photographer, she...
The Parthenon of Books, Kassel, Germany – in picturesFriday the 1st, 2017
This art installation by Marta Minujín, on the site of 1930s book burnings in the city of Kassel, is intended as a symbol of free speech Continue reading...
Readers' travel photography competition: August – the winnersFriday the 1st, 2017
From reindeer in northern Sweden to penguins in South Georgia, this month’s images include some very original animal shots. Scroll down 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...
Pyramids, street art and top topiary: a glimpse of Mexico – in picturesThursday the 31st, 2017
In our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images, Jason Gallant is hooked by central Mexican culture both old and new Continue reading...
Travel photo of the week: bareback in ColombiaThursday the 24th, 2017
A smiling boy riding a horse symbolises the resilient nature of a town inland from Cartagena founded by former slaves in the 17th century Continue reading...
The Five Bells Inn, Brabourne (near Ashford), Kent: hotel reviewFriday the 22nd, 2017
Cosy and slightly bonkers rooms (in a good way), a welcoming bar and scrumptious food make this pub with rooms an ideal base for exploring Romney Marsh and the North DownsThis must be the most eccentric room I’ve slept in: everything’s oversized, slightly mad or both. One side of the...
The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: hotel reviewFriday the 15th, 2017
This former lodging house for people taking the waters was reborn as a bar and restaurant five years ago and has now added six fun-but-tasteful bedroomsIt’s Thursday night at the Mount Edgcumbe – a restaurant and bar, now with rooms – in Tunbridge Wells, and the place is abuzz. This...
Motel 6 has reported undocumented guests to US authorities, chain confirmsThursday the 14th, 2017
Practice by one of country’s largest hotel chains has led to detentions and deportations, lawyers say, as company claims policy was local to ArizonaMotel 6, one of the largest hotel chains in North America, confirmed that it was previously sending daily guest lists to US immigration officials,...
A hotel with a view: 'Brexit could tip us over the edge'Saturday the 9th, 2017
From a porter, to a chef and the owner, staff at a Bath hotel talk about how they see the future for their industry and themselvesThe Queensberry, a boutique hotel in Bath, has 38 full-time employees, about half of whom are foreign nationals. French, Germans, Lithuanians and Spaniards work in...
The Pointer, Brill, Buckinghamshire: hotel reviewFriday the 8th, 2017
This pub has long had a reputation for its excellent food – much of it grown on its own farm. Four lovely new rooms mean guests can now stay the night in the ‘ridiculously pretty’ villageThe Pointer takes “local” to the next level. The food comes from its own farm. The beer is brewed in...
The Hafod Hotel, Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: reviewFriday the 1st, 2017
Reached by heritage steam train and sitting above a waterfall, this historic former hunting lodge inland from Aberystwyth is being smartened up by its new ownersThere can be few more satisfying ways of arriving at a hotel than on a tiny steam train, huffing and puffing up the side of a sumptuous...
‘The myths and legends surrounding the South Downs are amazing’: writer Cressida CowellFriday the 8th, 2017
The beauty and ancient history of the landscape have always fired the imagination of the How to Train Your Dragon authorI spent much of my childhood in the South Downs, where my grandmother lived, and we just ran free. We’d be off on our bikes, or on foot, – or toboggan in the snow – to...
Messing about in boats on Germany's lakes – and barely a tourist in sightSaturday the 2nd, 2017
The lakes of northern Germany are an idyllic setting for a watery adventure, but prove a stern test of Kevin Rushby’s boatmanship. Next destination: BambergWeek one | Week two| Week threeThe train south from the Baltic port of Stralsund first crosses rolling farmland, where the wheat is being...
Take the kids to … Stonehenge, WiltshireMonday the 28th, 2017
This iconic site is a victim of its own fame and a cash cow for English Heritage – yet even the summer throngs can’t detract from the extraordinary romance of its unknowable pastThe world’s most famous prehistoric monument and one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions, controversially...
Once upon a time in … Efteling theme park, the NetherlandsMonday the 28th, 2017
The traditional, fairytale-themed amusement park features elves, trolls and talking parrots, and its woodland setting and new hotel make it ideal for a family holiday Walking along windy paths through the forest, I can hear faint screams in the distance. They aren’t the blood-curdling type,...
Take the kids to ... The Ice Cream Farm, ChesterTuesday the 22nd, 2017
The ice-cream is divine (and award-winning) at this free-to-enter attraction but costs add up paying for individual rides and the other food options aren’t so tastyThe Ice Cream Farm near Chester is a mini theme park aimed at primary school-age children. It’s free to get in and there’s no...
Not horsing around: donkey trekking in rural FranceSunday the 20th, 2017
Accidental detours are embraced on a family break amid the Lot valley’s forests, abbeys and wildlife – all in the company of Lulu, their trusted donkey companionA riding holiday used to be my ultimate dream: for 30 horse-mad years, I stared out of car windows and imagined galloping across...
Take the kids to … William’s Den, North Cave, East YorkshireTuesday the 15th, 2017
This slick new Yorkshire attraction mixes traditional indoor fun and games with zipwires and swings in the great outdoors. There really is something here for all agesA new addition to Yorkshire’s theme parks and attractions, William’s Den opened on 3 July. It combines an indoor play area...
10 of the best beach bars in PortugalMonday the 14th, 2017
With cold beer, caipirinhas and great seafood, these bars, from the Algarve up to Porto, are as hot, bright and breezy as the stunning Atlantic coastline itself • Best beach bars in France and Spain Continue reading...
French (almost) without tears: a summer school break in FranceSunday the 13th, 2017
Just when you thought school was out ... mum books a holiday with language lessons, in Morzine, and signs up for classes, tooIt’s perhaps not surprising that there wasn’t universal enthusiasm about a holiday at a French language school. I did my best to rebrand it as a French fun camp, but my...
Modern family: Greece with grown-up kidsSunday the 13th, 2017
A decade after a first family holiday in Greece, Martin Love heads to Paxos – and finds it wonderfully unchangedThe five of us stretched out on yoga mats with our toes pointing towards the sea. Above us the breeze stirred the leaves of the ancient olive trees. “Eímai edó,” intoned Sophie....
Where to see spectacular autumn colours around the world: our readers’ tipsThursday the 21st, 2017
It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges … Our readers recommend the most vibrant autumnal displays in Europe, North America and JapanThey call it the Złota Polska Jesień – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the oaks and sycamores around...
Share great autumn foodie destinations in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 20th, 2017
Amazing seasonal foods are celebrated with harvest festivals, rituals and traditions at this time of year. Tell us about the best on mainland Europe and in the UKAutumn is a fantastic time for a foodie trip as festivals and restaurants across Europe celebrate the harvest season. And in many rural...
Great outdoor activities in Colorado: readers’ tipsThursday the 14th, 2017
Readers suggest ways to enjoy Colorado’s magnificent mountains, valleys, forests and lakes – on two legs, two wheels, soaking in hot springs and even dangling from a cliffStrawberry Hot Springs in the Rockies mixes very hot natural spring water with ice-cold runoff from melted snow. There are...
Send us a tip on great places to view autumn colours – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 13th, 2017
Red, yellow, orange, gold … From the Kielder forest to Kyoto, we want your suggestions on places to see spectacular autumnal coloursNew England and Japan are famous for their forests changing colour at this time of year, but when it comes to great autumnal vistas and leaf-peeping there are no...
The best walks in northern France: readers' travel tipsThursday the 7th, 2017
Canals, wetlands and amazing coastline in Normandy and Picardy offer great hiking – plus excellent fish cafes and crêperies for refuelling in afterwardsThe GR21 running 186km from Le Havre to Le Tréport takes in Normandy’s classic coastline, green countryside, architecture and second world...
Send us a tip on outdoor activities in Colorado – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 6th, 2017
We’d like to hear about your discoveries – from climbing spots, to cycling trails, places to fish and lesser-known skiing resorts – for a chance to win our weekly prizeHave you visited Colorado recently in pursuit of the great outdoors? Perhaps you fished along the state’s 8,000 miles of...
Secret beaches around the world: readers’ tipsThursday the 31st, 2017
Whether miles from civilisation or just round the corner from more famous seaside haunts, these less-visited beaches chosen by readers offer beauty and seclusion and – sometimes – warm seasThe 6km-long main beach in Alcudia is one of the best and busiest in Spain. Yet at the end of the...
Send us a tip on walks in northern France – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 30th, 2017
We’d like to hear about great walking routes and trails, from Normandy to the Belgian border, for a chance to win our weekly prizeFrom afternoon promenades to serious randonnées, France is a great country for walkers. This week we’re concentrating on the north, from Normandy to the Belgian...
Great canoe and kayak trips around the world: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 24th, 2017
Sea kayaking off Mallaig is a very different experience to gliding down a river in tropical Nicaragua but our tipsters have encountered wonderful scenery on all these adventures Ometepe island, in Lake Nicaragua, must be one of the few places in the world where you can kayak between two...
Send us a tip on secret beaches around the world – and win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 23rd, 2017
We’d like to hear about your discoveries – whether it’s a rocky cove in Chile or an unfrequented stretch of white sand in Scotland – for a chance to win our weekly prizeChancing across a quiet beach that’s not in the guidebooks or not reachable by road can make a holiday. You might have...
10 of the best new art exhibitions in Europe for autumn 2017Monday the 18th, 2017
It’s blockbuster art show season across Europe, with old masters, surrealists and 60s radicals in the spotlight at the continent’s top galleriesThis autumn’s best art in the UKGet immersed in the imaginative work of South African artist William Kentridge at Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne....
10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwideSunday the 17th, 2017
Cruising needn’t mean multi-storey ships with thousands of passengers. We pick low-key boat trips where companions are few but the sights are magnificentCruising the Croatian coast in styleThe first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil...
Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquakeSaturday the 16th, 2017
The famous Himalayan road from Lhasa to Kathmandu, partly destroyed by the earthquake, is back on the travel wishlist as the Kerung-Rasuwa border crossing reopens to international visitorsThe overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of...
10 of the best restaurants near Florence’s major attractionsMonday the 11th, 2017
Exploring Florence’s cultural riches builds up an appetite – so we asked a foodie tour guide for her tips on the best places to dine on Tuscan classics, as well as pizza and pasta, an olive stone’s throw from the tourist hotspots Vini e Vecchi SaporiThis tiny space packs a flavourful punch...
Homage to the Scottish Highlands: walking in the CairngormsSaturday the 9th, 2017
This week Scotland was voted the world’s most beautiful country by Rough Guides. It was no surprise to Christopher Nicholson, who’s been enchanted by the Cairngorms since childhood. Plus 10 places to eat and stay in the regionYou don’t need to visit a place to fall in love with it. As a...
Journey’s end: Germany summer tour ends in Franconian SwitzerlandSaturday the 9th, 2017
Kevin Rushby and family finish their odyssey in ancient Franconia, land of forests, fairytales – and its fair share of breweriesPrevious weeks: one | two | three | fourShortly after picking up our campervan, I am in a roadside cafe when someone asks where we are heading. “North,” I say,...
‘Underground city’ set to become Chicago’s next attractionSaturday the 9th, 2017
Not many people know about the Pedway, a network of tunnels connecting shops and businesses beneath downtown Chicago, but it could become the city’s oddest tourist destinationIn some ways it’s just like any other Chicago neighbourhood. There are three Starbucks, a gym, a department store and...
Rare views on Rapa Nui: an Easter Island adventureThursday the 7th, 2017
A hiking, cycling and camping trip is a more affordable way to explore Easter Island’s famous statues, volcanic landscapes and how the islanders still celebrate their traditionsIt was nearly midnight when my plane landed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The sky...
10 of the best language with activity holidays around the worldTuesday the 5th, 2017
Spanish and tango? German and skiing? Or even Japanese and manga? Learn a language in the native country and add some extracurricular fun with these holiday courses that offer a skill or some culture, tooFours hours of lessons a day plus the benefit of one-to-one tutorials is the deal at the...
Comfortable up there? Tripod glamping in north CornwallSaturday the 2nd, 2017
Sleeping options at this new retreat in a former quarry range from tree tents to pods on legs. It’s perfect for surfers, coastal walkers and anyone who loves ‘roughing it’ • Plus more unusual camping optionsIn a disused slate quarry on Cornwall’s north coast, we follow a rough track...
The LA River, a favourite Hollywood backdrop, cleans up its actSunday the 3rd, 2017
A plan to beautify a stretch of river made famous by dozens of movies is the springboard for an upsurge of bars, cafes and music venues in Los Angeles’ Elysian Valley, also called FrogtownVisitors to Los Angeles would be forgiven for not knowing that the city has a river. For decades the...
'Natural beauty … and the best bean sprouts in the world!' Why Ipoh, Malaysia, really sizzlesFriday the 1st, 2017
Novelist Selina Siak Chin Yoke’s childhood home in central Malaysia is in a pretty valley and has lively night markets that serve the finest of the stir-fry staple Ipoh’s setting, among limestone hills in the Kinta valley, is magnificent. Whether you approach by road or rail, you’ll be...
10 of the best lakeside towns and villages in EuropeTuesday the 29th, 2017
You don’t have to be by the sea to enjoy beaches and watersports. These lakeside resorts offer sunbathing, boating, hiking and great views Straddling the border between Albania and Macedonia, Ohrid sits on the lake of the same name, one of the deepest in Europe. The Church of Saint Jovan Kaneo...
10 of the best small UK towns for winter breaksSaturday the 19th, 2016
The historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops of these towns banish any notions of a backwater. And they sparkle in the Christmas season – perfect for a weekend break or day tripYou’d expect the home of the Bakewell pudding to know a thing or two about keeping...
Eigg, Britain’s most eco-friendly islandMonday the 29th, 2017
The small Scottish isle is a world pioneer in sustainable living. It’s also a tranquil spot to kayak, cycle and sail, with spectacular views to some of Scotland’s other beautiful islandsThere’s something particularly satisfying about observing an island from the summit of its very own...
10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 8th, 2016
Glühwein and hot chocolate, snowy views, empty museums and comfort food … Guardian readers pick the best European cities for an atmospheric winter holidayThe best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of the whole city, the lake and...
Step aside Denmark. Norway takes world’s happiest nation crownThursday the 23rd, 2017
Knocking their Scandi neighbours off the top of the happiness index, Norwegians put their joyful outlook down to shared experiences, the great outdoors – and lots of country cabinsThis week five million Norwegians woke to happy news. Our country now comes top in the World Happiness Report,...
Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s whyMonday the 4th, 2017
If the blue (if chilly) waters of Calgary Bay don’t charm you, perhaps the delicious dread of Glencoe will. As Scotland tops a poll as the most stunning place on the planet, a local suggests the sights for which eyes were inventedA delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt...
Budget hotels in Europe: readers’ tipsThursday the 30th, 2017
Our readers’ selection offers great locations – from the heart of Venice to a Pyrenean valley – for beguiling prices• Enter next week’s competitionRovereto is a town in the valley of Trentino, which has historically been the path between Italy and northern Europe. Casa del Pittore is on...
10 of the best clubs in BerlinWednesday the 17th, 2011
Techno still rules the house in Berlin, but there's so much more to the nightlife in what is probably the best clubbing city in Europe, says Kevin Braddock • As featured in our Berlin city guideMassive, mythical and sometimes monstrously hard to get into (the door staff can be terrifyingly...
Top 10 budget restaurants and bistros in ParisWednesday the 5th, 2014
Paris is home to some of the world's finest – and priciest – restaurants. But a new breed of affordable places to eat means the budget traveller needn't feel hard done by. We pick 10 places where you can dine on excellent French cuisine for €20 a headEating on a budget in Paris often used...
25 of the best yoga holidays and retreatsSunday the 1st, 2017
Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxingYou can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western...
Top 10 national parks in CaliforniaTuesday the 17th, 2013
Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Redwood … California’s national and state parks are home to some of the most iconic views and landscapes on the planet. Here’s how to explore themIt sounds like a place to avoid, but don't let the ominous name scare you away. Most of the year, this vast...
Guide to Patagonia: what to do, how to do it, and where to staySaturday the 13th, 2014
Forty years ago this month, Bruce Chatwin visited Patagonia and his subsequent book lit a beacon for the remote region in many travellers’ minds. Chris Moss picks the highlights among its peaks, glaciers and lakesFor my first forays into Patagonia, in the 1990s, I left behind my guidebooks and...
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...
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