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As well as majestic landscapes galore, Iceland is home to a proud culinary culture. Expect lots of fresh seafood, hearty lamb stews, delicious pastries and a thriving craft-beer scene. You’ll always feel welcome too – Icelandic people are famously friendly.
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How to Spend Three Days in San Jose
The capital of Silicon Valley and California’s oldest Spanish settlement, San Jose combines culture-rich neighbourhoods and quirky museums with colourful markets and exceptional cuisine...
The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Colorado
The Centennial State has plenty to keep solo travelers occupied. It’s vast, encompassing the red-rock tablelands of the Colorado Plateau and the snow-brushed summit of Mount Elbert – the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. The magic of Colorado is perhaps best found on the open road as you snowboard, …
The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Prague, Czech Republic
It’s not often that four-star hotels are on the right side of affordable, but the Ambiance Hotel bucks the trend. Housed in a 19th-century building with features that hark back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, this stylish hotel is on the larger side: 99 smartly designed rooms are kitted …
The Best Hostels to Book in Ireland for Every Traveller
If you’re after a sociable stay in the heart of Dublin, Gardiner House is the place to be. It offers clean and simple living in unisex dorms of up to 18 guests, though private rooms and female-only dorms are also available. This modern hostel encourages you to pass the time …
The Coolest Places You Can Stay in Around the World
Imagine waking up on a private island in Finnish Lapland, surrounded by snow-covered coniferous forest. Or gazing up at the starry sky from a luxury tented camp in a nature reserve populated by giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands.
The Best Places to See the Northern Lights Around the World
The Northern Lights are one of nature’s most enthralling spectacles, illuminating the sky with ethereal green ripples – and sometimes hints of violet and red. In destinations such as Finland, Iceland and Alaska, hunting for the aurora borealis can be combined with a whole host of exhilarating activities.
A Solo Traveller’s Guide to the Galapagos Islands
Rising from the Pacific, 1,000km off the coast of mainland Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago where three tectonic plates and three major sea currents meet. Few places boast such a concentration of biodiversity and otherworldly nature, largely untouched by human activity.
A Solo Traveller's Guide to Cape Town
From hiking up Table Mountain to swimming with penguins, Cape Town brims with bucket-list moments. As one of the friendliest, most cosmopolitan cities in South Africa, it’s a dream for solo travellers keen on outdoor pursuits and cultural immersion.
A Solo Traveller's Guide to Split, Croatia
Croatia’s historic port Split has much more to offer than convenient ferry links to the Dalmatian islands – it’s home to some of the best-preserved Roman and Venetian architecture outside of Italy, along with a pulsating summer nightlife scene and gorgeous beaches.
A Solo Traveller's Guide to the Hebridean Islands
Mellow, mist-wreathed and atmospheric: Hebridean landscapes range from jagged mountains and dazzling white-sand beaches to sweeping moorlands dotted with lochs. A unique blend of prehistoric, Norse and Gaelic influences shapes a rich cultural heritage, which is reflected in numerous archaeological sites and coastal villages.
A Solo Traveller's Guide to Finland
Illuminated by endless daylight in summer and shrouded in darkness throughout winter, Finland is a country of stark extremes. It’s mostly covered in swathes of coniferous forest dotted with thousands of lakes, while its urban hubs are full of character.
A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Puglia, Italy
Puglia – the southern heel of the boot of Italy – is awash with idyllic scenery, photogenic towns and culinary delights, making it one of Europe’s most enticing regions. For solo travellers seeking a balance between urban exploration, rural adventures, gorgeous weather and heavenly food, it ticks every box.
A Solo Traveller’s Guide to the Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are home to some of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes – from craggy peaks and tranquil lochs to heather-clad moorlands and remote windswept beaches.
Winter in the Dolomites: How to Spend Two Days in Corvara
From the soaring parapets of the Marmolada glacier to the frozen waterfalls near Campo Tures, the Dolomites in winter are a spectacle to behold. If you only have time for a fleeting visit, or want to discover the best pistes to carve, head to Val Badia in South Tyrol for …
In Search of Vietnam's Most Spectacular Rice Fields
From towering limestone islands jutting out of green waters to mountains covered in thick jungle, Vietnam is a country of vast and varied natural beauty. Arguably, the most majestic landscapes are the sprawling rice fields that carpet so much of the countryside. Not only are they an impressive sight to …
Top Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam's Imperial City
While Hanoi and Hoi An draw in the crowds, the former capital of Vietnam has plenty to attract travellers looking to discover the country’s heritage. Ornate temples and gilded palaces line the banks of the Perfume River, while street vendors serve up a sumptuous array of Vietnamese delicacies.
Relaxing Wellness Retreats and Getaways Near NYC
With its iconic skyscrapers, cool cultural scene and fascinating museums, New York is one of the world’s most enthralling cities. Sometimes, though, we all need to escape the frenetic pace of life, and, in New York State, you don’t have to go far to be surrounded by forests, lakes and …
The Best Locations for an Eco-Adventure
Ecotourism is more important than ever. If you’re looking to travel responsibly and sustainably, book local, eat local and think local – seek the out-of-season and the little-known. For sustainable travel locations that will inspire incredible adventures, from wind-battered Faroese isles to trail-laced Patagonian glaciers, discover these alternative eco-holiday destinations.
Chitwan National Park: the Centre for Jungle Safari in Nepal
Chitwan National Park – in the Terai lowlands region of Nepal – is one of the top wildlife safari destinations in Asia and home to over 700 wildlife species. These include the extremely rare one-horned rhinos, clouded leopards and Bengal tigers.
The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Central London
This independent bolthole, at the crossroads where bustling Brick Lane ends and the quieter Osborn Street begins, is named after a Victorian social reformer who invested in textiles here in the 1800s and later owned the Truman Brewery (which still exists, a couple of minutes’ walk away). This heritage is …
The Best Hotels to Book in Pimlico, London
Personal care and attention to detail are all important at the Luna Simone Hotel, as the owners will gladly tell you. This family-run business first opened its doors in 1970 and has been playing host to travellers to the English capital ever since. Comfortable rooms, all complete with flat-screen TVs …
The Best Adventure Holidays in Europe
Europe isn’t just about architectural splendour, history and culture. There are plenty of opportunities to get active as well, from snowmobiling across an Icelandic glacier to hiking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia via husky sledding through the icy wilderness of Finnish Lapland.
Where to Spend Your Sabbatical in Europe
Whether you want your sabbatical to be adventurous or studious, Europe has something for everyone. From the coastal wilderness of the Baltics to the arancini-stuffed markets of Sicily, here are the best cheap places to travel in Europe for an affordable, and unforgettable, time off.
The Best European Cities to Visit in June
There’s never a bad time to visit Europe, but for long days, warm temperatures and blue skies, June is an ideal time to go. You’ll also avoid the heavy crowds and bumped up prices of peak season, as schools don’t break up for summer until early July in most European …
The Best Adventure Holidays in South and Central America
From white-water rafting through the jungle in Costa Rica and horse riding in the Ecuadorian Andes, to snorkeling with sharks in the Galápagos Islands and hiking in Colombia’s Zona Cafetera, South and Central America are an adventure lover’s paradise.
The Best Adventure Holidays in Asia
Have you ever wanted to go hiking and white water rafting in the foothills of the Himalayas, snorkelling with sea turtles, or spotting elephants and leopards in the jungle? These are just a handful of the incredible experiences on offer in Asia.