Oct 22, 2014

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“I told you to turn right!” No 1 cau...

“I told you to turn right!” No 1 cause of holiday arguments revealed

I love Naples. My husband, on the other hand, declared he never wanted to...

Oct 22, 2014

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Diwali and eight other spectacular r...

Diwali and eight other spectacular religious festivals worldwide

The world’s religious festivals can be among the most exuberant and...

Oct 21, 2014

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Roman Holiday? 10 of the best ever f...

Roman Holiday? 10 of the best ever films about cities

What’s better, seeing a great film about a city or visiting it? Some...

Oct 20, 2014

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Cape escape: South Africa’s Garden R...

Cape escape: South Africa’s Garden Route and wine country by road

From sampling superb wines and exotic dining to walking with elephants and...

Oct 16, 2014

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Virtual holidays and robot tour guid...

Virtual holidays and robot tour guides: Is this the future of travel?

I could do with a holiday. A virtual holiday, that is – courtesy of a 3d...

Oct 14, 2014

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Hot stuff! Nine of Britain’s best cu...

Hot stuff! Nine of Britain’s best curry restaurants

As a Brummie girl, I was weaned on balti curry, writes Bernadette John....

Oct 13, 2014

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10 great ideas for October half-term

10 great ideas for October half-term

For kids throughout much of the UK, October half-term has just begun or...

Oct 10, 2014

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Decadent Vegas, sky-high Chicago: Ei...

Decadent Vegas, sky-high Chicago: Eight great US cities summed up in a word

Chicago, New Orleans, Vegas, New York: US cities are some of the most...

Oct 8, 2014

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Roam like a Roman… 21 new ways...

Roam like a Roman… 21 new ways to see seven familiar cities

If you think you’ve seen all there is to be seen of some of...

Oct 7, 2014

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Moor, please… the best of Anda...

Moor, please… the best of Andalucia, by road

The biggest challenge in planning a driving tour of Andalucia? What to leave...

Oct 6, 2014

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Tuscan road trip: Beautiful Florence...

Tuscan road trip: Beautiful Florence, the ‘Virgin Mary’s belt’ and that famously wonky tower

With its glowing, mellow landscapes, ancient hilltop towns and the winding...

Oct 2, 2014

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X Factor judges: How to holiday like...

X Factor judges: How to holiday like Simon, Louis and Mel B (well, almost)

It’s the all-important Judges’ Houses round of X Factor this weekend, but...

Oct 1, 2014

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Look up! 12 of the world’s mos...

Look up! 12 of the world’s most awe-inspiring buildings

Neck-cricking skyscrapers, awesome ruined cities, glittering palaces to some...

Sep 29, 2014

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Portugal road trip: Through cork for...

Portugal road trip: Through cork forests and sleepy towns to the sea

This trip starts in Lisbon, Portugal’s atmospheric capital, and leads you...

Sep 25, 2014

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Don’t end up a “beer cor...

Don’t end up a “beer corpse” – how to survive Oktoberfest

Oompah! Feeling steady on your legs? We’re a few days into Oktoberfest...

Sep 24, 2014

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Mulling a Scotland road trip? Take t...

Mulling a Scotland road trip? Take the high road to Kintyre

Pick up a car or camper at Glasgow or Edinburgh airport and allow at least a...

Sep 18, 2014

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Majorca road trip: from the mountain...

Majorca road trip: from the mountains to the sea

Think of Mallorca, and perhaps you think of out-of-control teens on the...

Sep 18, 2014

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In pictures: 8 unforgettable US road...

In pictures: 8 unforgettable US road trips

America is road trip heaven. Dramatic landscapes, roadside kitsch and...

Sep 16, 2014

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10 ways NOT to take a road trip

10 ways NOT to take a road trip

The great driving holiday can be the adventure of a lifetime – but taking a...

Sep 10, 2014

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The Apple Watch and other cutting-ed...

The Apple Watch and other cutting-edge travel gadgets

Whether it will make the digital watch cool again is another question, but...

Sep 9, 2014

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Freedom on wheels: 6 of Europe’...

Freedom on wheels: 6 of Europe’s best self-drive adventures

  Time to get across the Channel and start exploring Europe in your own...

Sep 4, 2014

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Burrata, bellinis and high-waist bik...

Burrata, bellinis and high-waist bikinis… It’s the 2014 bluffer’s guide to holidays

It’s THAT time of year again. The time when smug friends start returning from...

Sep 4, 2014

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8 of the world’s dreamiest lon...

8 of the world’s dreamiest longhaul beaches

With autumn setting in – and winter peeking around the corner – it’ll...

Sep 2, 2014

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Chow down! 12 of the world’s g...

Chow down! 12 of the world’s greatest food festivals

Oysters, truffles, chocolate, Parma ham – the mouth waters just at the...

Sep 1, 2014

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Is this the world’s strangest ...

Is this the world’s strangest inflight entertainment?

It’s screening cats and dogs at British Airways with the...

Aug 29, 2014

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Celeb-spotting! Which stars have you...

Celeb-spotting! Which stars have you seen on holiday?

Admit it – you’ve been on at least one holiday when you thought you were in...

Aug 28, 2014

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UK airports we love (and hate)

UK airports we love (and hate)

Precisely when does your blood begin to boil before you jet off on holiday?...

Aug 28, 2014

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October half-term: Five great getawa...

October half-term: Five great getaways in the UK and abroad

If you and your kids are already lamenting the departure of summer, booking a...

Aug 26, 2014

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Eggs royale! 10 of the world’s best ...

Eggs royale! 10 of the world’s best hotel breakfasts

If you’re anything like us, breakfast is one of the things we most look...

Aug 26, 2014

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From Tuscany to Gloucestershire, fiv...

From Tuscany to Gloucestershire, five spectacular autumn scenes

The long days of summer may be on their way out, but autumn heralds the...

Aug 22, 2014

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Uh oh, it’s the ‘status-...

Uh oh, it’s the ‘status-cation’, aka going away just to brag about it on Facebook

So, how much social media juice can you squeeze from a single holiday? A lot,...

Aug 22, 2014

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Volcanic ash disruption: What are yo...

Volcanic ash disruption: What are your rights if Bardarbunga erupts?

If you’ve got a late summer holiday planned, news of activity in Iceland’s...

Aug 20, 2014

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Kiwi campervan or Japanese ski resor...

Kiwi campervan or Japanese ski resort? 10 great gap year choices

  With A-level results released earlier this month, many students will...

Aug 19, 2014

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And Britain’s cheapest city fo...

And Britain’s cheapest city for a night out is…

It’s the home of steel, Michael Palin, the oldest football club in the world...

Aug 19, 2014

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10 of the best destinations for late...

10 of the best destinations for late summer sun

The nights are drawing in and the kids will soon be heading back to school....

Aug 14, 2014

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8 unforgettable road trips from Spai...

8 unforgettable road trips from Spain to Miami’s South Beach

The breeze in your hair, a long highway ahead, mountains in the...

Aug 14, 2014

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10 great university cities in Britai...

10 great university cities in Britain and abroad

Did I? Didn’t I? I did – my A-level results have got me into uni! With the...

Aug 12, 2014

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World’s cheapest beer… a...

World’s cheapest beer… and more essential ale info

It’s a great beery love-in, with plenty of (ahem) stout men with...

Aug 11, 2014

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Gap year tips for safer travel

Gap year tips for safer travel

Whether you’re finishing school, in your last year of university, or just...

Aug 8, 2014

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Nine of the world’s sexiest cities (...

Nine of the world’s sexiest cities (and Bedford)

It was really just the spark that lit the fuse. News that the Fifty Shades of...