20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office thats been given a new postage of style? We pick new places across Europe, from affordable dorms to sea view suites 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Hotels 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Fancy staying […]

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10 epic long-distance strolls around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the worlds most spectacular sceneries. Theyre not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each Makalu Base Camp, Nepal The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world results from dense rain forest over […]

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Cool in Canada: Prince Edward County- Ontario’s great escape

Put Toronto in the rear-view mirror for an island getaway filled with charming townships, rolling mounds and Lake Ontario positions. Crime novelist Linwood Barclay has become fond of the food and wineries, too Where is it? I asked. Prince Edward County. Wheres that? I should have known. Its only a two-hour drive east of Toronto, […]

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Great Danes: the Denmark of Hamlet and Karen Blixen

The second leg of our Scandi tour visits the woods, palaces and beaches of north Sealand, including a new national park, following in the footsteps of real and fictional characters I get off the train in Snekkersten, a small coastal town 50 km north of Copenhagen. The conductor has already advised me there will be […]

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Tour de Farce: cycling from La Manche to Le Med | Martin Love

Riding the length of France dedicates Martin Love and three friends the chance to savour endless rain, empty roads and performance-enhancing croissants Its a misty morning in March. Ive got a stinking hangover and am being dragged round the block by the dog. Abruptly my friend Frank bouncings out of the murk, component human, portion […]

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Where to see spectacular autumn colours around the world: our readers’ tips-off

Its the season for mom nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges Our readers recommend the most vibrant autumnal displays in Europe, North America and Japan Winning tip: Ojcow national park, Poland They call it the Zlota Polska Jesien – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the oaks and sycamores around Krakow […]

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Fatbiking in California: could the cycling trend be as big as snowboarding?

Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the athletic, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our novelist tries it out Fatbikes so named because of their comically thick tyres are the latest trend in cycling. They look like the ogre trucks of the biking world and are designed for riding […]

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