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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Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry

Downtown New York has sights galore but the citys expanded ferry services offers a more relaxed route to see its less famous neighborhoods and fabulous opinions back to Manhattan There are a lot of sights to tick off on a visit to New York City. Lots of tall buildings, lots of parks … and lots […]

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20 of the best campsites in Europe

A tent is your cheap ticket to wild beauty spots across Europe, from Swedish lagoons to Greek beaches with walking, wildlife and stargazing on tap Le Clos du Lac , Provence, France Setting Mountains Pitches 50 Activities Fishing, swimmingPerched at 1,485 metres on the edge of Ecrins national park, this mountain site offers Instagrammable views […]

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The best towns and small cities in the US: Eugene, Oregon

Emma John continues her series about Americas coolest cities with a trip to Portlands slightly scruffier little sister for athletic, music and an endearing anarchism The Slug Queens sum up the spirit of Eugene. Every year the Oregon town hosts an alternative beauty pageant- coinciding with, but independent of, the annual Eugene Celebration- in which […]

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He’s biking around the world after his wife’s death

( CNN) In one horrifying moment, on a lonely road in Bolivia, Tim Bridgman lost his soul mate. He and his wife Sharon had been riding their bicycles around the world to raise money for ShelterBox, an all-in-one disaster relief kit with a tent and lifesaving supplyings. They had set out in June 2012 from […]

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Tibet closed to foreigners again but tourism booms

( CNN) China has closed Tibet to overseas travelers from Thursday until the end of March, three travel agents told CNN, but with or without foreigners, tourism to the isolated mountain region is booming. The closure has been an annual instance since 2008 when the Tibetan capital Lhasa was rocked by riotslinked to the anniversary […]

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Total Tokyo: Locals share their tips on Japan’s premiere city

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited Tokyo. It doesn’t even matter how many years you’ve lived there. There’s always something new to discover in the most populated city on the planet. To get a true insider’s view on Japan’s capital, we reached out to bloggers from the worlds of food, fashion, cycling, music […]

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