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Travel picture quiz: where would you find these geological wonders?

These astonishing natural wonders have long-captured the imagination of travellers. But how many do you recognise? Click here for the answers

Top 20 free UK museums and galleries for families

National Football Museum, Manchester<p>You'll discover this museum in the uniquely modern Urbis building in the centre of Manchester. The National Football Museum has proved a popular attraction since opening last July and its vast collection includes colourful memorabilia, player profiles, football …

25 Hours Bikini hotel: Berlin's latest hipster hangout

Sexy by name and nature, the 25 Hours Bikini hotel is helping spread Berlin's cool vibe to the previously unhip City West<br>• Plus more cool Berlin hotels<p>It is the opening weekend of the 25 Hours Bikini hotel and, despite being only one day old, the restaurant is fully booked and the bar's heaving. It …

How to rediscover Barcelona on a Catalan night out

Barcelona has long been the city success story for Spanish tourism, drawing record numbers of international visitors every year. While the influence of the tourist euro on the city’s fortunes cannot be underestimated, for locals this success has come at a price as areas such as Barri Gòtic have …

East London

A clockwise tour of eastern Mongolia

Solitude, remoteness and a sense of boundless space draws the most adventurous travellers to the little-visited hills, mountains and grasslands of eastern Mongolia.<p>The country's extreme east is so hostile to human habitation that even the nomads’ gers are few and far between. Here you can gallop …

Need an Island Escape? Here's 11 of Them

You just got back from a long weekend, but we bet you want to get away again soon. We've rounded up 11 secluded islands, perfect for day-dreaming your way through this work week.<p>Skopelos

Best Beaches in the Mediterranean

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities – There are many ways to travel around European cities that can add to your overall travel experience. Finding …

Love Road Trips? 8 Stunning USA Self-Drive Tours and Adventures

Travel Quote of the Week: On Learning

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

5 Perfect Dublin Itineraries

There's so much more to Dublin than rowdy pubs and thousand-year-old cathedrals. Ireland's capital city boasts a burgeoning food scene, home-grown …

Where to Eat in Orlando Now

Move over, Mickey, because Orlando’s artisanal food scene is miles away from Walt Disney World, not just in distance, but also in sophistication. …

The House Upside Down - in pictures

A museum in St Petersburg, Russia, presents House Upside Down, an apartment where everything is turned head over heels.<br>Pictures by Anna Volkova/Pacific Press/Barcroft India

Castles and Chateaux of the Czech Republic

As little girls many of us dreamed we’d one day meet a prince and live in a castle like Cinderella. There was a sense of mystery and melodrama …

Ten events not to miss in April

From Witches’ Night in Germany to New Year in Nepal, here are 10 intriguing, engaging celebrations taking place around the world this month.

The heart of historic Mexico City

Mexico’s revitalised capital thrums with reminders of its storied past – and of the cosmopolitan energy that characterises the city today.

Iran’s province of surprises

Iran’s East Azerbaijan is full of secrets, including 800-year-old rock-cut villages, ancient Armenian monasteries and the world’s largest covered market.

Five small, strange restaurants

A handful of restaurants across the globe are skipping big dining rooms in favour of more intimate spaces. Of course, staying small does not mean sacrificing substance.<p>Big flavour doesn’t need big space. A handful of restaurants across the globe are proving this by skipping large dining rooms in …

China's Red Beach Is The Craziest Looking 'Beach' In The World

Okay, so it's not a traditional beach... you'll find no sunbathers or sandcastles here. But Panjin Red Beach, located in China's Liaohe River Delta is one crazy looking place.<p>The beach is covered in a green sea weed that grows every spring. By autumn, the blanket of seaweed turns bright red and …

The biggest Carnival to date?

With 2014 marking the first of two very important years for Brazil, BBC Travel went behind the scenes with some of the city’s largest and most popular samba schools.

New Nutrition Labels, Childhood Obesity Drops, and More in Food Policy This Week

FDA Proposes New Nutrition Label Design<p>The Food and Drug Administration hasn't updated its ubiquitous nutrition label since 1993, and the current design is considered by many merely the best choice among several confusing, unpopular options. Last week, the FDA proposed a new label that attempts to …

51 natural wonders so amazing it’s hard to believe they exist

The world’s an incredible place, but sometimes I’ll find myself somewhere and actually have to take a second and ask, “Really? This is exists?”<p>This …

National Parks

15 NYC Neighborhoods That Could Be European Cities

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings without leaving the country. A slice of European flavor can be found in the personality of each NYC neighborhood.<p><b>1. East Village -- Prague</b><p>With its …

Top 10 Grand St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Get your high-steppin’ Irish on from Southie to the Costa Blanca.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>New York City, New York</b> <br>www.nycstpatricksparade.org/ <br>The granddaddy of all St. Patrick’s Day parades (the first was staged in 1762 by homesick Irishmen serving in the British …

10 Indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in …