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Whitby: why it’s love at first bite for foodies

Before the church bells, before the buskers, and shortly before the smell of kippers, there is the sound of Keith Gilpin’s dust cart trundling over the Church Street cobbles, St George’s flags flying proudly. This is how a Whitby morning begins.<p>“Look at that,” says the 62-year-old street cleaner, …

Ireland

The Fiery Furnace Moderate

Just past the turn off for the iconic Delicate Arch is a bent and twisted labyrinth of sandstone fins called the Fiery Furnace. There are no trails, …

Hiking

6 of the best trousers for walking and travel

Patagonia Field Pants | £80<p><b>BEST FOR</b> Tough adventures in cool, wet conditions<p>Stretchy, water resistant, sun-blocking, and incredibly rugged, the Field …

Backpacking

12 Campgrounds On A Lake In Quebec That You Can Rent This Summer

After a long, cold winter filled with snowstorms and frostbite we've finally made it to summer and that means no more locking ourselves indoors. I …

Storytelling

This House In Vermont Is Covered In Re-Purposed Snow Fencing

Birdseye Design have completed Woodshed, a house located in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Pomfret, Vermont, that was inspired by the …

Mapped: The optimal road trip to see all the US national parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

Hiking

Italy is giving away castles for free — but there's a catch

Via their Facebook page, Italy's department of Infrastructure and Transport is giving away 103 run-down castles, farmhouses in remote areas and historic sites, in the hopes of attracting overseas visitors and tourists.<p>The caveat of the offer is that anyone who bags a property will need to commit to …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

Abruzzo Attraction Map Travel Guide

Abruzzo Map & Travel Guide <br>Wild, Wonderful, Enchanting and (A Tiny Bit) Dangerous Abruzzo<p>The wild and unspoiled landscapes of the Abruzzo, with their …

Italy

40 places to see in Texas besides the Alamo

While the number one tourist attraction in Texas is The Alamo, there are a lot of other places that you may have never heard of. You might know of …

Texas

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

6 Underrated Places in Italy

It’s hard to go wrong on a trip to Italy, period -- pasta in Rome, the romantic canals of Venice, the Easter egg-tinged coast of Cinque Terre. But …

Ultimate Guide for Big Bend National Park – Texas

Big Bend National Park has been on our “must see” list for quite sometime. Unfortunately, Big Bend is on the way to exactly nowhere and we hadn’t …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

21 places in Italy you never thought to visit (but really should)

Planning an Italian holiday in 2018 but want to escape the tourist hordes? Then head instead to one of these lesser-known gems.<p>1. Marina de Pisciotta, Campania<p>Lee Marshall, author of Telegraph Travel's guides to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Sicily, recommends this unheralded spot in the Province of …

Buying a Place in Italy

We decided to do a series of BLOGs on our experience in buying a house in Italy. We are not saying that the way we did it, will be for everyone. It …

10 more of the UK’s best small towns: readers’ travel tips

Will Coldwell, Joanne O'Connor, Kevin Rushby and Guardian readers

This Solar Road Will Provide Power to 5 Million People

The French government plans to pave 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of its roads with solar panels in the next five years, which will supply power to …

Are You Ready to Drive on Solar Panel Roadways?

By Bruce Lieberman<p>Anyone who's taken a road trip knows how intensely the sun can beat down on the roadway. Could all those rays be converted to solar …

Clean Energy

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

The Canadian government has agreed a deal with eight of the country’s 10 provinces to introduce its first national carbon price, Justin Trudeau has told reporters.<p>The prime minister said the move would help Canada meet its international climate change obligations.<p>The agreement was struck on Friday …

Fossil Fuels

50 places to travel to in 2017

While it may be hard to believe, 2016 is coming to a close, meaning that it's time to look ahead to 2017.<p>Whether you consider yourself a tourist, a traveler, or a weekend warrior, one thing is universal: you travel to see and experience new things.<p>To help you do this, we've put together the …

Mayors could override Trump on the Paris climate accord — here's how

President-elect Donald Trump can try to slow down environmental progress in the US, but he can't reverse it altogether.<p>In a recent op-ed, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Donald Trump won't succeed in keeping the US from acting on climate change.<p>That's because city …

11 Cities That Are Leading The Global Fight Against Climate Change

From Addis Ababa to Portland, Oregon, cities are finding innovative ways to save themselves, even if their national governments won’t.<p>The U.S. government may not do much to slow climate change over the next four years. But cities–which are responsible for around 70% of global emissions–can. In many …

Highlanders: The architects redefining Scotland's north - CNN Style

Written by Francesca Street, CNN<p>On the northwestern tip of the Isle of Skye, where the island's rugged terrain meets the choppy seas, a corrugated metal house is glimpsed atop a cliff.<p>Stylistically, this eye-catching building lies somewhere between a 1960s Airstream caravan and a child's imagining …

The Best Things to Do in Stowe, Vermont

For more stories on car-free getaways head to offMetro.com,<p>Stowe, Vermont is a picture-perfect village ringed by storybook alpine scenery. While lovers of quaint will be supremely satisfied, outdoor enthusiasts have hit the jackpot. Stowe's specialty is active adventure in all seasons, but it soars …

The Mongol Rally Is a Guaranteed (But Super-Fun) Disaster

Photo: Drew Gurian<p>How about this for a vacation idea? Fly to Europe, buy a beat-up clunker, then try to make it from England to Mongolia in one piece. There’s no official route and no official rulebook. Photographer Drew Gurian and his brother, Scott, did just that this summer as participants in …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Global Trumpism Seen Harming Efforts to Reduce Climate Pollution

Populism is drawing momentum from environmentalism in the U.S. and Europe, threatening the world’s effort to rein in climate change.<p>Donald Trump’s …