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5 Offbeat Countries to Visit This Summer (2016)

With summer creeping up around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your upcoming travel plans!<p>After visiting 75+ countries since 2012, I have discovered some amazing destinations around the world that might not be on your radar to visit... but they definitely won't disappoint you!<p>The …

10 trips with the world's best tour operators

Travel with an award-winning travel company, and you're virtually guaranteed to have an amazing trip. Our readers have spoken – and these are their …

Welcome To Hawaii: A Place Of Pure Magic

Try not to fall in love with the entire state -- we dare you.<p>Hawaii is the world's most isolated landmass, and from the moment you step off the plane, thousands of miles from your starting point, one thing is immediately clear: The Aloha State just <i>feels</i> magical.<p>Jason Matias, a photographer and …

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Chiang Mai, Thailand, guide: what to do, plus the best hotels and restaurants

Northern Thailand’s largest city has struck a fine balance between the traditional and the contemporary, and offers unique cuisine, affordable stays and must-do treks<br>• <b>Chiang Mai food paradise: ‘the best I’ve ever eaten’</b><p>With long, leafy boulevards, Chiang Mai presents an alluring alternative to the …

Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. As a new direct flight from the UK to Indonesia launches, we pick what to do and see plus the best hotels, food and drink in four popular destinations<p>The world’s largest island nation, Indonesia comprises about 17,000 islands sprawling …

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How to beat the post-travel blues

Sometimes the best adventures can leave us feeling empty and lost when we return to the daily grind – here's how to avoid a post-trip …

15 reasons why Route 66 is the world's greatest road trip

5 Things I Learned About Myself By Moving 10,000 Miles From Home

After spending my childhood travelling the world and living in almost 30 homes, you'd think I'd be sick of travelling. But, three months before getting married, I decided I wasn't ready to stop just yet. Two one-way tickets to Brisbane, two and a half years and 10,000 miles later, it's the biggest …

A Guide to Vietnam’s Fast, Furious Ho Chi Minh City

If a city’s fortunes can be judged by the number of cranes dotting its landscape, Ho Chi Minh City has high hopes. Posters stuck to construction sites advertise lavish apartment blocks and landscaped shopping malls under development. A metro system, currently being built, promises comprehensive …

5 great Aussie road trips

Australia is made for road trips. And these five classics will make sure you experience everything this vast country has to offer<p><i>Sunset over the</i> …

Georgia on his mind: Chris Morgan Jones’s Tbilisi highlights

The Georgian capital, the setting for the author’s latest spy novel, is ‘like a European city that grew up in a different universe’<p><b>Georgia is a gift to a novelist: it seems to change every 10 miles</b>. Tbilisi and the mountains in the north-east – the places I use in my new book – are particularly …

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Seven holidays that are cheapest if you book now

From luxury breaks in Tenerife to polar bear excursions in the Arctic, these are the holidays that are best booked now. This article is updated each month with new suggestions and tours.<p>1. Cut-price winter sunshine in St Lucia<p><b>When:</b> November<p><b>Why book now?</b> Look forward to some Caribbean warmth before …

Northern Europe

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

17. Culinary flavours of Auckland

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

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12 reasons to make Dublin your next city break

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex head to Dublin today on what will be the Duchess's first official overseas tour as a Royal, Telegraph Travel raises a pint of the black stuff to the captivating city.<p>1. Its literary connections<p>As well as James Joyce, who is best known for his landmark novel, …

9 independent adventures in Patagonia

From glaciers and peaks to whales and Welsh heritage: discover Patagonia's most exciting adventures<p>1. Argentina's Wild Coast<p><i>Best for: Marine</i> …

Mi casa es tu casa: Cuba’s best hotels, B&Bs and farmstays

The ink was barely dry on measures easing the US embargo before the big hotel brands began plotting their moves. But don’t worry, there are more genuinely Cuban places to stay than ever<p>With the relaxation of certain parts of the US’s trade embargo, American hotels are moving into Cuba for the first …

England's most beautiful villages

9 Questions You Need To Ask Before Traveling With A Friend

Don't let these issues ruin your trip -- or your friendship.<p>Traveling with someone -- be it a significant other or a friend -- can teach you a lot about them. Just because you're compatible in daily life doesn't mean you'll necessarily travel well together.<p>That's because trips are sacred: Each …

Crossing the Andes: breaking borders on a stormy mountain bus ride between Argentina and Chile

Buses are usually just a means of getting from A to B, but the journey across the Andes from Argentina to Chile is a true adventure, showcasing magnificent scenery, rare wildlife and, at times, extreme weather<p>On the upper deck of the trans-Andes bus, the gap-year backpackers from every advanced …

The 20 best summer holiday islands in Europe

8 Great Things To Do on a Weekend in Wales (And They're All For Free!)

Some of the best things in life are free and no matter how cliche this sounds, it is true, especially when you're in Wales. In case you are wondering what activities you can do and places you can visit without burning a hole in your pocket, here are 8 wonderful activities to do in Wales during the …

Shark-spotting tourism making a comeback on America's eastern seabord

It was home to the world’s most famous fictional shark from Hollywood blockbuster Jaws but for decades, the population of the world’s most fiercesome fish has been in dramatic decline along America’s eastern seaboard.<p>Now, however, sharks are on the comeback trail with a dramatic rise in the number …

International travel set to increase by 35% over the next decade

International travel will increase by 35% over the next 10 years, according to a new study by Visa.<p>The study, developed in conjunction with Oxford Economics, analyses billions of Visa transactions to identify spending patterns across major purchases, and in regions, countries and major cities. The …

Exploring Italy by train

With some of Europe’s fastest trains and most scenic routes, Italy is a great place to travel by train. The country might be more famous for its deluxe sports cars and challenging driving conditions, but Italian trains are economical, comfortable and direct, offering an insight into local life, …

Australia’s first Japanese-style capsule hotel to open in Sydney

A capsule hotel will open later this year in Sydney’s former Bar Century in George St. The capsules are about 2 metres by 1.25 metres in dimension, and provide sleepers with space to sit up and store minimal luggage. The capsules will be priced at A$35 per night or $50 for a slightly larger …

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Walk this way: exploring Greece's lesser-known north

This self-guided walking itinerary takes you from remote mountain villages to cliff-top monasteries, via the world's deepest gorge. Set out on foot to explore this lesser-known region of northern Greece...<p>‘I want you to try everything,’ says Elli Papageorgiou, emerging from the kitchen of her small …

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Bars with a view: top 10 places for a sundowner in Melbourne

When it comes to sipping cocktails or sharing a beer, Melbourne’s bar scene is incredibly diverse. From beach bars and riverfront restaurants, to some of the most charismatic rooftop bars in the world, here are 10 of the best spots in the city to raise a glass to a Melbourne sunset.<p>Fitzroy …

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