Andre Viljoen

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Go Inside These World-Famous, Rarely Seen River Caves

See stunning photos of these strictly protected underground caves in Slovenia.<p>Slovenia is a world-famous caving destination, with around 8,000 <i>jamas</i>, or caves, located in a country that’s smaller than Vermont. Of those 8,000 caves, however, only around 20 are considered “show caves”—caves that …

The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.<p>I floated in a steamy, 38C rooftop pool, watching glints of the sinking copper sun reflect off the Rhäetian Alps. Located …

European Travel

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, …

Trains

The 50 Best Apps of the Year

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Got iPhone 6S battery problems? Here's how to get your iPhone 6S battery replaced

Apple has announced that it will replace your iPhone 6S battery if it's faulty. This is good news for iPhone 6S owners who have found that their …

Mobile Technology

Auckland’s Best Secret Swimming Spots

When the beaches are teaming with butt naked three-year-olds, bikini clad tweens, and aggressive paddle boarders, one has no choice but to venture …

Zipline, adventure and conservation company wins New Zealand’s top tourism award

Combining conservation and adventure, Rotorua Canopy Tours has taken home New Zealand’s top tourism accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award in Auckland.<p>Their tours offer visitors a bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s forests from the tops of the trees. The unique eco-tourism adventure …

New Zealand

How to Reset or Enter DFU Mode on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

It’s widely known that a reset of your iPhone can do wonders if your device is freezing, giving you errors, or has completely stopped responding. …

Mobile Technology

How to Travel to the French Riviera

This area of Southern France may seem vast, but it’s easy to plan a trip here. T+L’s guide will help you navigate the region like an expert.<p>The …

France

Explore the most stunning destinations in France | CNN Travel

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Rotorua adventures await on New Zealand's North Island | CNN Travel

New Zealand

How to Download Apps in Messages with iOS 10 on iPhone

With iOS 10, the Messages app got its own App Store. This will allow you download apps within the Messages app that can be used in conjunction with it. For example, you can download Giphy and share your favorite gifs without needing a gif keyboard. You can also use Messages apps to buy and send …

Apps

Rick Steves: The magic of Cézanne’s Aix-en-Provence

Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel Tower, the Sistine Chapel — these are some of the reasons you came to Europe. They’re also why millions of other tourists are here as well. Nothing kills a sightseeing buzz like waiting in line for hours to see a popular sight or being crammed shoulder to shoulder as …

France

Italy’s Mantova: A city worth travelling ten thousand miles

Mantova is lovely in the late summer heat.<p>There! I've always wanted to write that sentence, and now I've done it.<p>Mantova (or Mantua, as we groundlings have always known it) is, after all, the city to which Romeo was sent into exile; the city in which Monteverdi's greatest opera, <i>L'Orfeo</i>, was first …

Italy

15 cheap (but stylish) European hotels to beat the falling pound

The pound sunk to a new low against the euro this week - but that shouldn't stop you from taking a well earned autumn city break.<p>Our destination experts have chosen some of their favourite stylish but affordable European hotels (around £100 a night or less), in destinations such as Barcelona, …

Autumn getaways: Airbnb’s cheapest European city breaks (from £25 per night)

Even though some currency exchange services are offering less than one Euro to the Pound, it's not all doom and gloom for travellers: Airbnb has just published its ranking of the cheapest European cities in which to rent a bed for the night this autumn.<p>You can still bag a bargain in some of the …

How to Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you’re not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay …

Winter sports holidays without the skiing

For those who love a snowy mountain but aren’t keen on strapping planks to their feet, Sam Haddad picks exciting winter activities, from ice karts to dog sleds<p>Ride a Snooc, Le Grand Bornand, France<p>Hiking off into the wilderness and finding peace away from the pistes is one of the most rewarding …

Skiing

Getting inked in New Zealand: a history

Tattoos have been a part of human history for thousands of years, taking many forms of style and practice. While they have faced varying degrees of social acceptance in different places, tattoos are undoubtedly part of the mainstream today.<p>New Plymouth might seem like an unlikely place for an …

Body Art

New Zealand's secret paradise: the best of Taranaki

Tucked away on the central west coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Taranaki region is both overlooked and under-appreciated. But for more intrepid travellers, the area dubbed 'the 'Naki' is definitely worth a detour.<p>It's a region of rolling dairy farms, easygoing residents and sleepy side …

New Zealand
England

Madeira's pulse quickens with extreme sports and glamping

The Portuguese island is shaking off its reputation for sedate holidays and visitors are now discovering its wild side<p>I took a deep breath, checked my harness for the tenth time, then ran towards the edge of the cliff. Just before I hurtled off into the abyss, the wind seized my parachute and …

European Travel

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

European Travel
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European Travel

10 of the best national and regional parks in France

France’s green spaces provide the chance to see magnificent wildlife, explore mountain villages or just have a great hike or bike ride<p>Vanoise national park, Rhône-Alpes<p>The first (1963) and largest of France’s mainland national parks, the Vanoise is in the French Alps, becoming the Gran Paradiso …

France

10 of the best UK campsites for last-minute bank holiday trips

The August bank holiday is on the horizon, but don’t just pitch up expecting to nab a camping spot. James Warner Smith, an author at the website Cool Camping, has tips for sites you can still book<p>Inver Coille, Invermoriston, Inverness-shire<p>Overlooking Loch Ness – though views are splintered by the …

Hiking

European city tours with locals: five of the best websites and apps

Who better to explore a city with than an enthusiastic, knowledgeable local? Smartphone-based digital wizardry means finding the right guide or tour is now only a tap away<p>This Is My Athens<p>Who could resist spending two hours sampling Athenian street food with Dimitris, a “passionate arts and crafts …

Swimming Pools