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7 solo travel dilemmas and how to solve them

Solo travel has plenty of advantages, but there will naturally be a few hurdles to overcome – some more predictable than others. Here's some advice …

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …

Hot Springs

Romantic London: where to take your date at any time of day

Paris might hold the crown of most romantic city in the popular imagination, but London isn't short of sensational spots for a smooch at any time of the day.<p>Hellbent on a romance during your time in London? This advice will help you forgo a predictable date night in favour of a more amorous …

Airbnb fraudster tricks another Telegraph reader

<b>Chloe Baker writes</b><br>At the end of March I booked an apartment for six in <b>Barcelona</b> after checking the reviews of the property and of the host on Airbnb. I clicked on the “contact host” link on the property’s website page and the owner responded by asking me to email over my address details directly so …

Shopping in Chiang Mai: your essential guide to the city's night markets

If you're planning to shop in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to bring an empty suitcase. This Northern Thai city's reputation for shopping extends back hundreds of years, thanks to its location close to historic trade routes connecting modern-day Myanmar, Laos and China. In the past, passing …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

Getting to London's airports: the best options for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton

Heathrow Express staff have voted to go on strike from 3am on April 29 over planned job cuts. While a spokesman for the firm said it had a "robust contingency plan" that would allow it to run "regular" trains during the 48-hour walk-out, passengers using the airport service are likely to face some …

13 Days around Iceland

Beginning of March, I spent 13 days on a road trip around Iceland. It was a mix between holidays and personal projects.<br>After New-York and Tokyo I was …

Canon EOS

Beijing on a budget

China’s breakneck rise – in 2014 it became the country with the world’s biggest economy – means that it’s no longer quite the budget destination it used to be. Indeed, the latest comparisons for costs of living put Beijing in the top 20 most expensive cities in the world.<p>That doesn't mean that you …

Woman Writes Open Letter To The Person On Her Plane Whose Feet Smelled Like 'The Anus Of Satan'

When we're sat near an inconsiderate passenger on a long-haul flight, most of us grin and bear it<p>But a 24-year-old woman from Malaysia decided to …

In-flight Entertainment

Top 10 Rules of Packing

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone …

10 of the best budget restaurants in Venice

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Venice

The world's most expensive countries to visit

150 London Underground facts (including the birth of Jerry Springer in East Finchley station)

You can't ride it today, thanks to industrial action. But you can learn a few things about the Tube instead.<p><b>1.</b> There is only one Tube station which does not have any letters of the word 'mackerel' in it: St John's Wood.<p><b>2.</b> The average speed on the Underground is 20.5 miles per hour including station …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

Bath – through the eyes of Jane Austen

Jane Austen lived in Bath, UK, from 1801-1806 – here's where to connect with the famous author (and her novels) around this beautiful spa city<p>1. …

First 24 hours in Prague, Czech Republic

Look through the crowds of Prague to discover a city full of striking architecture, hearty cuisine and absorbing history that few places can</b> …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

Better by bus? Travelling around Europe by Megabus

“Don’t smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol,” came the voice on the PA as I stepped onto the bus. There was a slight air of school trip about it – …

European Travel

How to survive long-distance bus travel in the USA

It's not be the fastest or most comfortable way to get around the USA, but bus travel is undoubtedly one of the most affordable. These tips will help …

Free Things to Do in Taipei

Enjoy Taiwan's energetic capital—packed with elaborate temples and edgy art—without blowing your budget.<p>A densely populated basin surrounded by verdant mountains, Taiwan’s energetic capital is packed with elaborate temples, ancient and edgy art, Chinese memorials, green space, and its celebrated …

Ditch the camping stove – these sites have food trucks, cafes and even bars

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Food Trucks

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

Top 10 London for first-timers

London is huge, fast-paced and packed with things you’ve been told not to miss. It's a great city, but it can be hard for a first-time visitor to know where to start. Here are our recommendations for the top ten places to make a priority.<p>1. Tower of London<p>A world of English eccentricity strikingly …

Ten enchanting travel experiences in Greenland

So you think Greenland is a far-flung travel dream? Pinch yourself. This Arctic country might be huge, but a trip to western Greenland can take in a breathtaking range of sights, from Disko Bay’s iceberg studded waters to valleys so vast you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth. Start with these 10 …

Where to shop in London

Napoleon famously referred to England as a nation of shopkeepers. Two hundred years later, London remains one of the best places in the world to go shopping. Big-name emporiums such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Hamleys, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty are both sightseeing attractions in their own …

England

Great French train journeys: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Nîmes to Le Grau-du-Roi</b><p>This single track line not only takes you to within metres of the Mediterranean, it also reveals a couple of gems in the Camargue along the way. After winding through the vineyards of Costières de Nîmes, there is a wonderful close-up view of the medieval city …

Greece’s top five festivals

The Greek calendar is chock-full of festivals, and Greeks are always up for a celebration. This is the country where you get tantamount to two birthdays – the day of your birth and the official day of the saint you are named after. And individual islands and villages often have their own …

Holy Week

Kuala Lumpur for free: exploring Malaysia's capital on a tight budget

You might get more roti for your ringgit in Kuala Lumpur than in many other big Asian capitals, but who doesn’t love a freebie? There are plenty of worthwhile attractions in Malaysia's buzzing capital that won’t cost travellers a single <i>sen</i>.<p>Join a walking tour<p>Slip on some comfortable shoes and take …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …