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Restaurants in Portugal: readers’ travel tips

From the juiciest pork sandwich in Porto to rustic delicacies and fantastic places to eat freshly grilled fish, Guardian Travel readers reveal where to savour the best of Portugal’s cuisine<p>Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher<p><b>Winning tip:</b> …

European Travel

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

National Parks

The perfect date in Amsterdam - and why it beats Venice for romance

It’s hard to beat water when it comes to adding a touch of romance to a city, and Amsterdam’s canals bring charm, calm, and poetry to a town already laden with historical allure.<p>OK, so there’s Venice. But as the French man-of-letters Montesquieu said when he passed through in 1729: “I prefer …

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National Geographic Travel

@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2015

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2015 and why:</b><p><b>> Philippines</b><p>“I can’t get the Philippines out of my mind. This archipelago …

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Forbidden Food: From Fried Tarantulas to Fido

People are omnivores. We can eat practically anything, and collectively we pretty much do. Worldwide, the human diet encompasses everything from fried brains and fermented seal flipper to ant larvae, chicken feet, grasshoppers, guinea pig, giraffe, and kangaroo. In Japan, you can buy tuna eyeballs …

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Climbing On Mount Denali

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Expert guide to New Zealand

New Zealand’s varied micro-climates are dictated by its maritime environment and multitudinous mountain ranges, so it pays to expect ‘four seasons in one day’ anywhere, anytime. The warmest spell is December through March, when domestic holidaymakers are out in force. Book accommodation well in …

New Zealand

The town that straddles Belgium and the Netherlands

Helen Moat visits Europe's most geographically confusing town which lies across the border of Belgium and the Netherlands<p>I’ve always been fascinated …

Australia travel guide

Expert guide to Australia<p>An insider's guide to Australia, featuring the country's best hotels, restaurants, bars, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. Click on the tabs below for guides to Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and …

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

The best winter city breaks

1: Tallinn, Estonia<p>In Tallinn, opposites exist quietly side-by-side: glass towers stand next to ancient architecture, and dark Gothic towers …

European Travel

The world's best places to get a 'yes'

Once you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with that special someone, you’re faced with what can feel like an even greater decision. Where do I pop the question?<p>1. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)<p>Sunrises are inherently romantic, but those in Bagan are truly surreal. The capital of the Kingdom of …

Arches National Park

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Tap Water

More to Finland than the northern lights

You may get lucky with the aurora, but Finnish Lapland also offers snowshoe hiking, glass-domed igloos – and even a Christmas wish with Santa<p>In Finland, fantasy can be more reliable than reality. That’s why, despite the fact that 160,000 tourists travel to Lapland every year hoping to see the …

Prague nightlife

Prague city break guide<p>The best bars, clubs and nightlife in Prague as chosen by our expert, Will Tizard.<p>Prague’s as much about cocktail bars as pubbing these days, with old-style smoky, overlit beerhalls still about, of course, but many a fine wine now in stock - and a new generation of cleaned-up …

10 great Italian adventures for 2018

Our experts suggest 10 of the best activity and adventure holidays in Italy for 2018, including walking tours and water-based trips.<p>1. Footpaths and flavours of Liguria<p>The five pastel-painted waterside settlements of the cliff-clinging Cinque Terre, accessible only by sea, rail or on foot, are a …

Adventures in the Atacama Desert: top experiences in northern Chile’s wildest region

Sandwiched between the Pacific and the Andes, the incredible landscape of Chile’s remote Atacama Desert is like no place on earth. With its jagged, rust-colored ravines, vast, rocky, white salt pan and volcano-topped horizons, you would be forgiven for drawing comparisons with places beyond our …

South America

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

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Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

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