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My brush with death in Bhutan

<b>The following is an extract from a new book, The Irresponsible Traveller (Bradt; £10.99). Other extracts will appear on Telegraph Travel over the next few days.</b><p>It’s very dark now, and there’s a ripe tang of diesel and pine cone in the air. I give my bicycle brakes another squeeze then spill forward …

48 hours in Hobart, Tasmania

The naughty weekend away in Hobart has become <i>de rigeur</i> for mainland Australians and with 48 hours to play with you’ll get a true taste of this photogenic southern city. Hobart – Australia’s southern-most state capital and home to around 218,000 Tasmanians – has really come into its own in the last …

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Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: <i>Krasnaya,</i> or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian.<p>The plaza has drawn crowds since it was a 1400s shantytown. Russians know the square as the front yard of rulers from Ivan …

Pictures: Visualizing Climate Change's Toll—On Sides of UN Buildings

In advance of this week's UN Climate Summit, National Geographic photographers were among those whose work was shown on the side of UN headquarters.<p>National Geographic contributing photographer David Doubilet stepped out of a cab in New York a few nights ago, looked up, and saw his picture of an …

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Travels on the Run: Panama City

In Latin America’s “tallest” metropolis—<b>Panama City</b> glistens with more skyscrapers than anywhere else in the realm—a palm-dotted urban pathway snakes along the Pacific shoreline, running roughly parallel to the Cinta Costera.<p>I begin at the southern end and head north along the manicured greenway, …

I Heart My City: Luke’s Macau

Michigander <b>Luke Lienau’s</b> relationship with <b>Macau</b> began in 2002 with a visit to see his girlfriend, a native of the Chinese Special Administrative Region. In the course of traveling back and forth for nearly a decade, he became fascinated with the city and its changes. When Luke finally decided to …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16: win one of 27 holidays worth £1m

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

Revealed: Britain's 10 cheapest city breaks

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Expert guide to Las Vegas

Local laws & etiquette<p>The legal age for drinking alcohol and gambling is 21. Carry photo ID with you as proof of age when patronizing bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, etc. Anyone under 21 is not allowed inside casinos, although you won’t likely be stopped just walking through.<p>You must be at least …

Cycle-mad UK hits the open road as holidaymakers get on their bikes for summer

As the vacation season takes off, tour companies report 10-40% growth in bicycle bookings<p>Once, the only two wheels you needed on your annual summer holiday were on your suitcase. But now they have pedals and saddles attached – because holidaymakers are getting on their bikes. As the summer holiday …

Could Rare Bird on Tiny Island Be India's Ecological Canary?

Activists are concerned by new government's lax line on conservation.<p>A little over a month after India's new government came to power, conservationists have begun worrying that the administration may be less than committed to protecting some of the country's environmental treasures.<p>Within days of …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

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