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Top 10 Northern Ireland experiences

Northern Ireland is beautiful, wonderfully scenic and packed with attractions both historic and contemporary.<p>The landscape is rejuvenated and the people, warm and welcoming. Here are the top ways to experience Northern Ireland, past and present.<p>Titanic Belfast. Image by Nico Kaiser / CC BY</b> …

Five of the best Yorkshire bike rides

Yorkshire shot to fame in 2014 when this proudest of English regions hosted the first two stages of the world's most prestigious cycling race – the Tour de France. The Yorkshire stages were called <i>Le Grand Départ</i> – an appropriate epithet in a place where ‘grand’ means something special. But beyond …

Top 10 things to do in Barcelona this January

The wassailing of Christmas and New Year is over, but in Spain the best is yet to come, with the advent (or – more precisely – Epiphany) of the Three Kings on January 5th and all the associated festivities.<p>After that the city winds right down and you’ll find quiet, tourist-free streets, empty …

Top 10 experiences in St Lucia

From the sky, the teardrop-shaped island of St Lucia looks like a precious piece of jewelry dropped in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The mountains are emerald green, the beaches golden and the clear waters sparkle diamond-bright in the hot noon sun.<p>Yet despite its splendor, St Lucia’s remoteness makes …

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride away.<p><i>The</i> …

Top 10 things to do in Paris in spring

Paris is beautiful to explore any season. But spring is the time to soak up that special ‘April in Paris’ charm that Sinatra sung about so well: chestnut groves blossom, city parks burst into flower, plane trees sprout foliage over boulevards, and cafe terraces buzz with new-found energy as …

Sydney's top 10 hotel bars

Melbourne may be known for its rooftop and laneway bars, but when it comes to hotel bars Sydney has the standouts. From popular stalwarts to hip new arrivals, we’ve rounded up 10 city hotels that offer travellers more than just a place to sleep.<p><b>Gilt Lounge, QT,</b> <b>49 Market Street, Sydney</b><p>Roll back the …

Australia's best food experiences: food trucks in Melbourne

Before 2009 food trucks didn’t have much of a reputation in Melbourne but now Melbourne’s famed culinary scene includes food trucks serving a huge variety of quality cuisine – Louisiana <i>po’ boys</i>, Cantonese dim sum and Wagyu beef burgers – as well as specialty coffees the city famously obsesses over. …

48 hours in Brisbane

It seems odd that Brisbane – Australia’s third-largest city and the Queensland state capital – could readily be described as ‘undiscovered’. But as the 2.24 million residents attest, this is precisely the case. Sydney has the beaches, the architecture, the celebrity chefs; Melbourne has the coffee, …

11 aquatic adventures in Western Australia

With a coastline stretching over 20,000km, roughly a third comprising islands, it’s no surprise that WA is Australia’s aquatic adventure capital. Huge, remote and sparsely populated, its reefs, bays, islands, rivers and ocean swells draw countless intrepid travellers who don’t mind getting their …

Where to feel small in Australia’s largest state

Western Australia is a land of big distances, big temperatures and big horizons. The sky seems bigger, cars and trucks are bigger; prices, rents, dreams, aspirations, beaches, properties, cattle, sharks, risks and rewards – all are bigger.<p>So where do you go to feel small in the ‘State of Big’? Like …

The last frontier: adventures in north Western Australia

No placename in Australia is more evocative than the Kimberley. Immense and sparsely populated, most Australians see the Kimberley as a wild, untamed region of spinifex deserts and croc-infested coastline.<p>Like all good myths, there’s an element of truth – the Kimberley is isolated (Broome is 2400km …

20 free things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is consistently voted the world’s most liveable city and Melburnians are quick to tell visitors what makes this city such a great place to live from their favourite restaurants (‘400 Gradi makes the world’s best margherita pizza, you know!’) to the laneway bars and cafes (‘better than …

Best of Tasmania's Wild West

Tasmania’s northwest is the island’s wild soul, home to abundant wildlife and wilderness, and the canvas for quiet back roads that take you to the most surprising of places.<p>Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness / Image by Rob Blakers / Getty Images<p>Cradle Mountain<p>A destination that deserves a place among …

Australia's best food experiences: on the cheese trail

Listen up, cheese lovers – we’ll let you in on one of Australia’s best-kept secrets: the great land down under produces some truly magnificent cheeses, arguably every bit as interesting and complex in flavour as many of their European counterparts. The country’s southeastern states, in particular, …

Best free things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, this Queensland capital’s daytime temperatures rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush …

Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

Afterburn: how to salvage a beach holiday after a painful start

The sun: such a wondrous, life-giving, and – let's not forget – dangerous entity. Its power demands respect, particularly after you've been burned to a crisp from water reflection alone while thinking you were safely hidden in the shade during an all-day boat tour in New Zealand. Trust me, you only …

Malta and Gozo's best beaches

Maltese beaches tend to be dramatic, rocky and sea-sculpted, with fewer soft, sandy curves of coast than you might expect. The Maltese make the most of every swimming spot – on these small islands you are never far from the sea, and watersports abound. Malta is Europe’s best diving destination, but …

Getting the best out of Boracay

So you've heard about Boracay. You’re not alone. In the past few years this small island in the Philippines has ridden a global wave of media attention to become one of the world's top<p>island<p>destinations. But that notoriety presents a new challenge for the visitor: sorting through the endless …

Bulgarian Riviera: best beaches of the Black Sea coast

Skimpy swimwear: check. Sunblock, good book, readiness to swill umbrella-spiked cocktails: check. Ridiculous sums of money to enjoy a spectacular European seaside holiday: not if you’re in Bulgaria. Home to almost 400km of sensational Black Sea coastline, the Bulgarian Riviera is lined with …

How to be an Aussie beach bum

When it comes to hanging out at the beach, Aussies have a few unwritten 'rules' of behaviour. To make the most of your visit Down Under, and do a convincing impression of a bona fide Aussie beach bum, here are some helpful pointers:<p>Beach etiquette<p>'Thongs' by Johnny Jet. Creative Commons Attribution …

Beaches, sun and Vindaloo

Thinking of spending Christmas in India? With a hot and tropical winter climate, India’s best beaches, a famous party culture, and a Christian population that celebrates the Christmas season with feasting and festivities, Goa should be high on your list of winter travel destinations. As the charter …

Chill-out China: tropical island adventures on Hainan

The view from the knockabout beach bar is a classic: the afternoon sun glares off sugary sand as the ocean steams and rolls on top of it. A group of after-school teenagers run out in their wetsuits, planting board to belly as they plop into the surf. One of them is wearing a tell-tale straw hat …

Where to find the Algarve's best beaches

The coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal is a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. They are seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but this is the Atlantic so good waves and watersports are available alongside more sedate, …

New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Golden sands and …

Top things to do in spring in Tokyo

Tokyo celebrates the arrival of spring with a cavalcade of festivals old and new which transform temples, shrines and city streets into buzzing centres of activity.<p>The city’s parks and riverbanks spring into bloom, most famously with the cherry blossoms. Of course in Japan, the seasons aren’t just …

The year in Barcelona fiestas

Barcelona rarely pauses for breath. Year round the city rushes from one party to the next, from international music festivals to traditional street parties. Whether live music, fireworks, parades or alfresco dancing is your bag, its worth checking the calendar before booking your flights.<p>Dia dels …