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10 cities you will love to leave behind

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Arresting Photos of Los Israelitas, an Evangelical Community in Peru

<i>A Sabbath Prayer</i><p><i>To the Sanctuary</i><p>Those who choose to live outside the norm, especially those who follow a religious leader, captivate the public …

Insider’s Guide to Georgia

Georgians say that when God divided Earth’s land among its peoples, the Georgians showed up late, drunk. They’d been toasting and praising him, they claimed. God so liked this excuse that he gave them his own land: the most fertile of all.<p>Here’s a brief insider’s guide to this cultural crossroads …

Set-jetting: top 10 movie and TV destinations for travellers

Rather than dreaming about the sometimes stunning, often gritty destinations in your favourite flick, why not get off the sofa and experience it yourself?<p>Set–jetting, visiting the places where movies and TV shows are shot, is easier than ever thanks to dedicated tours and heaps of rabid fans …

National Parks

Lunenburg

Brightly colored historic homes dot the south shore of <b>Nova Scotia</b> on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean like a nautical postcard from the past. Since the 1700s, a mix of European immigrants have called the 47-block town, located 60 miles from Halifax, home. Each wave of newcomers has influenced the …

33 Photographers Reveal Their Definition of Intimacy (NSFW)

<i>Emmanuelle Bosse</i><p>In our <i>Intimacy</i> group show, photographers reveal their interpretations of the emotional, intellectual, physical, and sexual space in …

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

Photography

The 20 best summer holiday islands in Europe

Tips for a Stress-Free Safari

Last year, my new husband and I ventured to <b>Zimbabwe</b> for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience to celebrate our milestone together. Neither of us had ever traveled anywhere in Africa before, so planning our adventure was both exciting and exhausting.<p>Here are a few things we learned—both before and …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

European Travel

Brazil travel guide

There has never been a better time to visit Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country. But where to start? Our expert Chris Moss provides a step-by-step guide.<p><b>Why go?</b><p>Now is a good time to plan a trip to Brazil – and not just because the World Cup was help there this year and the Olympic Games two …

Alaska travel guide

An insider's guide to Alaska, featuring the best hotels, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. By Tim Jepson, Telegraph Travel's Alaska expert. Click on the tabs below for the best places to stay, when to visit and the best festivals.<p><b>Why go?</b><p>Alaska is a land of …

Expert guide to Marrakech

Local laws and etiquette<p>While Marrakech is one of Morocco’s most liberal cities, a degree of modesty in how you dress will be greatly appreciated by your hosts. Both women and men should avoid revealing clothing and keep knees and shoulders covered.<p>Marriage in Morocco remains a highly respected …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

Papua New Guinea: an essential guide

Papua New Guinea offers virgin rainforest, unexplored mountain terrain, a fascinating history and world-class diving, says Regis St. Louis.<p><b>Why go?</b><p>A land of thriving tribal cultures, smouldering volcanoes and vast swathes of pristine mountainous rainforest, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the …

Expert guide to Florida

Local laws & etiquette<p>Always carry your driver’s licence and your rental car contract in case you are stopped by police.<p>When driving, you can turn right at a red light, but come to a full stop first and check there is no traffic coming and no sign that says “No turn on red”.<p>You must have your …

Greek Islands travel guide

Expert guide to the Greek Islands<p>An insider's guide to 10 of the most popular Greek Islands, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, things to do and how to travel there and around. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Greek Islands expert. Click on the tabs below for guides to Corfu, Crete, …

Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

New York

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate-General:</b> (001 212 745 0200; ukinusa.fco.gov.uk), 845 3rd Avenue, New York<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 911<p><b>Tourist office:</b> See nycgo.com, the website of NYC and Company, for extensive information on what's on in the city and tips on where to go. Stop by to pick up …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

A journey through central Iran - in pictures

Photographer John Moore has spent the past few days on a journey through the heart of Iran capturing scenes of everyday life. This week marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini and his legacy of the Islamic Revolution

Inside Europe’s Mystical Sufi Lodges

Human Journey<p><i>In the remote mountains of Albania, followers of a mystical Sufi order are reemerging from the shadows of communism—and inviting the world in. National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Mehves Lelic reports in words and photos.</i><p><b>Days With Derwish</b><p>On the dewy morning of January 24, the …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

European Travel

China's weirdest tourist attractions

Italy's lesser-known regions

Perhaps you have already seen the art and archaeology in Rome, the lemons on the Amalfi Coast and the winking mosaics of Venice’s San Marco. Maybe you just don’t like crowds, or busy streets or tourist menus; or perhaps you just want to see a different side of Italy, one that’s more intimate and …

Italy