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Win a holiday to Costa Rica in our readers' travel photography competition

Guardian Travel’s monthly readers’ photography competition is an opportunity for you to share your journeys around the world, and for us to showcase your work in a monthly online gallery.<p>The winner of each month’s competition (<b>who must be a UK resident</b>) will receive a £200 voucher to be redeemed …

Costa Rica

10 of the best small hotels in Paris

Hotel de la Paix, 14e<p>This calm retreat in the heart of Montparnasse lets guests step out of the bustle and into a foyer full of natural light. A blend of old and new creates an individual, warm atmosphere: attractive flea market finds, antiques, characterful dark or honey-coloured wood furniture …

France

Scotland's wee but wild road

A 516-mile route that passes through spooky ruins, fairytale glens, toothy castles, rugged fairways and shingle-sand beaches. Not to mention distilleries.<p>Locals call it the “wee mad road”: a looping ribbon of asphalt that hugs the coastline between the fishing hamlets of Inverkirkaig, Coigach and …

Paris like you’ve never seen her before

The latest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks is nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>Bonjour, Paris!, the newest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks, is certainly nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>For both admirers of Paris and the …

France

Eat, drink and be merry in Athens

In Greece, one of the good things to come out of the recent financial crisis is a renewed appreciation for traditional recipes.<p>No matter what language you speak or where you come from, sharing a meal with friends is the best way to spend an evening.<p>The series RSVP Abroad drops our host in a foreign …

Chiang Mai, Thailand, guide: what to do, plus the best hotels and restaurants

With long, leafy boulevards, Chiang Mai presents an alluring alternative to the Thai capital, Bangkok. Instead of traffic-choked urban sprawl, travellers find a picturesque downtown easily navigated on foot, where the air is clean and the climate mercifully cool. A short bike or scooter ride out of …

Top Chef

Five things to do in Vienna, the world’s most liveable city

It’s no surprise that Vienna tops the Mercer Quality of Life index worldwide. Glorious history, access to mountains (take the cog railway up the Schneeberg, 90 minutes away), decent cafes and Franz Ferdinand’s bullet-riddled car: what more do you want? I first met Vienna on a five-hour train …

European Travel

10 of the best holiday houses and B&Bs in Sicily and its islands

Baglio Fontana, Buseto Palizzolo, Trapani, Sicily<p>Grapes and olives have been harvested at this traditional family farm since the 18th century. Some of the warehouses that stored their produce are now charming en suite rooms, but there’s a strong sense of continuity with the past here. Old photos of …

Italy

The best of Lyon: readers' travel tips

<b>Enyoy Lyon by bike</b><p>Get yourself lost down cobbled streets and across countless bridges in this extremely bike-friendly city. Take the tour along the <i>quais</i> (the banks of the river Saône and Rhône), particularly Quai St Vincent (underneath La Croix-Rousse looking up to Lyon’s miniature version of the …

France

The alternative city guide to Lyon, France

Overview<p><b>By Benjamin Mialot, editor-in-chief of culture and leisure guide</b> <b>Le Petit Bulletin</b><p>Often regarded as being like Paris, but on a more human scale, Lyon is unusual among European cities in combining the museums and galleries of a cultural capital with the dynamism of a former industrial …

France

Greek island holiday guide: the Argo-Saronic islands and Kythira

The Argo-Saronic islands hug the coast between Piraeus, the port of Athens, and the Peloponnese, the stunning southern mainland of Greece. They could easily fill a holiday on their own but, combined with Athens and the mainland, would make for a trip that summed up the very best of Greece.<p>Having …

European Travel