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15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Winning shots from Siena International Photography Awards 2015

In its first year, the Siena International Photography Awards is already Italy’s biggest photography contest, attracting entries from more than 100 countries. Following the announcement of the winners on 31 October, we showcase a selection of incredible shots now on display in the Tuscan city


The cheapest ways to fly to Europe

1. Fly Condor Airlines<p>Germany's <b>Condor Airlines</b> mostly takes Europeans on cheap U.S. vacations, but don't let that stop you. In winter, Condor only flies between Frankfurt and Las Vegas, but in the warmer months Condor adds more cities, including Providence, Baltimore, Seattle, Minneapolis, and …

Discovering the Thousand Islands in New York State and Ontario, Canada

One of the most memorable travel experiences I could imagine would be discovering a place on the planet of extraordinary beauty that I had never known about - but had lived very close to over forty years ago in upstate New York. Straddling both the State of New York and Ontario, Canada, this …

Great Lakes

Family Adventure Trips

Kids love pools and beaches, of course. And there's nothing wrong with those two aquatic draws anchoring a family trip, but juicing up the family holiday with one-of-a-kind experiences can make trips even more memorable. Here are a few locations, no more than a few hours from the mainland of the …

Central America

Top 10 Holiday Trips To Book Now, According To Kayak

Airfare is cheaper this year than last, and will only continue to drop through January 2016. So why aren't you booking a trip to <i>somewhere</i> right this second?<p>Maybe you're not sure where to visit. Well, according to travel booking site Kayak, there are some key destinations around the world where …


National Geographic Travel

A New Ferris Wheel in Paris Will Actually Be a Quirky Hotel

Tourists who get motion sickness might want to stay elsewhere.<p>A proposed hotel is set to add something entirely new to the Parisian skyline, should it be approved by city officials.<p>Conceptualized by SCAU Architectes, the carnival ride-inspired hotel — that is, a rotating ferris wheel taller than …

The world's most desirable holiday destinations – in pictures

From the summit of Machu Picchu to the open spaces of Mongolia, National Geographic has assembled a selection of the most amazing places from around the globe. What are your unmissable locations? Tell us in the comments below

Travel Photography

Chartres, France

It was the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral that drew us.<p>But it was the entire village of Chartres that captured my heart and swept me back in time.<p>It is trite to say this tiny town in France, 50 miles south of Paris, looked like a Disney movie set, but in my over-consumerized American mind, that …


8 Glamping Spots That Are Perfect for Any Season

It's no secret that we love glamping so much that we'd like to do it all year long. As fun as sleeping on the rocky ground is, we prefer a cozy bed sheltered in a sturdy (already assembled) canvas tent. From treehouses to Airstreams, we can't get enough of this luxurious take on traditional camping.<p>…

Film Posters