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The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

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Europe’s best summer festivals for 2014

Europe has all the best tunes over the coming months, whether you want to shake your skirts, bang your head or dance until dawn. Experience sensory overload at these European festivals - sun, sounds and jaw-dropping locations guaranteed.<p>Sónar Festival, Barcelona, Spain<p>Sónar is Barcelona’s massive …

The World's Most Popular Beaches, According To Pinterest Users

Australia also had multiple sandy stretches in the top 10 ranking.<p>The visual discovery site introduced Place Pins — which let users mark their favorite places with images on a map — less than six months ago, but already has nearly one billion pins on over 100,000 Place Boards.<p>Pinterest mined these …

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Gimmelwald Is The Swiss Town You Need To Visit This Summer

You might think the Swiss Alps are delegated to ski bunnies and winter travel, but if you don't visit during the warmer months you're <i>really</i> missing out.<p>That brings us to Gimmelwald, a gorgeous town located in the Bernese Oberland. Gimmelwald's alpine village is perched on the edge of a cliff and …

Tips for travelling in 21st-century China

The Middle Kingdom is one of the fastest changing countries in the world. Its economy is robust and its population increasingly more modern and tech savvy. Yet, China is still a country of paradoxes.<p>You’ll get 3G connection in remote farmland in Inner Mongolia, though there mightn't be running …

Where Should I Travel Off the Beaten Path in Italy?

<i>A:</i><p>When you visit Italy, you want to see Italy—not other tourists. But the country is a pretty popular destination for pizza-loving jet-setters. In fact, tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of …

Best dives sites in Australia

<b>SCUBA DIVING IS, PERHAPS</b>, one of the most graceful activities we can do. With bubbles rising above us, we descend into another world, to float, …

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Open thread: which Australian attractions do you want to visit?

The billionaire behind a shiny, big – and controversial – new Sydney casino, has claimed that Australian tourism's concentration on natural attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru is flawed.<p>"The natural attractions ... are magnificent but people also want man-made attractions," said …

Outback Odyssey: The Barossa and Eden Valley

<b>This is the seventh in Mark Skipworth's 'Outback Odyssey', running on telegraph.co.uk over a fortnight.</b><p>You’re staying at Kingsford Homestead? Yes, that’s right. THE Kingsford Homestead? If we were asked this once, we were asked a dozen times. What’s so famous about this place? The answer: it’s the …

Adelaide joins Paris and Zurich on Lonely Planet top 10 cities to visit list

Adelaide has been chosen as one of the world's top 10 cities to visit in 2014 by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.<p>South Australia's capital is ranked ninth on the list included in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 guide.<p>"Having always lived in the shadow of its gregarious eastern-seaboard …

Australia’s remote slot canyons

Just a few hours’ drive west of Sydney, daring Aussies plunge into the many canyons of the country’s Blue Mountain region.

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Outback Odyssey: Into Kakadu

<b>This is the fourth article in Mark Skipworth's Outback Odyssey series, running on telegraph.co.uk over a fortnight.</b><p>So this is it. We’ve eased our way into life at the Top End and now it’s time to show our mettle, venturing deep into a region that few tourists, even fewer Australian “mainstreamers,” …

9 Reasons to Visit Australia’s Northern Territory

Why should you make the effort to visit the Northern Territory? The Australian Outback endures as a symbol of the rugged, remote reaches of the …

Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

3 Australian Road Trips to Plan Your Trip Around

[section]If there was ever a country made to drive, it’s Australia. We’ve spent the better part of four months pottering the back roads and cruising …

Australia’s sea of crimson claws

Every year in late spring, Australia’s Christmas Island sees more than 40 million red crabs make the arduous journey from the wet inland forests to the Indian Ocean to spawn.<p>Every year in late spring, Australia’s Christmas Island becomes covered in crabs when the more than 40 million red …

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Top 10 Australian beaches: readers' travel tips

WINNING TIP: Hellfire Bay, Cape le Grand, Western Australia<p>Cape Le Grand is 50km from the nearest town, Esperance, which is itself a long way from anywhere, but that's WA for you), so you'll have to make an effort to get here. But once you've driven through the spectacular national park, dotted …

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Headed Down Under? Read These Books About Australian Adventures

Flavours of Tasmania: take a bite out of Australia's Apple Isle

There’s much more to the self-styled Apple Isle than, well, apples. Australia’s southernmost state, the island of Tasmania, is a foodie’s paradise and a world apart from mainland Oz. The cooler climate produces elegant dry wines and the unspoiled coastline ensures the freshest seafood around.<p>The …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

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The wild side of Western Australia

Covering one-third of the continent, vast Western Australia teems with wildlife – and there’s rarely a soul in sight.<p>Measuring the length of a school bus and weighing some 19 tonnes, whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish – and one of the rarest. As a result, the chance to cruise alongside one …

True wilderness in Australia's Northern Territory

It's 7.30am and our four wheel-drive bus is heading towards the Northern Territory's wildest bushland, otherwise known as Kakadu national park. Most of the people on the bus are dozing but I'm up front with Nathan – driver, guide, and enthusiastic naturalist – as he runs me through the wildlife …

Adelaide's best cheap eats – as chosen by Central Market stallholders

Saturday morning, and Adelaide Central Market is heaving. A crowd circles the cheese counters, determined-looking shoppers eye up the best fruit and veg. There’s a swift trade at the bread stalls and a waft of decent coffee across it all. It is the kind of market that every city wishes it had. So …

Adventure 101: Great Barrier Reef

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“Immersing yourself in the <b>Great Barrier Reef</b> is the best way to see how fragile it is,” says Ben Southall, who has served as the reef’s honorary “caretaker of islands” and retraced Captain Cook’s route of discovery there, by kayak.<p>The largest coral reef ecosystem in the …