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8 states that will tell you everything you need to know on election night

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p>On Tuesday, 50 states will vote for president, 34 will vote for senators, 435 districts will choose their members of Congress, and 12 states will pick their governors.<p>It's a lot to take in. Lucky for you, we're going to streamline that list right here and now. And as …

Government

Move over Barcelona: four great alternative city breaks

For weekends away, we tend to stick to the same old places. Why not dodge crowds and high prices at these less high-profile – but no less interesting – cities: Parma, Cadiz, Helsinki or Hamburg<p>The old town poking into the Atlantic like a finger is (famously, photogenically, obviously) ancient, but …

The 50 best beaches in the world

South America holidays,Africa holidays,United States holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Australia holidays,Beach holidays,Asia<p>Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii

South America

Beyond Machu Picchu: 10 amazing ways to see Peru

From the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, the allure of Peru for many visitors is its unchanging, timeless quality. More than most other South American countries, Peru has kept up links with its pre-Columbian past, from practising traditional terrace farming and llama-rearing to …

Is this the most luxurious train on Earth? Train Suite Shiki-Shima is finally revealed

Home of the shinkansen, or bullet train, Japan is renowned for the efficiency of its rail network but it was only in 2014 that Kyushu Seven Stars, the country’s first luxury sleeper train, commenced service. Released today, images of the remarkable Shiki-Shima - due to host its first paying …

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

• <b>Train and test</b> your squad by battling friendly Pokémon in a gym controlled by your team. • <b><br>Defend</b> a gym controlled by your team by contributing one of your Pokémon to it. • <b><br>Attack</b> and attempt to take over gyms controlled by opposing teams.

Travel Guides

29 reasons why you should visit Iceland this spring

Iceland is most often seen as a winter (think Northern Lights and blankets of white) destination or summer (endless days and al fresco dining) adventure, but there's a lot to be said for visiting now, just as spring has sprung. It's only a three hour flight from London - here are 29 of the many …

15 Reasons We Should All Move To New Zealand If Donald Trump Becomes President

This place is truly magical. ✨<p>If there was ever a time to move to New Zealand, then November might be it. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joked about moving to the island nation if Donald Trump is elected president. We have to say ― that’s not a bad idea.<p>New Zealand is …

Donald Trump

Top 10: the best Lake Como hotels

The hotels that border Lake Como suit its dignified ambience remarkably well: mostly traditional and family run, a reflection of this romantic, poetic and sunny spot where for centuries aristocratic families, literary figures and celebrities (most famously today George Clooney) have settled in …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

Papua New Guinea

Visit the Largest Barrier Reef in the Northern Hemisphere

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Here's how to spend the perfect week in Belize.<p>I have been traveling to <b>Belize</b> every year for more than a decade and am already planning my next trip.<p>Why? As the only English-speaking country in Central America, as well as one of its smallest (it’s about the size of New …

Central America

Spain, swords and sorcery: how Tudela enchanted the Game of Thrones producers

A key location in season six of GoT, Tudela, in northern Spain, has the perfect blend of drama, desert and ghoulish charm<p>It must be difficult being a Game of Thrones writer. Difficult to find gruesome new ways to maim and kill people. The show’s millions of fans aren’t going to be kept happy with …

9 Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy

From a well-appointed igloo high up in the Alps to a luxury suite built into ancient caves, these nine unusual lodgings promise to make any trip to …

10 Actually Free and Interesting Things To Do in London

London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps. I am the master of finding something free to do in this city (could be to do with the fact I usually have no money in my pocket and I'm Dutch which means I'm basically a tight a**e!). Here's a great guide to London that's …

England

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

New Zealand: Five ways to see the world's best country

For the fourth consecutive year, New Zealand has been named the world's best country by readers of Telegraph Travel.<p>If you are planning to visit soon but are confused by the vast array of tours on offer, we've handpicked some of the best itineraries which take in the country's most beautiful stops, …

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin of a country. But where do they go when they want to get away from it all? Here, well-travelled journalists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes<p>At first I felt critical of the many Africans I spoke to who had never heard of São Tomé e Principe. …

Africa

10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.<p>Treehouse Point<p><b>Issaquah,</b> …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

This travel app that shows journey results for lots of different providers now has 3.5 million users

French startup KelBillet says the variety of transportation modes shown in their search results is too limited.<p>As a result, it has launched its own app (and website) called Gopili, which includes journey times and prices for a host of slightly different transport providers, including ride sharing …

Apps

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

Beaches

The 10 best country highlights tours for 2016

Classic escorted tours – those which provide a general introduction to a country or area – have come a long way since the days of “On Tuesday we’ll do Brussels”. The best tour operators think through the itineraries carefully, ensuring a good balance between the amount of free time available and …

New Zealand

Luang Prabang: Why you should visit South-east Asia's best preserved city now

'Don’t catch the speedboat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai; they crash and people die.” These were travellers’ yarns, we’d thought – but the next day our speedboat did almost that, hitting a drifting tree trunk at 50mph, the long tail motor snapping clean off. My wife (then girlfriend) and I sat on …

MI5 report challenges views on terrorism in Britain

MI5 has concluded that there is no easy way to identify those who become involved in terrorism in Britain, according to a classified internal research document on radicalisation seen by the Guardian.<p>The sophisticated analysis, based on hundreds of case studies by the security service, says there is …

Take a peak: fun new places to stay in European ski resorts

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