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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see wildlife and wonderful scenery along the route<p>Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdonia<p>The Ffestiniog winds its way from Porthmadog through more than 13 miles of stunning countryside. Waterfalls cascade and streams froth down …

Trains

Top 10 Paris restaurants for €10 a head

With the traditional Parisian brasserie in decline, a new website is pointing diners to alternative cheap eats. The founders of Les Petites Tables show us where to dine well on a shoestring<p>‘No kebabs, no sandwiches - that’s our rule. Apart from that, if it’s good we’ll consider it.” Romain …

'It’s a half-mile of magic': Elaine Sciolino on rue des Martyrs, Paris

The former New York Times correspondent loves this sloping street and its 200 small businesses so much she’s written a whole book about it<p><b>People ask me, “Why did you write a whole book about a single street?”</b> I tell them rue des Martyrs is not just any street. You won’t find it in most guidebooks, …

10 of the best urban beaches and city riversides in Europe

From London to Warsaw, sand is being placed along rivers, reggae is pumping from cool cocktail bars, there’s beach volleyball and plenty of places for a swim<p>Paris<p>The French capital has put a lot of energy into developing its urban beach and riverside culture; the Paris-Plages have been a feature on …

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

Make the most of Scandinavia’s lakes, hills, forests and pristine nature with our pick of self-catering cottages and cabins<p>SWEDEN<p><b>Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, Västmanland</b><p>Hidden under turf and grass, Kolarbyn’s charcoal huts, 30 miles from the city of Västerås, scream fairytale. They forgo electricity or …

Łódź: the fairy tale city you can't pronounce

When it comes to fairy tale destinations, the Polish city of Łódź wouldn’t trouble many - if any - bucket lists. Nicknamed “the Manchester of Poland”, it was a smoking industrial behemoth during the 19th Century, before collapsing into catastrophic decline after the Great Depression.<p>But fairy tales …

48 Hours in Paris: A Local’s Guide

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower – by lensmateI’ll admit it: drawing the following Parisian offbeat itinerary featuring our locals’ tips has been a bit …

France

MH370 search: 'decreasing possibility' plane will be found, say authorities

Australian Transport Safety Bureau says there are only 15,000 sq km of seafloor to be surveyed before search ends<p>The Australian authority leading the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has said there is a “decreasing possibility” that the missing plane will be found.<p>More than 105,000 sq km …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Top 10 Interesting Travel Blogs

Whether you like reading about journeys to faraway locations or are looking to learn everything you need to create a blog of your own, travel blogs …

Airplanes

Top 10 Restaurants In Lucca, Italy

Villa Bongi<p>Located about 3 miles from the city walls of Lucca, Villa Bongi is a lovely getaway from the city crowd. The old mansion’s pink walls pop …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

Ernest Hemingway

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

Cities Where You Can Afford A Five-Star Hotel

Places to experience a prince's stay on a pauper's budget.<p>Looking for an unforgettable city break without splashing the cash? Whether you fancy …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

European Travel

JetBlue Has a Genius Idea for Dealing With Crying Babies on a Flight

For anyone who’s ever been stressed out by a crying baby on a flight—whether you’re a parent trying to avoid death glares from fellow passengers, or …