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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

I am a freak for the American road trip. And I’m not alone, as some of this country’s best writers have taken a shot at describing that …

The simple hacks that make flying cheaper and better

Flying around the world for free - like travel blogger Ben Schlappig - might be the dream, but there are plenty of other tricks, tips and hacks to help you save pennies on planes, while receiving top treatment.<p>1. Fly frequently<p>Accruing frequent flyer miles is the simplest way to fly for free. …

Top 10: cities and places to visit in Scotland

1. Edinburgh<p>Linda Macdonald, Telegraph TraveI’s Edinburgh expert, writes: “It is not difficult to understand how local boy Robert Lewis Stevenson came to write Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, growing up as he did in a city of such extraordinary variety. From the history-soaked medieval Old Town to the …

Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

A Syrian forensic photographer, who now uses the pseudonym Caesar, documented the death of thousands of detainees in Syria's brutal prison system. He made more than 55,000 high-resolution images before he fled the country, fearing for his safety, in 2013.<p>He spoke publicly for the first time in July …

The very best cheesecake recipes

From a classic baked cheesecake to blueberry or rose flavour, we've got all the cheesecake recipes you'll ever need<p>Here at Telegraph Food, we firmly believe that cheesecake might just be the world's best dessert.<p>Whether it's a classic baked number topped with berries, or an easy no-bake chocolate …

Dessert

The world's best cities, islands and hotels of 2015, as voted for by tourists

Kyoto in Japan has been named the best city in the world for visitors, for the second year in a row, by the influential Travel + Leisure magazine.<p>The city of temples and gardens was described by the magazine as offering the “quintessential Japanese experience”. It offers visitors everything “from …

List-Worthy

Eyewitness: Pamplona, Spain

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Spain

‘It’s not like Argo’: the trials of a tour guide in Iran

In the spring – already hot because this is southern Iran, and southern Iran is hotter than it used to be – I landed in the middle of the night at the tidy, unassuming Shiraz airport, along with a dozen well‑heeled westerners. We got off the plane – a Turkish Airlines Airbus, because our insurance …

South Asia

Are sleeper trains facing extinction?

Some commentators report the slow death of the sleeper train. They claim that the venerable services that meander through the European night have all but disappeared.<p>Which would be a shame. That final whistle before you bed down then snake through Scotland, Spain or Siberia harks back to the …

Trains