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New York outdoors: The guide to the best State Parks

Adirondack Park<p>Adirondack State ParkSaint Johnsville, United States#extreme #hiking<p>The Adirondack Park forest preserve accounts for nearly a fifth of …

National Parks

Europe’s hidden coasts: the Deep Mani, Greece

Few tourists venture beyond the Mani’s spectacular Diros caves, but further south lies a dramatic coastline of sleepy fishing coves and fortified villages<p>More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Spain<p>The Mani, the central southern prong of mainland Greece, is divided into two halves. The Outer Mani, …

Beaches

10 Gorgeous Gulf Islands to Visit in British Columbia

British Columbia's coast is home to an archipelago of islands broken up into multiple categories. Be it the Southern Gulf Islands, Northern Gulf …

Beaches

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

Road Trips

The Asian city that caters to everyone

Centuries of global trade, conquest and colonisation have made Delhi one of the world’s most multicultural cities.<p>With its 26 million people, Delhi has been described as a microcosm of India, with trappings from the country’s many cultures, religions and traditions. Centuries of global trade, …

Travel

10 of the best Irish bars in New York

A New York Irish pub may have been voted best bar in the world – and be making an appearance in London this summer – but ‘old country’ boozers are in decline in the city. We raise a glass to both the classics and those reviving the tradition<p>In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to …

Ireland

Revealed: here’s where to get the best baguette in Paris

A bakery in the 13th arrondissement of Paris will be making the daily bread for the Élysée Palace and the new French president Emmanuel Macron after scooping the illustrious annual Grand Prize for the best baguette in the city.<p>Baker Sami Bouattour of Boulangerie Brun saw off competition from almost …

Paris

Trip to Takayama: Japan's mountain village

Secluded in the mountainous Hida region of central Japan, Takayama is a place where Japanese history and tradition flourish in the 21st century. Atmospherically preserved neighbourhoods, a festival parade dating from the 1600s, busy morning markets, and a folk village all tell a tale of bygone …

Japan

Take a look at the incredible Field of Light art show in the desert at Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory

Internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has commenced its second season giving travellers until 31 March 2018 to experience this immersive installation in the desert in person.<p>The award-winning exhibition has exceeded all expectations, …

Australia

10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tips

From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks<p>• Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: Angels of Utah<p>This five-mile round-trip hike within <b>Zion national park</b> takes you from the Virgin …

Adventure Travel

Paddling With a Passport From the U.S. to Mexico

Big Bend National Park and Mexico’s Boquillas del Carmen have a symbiotic relationship that facilitates exchange across borders, especially visitors. But is that all going to change?<p>Santa Elena Canyon’s walls are 1,500 feet of river-smooth limestone, high and close enough to give you tunnel vision. …

National Parks

10 dishes you cannot leave Greece without eating

Continuing our series on unmissable dishes in popular destinations, our Greece expert reveals her favourites. See previous articles for the best food to eat in Spain, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and France.<p>1. Taramasalata<p><b>What makes it great</b><p>This creamy pungent dip is many people's favourite. …

Why cycling is the greatest way to see Britain – and 10 routes you must tackle

As I dragged my tired body up the last climb, each limb straining and aching with every turn of the pedals, the distant rattle of cowbells drew slowly closer. I (slowly) rounded the corner at the crest of the hill, and the source of the rattling appeared. Crowds cheered my arrival, rang their …

Cycling

The 16+ ultimate experiences to have in Russia

Photo: Pexels<p>Russia’s in the news a lot, but most of our images of it are hopelessly outdated Cold War cliches. The largest country in the world has …

Singapore’s eat street: the Keong Saik Road’s best food

Once a hangout for small-time criminals, Keong Saik Road has slowly transformed from Singapore’s red-light district into one of the country’s most eclectic and experimental dining hotspots. From bold brunches to a nightcap at a speakeasy, this once seedy stretch now has tantalising dining options …

Singapore

'Getaways' wants to turn your mountain biking passion into a career

Mountain biking is unique in the action sports world in that you can do it pretty much anywhere, but that ubiquitous access has made it so that there …

Mountain Biking

Top 10 Adventure Lodges Around the World

These accommodations blend adventure, comfort, and a one-of-a-kind experience into a stay you'll remember for the rest of your life.<p>Think you’re ready for check-in? If you’re headed to one of these lodges—built for adventurous travelers ready to hike farther, dive deeper, and climb higher—you might …

List-Worthy

New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region's least-visited countries.<p>In 2016, total visitor arrivals increased to just 209,570 -- a 35% rise over 2015.<p>That could be due to the country's hard-to-reach location.<p>Bhutan has one …

Travel

A new tour of Paris focuses on the history and influence of its most famous women

Paris is a perennially intriguing city, home of tumultuous history, tall tales and fascinating figures. One British tour guide, though fascinated by the city, grew tired of talking solely about the men who shaped it. In the absence of a tour dedicated to the women of Paris, she created one …

Paris

How to make the most of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

You’re lying on a blanket of soft sand, with an expanse of jade sea in front of you, and lazily undulating green hills behind, backed by the jagged cones of a mountainous interior.<p>Views don’t get much easier on the eye than this, but there’s more to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast than prime swimming and …

Europe

Norway’s Arctic north: eco-cabins and sea eagles

A new activity resort brings guests right up against the wonders of the Arctic Circle, with floor-to-ceiling views over the fjords. Peter Carty is captivated by the flora, fauna and Norse mythology<p>It is the largest raptor I have ever seen. The sea eagle flapping imperiously across the tree line has …

Steve King

Serifos, Greece: great interiors, even better outdoors

For beauty, Serifos is up there with the Cyclades’ more famous islands – but it surpasses them for easygoing charm, which is why Athenians come here. That and the stylish places to stay<p>How do you choose which Greek island to visit? There are thousands, and of course the most famous cannot be the …

Travel

The World's Most Amazing Places

How many places in the world have you visited so far? We hope you can knock off at least 5 on this list. If not, it's time to put in those vacation …

Travel

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

Paris

The new cycle trail between Bosnia and Croatia is an ‘open-air museum’

The scenic Ciro trail is a new bicycle route that runs between Dubrovnik in Croatia to Mostar in the southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 100-mile paved cycle track follows the route of the old Austro-Hungarian railway line, and is aimed at encouraging tourists back to the picturesque …

Europe

7 Stunning Natural Wonders in Asia

You are probably going to want to add some of these to your bucket list.<p>Encompassing a wide variety of countries and cultures, Asia has no shortage of cities to visit and exciting foods to discover. But the continent is also packed with dramatic natural sights, some a little more remarkable than …

List-Worthy

Travel photo of the week: Delhi's sky full of Siberian seagulls

On the river Yamuna, Mr Ramnath rows his boat, ready to feed the migrating birds. Many more locals do the same, eager for the good karma it may bring

6 Accessible (and Amazing) Places to See the Southern Lights

Photo courtesy of Ben via FlickrThere’s no doubt the Northern Lights are one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. Numerous travel experts …

New Zealand

Hiking Nepal’s forgotten trail

A walking trail created to increase tourism in a rarely visited part of Nepal was in its infancy when the massive earthquake struck two years ago today. It remains open but the brave communities en route are desperate for more visitors and investment<p>The young receptionist at Kathmandu’s Nepal …

Earthquakes