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Icehotel: A Transitory Art Suite In Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

Six of the world's best epic journeys

Cross Australia by train<p>The Indian Pacific is a coast-to-coast railway journey from Perth to Sydney (or vice versa), which includes the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Passengers spend three nights and four days travelling 4,352km through the Avon Valley, Nullarbor Plains …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

European Travel

Skiing: what's new on the slopes

After five years in the financial doldrums, ski business across the Alps is set to boom once again this winter. The legacy of two successive vintage snow winters has led to the kind of fresh investment in the Alps that we haven’t glimpsed since the start of the century.<p><b>Major developments</b><p>Andermatt …

Skiing

Win a £250 holiday voucher

Should mobile phones be banned from hotel dining rooms? Send your views to travelviews@telegraph.co.uk. The reader who sends in the best entry will win a £250 travel voucher.<p><b>The prize</b><p>Telegraph Travel readers have the chance to win £250 worth of gift vouchers courtesy of Railbookers, a specialist …

Buckingham Palace

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

Sir David Attenborough: 'Richmond is my favourite place on Earth'

He may have been to every corner of the Earth, but Sir David Attenborough's favourite place on the planet is Richmond.<p>The 87-year-old broadcaster and naturalist said it was his ''favourite place by a long way''.<p>Sir David was asked the question in next week's issue of Time Out London, the first …

CEO Says This One Interview Question Tells You Everything About A Candidate

Simon Anderson, CEO of DreamHost, a web hosting provider and domain name registrar, says he asks one question to determine what motivates candidates: "Tell me about the first experience in your life when you realized that you had the power of change or the power to do something meaningful."<p>"It's …

Employment

22 Brilliant Insights On How To Succeed In Business From T. Boone Pickens

In fact, the 85 year-old energy tycoon/author of "The First Billion Is The Hardest" has a ton of catchy/easy to remember phrases about life and business.<p>They're affectionately referred to by his family and staff members as "Boone-isms."<p>We've compiled some of his business Boone-isms in the slides …

National Parks

Why Clever And Lazy People Make The Best Leaders

Ideally you want all three but people don't always cooperate. These qualities tend to be difficult to judge in hiring someone.<p>So we end up with all sorts of combinations and permutations in organizations.<p>A lot of people feel that stupid people are the 'worst' problem. (I'd argue that intelligent …

McDonald's

Why Being Overworked Can Feel Like Being Poor

They both struggle to find a basic element needed to succeed: The mom never has enough money, and the CEO is constantly running out of time.<p>While they have different needs, the effect of critical scarcity on their mental capacity to handle their problems is similar, according to a new book by …

New Jersey

4 Traits That Make Up Every Great Leader

Caan says that leadership is a hard concept to define and only through hard work and experience can you acquire the necessary skills you need to effectively lead others.<p>Below, he describes four traits ever great leader has:<p><b>1. You must have confidence.</b><p>Caan says: "As a decision maker or chief …

Employment

These 27 Napkin Sketches Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Money

Richards knows a thing or two about the subject.<p>Within a few years of purchasing his dream home in 2003, the housing crisis threw him into a downward spiral of debt. He lost his home and found himself living in his in-laws' basement while he and his wife scrambled to stabilize their finances.<p>"The …

Personal Finance

12 Tips On The Art Of The Close From A C-Level Recruiter

In order to minimize surprises, the most crucial legwork needs to happen <i>before</i> you make the offer. You should never make an offer you're not confident the candidate will accept.<p>We sat down with Ann Blinkhorn, an executive recruiter and founder of Blinkhorn, L.L.C., to talk about the art of the …

Employment

What The Most Productive People Do Before Bed

Sleep is your body’s most important program. Which is precisely why you should hack it.<p>Breaking news: When you’re asleep, you’re still alive–and you’ll probably be alive the next day. So it follows that your circadian style will dictate whether you greet the day like Michael Phelps or a drunk (or, …

Sleep

The Truth About Sleep, Science, And Productivity

Is five hours of sleep enough? Are you screwed if you get less than eight hours? And what about naps? Bridging the yawning divide on the way we rest now.<p>When the topic of sleep arises, two questions invariably follow:<p><i>What’s the perfect amount of sleep to keep batteries charged and stay</i> …

Sleep

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …

Trails

Skiing holiday advice: the best time to book

Late August may seem a little early to be thinking about booking your ski holiday. But much of the better accommodation at Christmas, New Year, February half-term and, to a lesser extent, the Easter holidays, has already sold out, so you need to book now to have a good chance of finding the holiday …

Lviv, Ukraine Is The Cutest European City You've Never Heard Of

Welcome to Lviv. Lviv is a city in Ukraine with a robust historical past. You probably don’t know about Lviv, but it’s beautiful.<p>Here is Lviv’s opera house.<p>Here is a close-up view of the lady on the front of it.<p>Here is the inside.<p>This kind of looks like a fire, but it’s actually just rush hour in …

Fall 2013 Guide to Rome

Even in the Eternal City, summertime has to end. And thank goodness for that, because autumn is arguably the best time of year to visit, when the …

Meals worth crossing the world for

Good food always makes for a good trip, and some gastronomically minded Quora.com users have journeyed more than 6,000km to taste the perfect dish.<p>Good food always makes for a good trip – but is it ever worth travelling halfway across the world for a single meal? Some gastronomically minded …

Pudding

A Taste of Vienna - Heavenly Heurigers and Verdant Vineyards

Vienna is a city most people dream of with its picturesque vineyards immortalized in the works of countless artists and hills ringing with the sounds of great symphonies. Step away from the art scene and you are immersed in a world of rich culture and, most importantly, decadent wines and meals at …

Travel

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …

France

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

Top 10

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National Geographic will release …

Fall 2013 Guide to Las Vegas

Fall in Vegas is not quite like fall in many other parts of the country—no fall foliage, no switch from iced coffee to hot coffee. But the …

Las Vegas