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Botswana: the joys of a mobile safari

Sleeping in the wild on a mobile safari, with nothing but a piece of canvas between you and Africa's wildlife, may not be for everyone, but it makes for a fully immersive experience.<p>Increasing competition among Botswana’s high-end safari companies has led to lodge rooms resembling palatial villas …

Loneliness

Cheerful News For Rail Enthusiasts: 'Palace on Wheels' Is Back

The refurbished Palace on Wheels – luxury train on the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh circuit – started its inaugural run on Wednesday. In coming months, …

Trains

The British in India, review: Snobbery, harems and boredom

Paul Scott, author of The Jewel in the Crown (1966), said of India: “It was mysteriously in our blood and perhaps still is.” Despite the comparatively small number of British who actually went there – in 1901, at the height of the Raj, there were only about 155,000 in the subcontinent – there was …

India

Why Helsinki Should Be Your Next City Break in Europe

It's got everything you want. Including no crowds.<p>Show of hands: Who’s been to Helsinki? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Compared with Stockholm and Copenhagen, the Nordic capital has barely registered a blip on most travelers’ radar. It could be because Finns, humble to the point of forgettable and …

European Travel

6 beautiful e-MTB holiday destinations in Europe

Need some holiday inspiration? Check out these six stunning locations across Europe which are fully optimised for e-biking.<p>OK, you’ve got the …

Mountain Biking

Travel and the Secret to Staying Young (from an 80 Year Old)

“There’s a lot of people going up and down that escalator,” remarked the elderly bald man next to me on the seat outside the supermarket. “The same …

Travel (India)

The Best Way to See France Is Floating Down Rural Rivers and Hidden Canals on a Luxury Barge

The latest river barges from Belmond Afloat have outdoor swimming pools, private chefs, and more.<p>Who says barges can't be luxurious?<p>Belmond Afloat in …

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairytale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde, perennially tan travel photographer seems to spend more …

Amalfi Coast

Vis island, Croatia: how can I resist your Mamma Mia charms?

Despite its low-key vibe, Vis has enough sights to avoid beach-centred boredom<p>Croatia can feel like an actor that, despite talent and charisma, never quite makes it to mega-stardom. If it’s the case of needing the right role then <i>Mamma Mia 2</i>, due out next week, might just do the trick for Vis, an …

European Travel

This Is the Best Island in Europe to Visit in 2018

There’s isn’t enough time in a life to see all the thousands of gorgeous islands across Europe. But those looking for the best of the best should …

Mega-yachts to wooden gulets: 9 of the best small ship cruises in the Med

Whether you’re mooring off a glitzy Riviera port, or anchoring in a secluded cove in the Greek islands, some parts of the Mediterranean seem designed to be seen from a small ship.<p>While the whales of the cruising world travel with thousands of passengers at a time, it’s perfectly possible to swap …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

A local’s guide to Kraków: 10 top tips

<b>Forum Przestrzenie</b><p>Hotel Forum was a monstrous concrete carbuncle of a hotel built during the Soviet era (started in 1978, it took 11 years to complete) next to the Vistula river in the middle of the city. It represented unprecedented luxury in Poland at the time, and featured a swimming pool, mini …

European Travel

Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Picture the ultimate summer: Zipping around the Italian coastline on a Vespa, learning to make pasta in the quaint olive grove–lined farmhouses, …

Hot Springs

Is This the World's Clearest Lake?

If you spend even a few minutes Googling "gorgeous beaches" or "beautiful water"—and let's face it, if you didn't take to the Internet to cool your …

Red Sea

I Doubled How Much Exercise and Protein I Got For a Month to Lose Weight Quick (Here's How it Felt)

Dieting isn't supposed to be easy. Mine wasn't. But it worked and it motivated me to never have to do it again.<p>In a word: it made me feel very sloooow.<p>But it worked. The idea was to lose about a pound each week over four weeks to jump-start my training for a high-altitude trail marathon later in …

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

16 Magical Landscapes that Are Totally Off the Radar

From idyllic enclaves and enchanted waterfalls to dancing colors across Northern skies, the natural phenomena that emanate from these landscapes can …

Mustard-Beer Simmering Sauce | Just Add Sauce

Classic braised meats like pot roast and slow-cooked short ribs are defined by their rich, deeply flavored braising liquids. Our Mustard-Beer …

The Perfect 2 Weeks in Bali Itinerary

<i>Bali might be a small island but it’s packed with things to do and see. Creating the perfect Bali itinerary can be a difficult task – no matter how</i> …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

12 reasons you should buy the April 2018 issue of Condé Nast Traveller

Click here for an exclusive look at the April 2018 issue Editor's Letter<p>1. Our favourite affordable European hotels from as little as £80 per night, …

Travel

This Croatian Seaside Paradise Has Made Delicious Wine for 2,400 Years

Travel<p>Locals on the Adriatic island of Hvar have cultivated olive groves and vineyards since Greek colonists arrived in the 4th century B.C.<p>Every summer and fall, residents on the Croatian island of Hvar harvest the fertile plain outside the town of Stari Grad. They scythe herbs and lavender for …

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

European Travel

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Debunking The Homework Myth: 4 Must Read Books for Teachers and Educators

Homework is a topic that is hotly debated within education circles. It is also a divisive issue that divides the education community into two main …

Teaching

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …