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22 amazing rooftop bars in London

Be a frugal traveller, not a cheapskate

Have you and a platonic friend ever tried to convince a hostel owner to let you share a single bed? Have you ever walked more than 20 minutes out of your way to save a few pennies on bottled water? Have you ever stubbornly hitchhiked for hours instead of paying US$2.50 in bus fare, or bragged about …

Taxi drivers in Rome and Paris 'world's rudest'

Cabbies in the French and Italian capitals have been rated the rudest in a poll of British holidaymakers by airporttransfers.co.uk.<p>Those in San Antonio on the Spanish island of Ibiza are not the politest either, the poll claimed.<p>Other cabbies it is best to avoid include those in Dubai and in …

Lake Como has become a popular playground for celebrities. Have you visited this spectacular Italian region? http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20120608-the-spirit-of-the-italian-lakes?OCID=fbtvlimg

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

Croatia: meet the new EU neighbours

<i>Idemo, Hrvatska!</i> Let's go, Croatia! The country's image is being recast by travel writers dazzled by the Adriatic and charmed by the …

Croatia in the EU: Q & A for holidaymakers

<b>What’s the attraction?</b><p>The Croatian coastline stretches for more than 1,000 miles covering some 1,100 islands and islets which with their pine-tree scents, striking backdrops, beautifully-framed beaches (albeit mainly pebbly) and the swirling deep blue waters of the Adriatic (among the cleanest in …

Premier Inn reveals hi-tech 'hub' hotel

Premier Inn has unveiled a new room concept which allows guests to control lighting and entertainment using a mobile phone app.<p>The budget hotel chain, which has 650 properties across Britain, claims the rooms – aimed at those who value “location, price and design” over size – will be the most …

Iona's abbey museum revitalised

In the late 6th century, just as St Augustine was arriving in Canterbury to convert England to Christianity, St Columba was dying on the island of Iona.<p>He was one of the great Celtic Christian saints, who arrived in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland 1,450 years ago to begin his …

Cirali, Turkey: Secret Seaside

<i>Where is this beach? South-west Turkey, an hour's drive from Antalya</i><p><i>Who's it good for? Families, nature lovers (for the loggerhead turtles)</i><p><i>What is there to do? Watch the loggerhead turtles, enjoy the beach, walk to the Chimaera</i><p><i>What makes it special? Development is minimal, thanks to protection by</i> …