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National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

The best ski resorts you've probably never heard of

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab a snack and join us on</b> …

Cruise holidays: the most exciting new ships for 2015

Shipping

The 10 best beach holidays in Italy for 2018

For more general advice on booking a break in Italy, see our Italy summer holidays guide. Our complete guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Puglia, Italy<p>Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly …

The top 10 food and drink holidays in Turkey

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Turkey, see our Turkey summer holiday guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drinkand activity holidays.<p>1. Stay on a working olive farm, Datça peninsula<p>With its vast swathes of pine forests, secluded bays …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

10 great Italian adventures for 2018

Our experts suggest 10 of the best activity and adventure holidays in Italy for 2018, including walking tours and water-based trips.<p>1. Footpaths and flavours of Liguria<p>The five pastel-painted waterside settlements of the cliff-clinging Cinque Terre, accessible only by sea, rail or on foot, are a …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

Dessert

Jamie Oliver's tips on how to photograph festive food

Do your clumsy snaps end up making Christmas lunch look like prison grub? Yep, us too. Jamie and acclaimed food photographer David Loftus give us their top tips<p>You spend hours, days - even weeks - toiling over Christmas lunch and then it gets guzzled in a flash - and looks revolting in the …

Jamie Oliver

Christmas leftovers: what to do with leftover turkey, Stilton and pudding

Transform your leftover turkey, Stilton and Christmas pudding into delicious winter dishes<p><b>Christmas lunch</b> might be over, but the best bits are still to come. I can't open the fridge without stealing a fat nugget of turkey or goose, pulling it from the carcase with glistening beads of jellied juices …

Poached salmon with cucumber pickle and dill crème fraîche recipe by Jamie Oliver Food Tube vlogger Donal Skehan

The vlogger dubbed 'The Irish Jamie' reveals his stand-out salmon dish<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>For the salmon</b><br>600g side of salmon<br>1 onion, sliced<br>1 lemon, sliced<br>2 good handfuls of dill<br>50ml white wine for the cucumber pickle<br>4 tbsp cider vinegar<br>4 tbsp caster sugar<br>½ tbsp salt<br>1 small shallot, very thinly sliced<br>1 cucumber, …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

My first cruise: learning the art of effortless indulgence

I was pretty pleased with myself when I told my husband we’d been offered the chance of a week-long Caribbean cruise. I didn’t expect to see fear in his eyes. “Isn’t it like a random floating city of fat people who don’t want to do anything foreign?” he asked. I considered trading him in for a new, …

Puerto Rico

National Geographic Travel

Alaska travel guide

An insider's guide to Alaska, featuring the best hotels, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. By Tim Jepson, Telegraph Travel's Alaska expert. Click on the tabs below for the best places to stay, when to visit and the best festivals.<p><b>Why go?</b><p>Alaska is a land of …

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Hit and run: the lost art of making the perfect Italian espresso

It’s the classic quick, dirty coffee that you drink for the buzz rather than the taste. Is it time we set aside our cortados and rediscovered its earthy pleasures?<p>How to make the perfect espresso<p>Britain’s bean fetish shows no signs of fading. In independent coffee shops up and down the country, …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't really save energy, for starters.<p>It's that time again: Across most of the United States, daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time.<p>Most American clocks will spring forward again in early …

The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

UK developer working on replacing heavy aircraft windows with uber-light smartscreen panels to cut fuel consumption and slash air fares<p>Finally, the flying car may have landed<p>It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the …

Expert guide to Melbourne

Essential information<p>British Consulate-General (00 61 3 9652 1600), Level 17, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000.<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 000<p><b>Tourist office and information:</b> the Melbourne Visitor Centre (00 61 3 9658 9658; visitmelbourne.com) is on Federation Square, right across from Flinders …

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Patissiers: meet the real stars of the kitchen

Forget loud-mouthed celebrity chefs, if you want to see a genuine artist at work in a restaurant, ask for the patissier<p>Down in the state-of-the-art kitchens of the Café Royal Hotel on Regent Street, the pastry kitchen is cool, calm but far from laid back. The patissiers which supply all the cakes, …

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