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Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

The best new UK campsites, glamping and pop-up events

My 1921 copy of Holidays in Tents, by WM Childs, begins with an apology. Somewhat humbly, the author insists that: "I do not flatter myself that anything I may say will induce people to go camping who are not inclined to do so already."<p>What was true in 1921 probably remains so nearly a century …

The best new tents and camping equipment

Tents and new technology<p>Tent design has moved on a great deal over the course of a hundred years, and they have increased considerably in size and style, too. Pneumatic tent technology has been around for over 50 years but it is only recently that inflatable tents have made a show in force on the …

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British exit from EU may scare off foreign investors, admits Vince Cable

Vince Cable has admitted that the government is battling to reassure foreign investors who are increasingly worried about a potential British exit from the European Union.<p>The business secretary has told worried companies that there is a 5% chance Britain will leave. The chancellor, George Osborne, …

Tories 'will announce new anti-immigrant policies every week'

The Conservatives are planning to announce a new attack on immigration or benefits every single week ahead of the general election, under plans …

Farage pledges to clean up Ukip after 'gays cause floods' comment

Nigel Farage has vowed to expel anyone with extremist views from Ukip, after one of his councillors blamed recent floods on legislation about gay …

What Caused the Mexico Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>On September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico, with fatalities estimated in the hundreds—the largest, most serious earthquake of at least 19 that the U.S. Geological Survey detected across the world that …

10 adventure holidays around the world

Via Ferrata, Dolomites, Italy<p>Italy's famous "iron roads", many built during the first world war for troops to move around the mountains, will take on a special significance this centenary year. The routes lead through mountain tunnels, up disconcertingly rusty ladders, across swaying bridges and …

Angkor what? Getting to know Cambodia's most iconic temple

Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and its incredible detail.<p>A visit to Cambodia’s World Heritage Temples of Angkor complex is understandably high on the list for many travellers. Get to know a little about the …

Giant Trench Under Antarctic Ice Deeper Than Grand Canyon

British scientists have discovered a massive valley buried beneath ice.<p>Scientists probing the icelands of West Antarctica have discovered a subglacial pit that is deeper than the Grand Canyon.<p>The researchers were charting the Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands-an ancient mountain range buried beneath …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: UK

Hiking in the Scottish Highlands<p>It's tough getting to Knoydart but that's what's so magical about it. The peninsula, a big knuckle on the north-west coast of Scotland, remains fabulously overlooked and unspoiled. Far more tourists head for Skye and its famous Cuillin ridge just across the water, …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Europe

Cycle the Czech Republic<p>Be it for cheap beer or famous art galleries, Prague and Vienna are familiar destinations. What lies between them is a little more mysterious. Much of the countryside, once behind the iron curtain, remains untouched and undeveloped. Beyond Prague's maze-like suburbs of …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Asia

Kayaking Papua New Guinea<p>If adventure starts where knowledge ends, Tsoilik, Papua New Guinea, is the place to go. This tiny island may technically be part of Australasia but it feels more like a lost paradise in south-east Asia. It is accessible only by sea kayaking from New Ireland, guides are …

Could Some Alien Worlds Be More Habitable Than Earth?

Extraterrestrial life may hide on planets quite different from Earth.<p>Planet hunters have always been keen to find Earth's twin, but an astrobiology team now suggests that "superhabitable" planets may be even better places to look for alien life.<p>Since 1995, astronomers have detected more than 1,000 …

First Known Sea Anemone Found That Lives Upside Down in Sea Ice

Delicate-looking creatures burrow into the bottom of sea ice in the Antarctic.<p>Where else would a species that spends its life upside down live but in the Southern Hemisphere? The newly discovered Antarctic sea anemone resides in burrows dug into the bottom of sea ice in the Ross Sea, where it lives …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

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Bangkok: warning to avoid protests after grenade attack

The incident took place in daylight on the fifth day of anti-government demonstrations that have been peaceful until now.<p>The Foreign Office is advising tourists to “take extra care and avoid all protests, political gatherings and demonstrations.<p>“Some of these have been violent,” its website states, …

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Ziferblat, London's pay-as-you-go cafe

It’s 8.30pm on a Monday evening and I have just walked into a stranger’s living room. It wasn’t very difficult – after buzzing my way in to the apartment block and walking up two flights of stairs, I just strolled straight through the open door. More oddly, the stranger is now shaking my hand and …

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Where in the world?

NOW CLOSED: Identify the location of this photograph for the chance to win a pair of Cabin Max suitcases worth £90<p><b>NOW CLOSED:</b> The Crazy Horse Memorial has been under construction since 1948. If completed, it could become the world's largest sculpture, measuring 195 metres wide and 172 metres high. …

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20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Unusual attractions: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

<b>Power of the poster</b><p>The taxi driver left us in a quiet residential area. There were no signs to indicate the existence of the Propaganda Poster Art Centre in Shanghai. We entered a block of flats, walked down long corridors, past front doors and a windowless flight of stairs to a plain wooden door …

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English clubs frozen out again as row over European club rugby heads for the law courts

Unions of France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy meet without their English counterparts and [press on with five-nation club competition<p>The impasse over the future of the European Cup appears increasingly likely to end in the law courts.<p>Meetings and negotiations continued last week without any …

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Why England's elite Aviva Premiership clubs have found life so much tougher in the Heineken Cup

These are the lessons English clubs must learn to succeed in the different environment of European competition<p><b>Win your home games, or else</b><p>It has long been the European Cup cliché but it has never been truer than this season for the English clubs. The reason why Northampton and Harlequins have not …

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Gloucester and England strong man Ben Morgan ready to rumble again

Burly No8 says that after a slow start his season has turned a corner and he is back up and running<p>It was good that Ben Morgan immediately cleared up one troubling matter.<p>It concerned Gloucester’s recent debacle against Saracens at home, when they were beaten 29-8.<p>Gloucester’s forwards were abject, …

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Women’s Ashes 2014: England win first ODI by seven wickets

<b>England are within one victory of retaining the Women's Ashes after a seven-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international.</b><p>Alex Blackwell's unbeaten 82 helped the hosts post 209-3 from their 50 overs.<p>England slipped to 68-3 in response but an unbroken fourth-wicket stand from Lydia …

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Batman vs. Superman pushed back to 2016

Some hugely disappointing news this morning for DC fans – just weeks before it was due to begin filming, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that …