Cristina Hansell

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20 great holidays in Central Europe

<b>Slovenia</b><p>Friendly farm stay<p>The hamlet of Kupljenik is only an hour’s drive from Slovenia’s Ljubljana airport but it feels a world away. Surrounded by meadows, Dolinar farmhouse offers simple double rooms with rustic wooden furnishings as well as larger apartments. Outside, crickets chirp at sunset, …

European Travel

20 great traditional festivals in Europe

Water jousting, France<p><b>Fête de la Saint-Louis, Sète, Languedoc</b><b><br>When:</b> <b>23-28 August</b><b><br>Highlight:</b> <b>The final night’s firework display</b><p>Since 1666, the port of Sète has been celebrating its patron saint in boisterous style. The town, known as the Venice of Languedoc, stages water-jousting tournaments on its …

Festivals

Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination

Towering clouds threatened rain as I biked near the French-Swiss border. My sturdy vélo de ville rolled over every type of surface, and complained only when I steered it into runnels of mud. The trail meandered past dormant vineyards, through forests and fields of cabbage, and under the watchful …

Physics

The 10 Best Apps for Last Minute Travel

Download these apps to be prepared for your next spontaneous getaway.<p>If you’re feeling spontaneous and want to head out of town for a last minute …

Apps

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

<b>1</b> <b>The attraction:</b> Acadia national park, Maine (3.5m annual visits)<b><br>The alternative:</b> Voyageurs national park, Minnesota (237,000 visits)<p><b>Location:</b> Northern Minnesota, on the Canadian border<b><br>Best place to stay:</b> Camping near Kabetogama lake, for the incredible quiet<b><br>Best entry point:</b> Start paddling from …

National Parks

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Woodworking

Adventure in Albania: kayaking in one of Europe's final frontiers

‘Go, go, go!” The white-water rafting guide shouted orders from the back of the boat and our five-strong crew paddled hard to stay on course. We were tackling a stretch of the Vjosa, a 270km river that begins in Greece (where it is called the Aoös) and flows through Albania and into the Adriatic …

European Travel

My Fine Hair Finally Has Volume—All Because of This Inexpensive Pantry Staple

If you have fine hair like me, you’re probably very familiar with the feeling that your strands constantly feel weighed down and limp—even after a …

25 No-Fail Paint Colors, Picked by Interior Designers

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Flying

Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

BLOX, Copenhagen<p>A vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox complex is scheduled to open later this spring and house everything from homes to restaurants and an outdoor space for cultural events. Blox will also be the new home of the Danish …

Museums

Idėjos velykinio savaitgalio kelionėms – susipažinkite su ornitologiniu turizmu Lietuvoje

Panašu, kad patys lietuviai mažiau žino, kokiose mūsų šalies vietose labiausiai lizdus mėgsta sukti iš šiltųjų kraštų grįžę paukščiai. Pavasarį – …

A Family Adventure in the Wild Heart of Tanzania

Few wildlife parks in Africa allow you to drift lazily along a calm stretch of water like something out of “The African Queen” and take in an incredible amount of wildlife from a boat. The Selous Game Reserve, a remote and spectacular wildlife refuge in central Tanzania, is one of them.<p>Last year, I …

East Africa

Shopping High-Fashion Paris on the Cheap

In nearly three decades of visiting Paris, a highlight of my sojourns is shopping for the sort of Franco-distinct fashions impossible to find at home. Over the years, the proliferation of chain stores in Paris (and easy access to French luxury brands at home) has made finding unique pieces a …

A Destination Restaurant in Remote Sweden Gets a Pop-Up Pairing

If you’ve heard of Are, Sweden, you’re either a winter sports fan or a passionate foodie. That’s because this town, about 400 miles north of Stockholm, is the country’s premier ski destination, but also the gateway to Faviken, the widely celebrated restaurant from the chef Magnus Nilsson.<p>Tucked …

Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a <i>tasca</i> (bar) in the sun. …

European Travel

One-Thing Shop: Tinned Fish, Lisbon

With World War II looming, the owners of a little grocery store in Lisbon made two big decisions. First, they decided to specialize in tinned fish, which would be easier to stock and export than a wider range of groceries — and, in a move that was rather rare at the time, they began to register …

At an Amsterdam Hotel, Canals and Character

<b>Rates</b><p>From 295 euros a night (about $362)<p><b>Basics</b><p>This 225-room hotel is comprised of 25 connecting canal houses built by wealthy merchants and aristocrats 400 years ago during the Dutch Golden Age. The five-star hotel was originally owned by Peter Pulitzer, whose grandfather Joseph established the …

Georgian splendour: trekking in the Caucasus

Hardly anyone makes it here. That’s because, after leaving the Tblisi road, it’s a lengthy drive on an unmade single track that twists so sharply and rises so quickly that 68km takes five hours.<p>But if you can stomach the journey, the Tusheti region of Georgia, up in its remotest corner bordering …

Travel

In Copenhagen, Hotel Rooms Worth Traveling For

Danish designers are known for creating some of the most iconic furnishings of the midcentury-modern era — think of Louis Poulson’s coveted PH Artichoke lamp, Arne Jacobsen’s Drop, Egg and Swan chairs or Hans Wegner’s Papa Bear chair — and their legacy of clean lines and curated minimalism is …

Five Motorcycle Sidecar Tours With Views You’ll Never Get on a Bus

Sightseeing tours in motorcycle sidecars are taking off around the world. Riding in the three-wheeled vehicles with a driver who’s also your local guide is a unique and fun way for travelers to explore a destination.<p>It can be an attention-getting way to explore a city, too. Remi Di Nino, a founder …

The Czech Republic’s Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

Sitting in contemplative silence atop an enormous sandstone rock, I hear the first whoops in the distance. My initial reaction is to wonder who dares destroy this peace and tranquillity? Is it leftover warlords from Jez Butterworth’s new blockbuster TV drama Brittania? Scenes from the series (which …

European Travel

Aurora forecast for Iceland

The spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and partly clear skies.<p>The map of Iceland shows forecast of cloud cover. Green areas are cloudy and …

Iceland

Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

Each of these five short hikes is an introduction to a stunning part of Europe away from well-trodden hiking trails. All the walks can be completed in a few hours and the paths are well signposted.<p>Ladder of Kotor, Montenegro<p>The Ladder of Kotor is what remains of a historic cross-country route that …

Hiking

T’s Best Destinations of the Year

From the caves of Matera to the lost mansions of India, T has traveled far and wide in 2017.

The best camera apps for the iPhone

There’s an old adage amongst photographers: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” The point being that when the perfect scene pops up, any …

Mobile Photography

A New Roman Restaurant With a Young Chef Celebrates the Classics

The ocher walls at Santo Palato are hung with loud, Futurist-style posters embodying the stylized Cubism of 1920s Italian art. This design scheme is more than a trendy aesthetic choice — it prefigures the menu’s bold and decisive flavors and signals that the dishes are clearly rooted in their …

10 things I wish I knew before traveling to Iceland

Iceland is a very trendy destination and because you don’t want to make the same mistakes as everyone else on your trip, we’ve compiled a short list …