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By Craig Chait | For the serious traveller!

What can you get away with stealing from hotels?

I am not a thief. But when I find myself in the comfort of a hotel room swollen with tiny shampoo bottles and different sized pieces of soap, kleptomania stuffs me straight into her bag and runs away with me.<p>It can happen to the most upstanding among us. We’ve paid for the room, so we wrongly feel …

Hacking

10 of the World's Most Unusual Hotels

From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, these unique lodgings will redefine how you think of hotels.<p>Pack excitement and whimsy into your travels the moment you check in. At these 10 unique destinations, your hotel is the adventure. Sleep under the magical glow of the …

Hotels

Luxury cruises: 12 incredible rooms on the ocean

Hotels

Icehotel 365 in 10 Cool Photos: First Look Revealed

Icehotel 365 in Swedish Lapland is now open for a year-round ice experience and here are the first pictures. Ice bar, ice gallery, ice sculptures – …

Design

The world’s 9 best Christmas markets (that aren’t in Germany)

Bright, festive and a lot of fun, these 9 fabulous markets from around the world are proof that not all the best Christmas markets are in Germany<p>1: …

Christmas

Airbnb is banning London hosts from renting out their homes for more than 90 days a year

Airbnb has announced a tweak in its room-listing app which will prevent London’s flats and houses being rented out for more than 90 days in any …

Airbnb

6 iconic foods you have to try on your travels - and where to eat them

Eating your way around a country is a peculiarly illuminating way of understanding a culture. Seeking out classic foods gets you up close with …

Restaurants

12 things I wish I’d known before I went to Dubai

Happy National Day, UAE! It's 45 years since the glitzy Gulf emirates decided to unite – an anniversary that's celebrated with gusto every December 2.<p>If you're planning to visit Dubai for a spot of winter sun, here are some things I've learned from my numerous trips that you might want to brush-up …

The 50 best cocktail bars in London

So many cocktails, so little time. So just stick to the best cocktail bars in London by using our ranked list below. You'll find everything from dark …

Cocktails

The 100 Best Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

OpenTable released its 100 Best Restaurants in America list for 2016 on Thursday, a ranking based on more than 10 million restaurants reviews for …

Restaurants

Heathrow named Europe's best-connected airport

London Heathrow has been hailed as the largest airport “megahub” in Europe for the second year in a row.<p>The title means it is deemed the most connected airport on the continent, according to aviation analysts OAG.<p>Despite its top ranking in Europe, it places a lowly 15th when it comes to the global …

Airports

10 of the best small UK towns for winter breaks

The historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops of these towns banish any notions of a backwater. And they sparkle in the Christmas season – perfect for a weekend break or day trip<p>Bakewell, Derbyshire<p>You’d expect the home of the Bakewell pudding to know a thing or two …

England

Rise of the 'EASTs' - what do China's wealthy and adventurous travelers really want?

Opulent suites overlooking the Seine. Armfuls of shopping bags on Fifth Avenue. Private beaches in the Maldives. China's wealthy travelers have been there and done it.<p>As the motivations and attitudes towards travel among this discerning group have evolved, so have the activities and destinations. …

Travel

Highest Located Hotel in the World

Elevated at an altitude of 3912 m above the sea level on the southern side of Russia’s mighty Mount Elbrus, LEAPrus 3912 is a one-of-a-kind …

World’s Most Spectacular Rooftop Bars

From Barcelona to New York City, rooftop bars - either cozy and intimate or glamorous and sexy as hell - pepper the skylines of cities and iconic …

Hobbiton, The Real Hobbit Village in New Zealand

Set on a working sheep farm near the North Island’s town of Matamata, Hobbiton Movie Set invites Middle Earth fans to discover the fantasy world …

The Highest Restaurant in the World

After introducing you to the world’s highest located hotel, we move on to the uppermost restaurant, which, from its peerless location in towery Burj …

This year's new hotel openings - 2016 - Telegraph

Hotels

What’s New & Great in London

London is changing at an increasingly insane pace: Everywhere you turn there’s a massive construction project under way—a dozen fancy new office …

London

Check Out the World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort - Maldives Eco Resort

As if you needed another reason to visit the Maldives.<p>The Maldives is a nation comprised of hundreds of tiny islands situated off the coast of India and Sri Lanka. They are popular for tourism due to their spectacular turquoise waters and luxurious seclusion. Of course, that surreal landscape is …

Hotels

Here Comes a Wave of Change for Cuba

Warming relations with the U.S. has an upbeat but wary island bracing for a rush of visitors from its Cold War adversary.<p>This story appears in the November 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>The first Cuba sighting came Monday morning, just after sunrise. The island is almost 800 miles tip …

Cuba

Mapped: Every Michelin-starred restaurant on Earth

The 2017 Michelin guide for Great Britain and Ireland was released last week, with the return of the Fat Duck to the top table - after a one-year hiatus Down Under - making the headlines.<p>There are now 163 restaurants with at least one Michelin star in the UK, plus 14 in Ireland. They include four …

Restaurants

You Can Now Stay at an Underwater Hotel Room and Sleep with the Fishes

At the Manta Resort on the island of Pemba, Tanzania, you will find a hotel room unlike any other. Designed by Mikael Genberg of Genberg Underwater …

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Credits: Bored Panda<br>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world.<br>Not everyone can afford holiday in one of these locations, however …

London's best summer pop-ups

1. A seaside affair in Bloomsbury<p>In Bloomsbury, The Montague on the Gardens' newly launched Beach Bar will offer coconut and pineapple cocktails, palm trees, barbecued snacks and ice creams in a seaside-style setting complete with sand, thatched roof and jet ski. Open from 3pm to 10pm until July …

London

Hotel Technology Makes Your Stay Better

Have you stayed in a hotel recently? How was your guest experience? Your pleasant stay is no accident. It’s true that hotel staff are the faces …

Top 10 Eco Retreats

Find out why green is the new black with our Top 10 Eco Retreats that combine high-end amenities with sustainability and local culture to make your …

30 Bathroom Ideas Stolen From Hotels

Planning a bathroom makeover? Get inspired with these 30 design ideas stolen from the most luxurious and unique hotels listed on our blog.<p>We all …