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Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.

VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week.<p>While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said.<p>It …

San Francisco

Why I Visit a Mosque Wherever I Travel

When traveling, mosques around the world become more than just a place to pray.<p>On my first trip to Rome, I did as the tourists do: paid my respects at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican, and no fewer than a dozen gelato shops. But the memory that lingers strongest a decade later …

Cape Town

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

The Serbian-born writer picks the best places in his ‘beautiful, luminous’ adopted city for eating, shopping, walking or just hanging out and soaking up the views<p>Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see …

European Travel

How to Use Long Exposures to Up Your Photography Game

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at daytime long exposure photography but aren’t sure how to jump in, here’s a great simple and …

Photography

A photographer's before-and-after pictures reveal the truth about those 'perfect' Instagram photos

Photographer Gilmar Silva works hard to get the perfect shot, but snapping the photos is only the beginning.<p>With some clever angles and Photoshop magic, he's able to transform dull locations into stunning settings that make for some incredible images.<p>He contrasts how the location of a photoshoot …

Photography

The Most Beautiful Towns in the World You've Never Heard Of

Famous fairytale towns like Positano, Italy and Hallstadt, Austria are worth a spot on the bucket list for sure, but we bet you haven’t planned a …

European Travel

The Best Beaches in Rhodes, Greece

The Greek island of Rhodes is a beautiful mix of stunning beaches, historical sights and lush forest. Located just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey …

European Travel

DIY Travel - A Cabo San Lucas Beach Vacation Itinerary

<i>Poolside at Hacienda Cerritos – a perfect hideaway for a Cabo San Lucas Beach Vacation</i><p>With it’s rich history, beckoning beaches, food traditions and …

Cabo San Lucas

6 Magical Places You Won't Believe are in the Middle East

The Middle East usually conjures images of arid deserts and political turmoil, but for intrepid travelers, it means hidden natural wonders you can't …

Middle East

How a Group of Americans Is Working to Save the Oldest Church in Paris

Photo by Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier / P. Voisin<p>The church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés has anchored this Left Bank neighborhood for 1,000 years. The …

Wonderful Street Art Photos from Bogota's Candelaria

We spent exactly 2 weeks in <b>Bogota</b>; most our photos from that time are <b>street art pictures</b>. Not that Bogota doesn’t offer any other sights (see link at …

A walk through Mission San Juan Capistrano

Share this!<p>(Last Updated On: March 22, 2018)<p>Among the first California missions to capture the public imagination, Mission San Juan Capistrano (and …

Los Angeles

A merger of past and present at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California

Share this!<p>(Last Updated On: March 15, 2018)<p>Mission San Louis Obispo de Tolosa has undergone many physical changes over time, leading to a church …

California

The Suffering and Spirit of San Juan

<i>Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands in the Caribbean last September. Six months later, how are they recovering? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in</i> <i>Vieques</i><i>,</i> <i>St. Martin</i><i>,</i> <i>St. John</i><i>,</i> <i>Dominica</i> <i>and San Juan, P.R. (below).</i><p>The reports coming out of San Juan, P.R., as I touched down in …

Caribbean

Smaller Crowds, Quieter Shores as St. John Slowly Recovers

<i>Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands in the Caribbean last September. Six months later, how are they recovering? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in</i> <i>Vieques</i><i>,</i> <i>St. Martin</i><i>, St. John (below),</i> <i>Dominica</i> <i>and</i> <i>San Juan, P.R.</i><p>The ruins of a windmill that crushed stalks of cane in the 19th century …

Caribbean

Returning to Vieques

<i>Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands in the Caribbean last September. Six months later, how are they recovering? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in</i> <i>Vieques (below), St. Martin</i><i>, St. John, Dominica and San Juan, P.R.</i><i>.</i><p>The ceiling fan spun lazily overhead. I’d fallen asleep to the …

Caribbean

Apples and Calvados are the King and Queen of Normandy

I used to love climbing the single crabapple tree across the street from my childhood home. Its pretty pink blossoms would erupt into perfume each …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

Hold the Tequila! In Valle de Guadalupe, It’s All About the Vino

<i>If you don't think of Mexico as a wine country, think again. In Valle de Guadalupe, one of the world's emerging wine districts, they're producing</i> …

30 of the Best Things to do In New Zealand

591<p>509<p>2<p>Shares 1K<p>New Zealand is hard and expensive to get to for a good reason. Across the country, you will be teased with jaw-dropping views, …

New Zealand

Ubud Bali Hotels & Transfers: Where to stay for utter relaxation

Following an overnight stay in <i>London</i> and a short break in <i>Hong Kong</i> we were keen to reach the relative peace and tranquility of a 4-night stay in …

Asia Travel

So you want to visit Auschwitz - Birkenau?

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow was the home to the kings and queens of Poland past. Krakow is one of …

The 'most beautiful road in the world' and more spectacular reasons to explore the Douro river in your lifetime

There is a view from the monastery of Serra do Pilar that Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, may have enjoyed on the eve of his assault on Porto, during the Peninsular War.<p>Gazing across the Douro river from Vila Nova de Gaia, he would have surveyed the medieval row of merchants’ houses …

Qatar Airways

Culture without the crowds: 10 of the world's best tours with VIP after-hours access

Longing to see the Vatican but not up to battling the crowds? How about heading to Egypt and peering at Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Cairo Museum after-hours? Read on for Telegraph Travel's 10 hand-picked trips with exclusive VIP access for 2018...<p>1. Italian Intermezzo<p>A private celebration dinner …

10 pictures that prove you should visit Brittany

The coast of Brittany (Bretagne) is popular with vacationing Parisians, but it is relatively unknown outside of France. This is especially true of …

Float in a Mayan canal at Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Mexico

Imagine floating in the clear water of an ancient Mayan canal. You can do just that during a boat tour of Sian Ka’an near Tulum, Mexico.<p>Touring the …

Take a road trip on Arizona’s Apache Trail Historic Road

Share this!<p>(Last Updated On: April 5, 2018)<p>The Apache Trail Historic Road offers one of Arizona’s best road trips.<p>From its start near ghostly …

Hiking

New Zealand’s Cape Kidnappers tractor tour offers gannets, geology, and good fun

Dramatic coastal scenery, the world’s largest mainland colony of Australasian gannets, and the opportunity to take it all in via vintage farm …

Cruise Waikiki Beach for city views and sunsets

A Waikiki sunset cruise offers a chance to take a longer, more relaxing look at Honolulu’s iconic beach. Add sunset and a cocktail and you might not …