Cristina Rodrigues

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Discover the Secret Side of Venice

All tourists take gondola rides, but kayaking allows you to explore the city most don't see.<p>Venice may be obviously, even overwhelmingly beautiful. Despite its circular alleys and its pastel palazzos, Italy’s most touristy city (only 55,000 people actually <i>live</i> in Venice’s historic center, which …

Italy

12 terrific tapas spots in Cape Town

Tapas are sweeping the Cape Town food scene – and plate by tiny plate, the indulgence of eating out can add up quite quickly. I was challenged to …

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

European Travel

Ultimate Vietnam

Day 1<p>Arrive in Hanoi at 05.10am on Vietnam Airlines. Transfer to <b>Moon Garden</b> Guesthouse, a delightful, upmarket homestay in the village of My Son, 40 miles west of Hanoi. The host family offers cookery classes (spring rolls of course!), massages and fragrant steam baths, and they are happy to …

Why Portugal's majestic Douro Valley should be on your holiday wish list

If the label on a port bottle seems something of a puzzle (what, exactly, is LBV? Tawny? Single Quinta? – for answers, see box below), then the region where it is produced, the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, can feel every bit as mysterious.<p>A Unesco World Heritage site since 2001, the Douro is …

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "best island in the world" by the …

9 reasons a trip to Thailand is like medicine for your soul

WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE a couple weeks’ worth of vacation days a year, you have to make them count. Every minute spent recuperating from the stresses of …

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Ports of call: a wine tour of the Douro

Portugal’s Douro region is famous for its port, but also produces fine, good-value reds and top nosh. Perfect, then, for thirsty foodies like our writer<p>The Douro river is wild and tamed, fertile, rich and dust poor. She is the heart, soul and life force of the region she gives her name to. For …

European Travel

Palawan, Boracay, Cebu voted World’s Best Islands

Palawan, Boracay, and Cebu topped the votes as the World’s Best Islands 2016 in a survey conducted by leading magazine Travel and Leisure.<p>Palawan, …

30 photos that show why Hokkaidō, Japan, was just named the best destination in Asia by Lonely Planet

The second largest, yet least-developed of Japan's main islands, Hokkaidō beat out more well-known destinations like Tokyo, Bangkok, or Beijing.<p>Snow-capped mountains for skiers and snowboarders, as well as hot springs, volcanoes, and cherry blossoms, make Hokkaidō a hotspot for visitors …

Take the Grand Tour of Chiang Mai, Thailand — a.k.a. the Best City in Asia

In 2016, <i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers voted Chiang Mai the No. 1 best city in Asia. It’s the rising star of Thailand, beloved for its striking temples and …

Photos: Hong Kong's 17 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

Hong Kong

Where to eat with the locals in Rome

The Eternal City has no shortage of eating options. Italian culture is well known for its family traditions, that almost always focus on food. Your …

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Book A Flight to Venice

Travel photographer Sharon Zobali's film from Italy's most charming city.<p>Not sure where to travel to next? Take a tour of Venice, Italy in photos. Here, 20 beautiful images from travel photographer Sharon Zobali that will make you want to stop everything and book a flight to one of Italy's most …

Italy

The Best Cities You Never Thought To Visit In Spain

Spain

3 Philippine Islands Declared as World's Best, Again

As the prices of plane tickets go down, the number of international tourists visiting the Philippines goes up. And now, more than ever, as prices …

15 Insanely Paradisiacal Thai Islands to Visit Before The Government Shuts Them Down

Thai islands too enchanting to last<p>Even if you’ve not been leading a jet-setting lifestyle, you’ve probably heard the news – Thailand has started …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

10 Unforgettable Destinations For Your Honeymoon

Whether you're looking for a luxurious yet affordable island accommodation, the adventure of a lifetime, or a private and romantic getaway, there are plenty of destinations that will meet and even exceed your expectations.<p>The old standbys like Hawaii are great, and have become established for a …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

A Thailand Travel Guide

<i>PHOTO: An Elephant Nature Park pachyderm. (photos by Violet Baron)</i><p>It’s hard to go wrong in Thailand. Each part of this Southeast Asian country has …

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Uncharted Paradise

When people come to Greece for holiday they tour the mainland and then venture off to the islands. How cool would it be to bring back photos and the …

5 Reasons Phong Nha, Vietnam Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

I'll admit it: it's been three weeks since I left Vietnam and I can't stop thinking about how badly I want to return. While I'm grateful for the month I spent there, I don't think it was enough. If I'd known acquiring a one month visa to roam the country was too short for my liking, I would have …

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

Asia Travel

Lake Garda, Venice and Verona tour with Riviera Travel: review

Telegraph expert rating 8/10<p>A one-week holiday using a single hotel base at Riva del Garda at the head of the lake, with included excursions on four days to explore the area. Riva, backed by huge cliffs, is probably the most appealing place on Garda, with colourful old buildings lining the lanes …