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New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

EccentriCities: Horchaterias, the Holy Grail and Hemingway in Valencia

If good things really do come in threes, then Valencia -- Spain's third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona -- perfectly completes the trifecta. Nestled comfortably on the Mediterranean western coast, Valencia is the perfect mix of classic and contemporary that has come to define some of …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

VIENNA foot NOTES: insider travel tips

My husband can't hear me any more: "You don't know what you missed when you sent me dining with Sandra." More about my fab time at Vienna's newest …

Slovenia: a modern Ruritania at the crossroads of southern Europe

Slovenia lies astride fault lines both geological and cultural. Here, in this compact country bounded by mountain, river and sea, the Eurasian and Adriatic tectonic plates grind against each other, a constant source of tension expressing itself in vaulting ranges and the occasional earthquake. …

Barcelona's best cheap restaurants

These recommendations, and many more, can be found in the free Telegraph Travel Guides app. The app features expert guides to 10 destinations, including Paris, Rome, Barcelona, New York and Venice.<p><b>Bar Celta</b><br>One thing Barcelona is short on is good old-fashioned tapas bars, but the Galician Bar Celta …

Five small, strange restaurants

A handful of restaurants across the globe are skipping big dining rooms in favour of more intimate spaces. Of course, staying small does not mean sacrificing substance.<p>Big flavour doesn’t need big space. A handful of restaurants across the globe are proving this by skipping large dining rooms in …

Ljubljana’s buried past

This year marks the 2,000-year anniversary of Emona, the city buried beneath Slovenia’s capital. Despite its modernity, Ljubljana’s past is alive – and increasingly accessible.

8 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections with Locals on Your Travels - Vagabondish

Why do people travel? There could be any number of reasons. For some it’s a way to satiate their curiosity about the world, to explore and experience …

Where to Stay in Istanbul

<i>Photo courtesy of Annminina / Dreamstime.com. Article by Caroline Patience, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Istanbul -- the only city in the world that straddles two continents -- just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you're thinking of going, we've got some stylish …

The Best Gelato in Rome

In Italy, a land of such strict culinary customs that sprinkling Parmesan on your pizza is practically a crime, only one food is excepted from the no-eating-while-walking rule: gelato.<p>On warm evenings, Rome’s locals stroll the cobblestoned streets, cones and cups in hand.<p>However you eat it, gelato …

15 Undiscovered European Destinations

When it comes to the very best European destinations, bigger does not always mean better. While travelers typically gravitate toward larger cities like London and Paris, some of the region's most rewarding and best-kept secrets are alternatively set well off-the-beaten path. From a tiny Albanian …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

18 Reasons Latvia Is Europe's Best Kept Secret

We're constantly looking for the next great destination... something underrated and under-the-radar, a place that will satisfy nature lovers, culture buffs and urban explorers, and, of course, a place that is breathtakingly beautiful.<p>Not long ago, we fell in love with Norway. Now, we draw your …

Amalfi Coast: What to Do, Where to Stay and What to Pack

<i>Positano seem from the Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse. Photo: Pavia Rosati</i><p>Summer may be a distant memory, but we still have warm weather on the brain! Craving gorgeous vistas (other than our cubicle walls!) we turned to Pavia Rosati. Rosati founded Fathom and "been going to Italy since before [she] …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …