Hannah Richardson

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The great London walk: Telegraph Tours

It never ceases to amaze me how far and how fast your feet can take you in London. It’s satisfying to look back at the end of the day and see how far you’ve come without going near public transport. On long walks you hit your stride, as you do when walking in mountains or fields, and landmarks loom …

Amsterdam attractions: what to see and do in spring

Popular songs have it that spring’s the time to come tulip-plucking. Here are my recommended events for the season.<p><b>Parks and gardens</b><p><b>Vondelpark</b><p>Amsterdam’s "green lung" is a pleasing profusion of forested patches, formal gardens, abundant shrubberies, open lawns, lakes and ponds. There are …

4 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Pain In 10 Minutes

Try a cheap, effective tool to roll away aches and strengthen muscles.<p>As you age, you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue—and suddenly, you can end up feeling pain while completing the simplest of tasks, like walking up the stairs. Research shows that a massage can reduce stiffness …

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7 Workouts For Hot Arms

Ready to give everyone arm envy?<p>It’s not like anyone ever <i>liked</i> having arm jiggle, but lately, the dreaded “bingo arm” has become public enemy No. 1: Since 2000, there’s been a <i>major</i> uptick—4,378 percent—in the number of upper arm lift procedures done in the U.S, according to new statistics from the …

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Sleep Your Way to Slim: 10 Ways to Improve Sleep for Wellness and Weight Loss

Did you know that a good night's sleep is the secret ingredient to slimming down your waistline and boosting overall health? Lack of sleep causes hormone imbalances, specifically the hormones that manage hunger, appetite, and blood sugar levels. So when you don't get enough sleep, your hunger and …

Afraid of Flying? How to Cope

Almost everyone has gone through a phase of aerophobia (fear of flying). I'm still dealing with it to this day. Luckily, I haven't turned down many trips. But it has gone through varying stages of extremity:<p>1. Won't set foot on an airplane.<p>2. Will fly only with drugs.<p>3. Will fly without drugs, but …

Want cheap airfare? This is the best day to book a plane ticket

Hoping to snag the best price on a plane ticket? Try booking almost seven weeks in advance.<p>CheapAir.com analyzed nearly 5 million trips last year and found the best prices for domestic airfarewere booked, on average, 47 days ahead of the departure date. The year before, the sweet spot was 54 …

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4 ways to explore Alaska's great outdoors

It's the United States, but not as you know it - here's how to plan your exploration of Alaska's unique, bear-infested wilderness<p>Alaska – it steals …

15 reasons why the Trans-Siberian is the greatest train journey on Earth

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Diving holidays: readers' tips

<b>This week's winning review</b><p><b>Hawaii</b><p>As a 57-year-old novice snorkeller, I love Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park in Oahu, the third-largest of the Hawaiian islands and the home of Honolulu International Airport. Once a volcanic crater, Hanauma Bay offers good swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving for …

How to Survive a Long Flight

There’s no question about it: traveling opens our eyes and minds to new cultures, landscapes, and people. That being said, getting there isn’t always fun.<p>Most people don’t exactly look forward to long flights, but they don’t have to inspire dread, either.<p><i>If you’re like me and can’t afford to</i> …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

The Best High-Altitude Cities

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Seven Don’t-Miss Trends in Prague

Long among the must-visit destinations of Europe, <b>Prague</b> continues to evolve in surprising and alluring ways. Here are a few trends and tips to help you uncover the freshest ways to experience this fairy-tale Czech city.<p><b>Bike Routes:</b> The best way to appreciate the winding Vltava River is on two …

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in autumn

After the long, humid days of summer, which bring with them shuttered-up restaurants and an eerie lack of locals on the streets, autumn feels like the beginning of the year in Barcelona. The skies are blue, the temperature is perfect and, most crucially, there is a sense of revitalisation and …

Morocco travel guide: where to go beyond Marrakesh

<b>Fez</b><p>As the most traditional imperial city in <b>Morocco</b>, Fez can be difficult to penetrate. The maze-like streets and dark alleyways can have you spinning like a top, but it rewards like nowhere else.<p>Souk aficionados love getting lost here – and you will. In so doing you’ll discover the hole-in-the-wall …

5 things I wish I’d known about Machu Picchu

After a recent trip to dream destination Machu Picchu, Wanderlust’s Simon Chubb shares his top tips on things he wished he’d known before going<p>Be …

Insiders Guide to Old Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is at its most evocative in the narrow lanes and streets of <b>Old Bangkok</b>, where a renaissance of small, owner-restored guesthouses is making it easy for visitors to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.<p>“Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home,” says</i> …

18 Restaurants In Unforgettable Settings

From high in the sky to under the sea, these 18 restaurants with unique surroundings are a feast for the eyes. Whether you’re stepping into the past …

London's Strangest Restaurants

<i>Like your mezze with a side of mezzo-soprano, or your strudel with a side of flugelhorn? London’s beautiful, mad and sprawling dining scene has you</i> …

The world's most extraordinary hotels – in pictures

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How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

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The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

Winter sun holidays on a budget

<b>M Klesel writes</b> <br>I am looking to go away this winter for two weeks to somewhere with a bit of culture and great scenery but also not overly expensive. Is there anywhere you would suggest?<p><b>Fred Mawer, Caribbean expert, replies</b> <br>Go to Cuba. One of the cheapest Caribbean islands - particularly if you …

Trieste, Italy: a cultural city guide

To discover the secret of a happy life head to Trieste, the Italian port tucked inside the Slovenian border. The Triestini embrace life with a passion that is palpable and infectious, if the chatter at evening aperitivo is anything to go by. And at the merest hint of sunshine, Triestini are off to …

Giant Platypus Found, Shakes Up Evolutionary Tree

Three-foot mammal lived about 5 to 15 million years ago.<p><b>What's cooler than a venomous, duck-billed mammal that lays eggs? A giant one—and that's just what researchers have found.</b><p>A newly discovered species of three-foot-long (one-meter-long) platypus, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, swam through …

Reader Q&A: Where are the top horse trekking destinations?

BBC Travel reader Elly Geven is looking to go on a horseback riding holiday with her teenage daughter. Our Facebook fans shared their suggestions.<p>Last week, we asked our Facebook community to advise Elly Geven, who is looking to go on a horse trekking holiday with her teenage daughter. The trip …