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Five of the best scenic bike rides in Wales

The back roads of Wales’ national parks make for stunning cycling routes. Jack Thurston picks five from his new book Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike, each with a downloadable route and GPX file<p><b>Start</b> Porthmadog<b><br>Finish</b> Harlech (train return)<b><br>Distance</b> 24 miles<b><br>Level</b> Moderate, some big hills<b><br>Maps and</b> …

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.<p><b>Oxford, England</b><p>Yes, Oxford is the home of Oxford, one of the …

22 Of The Most Secluded Hotels In The World

Perfect for people who hate people!

How can I get into my PC without an admin password?

Stephen has been using a standard user account in Windows 8, but he’s forgotten the admin password. Now he needs admin access in order to install Windows 10<p>I have an HP laptop running Microsoft Windows 8. As recommended by many sources, I created separate user accounts for my wife and myself, and I …

Windows 10

Savings Tips: How and When You Book Travel Can Save You Money

My column about how online rebates can help you afford a vacation was the gift that kept on giving back to me, and now you. I heard from several …

7 essential apps for your vacation in London

LONDON — If London's leafy parks, palaces, museums and craft beer-serving pubs have enticed you to take a vacation in the city this summer, you'll …

England

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Travel<p>Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight …

European Travel

50 Apps and Websites to Optimize Your Vacation

Technology has completely changed the way we travel. Even when going on an off-grid adventure, we document every detail to save as soon as we’re back …

Apps

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Greek islands: readers' tips, advice and recommendations

This week's winning review<p>Skiathos<p>First visited 40 years ago, Skiathos, like good wine, has matured beautifully. Magnificent sandy beaches abound on the five-mile stretch between Skiathos Town and Koukounaries beach. The bus may be crowded but it’s great fun as the driver booms out the names of the …

The coastline of Italy: readers’ travel tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Grotto of Tiberius.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/27/1432743950170/88f95273-5300-42da-8960-02dd2149d832-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Grotto of …

Italian Riviera

Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall: Amsterdam Is the Place!

"Mom, there's more to Amsterdam than cannabis coffee shops," said my twenty something year old daughter as she boarded her plane for The Netherlands. She, a professional contemporary dancer and choreographer, would be working in Amsterdam for the next two months. "Its canals make it similar to …

European Travel

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>