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The Week in Review: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Ties between the United States and Cuba, severed more than 50 years ago, were restored this week after months of negotiations and a prisoner …

Google goes to the Grand Canyon

Starting today, Google’s new Street View Trekker takes travellers on a 360-degree virtual journey into one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth.

Is it worth collecting airmiles?

Frequent flyer programmes once offered the reward of a free flight, but changes to many of the schemes mean that passengers could face devalued airmiles or increased fees.<p>Frequent flyer programmes once offered the reward of a free flight, but changes to many of the schemes mean that passengers …

Paris’ cutting-edge music scene

The two-week Fireworks! music festival, starting 13 February, will showcase electronic music from international avant-garde musicians.<p>Paris’ Fireworks! music festival, showcasing electronic music from international avant-garde musicians, will bring some of the most cutting-edge artists to the …

Drawing on experience: Hong Kong

Have book and pen, will travel.<p>Hong Kong, China.<p>Thursday evening with Kenneth and Stella.<p>View larger image<p><i>Tim Baynes</i> <i>has recorded his impressions of more than 20 years of travel in Moleskine notebooks. Every other week The Passport blog will bring you a new sketch from his collection.</i>

Can cheap Caribbean air travel take off?

While inexpensive air travel is something that many around the globe take for granted, in the Caribbean it is often cheaper to fly to the islands than between them.<p>While inexpensive air travel is something that many around the globe take for granted, in the Caribbean it is often cheaper to fly to …

Air Asia X launches child-free seating

The controversial new policy, which bans children under 12 years old from a designated aeroplane Quiet Zone, has found support among many fliers.<p>Imagine this: a long-haul flight with no disturbance from crying children, vomiting infants, rambling toddlers, seat back-kicking kids or bored …

Postcards of love

Little else captures the spirit of Valentine’s Day like the marriage of love and travel. These custom-made postcards are perfect for sharing with the traveller in your life.

Antarctica’s volcanic ice caves

Located in one of Earth’s coldest spots, Mount Erebus is the southernmost active volcano on the planet. Its caves are home to mysterious microbes that thrive in the blistering heat.

Drawing on experience: Rome

Have book and pen, will travel.<p>Trajan's Market in Rome<p>View larger image<p><i>Tim Baynes</i> <i>has recorded his impressions of more than 20 years of travel in Moleskine notebooks. Every other week The Passport blog will bring you a new sketch from his collection.</i>

Living in: Cities with great food

From Tokyo to Lyon, these five cities are known for their sheer abundance of quality restaurants and their access to local produce and specialties.<p>Food is a powerful draw – gourmand travellers will roam far and wide for a taste of the local, the unusual and the authentic. And while every country …

Top sites for booking European rail tickets

Visitors to Europe often overpay for cross-border and inter-country train tickets, not realising that lesser-known local websites offer discounts to non-residents.<p>European countries are constantly improving their intercity rail networks and high-speed trains have slashed travel times around the …

Canyons and cliffs in the US Southwest

Navigate through a maze of gorges, pinnacles and mesas in the expansive Colorado Plateau, which stretches across Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.

A walk through Paris, old and new

Despite the French capital’s rapidly changing neighbourhoods and endlessly cool vibe, its centuries-old haunts hold fast to an atmosphere that is purely Parisian.

Our favourite images of the week

The most stunning travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the canyons of the Colorado Plateau, Europe’s trendiest mountain resorts and the cliff divers of Acapulco.

Safari in Kenya without four wheels

Get out of the jeep and see the country’s iconic wildlife by boat, bike, horseback or on your own two feet.<p>We were returning from an afternoon safari when the first bell buzzed over the intercom. Having already spent a night at the Ark, a quirky Noah's Ark-like lodge tucked into the thick, verdant …

The fruits of Germany’s Black Forest

With more three-star restaurants than most major cities, the village of Baiersbronn is a culinary haven known to few outside Germany. But a new park threatens that legacy.<p>In the municipality of Baiersbronn in Germany's Black Forest, the country's best chefs have quietly been creating a culinary …

Greater Paris becomes even greater

A new rooftop club and cultural venue brings hip Parisians to uncharted territory in the French capital.<p>Parisians are notoriously snobby about the areas they will frequent, and each postcode is secret shorthand for a different style (the 1 arrondissement is luxurious, the 6 arrondissement is chic, …

Our favourite images of the week

The most stunning travel photos from the past seven days – capturing an extraordinary pilgrimage in India, urban life in Bangkok and rock climbing in Switzerland.

The cost of flying on the cheap

Spirit Airlines, Ryan Air and Air Asia have made a business out of offering dirt-cheap airfares, but the experience of flying them may not be worth the price.<p>I have flown Spirit Airlines at least a dozen times, because it’s unquestionably the cheapest US airline if you manage to avoid its plethora …

Need a flight? Start a contest

The website Flightfox pits experts against each other to find you the cheapest airfare for a complicated, long-distance itinerary.<p><i>Many travellers find the sheer volume of online booking tools to be overwhelming. So this is the second in a</i> <i>month-long series that highlights a handful of websites that</i> …

Untamed treasures of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

Sea caves, lava tubes and white-plumed waterfalls make this remote stretch of coastline on Hawaii’s oldest island a challenge for the true adventurer.

Birding in Zambia’s wild

Zambia's vast expanses of protected land promise real reward to any amateur ornithologist ready to reach for them.<p>Zambia justly plays proud host to a word-class assortment of natural wonders: the breathtakingly powerful Victoria Falls, the rough-and-tumble Zambezi River and the gorgeous Kariba, …

Mini guide to romance in Paris

The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamp-lit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces – seduces any time of year or day.<p>The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamplit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces lined with wicker chairs …

The perfect trip: Thailand

With some of the world's finest street food, ancient ruined temples amid rainforest and beaches of almost surreal beauty, the Southeast Asian country is a feast for the senses.<p>Cover the entire length of Thailand by car, taxi, plane and longtail boat, beginning in Bangkok, then heading north to the …

A flight search that maximizes miles

Superfly helps determine which flight will earn the most frequent flyer points, so the most valuable ticket may not be the cheapest.<p><i>Many travellers find the sheer volume of online booking tools to be overwhelming. So this is the third in a</i> <i>month-long series that highlights a handful of websites that</i> …

A new passenger bill of rights

Unveiled this week, a European Union proposal aims to clarify the airline’s obligations when flights are delayed, cancelled or rerouted.<p>Two steps forward and one step back.<p>That appears to be the thrust of a new European Union (EU) proposal, unveiled on Wednesday 13 March, to reform air travellers’ …

Subway systems by the numbers

A look at how some of the world’s most ridden metros stack up when it comes to convenience, efficiency and safety.<p>The New York City subway, opened in 1904, is one of the few public transit systems worldwide that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is also one of the most well-connected …

Paris’ rarefied world of haute couture

Until 6 July see some of the world’s most exquisite creations, from glamorous ball gowns to natty daywear outfits, at the Paris Haute Couture exhibition.<p>If you didn’t get an invite to Paris fashion week this year, there could be another way to get a glimpse into the rarefied world of haute couture. …