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The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Paradise found: Thailand's 17 best beaches

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Spanish steps: family hiking in the Picos de Europa

A family break in the mountains of northern Spain made for happy wanderers of all ages – though language skills and a cagoule may be essential<p>Hiking holidays with kids can go badly wrong. One walking trip we did was cited long afterwards by our youngest as an infliction of cruelty. But we had much …

The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

Economics

Tropical retreat: surfing and yoga in Sri Lanka

Lush tropical scenery, healthy but delicious food, gorgeous beaches … Gavin McOwan finds his comfort zone in Sri Lanka. But trying to teach his creaking body to surf and do yoga brings him back out of it<p>When I asked Ed Templeton, co-founder of Soul & Surf, why there’s a growing trend for healthy …

Catalonia holiday guide: what to see and do, plus the best hotels and restaurants

There’s much more to Catalonia than busy Barcelona; we pick top sights and activities – and, of course, great tapas<p>• 10 ways to enjoy Barcelona on a budget<p>Sunday could be a momentous day for Catalonia – and for once it will have nothing to do with the left foot of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. …

The 15 defining tech moments of 2015

From Apple launching its first wearable to Tesla rolling out its (almost) driverless car, there were a lot of major events that not only captured the attention of the masses, but also helped spur big changes in the advancement of new technologies.<p>Here's a look at the 15 defining tech moments that …

Clean Air Act

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

11 of the world's greatest travel experiences

They're big. They're life-affirming. They're bucket-list beauties. Warning: this list will cause instant wanderlust<p>Plunging into the wilderness, …

What Your Car Lease Really Costs: Five Points to Know

According to IHS Automotive, a quarter of all new-car buyers lease their vehicles, and the number goes up for luxury shoppers. For example, more than half of all retail buyers chasing a new BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Lexus drive off in a leased vehicle. And while financing is a relatively …

Personal Finance

7 of the best campsites in Wales

Wild, wonderful Wales has something to offer every camper – from adventurous families to romantic minibreakers. These 7 super sites are taken from …

With its iconic Gaud&iacute; architecture, vibrant cultural scene, eclectic shopping and sunny beaches, Barcelona is a city designed for everyone's enjoyment. The Catalan capital is renowned for its gastronomic treats, from the freshest

With its iconic Gaudí architecture, vibrant cultural scene, eclectic shopping and sunny beaches, Barcelona is a city designed for everyone's …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Britain's 20 greatest beaches (because it's warm enough for a day at the seaside)

With Britain basking in some unexpected April heat, why not make a rapid dash to the seaside? To help you pick the best stretch of sand, we asked our experts to recommend their favourite beaches around the country. Some of the nominations are deservedly popular spots along the south and western …

Scotland

London's best new restaurant and bar openings

Roganic, Marylebone<p>Having departed Fera at Claridge’s last April, Simon Rogan on January 9 returns to the capital with Roganic. A popular pop-up on Blandford Street in Marylebone 2011, in this latest incarnation Roganic will occupy a site on the same street but this time on a permanent basis; …

Google Cloud now makes it easy to deploy applications in one click

Google’s Cloud service just got a little easier to use. Today, it announced Google Cloud Launcher which makes it easy to deploy applications like WordPress or entire stacks like LAMP in a single click.<p>The new launcher features more than 120 open source applications that are either configured by …

DevOps

Expert guide to Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

Barcelona

Paris

Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

France

Expert guide to Bath

If you heed just one piece of advice from this guide, let it be this: stay in Bath Sundays to Thursdays.<p>On those nights, accommodation tends to be much cheaper than on Fridays and Saturdays, and there should be no problem securing a single-night booking – most Bath hotels and b&bs insist on a …

Travel

U.K. tech firms expect strong 2015

U.K. tech firms are set to grow at four times the rate of GDP this year with experts predicting a stellar year of growth ahead.<p>The prediction was part of the Barclays’ Fast Growth Tech survey which canvassed owners and CEOs of U.K. tech firms about their expectations for the year ahead.<p>Those …

Telecoms

Codecast Makes it Easy to Create Code Tutorial Videos

We recently talked about how watching people code could be the next big thing in online video. Developer Karim Amrani believes in the trend and has built a simple tool to make it easy for coders to create tutorials in a single browser window.<p>Codecast lets you code HTML and CSS and view the output …

City of Love: romantic things to do in Paris

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit …

From Touchdowns To Takeoff: Engineer-Athlete Soared To Space

<i>As part of a series called "My Big Break,"</i> All Things Considered <i>is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers</i><i>.</i><p>You may recognize retired astronaut Leland Melvin from his famous 2009 NASA portrait with …

Space Science

Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

A break in Goa can be much more than just a holiday on beautiful beaches: the Indian state has a fast-developing food and drink scene that embraces local and international flavours, as well as stylish modern hotels and ancient traditions • Inland Goa: an alternative to beach-side culture<p>Though it …

Philippines: an introductory guide

If you've ever been flying at 35,000 feet and found yourself thinking “I fancy a crack at winning a large inflatable giraffe”, then there’s one country you really ought to visit: the Philippines.<p>Their tourist board proclaims: “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” and you’ll quickly discover that …

Asia Travel

5 of the best beach holidays in Croatia for 2017

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Croatia, see our Croatia summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, cruise, food and drink and activity holidays.<p><b>Palmizana Hotel, near Hvar</b><p>Croatia’s most fashionable island resort, Hvar Town, has …

Cut-price paradise: Maldives on the cheap

Want to visit this island paradise but put off by the sky-high price tag? One local resident reveals how to visit on the cheap...<p>1. Hire your own …

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

England