Paul Ludlow

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Caribbean travel guide

When to go<p>There are three factors to consider when choosing your Caribbean holiday: weather, cost and crowds.<p>The weather in the Caribbean is generally best – namely driest, with low humidity and pleasantly cool nights – December through to April. Summer and autumn are stickier, a few degrees warmer …

Venice

What's the best way to sleep on a plane?

No-one wants to spend the first 36 hours of their holiday recovering from a flight. At some point in the journey, it is a good idea to try and grab some sleep. Telegraph Travel has put together these ten top tips that should help you arrive refreshed.<p>Splurge on your seat<p>Let's start with the most …

Yoga

Expert guide to Marrakech

Local laws and etiquette<p>While Marrakech is one of Morocco’s most liberal cities, a degree of modesty in how you dress will be greatly appreciated by your hosts. Both women and men should avoid revealing clothing and keep knees and shoulders covered.<p>Marriage in Morocco remains a highly respected …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

Emergency Medicine

Expert guide to Ibiza

Local laws and etiquette<p>Travel with a couple of photocopies of your European Health Insurance Card and passport, as you will need them for any medical treatment.<p>You must carry your passport with you by law.<p>You often have to show your passport when paying by debit or credit card.<p>If driving, you must …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

European Travel

Top 10 reasons to love Copenhagen

Surprising, artistic, experimental and cosmopolitan, the Danish capital overflows with cafés, culture and history. Here are 10 reasons to love the city.<p>1. The Danes know how to play<p>In contrast to the commercial clutter of most theme parks, Tivoli (tivoli.dk) has clung on to much of its 19th-century …

Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

Australia: Animal Lover’s Paradise

There’s an animal for everyone where the rainforest meets the sea in Tropical North Queensland.<p>I’ve been to Tanzania, roaming Arusha National Park in a jeep and by foot in search of zebra, giraffe, baboon, and other beautiful African creatures. But when it comes to amazing, eclectic wildlife, …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

How to win at travel: 50 simple ways to save money on your holiday

The cost of overseas package holidays is on the up, according to the Office of National Statistics, with rising prices pushing inflation up to 2.9 per cent in May – the highest level since June 2013.<p>Combined with the recent fall in the value of the pound, it means saving money on holiday has never …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

Can you guess these cities from the sky?

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

The Mediterranean without the crowds

Even before the Romans laid claim to Mare Nostrum ('our sea'), the eyes of the world have looked greedily at the Mediterranean in summer and swooned. This bluest of blue seas, a beautiful picture in a perfect frame, is irresistible once the sun comes out.<p>However, it can also seem like half of …

European Travel

Top 20 free things to do in Dublin

Dublin may not be the cheapest destination in Europe but don’t let that stop you; some of the best stuff to see and do here is completely free.<p>From walking tours to tranquil gardens and Oscar Wilde to Samuel Beckett, here's our guide to enjoying Ireland's capital without reaching for your bank card.<p>…

Ireland

Singapore: 10 Best Free Things To Do.

<i>Let’s face it. Compared to its neighbors, Singapore can be a tad expensive! If you’re on a budget trip, take my list of free stuff, free activities,</i> …

While away the weekend in one of London’s best pub gardens – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:15 pm, May 31, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>Sunshine! Pals! Time to head outside. But maybe you don’t have a garden. Or maybe you do have a …

London's best beer gardens

We've rounded up London's best beer gardens, some included for their bucolic looks and fine foliage, some for their summery drinks or irresistible …

Bar Esteban: bringing ‘the best of Barcelona and Brooklyn to Crouch End’? – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 11:15 am, June 2, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>You can never have too many tapas bars, right? Especially when they’re in your own neighbourhood (if …

The perfect trip: Costa Rica

Tucked into the narrow Central American isthmus, Costa Rica may look small, but it conceals mysterious cloud forests, quiet beaches and extraordinary wildlife.<p>Tucked into the narrow Central American isthmus, Costa Rica may look small, but it conceals mysterious cloud forests, quiet beaches and …

Barcelona’s surreal world of art

Barcelona is a city that has embraced art like no other and it’s reflected in the buildings, across the streets and in its many famous galleries.<p>Leaving aside Antoni Gaudí for a second, architecturally speaking, Barcelona is one of Europe’s great Gothic treasure chests, and it was largely from …

Thailand for first-timers

Thailand is lucky. It has the looks, the temperament and the attractions to capture the world's imagination for an exotic escape. It is mysterious and confounding but approachable and inviting. Hospitality is a genuine art, crafted by a culture that takes pride in putting people at ease. The best …

A perfect day in Buenos Aires

Long called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is exactly that, and yet so, so much more besides. Granted, this is a city of wide boulevards and French-styled palaces, but it is one too of wildly exciting innovations and new styles. From the opening of state-of-the-art museums like the MALBA, …

Istanbul attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Istanbul has become a year-round destination. Midsummer is sultry, but this is a great time to enjoy an outdoor meal at a Bosphorus-front fish restaurant, or Turkish coffee at a pavement cafe.<p>Summer attractions and day trips<p><b>Aya Sofya</b><p>One of the most important and imposing religious buildings …

The ghosts of Budapest’s past

The 20th century was not kind to Hungary. When the post-WWI Treaty of Trianon partitioned the nation into a much smaller territory, WWII fights left Hungary in a battered state. The arrival of communism further tested an already depleted national identity. Testament to Hungary’s resilience is how …

The world's best city skylines

Barcelona's lesser-known attractions

Garish, gregarious Barcelona doesn’t guard its secrets jealously, but the Catalan capital does seem to get a kick from hiding the best of them in plain sight.<i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i> samples the city’s lesser-known delights.<p>The Gaudí-free guide to architecture<p>The amazing fin-de-siècle structures that …