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The hidden Italian region with the wine and hilltop villages to rival Tuscany

Verona’s unique and historic centre is a lovely, lived-in palimpsest of Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and later overlays. Just beyond the city gates, the landscape of Valpolicella is no less carefully moulded by time and man; a play of vineyards, cypresses, olives, cherry trees, persimmons and …

7 Destinations in Europe You Wouldn’t Think to Visit (but Really Should)

As one of the most accessible and beloved parts of the world, Europe is home to plenty bucket list–worthy places. History will draw you to ancient …

European Travel

The world's 7 best beaches for finding shells

1: Shell Beach, Western Australia<p>Situated on L’Haridon Bight in Shark Bay, Shell Beach in Western Australia is home to billions of tiny coquina …

Britain's most picturesque streets revealed as cobbled lanes and historic buildings which will leave you awestruck

BRITAIN'S most picturesque streets have been revealed - and they will leave you awestruck.<p>These quaint cobbles and cosy cottages in stunning areas …

Scotland

Cornwall hotels: 10 of the best places to stay

It’s official: Cornwall is where it’s at. Whether it’s the Instagrammers thronging the beaches in their thousands this summer, the urban escapees …

Cornwall

The Most Epic Rail Trips Around the World

Skip the cramped quarters and crappy food that plague plane travel, and see the world by train. You can tour the likes of India, Vancouver, and New …

Panoramic Photography

38 hot hotels to make the most of the last days of summer

September and October are lovely months for a short-haul holiday with a good dose of sunshine. But where can you find (pretty-much) guaranteed heat in less than five hours from the UK? Follow our expert guide to find the best hotels for late summer sun in Europe and north Africa – including the …

Swimming Pools

30 Sides Dishes For Your 4th of July Get-Together

I firmly believe a good Fourth of July gathering is as much about the burgers and hot dogs as it is about the vast array of side dishes. A great …

Here's a Smart Tip for Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

12 Self-Care Bowls to Try for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We get it. You’re busy, and you barely have time to scarf down a $12 sandwich (OK, $12 burger), let alone make a meal that nourishes your <i>soul</i> or …

Healthy Eating

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

10 of the best small UK towns for winter breaks

The historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops of these towns banish any notions of a backwater. And they sparkle in the Christmas season – perfect for a weekend break or day trip<p>You’d expect the home of the Bakewell pudding to know a thing or two about keeping its …

The Enchanted Woodland | Syon Park | Things to do in London

For its thirteenth year, Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old gardens transformed by a light display, with its Great Conservatory …

England

Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome

Most antibiotics in use today are based on natural molecules produced by bacteria—and given the rise of antibiotic resistance, there's an urgent need …

Europe's 16 oldest cities

12. Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece<p>6. Trikala, Greece<p>3. Plovdiv, Bulgaria<p>1. Argos, Greece<p>16. Yerevan, Armenia

10 Best Christmas Candles 2016

Diptyque<p>Tom Daxon<p>Byredo<p>Cire Trudon<p>Miller Harris<p>Jo Malone London<p>Ecoya<p>Frédéric Malle<p>L’Artisan Parfumeur<p>D.S. & Durga

The 25 best European city breaks for summer 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

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20 Affordable Crowd-Free Places in Europe

Ready to go a little off the beaten path on the continent? We love Europe's smaller cities, national parks, small towns, and wild places, where …

Best international destinations for the solo traveler

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us: smarterliving@nytimes.com.</i><p>Solo travel, among other benefits, means never having to compromise your plans. But some destinations — by virtue of language, …

California Road Trip: San Diego to Yosemite

Here's how to find adventure on the road from the Pacific Coast Highway to the High Sierra.<p>San Diego<p>San Diego's siren song will tempt you to linger here. The city boasts glorious beaches, varied attractions, and vibrant neighborhoods all basking under sunny skies.<p><b>Stay.</b> Visit San Diego's own …

10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded people<p><i>Prices are per person and do not include flights unless stated</i>

Searching for the elusive leopards of South Luangwa National Park

I’d read somewhere that <b>South Luangwa National Park</b> in <b>Zambia</b> had the highest concentration of <b>leopards in Africa</b>. Leopards had proven elusive on our …

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 …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

DIY Whipped Peppermint Foot Cream

At the risk of oversharing someone else’s podiatry problems, by husband has some janked up heels. They’re super dry and they get these deep cracks in …

Scientists call for unified group to study tiny gross things

Microbes are everywhere and we don’t know enough about what they do<p>Scientists are calling for a unified program to promote exploration of the trillions of microorganisms living in us, on us, and basically everywhere else on Earth. A group of 48 researchers want a group that could direct funding, …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

Gut microbes may be key to human health, but tracking them proves a tough task.<p>Where would we be without our gut bugs? These bacteria help us do everything from digesting food to recovering from disease, but scientists are still learning exactly what gut bugs do, and even how to study them.<p>In the …