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A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Bali: beyond the usual suspects

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious …

The best budget hotels in Rome

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels in Rome, including the top affordable places to stay for boutique bedrooms, rooftop terraces, palazzo architecture and a romantic ambience, in locations near to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and St Peter's Basilica.<p><i>All prices cited are starting rates for</i> …

Italy

What a view! The Quora community shows us the best countries travelled by rail, and the sights that earned them a spot on the list: http://bbc.in/16xAP9L

Luxury hotel openings around the world, August 2013 - Telegraph

Hospitality

Kea, Greece: Secret Seaside

<i>Where is this beach? The Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea</i><p><i>Who's it good for? Families, relaxed couples and groups</i><p><i>What is there to do? Eat and drink local specialities, relax in your villa or on the beach, explore ancient ruins</i><p><i>What makes it special? Kea is close to the Greek mainland but many</i> …

European Travel

The world's 20 friendliest cities - which UK destination made the cut?

Athens: what to see and do

<b>Cecil Deitch writes</b><br>We hope to be in Athens from October 15-21. We have visited several Greek islands but this is the first time in the capital. My wife and I are active 78 year-olds and our son and his wife are both 50 and avid tourists. We would welcome advice on sites to visit, and, as we will …

European Travel

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

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 …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Croatia summer holidays guide: beach resorts

Croatia summer holidays guide<p>How to book the best Croatia beach holiday, with advice on islands including Krk, Rab, Pag and Brac, Blue Flag beaches, the Makarska Rivijera, as well as recommended accommodation near the beaches, and the best tour operators to get you there.<p>Croatia’s main pull has to …

European Travel

25 amazing rooftop bars in London

England

Mini guide to Lisbon, Portugal

A laid-back city that exudes a decidedly old-fashioned charm, Lisbon is home to clattering trams, café-lined boulevards and grandiose monuments of its famous seafaring sons.<p>Lisbon is something of a rarity among European capitals – a laid-back city that exudes a decidedly old-fashioned charm, with …

European Travel

The Wackiest Travel Accessories

Whenever you travel, you have your essentials: your passport, your carry-on, your in-flight distraction of choice (iPad, Kindle, magazine). Then you have items that are... not so necessary, like these very odd travel gadgets and gizmos. Warning: these are for those who aren't planning on packing …

Prisons converted into hotels – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/gallery/2013/jun/17/prisons-converted-hotels-pictures<p>720<p>Research suggests that the UK's crumbling …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p>Blue …

Lonely Planet's Guide To Travel Photography - Lonely Planet Online Shop

Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography<p>5th Edition Jul 2016<p>Book<p>USD $22.99<p>Item(s) added to cart.<p>The fifth edition of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography shows readers how to develop their photographic skills and avoid common mistakes.<p>This ultimate step-by-step guide to taking better …

Travel

Driving Australia's Great Ocean Road

On this early February dawn, glassy Elizabeth Lake reflects primordial gums and giant ferns, and among the many birds flitting about is what appears to be a laughing kookaburra. But I’m here at this tiny lake deep in the Otway Ranges, near Australia’s fantastic Great Ocean Road, in search of the …

Booking a Greek island ferry

<b>Charlene Toh writes</b><br>I’m planning a trip to the Greek Islands with my parents in September and our first island hop will be from Athens airport to Mykonos. I understand that Rafina will be the nearest port to take a ferry over to Mykonos but it seems like the timing for ferries availability are …

Europe

From sea to shining sea, these are five of America’s most unpretentious, under-the-radar beach destinations: http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130606-americas-best-little-beach-towns?OCID=fbtvlimg

Top European destinations for 2013 | CNN Travel

Book a window seat if you're flying into these airports!

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my …

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Britain's best picnic spots

Hiking

South Italy's top 10 budget beach hotels

Although destinations such as Capri and the Amalfi coast have long been on the tourist map, other stretches of southern Italian coastline still have …

How to leave Maui (if you really have to)

You’ve double-checked your flight time, mapped out the gas station closest to the airport, shaken the sand out of your touristy beach towels, and had that conversation about packing the sunscreen or leaving it behind. It’s the end of your Maui vacation, and you’re off to return the rental car …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grooming<p>Meet the new year with a fresh outlook and fresh face.<p>By Garrett Munce3 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The new season of the techno-horror …

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …