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John Prescott leaves the 21st century behind in Cuba

In 1955, I took a job as a steward on a Cunard cruise liner. I was a young lad of about 17 and it was the first time I'd been abroad. For the next few years, I travelled the world, but there was one place I'd always longed to visit: Cuba, the "pleasure island", so called because of the huge numbers …

Unplugged travel: where would you go on holiday to switch off? | Guardian Weekend travel special

Most of us spend our free time keeping track of the world via a small screen. Does the prospect of a holiday without digital devices fill you with fear or promise much-needed respite? What is your favourite unplugged UK holiday destination? Tell us in the comments below<p>You're going on holiday, but …

Charlotte Church goes off-grid in Iceland

I am sat deep under the ground in a 2,000-year-old lava tube, a cave-like tunnel, in total darkness. If you stay down here long enough, I am told by our guide, Oskar, your eyes adjust to the pitch black and you are eventually able to see your hand in front of your face.<p>This is the penultimate stop …

Hanif Kureishi learns to relax in St Lucia

We left Gatwick just before the much-heralded December storm descended, and arrived in St Lucia to glorious hot sunshine. My girlfriend Issy and I hurried out of the tiny Hewanorra airport, peeling off our clothes in the heat, and wondered how the island was so lush and green, steaming with …

Southwest Photo Gallery

Highlights of Brazil

I have no photographs of my first holiday to Brazil – a two-week package deal in the early 90s including flights to Rio, a hotel in Copacabana and carnival tickets. I decided not to take a camera because I didn't want to "stand out as a tourist". But as I sat on the beach in my sensible swimsuit, …

Telegraph Travel Guides app

Want to make the most of your holiday? <b>Let our award-winning experts help you explore the world's leading destinations with this must-have app</b>. Selected by Apple as one of their “best new apps” after its launch in 2014 and now "optimized" for the iPad as well as the iPhone, the app currently …

Northern Lights

Booking a holiday? Take flight from travel website fly.co.uk

<b>I recently tried to book a flight through a website Fly.co.uk, but decided not to go ahead when I found that bookings can be made directly with the airline (in this case BMIBaby) for Aus$800 (£430) less – and also that booking direct would avoid incurring a fee.</b><p><b>I had already input into Fly.co.uk my</b> …

Brazil's top 10 carnivals

Brazilians know how to throw a party on a mammoth scale and make other festivals look like trainspotting conventions. So charge your caphirianas, don your most sequined outfit and samba your way through the hottest carnivals in Brazil.<p>Rio de Janeiro<p>One of the world's largest parties, Carnaval – in …

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Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

An Inside Look at Von Wong’s Magical World Without Photoshop

“Childhood memories, fantasy, and a world within a world,” sounds befitting of a Christmas dream. That’s how Ben Von Wong describes one of his latest …

How to Create Tilt-Shift in Photoshop

There's something about tiny things that is just inherently fascinating. Tilt-shift photography is a great example of how making large, real-life …

Vintage Stencil Style in Photoshop

Last week we posted a tutorial showing how to create simple artwork in Illustrator and then in Photoshop we added a few effects to make it look old …

10 Essential Photoshop Tips From Advice Mallard

Learning to use Photoshop requires patience and determination. With countless ways to edit your photos, a simple crop-and-resize job can easily turn …

Photoshop Plugins you Won't be Able to Live Without

To help make 2014 the most awesome year for you yet, here is a collection of amazing <b>Photoshop plugins</b> for you. I’m not saying you should download …

Watch Celebs And Models Transform From Joe Schmo To Superstar Courtesy Photoshop

Even the world’s biggest superstars and supermodels can be made to look “better”… although whether they do in fact look..<i>better.</i>. is</b> …

13 Lovely Cinemagraphs That Will Make You Permanently Give Up Regular Old GIFs

Cinemagraphs are a subset of .gif files that are high quality, smoothly looped, and just downright gorgeous.<p>A ton of outstandingly creative people have worked hard to create these pictures, and you can really tell based on how wonderful they look in motion.<p>Reddit's /r/Cinemagraphs subreddit has one …

GIF Animations

24 Beautiful Fashion Cinemagraphs That Will Mesmerize You

Widely celebrated across the interwebs is Jamie Beck, a fashion photographer based in New York. But it's not just the quality of her photography that …

Cinemagraph App Flixel Finds an Investor and Fan in Tyra Banks

In yet another triumph for the “Look, it moves!” school of photography, supermodel Tyra Banks has signed on as a supporter of cinemagraph maker …

Mesmerizing & Elaborately Styled Fashion Cinemagraphs

Barcelona-based photographer and fashion filmmaker Gustavo Lopez Maas has collaborated with hairdressers from Madrid-based fashion styling company X-presion to produce what they call “the first hair collection in cinemagraph.” The project, known as <i>Sketch</i>, presents a series of animated images …

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15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Sebastio Salgado’s Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

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