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Past glories: retro shopping on the back streets of Ibiza

Vintage Icons and Echoes in Santa Eulalia is an Aladdin’s cave of clothes, artefacts and designer bargains<p>With its wide seafront promenade, pretty marina, and many galleries, boutiques and authentic restaurants, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza’s third-largest resort, is less raucous than some of the party …

10 of the best ways to enjoy New York … on a budget

Photograph: PR<p>Bowery House hotel-hostel in Nolita<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/24/1437745592448/e952f792-ff63-400c-997a-a997c4160ae2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Bowery House hotel-hostel in …

Crime writer Jeffery Deaver on the unexpected side of New York City

New York,United States,Food and drink,American food and drink,Bars and clubs,Hotels,Restaurants,Travel<p>Thrilled by Manhattan on a first visit as a young man, the author still relishes New York’s unexpected side, from folk music venues to hole-in-wall diners

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Essential information<p><b>British Consulate-General:</b> (001 212 745 0200; ukinusa.fco.gov.uk), 845 3rd Avenue, New York<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 911<p><b>Tourist office:</b> See nycgo.com, the website of NYC and Company, for extensive information on what's on in the city and tips on where to go. Stop by to pick up …

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10 incredible Italian food holidays for 2018

For more expert holiday selections see our guides to the top 10 villa holidays in Italy, beach holidays in Italy, activity holidays in Italy and cultural holidays in Italy.<p>1. Pasta, parmesan and prosecco, Veneto<p>Serious cooks should check out Stirred, who run a really first class residential cookery …

Top 10: the Lake District's best pubs and inns

Autumn is a special time of year in the Lake District. The fells and forests blaze with colour, the summer crowds have left for home, and the weather provides plenty of atmosphere – from misty mornings to crisp, blue-sky days. Walkers will find plenty of space, even on the more popular routes such …

Diverse, delicious and surprising Queens, NYC's biggest borough

Long overshadowed by its smaller but better known sibling to the west, Queens has emerged from the shadows of Manhattan to take its place as one of New York's most fascinating boroughs. In recent years, Queens has seen the rise of microbreweries, boutique hotels, a reinvented seaside and a …

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>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

New York's Central Park: things you didn't know

Nobody knows New York’s Central Park better than Sara Cedar Miller. The park’s official photographer and historian for the last 30 years, she has walked every section of the park’s 58 miles of pedestrianised walkways, can point out the most moving inscriptions on the park’s 9,000 benches, and knows …

Concierge Dwight Owsley on New York City

The head concierge at New York’s historic Carlyle Hotel has a genuine love of the city – and plenty of great ideas on what to do and see. He takes us from the docks to a Mad Men-era bar<p><b>The essence of New York is that we are a brassy Dutch town that hinges on mercantilism.</b> People here are accustomed …

Glasgow: a guide to autumn weekend breaks

As the temperatures fall, the pubs, clubs and concert halls of Glasgow warm up for a season of folk, rock and classical music. Old favourites including Art Garfunkel, Tony Bennett and Joe Brown perform alongside cutting-edge bands, and Shostakovich features on the opening night of the BBC Scottish …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

Autumn is going to be beautiful this year in the UK: here's where to visit

Spectacular autumn colours are expected this year, according to an expert from Forestry Commission England.<p>Simon Toomer, Director at the Forestry …

The Cotswolds: a guide to autumn weekend breaks

Ideas for an autumn weekend break in the northern Cotswolds, including details on hotels, pubs, and family-friendly walks<p>Beautifully rural yet accessible thanks to good road and rail networks, and with much foodie appeal, the northern Cotswolds is a bucolic autumn destination. In the triangular …

Expert guide to Edinburgh

Essential Information<p>The VisitScotland website (visitscotland.com) is a useful source of information on where to stay and what to do while you are in Edinburgh. The main Edinburgh VisitScotland Information Centre is at Waverley Mall, 3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP; call 00 44 131 473 3868. There is also …

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Best things to do in New York in October

In October, the weather in New York City turns chilly, and residents start to look indoors for their fun <i>–</i> hence the surge in theater, music and movie festivals. And with Halloween at the end of the month, look for spooky (and funny) thrills in the weeks leading up to the big night.<p><b>Fall colors in</b> …

One perfect day: 24 hours in New York City - NYC travel

Twenty-four hours in New York is nowhere near enough, but if that’s all the time you’ve got, we’ve got a locally designed itinerary designed to help you make the most of every New York minute.<p>Morning<p><b>8am</b> – Start your day on the Upper West Side with a pilgrimage to the granddaddy of New York Jewish …

How to tip like a New Yorker

Tipping plays a small but pivotal role in so many NYC experiences, from ordering a drink at a bar to taking a taxi across town. Knowing when to tip and how much can seem like picking your way through a minefield in this service-oriented town. Before you set off for New York City (or anywhere else …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

San Francisco: talking ‘bout a permanent revolution

Three different monitors were streaming Japanese cartoons as I stepped into San Francisco’s Hotel Tomo, the only J-Pop hotel I’ve run into in America. A vending machine was selling Gigo Blocks, above some “edamame beanbags”. I went up to my room and felt as if I were stepping into a comic-book: an …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Top 10 photography locations in the Lake District

These are my current top 10 photo locations in the Lakes, but ask me next week and the list may well have changed. This is because, first, we are spoiled around here for amazing views, and second – and more importantly – it’s not necessarily the killer views that make the best photographs, but the …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

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How To Spend 48 Hours In Napa Valley

Everyone is busy, but surely you can squeeze 48 hours into your life for some unforgettable romance in Napa Valley. Make your Valentine’s Day plans now and start with a reservation at the Poetry Inn.<p><b>Sleep:</b><p>Start your stay at the Poetry Inn. The website doesn’t do justice to the ultimate privacy and …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …