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19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

European Travel

Perfect your ski skills in the UK on summer courses

Although some high-altitude resorts in the Alps are still open until the end of the month, for most this year’s season is winding down, and skiers and snowboarders are thinking about next season's holiday. But you don’t have to wait until next year to work on improving technique.<p>Indoor snow centres …

Skiing

Umbria attractions

Expert guide to Umbria<p>The best attractions in Umbria, Italy, including the top 10 towns to visit and a seasonal guide, chosen by our expert Tim Jepson.<p>Perugia<p>Umbria’s capital is untypical. Where most of the region’s hilltowns are intimate, Perugia (turismo.comune.perugia.it) is big and ringed with …

Umbria travel guide

Expert guide to Umbria<p>An essential guide to Umbria covering the region's top attractions and hotels, plus recommendations on eating out, from Tim Jepson, our destination expert.<p>Why go?<p>A few years ago, Umbria was known, if at all, as Tuscany’s less alluring sister. Not any more: these days Italy’s …

How to Hit Europe's Greatest Cities for Under $500 in One Trip

Remember when the dollar was worth about four cents on the euro and American tourists were paying, like, $14 for ketchup? Trying to visit more than …

European Travel

Sex On Netflix: Did You Know That Netflix Has A “Steamy” Section?

Did you know that Netflix has 61 different categories of "steamy" movies? Here are 10 of the steamiest selections from Netflix's catalog of "steamy" …

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

European Travel

11 Photos That Will Convince You to Put Lisbon on Your Travel Bucket List

Lisbon is going to be a hot travel destination this year, and it's hard not to see why! The capital of Portugal is vibrant, cheerful, and rich with …

Flying

The best cities for a weekend break in the UK

Ad feature<p>Before we get started, let’s just establish a key detail: driving gives you options, taking public transport is…fine, but also kind of …

13 photos that prove that this Greek island is the perfect honeymoon spot

Its dreamy sunsets, pastel-colored houses, and stunning views of the Aegean make it one of the world's best places for a honeymoon.<p>This year, Santorini has been named the hottest honeymoon destination by Pinterest's Wedding Report 2017, which analyzed popular wedding trends and found a 70% rise in …

European Travel

5 Reasons Ireland and Scotland Should Be on Every Travel List This Winter

Winter is coming. Although spring has officially sprung, for many travelers who may book six to nine months out for international getaways, winter is …

Ireland

Where to find the best secluded beaches in Scotland

Fancy a seaside day with the sands all to yourself? Visit Scotland’s many miles of secluded beaches and unspoiled shores where the climate will surprise you.<p>As a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to visit more than 100 countries, but it took an American visitor to make me realise just how …

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

Reykjavík will be aglow in a spectrum of colour next month for the Northern Lights Run

Next month will see Reykjavík radiating in a spectrum of bright colour, with hundreds of people due to take part in a special five-kilometre night run whilst wearing illuminating LED wristbands.<p>Sponsored by WOW air, the brand new event is called the Northern Lights Run, which is part of the …

Northern Lights

The Best Places to Go Skiing in Switzerland

Switzerland

The 25 best European city breaks for spring 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 …

The Netflix Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

Sometimes a spot of television is all that's needed to help stoke even the most dormant of wanderlust.<p>While Netflix, the popular video-streaming …

Climbing

10 of the best rail journeys you've probably never heard of

The world's best hotel pools

The best New Forest hotels

An insider's guide to the top hotels in the New Forest, including the most hip and luxurious country house hotels with spas, and pubs with boutique bedrooms, in locations including Beaulieu and Lymington.<p>Lime Wood<p>New Forest, Hampshire, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Londoners looking to for a …

10 Of The Best Coats To Buy Right Now

1 of 10<p>The Parka<p>Containing a fine layer of super-insulating white duck down, Canada Goose’s Arctic parkas can withstand temperatures well below zero. …

Your Fairy Tale Guide through the Alps

<i>Did you know that Alps attracts approximately 120 million visitors every year? Ever wonder what it’s like to travel through the Alps? Here is your</i> …

12 boutique hotels and upmarket B&Bs in Wales where you can enjoy a luxury break

Wales is brimming with boutique hotels and beautiful little B&Bs which are so good there's no need for you to travel too far to enjoy a taste of …

Meet the New Gangster Warlords of Latin America

They remind me of the Dirty Dozen. Except there are more than twelve of these guys. And they look more badass.<p>In that classic 1967 war movie, the …

Mexico

Amy Schumer calls out teen boy's sexist joke

Amy Schumer had a good night at Sunday's Critics' Choice Movie Awards, taking home the MVP award.<p>So she was rightfully annoyed when she discovered …

Louis van Gaal walks out of Man Utd press conference, but where does it rank in the best managerial rants?

From Rafa Benitez's 'facts' tirade to Nigel Pearson's bizarre threats about ostriches, the Manchester United manager joins an esteemed list<p>How does Louis van Gaal storming out of this afternoon's press conference compare with this lot?<p>Rafael Benitez, January, 2009<p>Benitez launches a scathing attack …

Soccer

The best UK music festivals of 2015 and how to buy tickets

The UK music festival scene has boomed over the past decade, meaning that there are now few niches uncatered for – you can attend talks on astrophysics, watch bedazzling fireworks displays, participate in extreme sports and even dress up as a giant carrot should you wish to. Here is our guide to …

Festivals

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology