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The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

Great Getaways<p>To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, …

These are the 20 cheapest cities on Earth

Heat seeking: where it's hot right now

We profile five destinations where the sun is shining. This week: Dubai, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Namibia and Burma<p><b>Dubai</b><p><b>The forecast</b><p>In the late 20s for the next few days, with a touch of cloud at the weekend.<p><b>What to do</b><p>For all Dubai’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek …

7 prescriptions for happy travel

Happiness is part science, part art, part luck. For travelers, if the most detailed itinerary can’t guarantee good weather, it certainly can’t guarantee a happy travel experience, and the perfect holiday doesn’t come in pill form. But with a little knowledge of the inner workings of the human …

Moscow, Russia

The Guardian Teacher Network has resources this week to help you whether you are teaching English as a foreign, second or additional language<p>Many people all over the world will be embarking on English language courses this summer, and the Guardian Teacher Network has inspiring resources to help …

Why June is the only time to travel

According to the long term weather forecast, Flaming June is set to become Raining June this year. Time to think about heading south instead, and it you aren’t tied to school vacations, you couldn’t pick a better time to travel. Book a holiday to the Mediterranean this month and you can travel at …

Valencia attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>It doesn’t usually get too cold in winter in <b>Valencia,</b> and you can often sit outside during the day even in January and February. At the height of summer it can get uncomfortably hot, but there are at least plenty of beaches right on the doorstep.<p>With dynamic museums, a flourishing restaurant …

Why tourists still have a passion for Paris

Boris is going to choke on his crumpet. Figures published this week show that France has retained its status as the world's top tourist destination, with 83 million foreign visitors in 2012, and Paris remains the most visited city in the world with 33 million tourists a year, half of which were …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

01 of 11<p>The best way to plan a tour of Barcelona is to divide the town into districts, beginning in the center and working your way out to the …

Winter holidays: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winning tip<p><b>Ice screams</b><p>Just because you’re a non-skier doesn’t mean you have to give up the fast winter thrills of the mountains. Oh no; instead of hurtling down the slopes at breakneck speed on skis, why not swap your mode of transport for an Olympic bobsleigh? The “bob racing …

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

First World War centenary: sights and events in France and Belgium

The statistics are numbing. Nearly 12,000 Commonwealth soldiers lie buried at Tyne Cot cemetery near Ypres, with a further 35,000 listed there as missing. Some 20,000 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. More than 250 tons of unexploded munitions are still found every …

Ten delightfully different Christmas markets in Europe

From Alpine summits to the coast of Cornwall, we've tiptoed off the well-trodden Christmas market trail to bring you ten of our European favourites for a festive shop.<p><b>Schloss Hellbrunn</b><b>‏, Austria</b><p>Christmas markets glitter all over Austria come advent, but few are as magical as this one held at …