World Traveller

By Anthony Carter | If travelling is your passion, this magazine will soon become a passion for your passion! Travel news, stories, articles, features, and updates, as well as photos, images and all the visual candy you could possibly hope for will make this your one-stop location for all your travel-related content.

The best-read travel stories of 2016

Searching for the best beaches, the greatest walks, alternative city breaks and favourite destinations – with a twist – guided readers towards this selection of great stories from the past year<p>1. The 50 best beaches in the world<p>Beaches are good for many things, and not just lazing on, as it …

Travel

10 of the hottest new travel destinations for 2017

Kate Lough predicts where we will be wanting to go next year

Travel

The world's best hotels for spa breaks

So many elements of travel are in the lap of the gods; sun and snow in the right place at the right time; smooth connections from A to B. But there’s one trip you can guarantee: the January guilt trip, accompanied with the post-Christmas sale that cashes in on a detox, diet and booze-free bazaar. …

Travel predictions: where to travel in 2017

In light of the fragile value of sterling, my instinct is that 2017 will be a year when people look beyond the Eurozone and countries with currencies pegged to the US dollar, to nations with economies more precarious than our own. Bar the British Virgin Islands and Barbados, the EC dollar is used …

São Paulo

Your 10 favourite holiday destinations of 2016 (according to Google)

Cape Verde

The top travel bucket list experiences, ranked

The Independent's Head of Travel Nicola Trup and Deputy Head of Travel Laura Chubb tell you which bucket list experiences should top your to-do list, …

List-Worthy

10 top tips from our New York correspondent

Our insider tells us where to find cutting-edge art, amazing views and cheap beer away from the crowds – and why a baseball game is a must-do<p>Great bridge for sunsets<p>The Brooklyn Bridge is so crammed you can barely move. Instead, walk over the <b>Pulaski Bridge</b>, which connects the tip of Greenpoint, …

Manhattan

‘Standing by the Bosphorus gives me goosebumps’: Jason Goodwin's Istanbul

For the novelist, Istanbul is rich in Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman history, and is a place where Russian submarines, supertankers and tourist boats all glide through the heart of the city<p><b>I first came to Istanbul on a wave of youthful romanticism</b>, making my way across eastern Europe on foot, …

Europe

10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Glühwein and hot chocolate, snowy views, empty museums and comfort food … Guardian readers pick the best European cities for an atmospheric winter holiday<p>Winning tip: Tobogganing in Zurich<p>The best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of …

Europe

The 10 best places in the US to visit in 2017 revealed by Lonely Planet: The travel experts name 'Beer City' Asheville in North Carolina as the No1 destination

• <b>Lonely Planet has announced its list of the top 10 most exciting places to visit in the US for 2017</b>• <b><br>North Carolina's Appalachian haven, Asheville, was</b> …

Places to go in Sri Lanka: readers’ travel tips

Colombo, Jaffna and Galle captivate readers, as do Sri Lanka’s national parks (with leopards), beautiful B&Bs, street food (with a real kick) and tea. Lots of tea<p><b>Winning tip: Sri Lankan gothic</b><p>Have tea, dinner or cocktails in <b>Helga’s Folly</b>, a fabulously spooky gothic mansion in the midst of jungle …

Sri Lanka

Holiday inspiration: THESE are going to be the top 10 destinations to travel to in 2017

GETTY•EXPRESSMAPPED: The 10 places for travel in 2017<p>2016 has been a tumultuous year and in just a few short weeks it will all be over.<p>The many …

United Arab Emirates

Fascinating maps reveal how far you can travel by train from European cities in a day (and it’s London and Paris that are best-connected)

• <b>In contrast, rail travel from cities such as Podgorica, Riga and Sofia is far more limited, research reveals</b>• <b><br>The maps were created by Peter Kerpedjiev</b> …

10 top tips from our Moscow correspondent

The Russian capital is full of cultural high points, from galleries and parks to its restaurants, bars and baths. Our writer picks the must-sees plus his own favourites<p>Kandinsky by the river<p>There’s plenty of art to see in Moscow, but the one unmissable stop is the new wing of the Tretyakov Gallery, …

Europe

The wild beaches and islands of Western Australia’s Coral Coast

Natural wonders are as elemental and ancient as they get on the Coral Coast, north of Perth. And charter flights and Indigenous guides are helping to open up its islands, peninsulas and lagoons<p>In October 1616, a Dutch trading ship on its way to Java was blown off course and fetched up on a long, …

Australia

The world's best hidden beaches: Cape Town

Cape Town’s stunning rugged coastline is studded with great beaches, but they can get very busy. In the first of a new series on hidden beaches, here are 10 the locals head for to avoid the crowds<p>Queens Beach<p>The seaside suburb of Sea Point has many beaches (Sea Point itself, Rocklands, Granger Bay …

Beaches

Alt city guide to Birmingham

With independent art and street food scenes, and clubs and soundsystems bursting with bass, the second city has first-rate cultural credentials – if, like our writer, you know where to look<p>Creatively, Birmingham is elusive. Unlike many cities, it does not have an identifiable cultural DNA. It has …

London

Frugal Destinations: 5 Reasons the Baltic States Are Great for Budget Travel!

Have you ever wished your vacation could include five-dollar meals accompanied by a free shot of vodka and three-star hotels that cost less than $50? …

Europe

How to climb Kilimanjaro without the crowds

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain is on many people’s bucket list, but the relative ease of the climb means most routes are overcrowded. Our writer finds a less trodden trail<p>• Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Tell us about your experience in the comments below<p>Many trekkers arrive at Mount …

Outdoors

15+ spots that prove Montreal is one of the most romantic cities in the world

With a diverse landscape consisting of historical sites, beautiful parks, scenic views, and cozy restaurants and bars, Montreal is one of the most …

Canada

The 8 best wine towns in Italy

Photo: Giacomo Carena<p>ITALY HAS WINE TOWNS IN EACH of its 20 regions, making it exceedingly difficult to choose where to start with a glass. Each area …

Italy

Travel photographer captures what happens when you tell someone they're beautiful

Turkish photographer Mehmet Genç goes by another moniker on his social media: ‘Rotasiz Seyyah’, which translates as ‘nomad with no set path'. For the last four years he has been travelling around the world taking pictures of indigenous communities.<p>These striking shots are part of his “You are so …

Photography

10 of the best small towns in the US: readers’ travel tips

To get a real feel for the diversity and quirkiness of America, visit its small towns – where fascinating history, regional cuisine and great scenery are just some of the attractions<p><b>Winning tip: Helper, Utah</b><p>Helper is an old mining town 100 miles or so from Salt Lake City. It had been in decline for …

Blue Ridge Mountains

An ideal place for contemplation: Isla de Lobos, off Fuerteventura

This tiny Canary island, close to Fuerteventura, is remarkable for its rugged beauty and isolation, both of which inspired a key passage in the Danish crime writer Thomas Rydahl’s debut novel<p>From afar it looks like an old hat. Or the elephant inside the snake in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous …

Beaches

Readers' travel photography competition: October – the winners

From Iceland to South Africa, there were some beautifully captured moments from the natural world among this month’s entries. Scroll down to see the winning shot, judged by Mick Ryan of fotovue.com. Monthly winners will be displayed at the year-end exhibition at the Guardian’s London office; the …

Photography

Iran holiday guide: from Tehran to Isfahan and beyond

With staggering architecture, exotic landscapes and rich culture, Iran offers endless adventure. Resident Haleh Anvari is our guide around Persepolis, Yazd, Kashan and more<p>Explore more of Iran on a food tour<p>My beloved British friends! It has been 25 years since I threw that goodbye party in …

Iran

Half-term inspiration: Britain's favourite days out