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Telegraph Travel Awards 2014: win a trip to One&Only Hayman Island

<b>One&Only Hayman Island, Australia</b><p><b>Prize value: £21,500</b><p>On this 10-day trip, you will stay six nights at the luxurious One&Only Hayman Island (oneandonlyresorts.com), including helicopter ride and spa treatments, and four nights at the Park Hyatt in Sydney plus return business-class flights with …

Infographic: John August's 11-Step Guide to Writing a Scene

A screenplay is made up of a lot of different pieces: acts, sequences, scenes, etc. Think of them as multi-sized blocks that you must stack, tear …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK

Hotel restaurants are back in vogue, thanks to innovative menus from a new generation of talented chefs. Sally Shalam selects great places to stay, with food to match<p>Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey<p>There are fewer than 10 British hotels whose chefs have been awarded two Michelin stars, and outside …

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

You've Never Seen The Alps Like This Before (PHOTOS)

Load up your camping gear -- these photos will make you yearn for the mountains.<p>Italian Lukas Furlan, a student at the Vienna University of Technology, took these photos while hiking in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol. When not in school in Austria, he tries to "hike as much as …

Steal the limelight in autumn fashion – in pictures

Make a dramatic entrance in flowing skirts, gorgeous knits and striking silk separates. As summer fades from view the time is ripe for luxurious layers, long coats and roll-neck sweaters. Take inspiration from Joseph, Marni and Jonathan Saunders and channel your inner 1950s heroine for a new season

Natural Light Portraits: Made In The Shade

One of the easiest ways to start shooting portraits is to use natural light. There’s no added expense of buying speedlites or strobes, or even …

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What Every Photographer Ought to Know About Successful Event Photography

I know that many people, upon hearing the term “event photography,” immediately begin to think of fancy gatherings like award shows, corporate …

Hung Up

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Autumn trends from the glossy magazines

Yes, I read Tatler, and Vogue too. It's fantasy shopping, where I can create a mental wishlist of unaffordable but desirable items. Here's what has caught my eye in the September issues<p>I hope you're sitting down, because I'm about to confess something you might find shocking. I read Tatler. I am …

Best Brunch In London

<i>StyleNest roundup the best brunch in London to add a touch of indulgence to your weekend and ensure you get the correct start to your day.</i> <i></i><p>It’s the …

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Britain's national parks: readers' tips

From Dartmoor to the Lake District, the Cairngorms to Snowdonia, there are warm and welcoming hotels and B&Bs for walkers – and relaxers – in the Britain's national parks<p>To add a tip for next week and to be in with a chance of winning a prize, go to guardianwitness<p>WINNING TIP: <b>Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel,</b> …

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The UK's best beaches, pub walks, outdoor pools and seaside hotels

Britain's interminable winter has finally ended and temperatures are forecast to soar to 25C in parts of the country over the bank holiday weekend. So where best to enjoy the sun? We've got the answers.<p>Great pub walks<p>If there's a better way to enjoy the warmth than a walk through picturesque …

The great British seaside sell-off

"Who doesn't like to be beside the seaside? Who doesn't love the first glimpse of sun sparkling on bright, blue-green waves, a salt tang in the air?" Around Britain's Seaside, published by the AA in 1979, described itself as an "exciting new publication", a "guide to the resorts of Britain from the …

Machu Picchu: the Inca Trail on horseback

Cesar and I hit the highest pass on our ride towards Machu Picchu in autumnal fog and driving rain. Not a good result, as the previous day’s lakeside shaman ceremony had promised photogenic sunshine. Instead, we glimpsed intimidating snowscapes rising steeply on either side through swirling cloud. …

Britain's 14 most beautiful seaside piers

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Meet a traveller

We get some of our best trip inspiration by chatting to fellow travellers. We caught up with Lonely Planet’s very own Jessica Crouch, part of our Online team and a tireless overland traveller, to pick her travel brain.<p><i>Jessica during a Spanish sunset. Image by Jessica Crouch.</i><p><b>What is your first</b> …

What to do in San Francisco: tips for every taste

If you’re going to San Francisco, you don’t actually need to wear flowers in your hair – that’s so 1967 ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENrmULWKbeM) – just come as you are, do your thing, and bliss out. Whether you’re a freak, geek, diva, or dandy, there’s a niche here with your name on it. At the local …

Top 10 reasons to visit Zambia

This large, landlocked country in southern Africa has natural attractions that rival any continental competitor. The sheer size and remoteness of Zambia’s vast network of national parks mean no safari jeep traffic jams, very personal service and an opportunity to meet massive mammals eye-to-eye. …

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Fifty Shades Freed is 'most discarded book'

The index claims to list those books which have been most frequently discarded by guests of the budget hotel chain.<p>While last year it was Fifty Shades of Grey topping the study, this year it is the third volume in the best-selling series, Fifty Shades Freed, that takes the number one spot.<p>The first …

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The world's great bridge climbs

A new viewing platform is planned for the Forth Rail Bridge, which would open up one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks to visitors with a head for heights.<p>If the viewing platform goes ahead as planned – organisers suggest an “ambitious” opening date of 2015 – the Forth Rail will join a …

England

9 top cities for 'detective travel'

Murder. Smuggling. Extortion. Here's all the grit your guidebook won't mention, but your favorite mystery writer will<p>Once upon a time it was the sunlit fjords, clean cities and reputedly gorgeous locals that drew tourists to Scandinavia.<p>Now it’s crime, grime and darkness that’s equally likely to …

Cape Town

How to travel by gondola in Venice

Drifting, mid-embrace, beneath the bridges of <b>Venice</b>’s canals is one of travel’s most popular romantic images.<p>Yet a recent collision between a gondolier and a ferry has sparked a debate about whether gondola rides are safe.<p>A 50-year-old German tourist and gondola passenger died following the …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

Twitter road trips USA: Chicago to Memphis, day two – as it happeend

Relive day two of Benji Lanyado's reader-led road trip from its calorie-laden start in Chicago to the oldest blues bar in Indianapolis.<p>Comments are now closed on this post, but you can catch up with Benji on day five

Over the last 30 years, Kilauea's eruptions have destroyed more than 200 homes. Yet despite its destructive force, many residents refuse to leave, making a living from the lava: http://bbc.in/17k80xX

Hollywood and Venice: A love story

Explore the backstreets and backlots of one of Hollywood’s favourite film location.<p>More so than Los Angeles, New York and London, there is one city above all others that film producers, directors and location scouts depend on: Venice.<p>The city’s good looks have provided the backdrop to some of the …

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