European Travel

Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese

Rhodes and Kos are the Dodecanese’s big names, but this new island-hopping trip focuses on the archipelago’s smaller gems, where visitors may have the gorgeous beaches to themselves<p>There is a blueness of sea that seems feasible only via Photoshop or an Instagram filter, but which is made real …


Hands-On Activities in Paris

It's not always our first instinct as travelers, but signing up for cooking classes, walking tours with a local and wine tastings is an incredible …


The Best Pictures from the Science Marches Happening Around the World


A Cultural Bucketlist for Europe - including @Gmurzynska

Europe is one of the best places in the world to experience art and culture, and the continent’s expansive history has created a very diverse …


Inside the romantic Irish castle where golfer Rory McIlroy married this weekend

A 13th Century castle along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way was the stunning location for professional golfer Rory McIlroy’s marriage to Erica Stoll over the weekend. Now a five-star luxury hotel, Ashford Castle in Mayo welcomed a host of stars from the sporting and entertainment worlds to celebrate …

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What do French Londoners think about France's Presidential election?

With just days left before the first round of votes are cast in the French elections, we spoke to a variety of French expats who are planning to vote for their preferred candidate.<p>London is home to almost 300,000 French nationals. Many live, work and study in the South Kensington area, home to the …


Major airline event in Belfast raises new flight hopes

<b>A major conference involving the airline industry is being held in Belfast, with Northern Ireland airports hoping to secure new flights.</b><p>Around 1,200 people are attending Routes Europe at the Waterfront Hall. The conference is held annually in different cities.<p>The three-day event begins on Sunday …

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São Miguel East Tour in The Azores

Discover the East half of São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Nordeste, tea plantations and more!Observe the volcanic fumaroles in action, enjoy tremendous views over Furnas lake and town, be impressed by the cliffs and waterfalls of Nordeste (East coast) and learn how …


World's worst airport revealed as Brit visitors vent at horrendous queues

British travellers have named New York’s JFK as the world’s worst airport.<p>Frustrated fliers told of waiting three hours to clear immigration there – …

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This is the best country in the world for a vacation

Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases a report on the world’s most travel-friendly destinations. This year’s report, titled “The Travel …


Is Amsterdam the World’s New Culinary Capital?

<b>Amsterdam’s au courant culinary scene has the makings of a dynamic renaissance.</b><p>Amsterdam’s Moon restaurant opened in the spring of 2016, and the …


On the Trump train to Siberia: Even on the Trans-Siberian Railway, I couldn’t get away from our new American reality

A Russian guy popped his head out from his compartment. “Trump!” he said, making a thumbs-up gesture<p>I did not expect to be in Siberia for Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>Which is to say, I’d known for a few months that I’d be in Siberia on Jan. 20, 2017. I just thought I’d be missing Hillary Clinton’s …


The Peak District: Stunning Countrysides and Vistas

Hiking the top of the ridge on Mam Tor, in the Peak District of central England.<p>The Dunscar Farm B&B offers comfy rooms and remarkable English …

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Plaça Reial in Barcelona, Spain

One of the most photogenic squares in Barcelona, the Plaça Reial is a delightful retreat from the traffic and pedestrian mobs on the nearby Rambla. Numerous eateries, bars and nightspots lie beneath the arcades of 19th-century neoclassical buildings, with a buzz of activity at all hours.<p>It was …


'The walks give clarity': how Wales hike helped PM decide on next step

Theresa May’s walks around Dolgellau gave her the space to decide to call the general election that took the UK by surprise<p>General election – live updates<p>‘During the walk,” says Michael Burnett, author of Walks in and Around Dolgellau Town, “there are a series of revelations. Those moments of …

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Trump applauds Le Pen's strength

Got a minute? Trump dubs Le Pen ‘strongest’… $1 for wall, $1 for Obamacare… ‘no rush’ for health care and tax… and everything else today in US politics. By Amber Jamieson


Macron on the march to centre of French politics

The cameras are rolling recording the rise of Emmanuel Macron from the shadows to the spotlight.<p>Three years ago Macron was an unknown.<p>Dimanche, ce sera le début d’une nouvelle France. #MacronPrésident<p>— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 17, 2017 Many say his …


Listed homes – in pictures

A chance to snap up properties of historic importance in Bath, Suffolk and Warwickshire

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Three glorious hours cut off by the tide

Foulney Island, Morecambe Bay This shingle spit provides winter quarters for thousands of eider ducks<p>The rising tide fetched with it slews of blue sky. As I walked the causeway jumble of rocks, the sea slopped gently below. I was about to be cut off for three glorious hours on Foulney …

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Top 5 Europe travel destinations to visit this summer

While most of us out there crave an extensive vacation travelling across Europe, this is not always a viable option for a lot of people. Anything …


7 Natural Wonders You Need to Explore in Italy

We all know Italy to be a haven for hardcore foodies and history buffs, home to amazing man-made wonders such as the marinara pizza and the Leaning …


This Amalfi Coast Villa Is the Vacation Home of Your Pastel Dreams

Sometimes a place captures your imagination—whether you’ve actually visited or only heard tales of its charms. In the case of Positano on Italy’s “divine” Amalfi Coast, you need only to see one or two photos of the rocky coastline, hidden beaches, quaint village, and crystalline shores to know it …


This is the best city in the world for millennials

Apartment-hunting website Nestpick recently released its list of the best cities in the world for discerning millennials, and the timing couldn’t be …


This is the best value beach destination in Europe

And you probably haven't heard of it...<p>If you're researching booking your next summer holiday but want some cheap travel ideas, turn your attention …


Not just noodles: culinary adventures in northern Kyūshū

The quality of the gastronomic offerings in Japan’s southern island of Kyūshū could keep a food-focused traveller satisfied for decades. The culinary scene here is diverse and always comes with a story – an nth-generation recipe, a centuries-old technique, a tea-bearing monk – making the experience …


The 10 Best European Destinations for Your Money

Book your vacation now.<p>With the U.S. dollar strong and summer transatlantic airfares at record lows, it's an excellent time to plan your next …


7 Underrated Places to Visit in France

Many travelers put Paris at the top of their France bucket list, but there's a lot more to the beautiful country than the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. …


Gaudí's First House is Opening to the Public – And It's Gorgeous

Antoni Gaudí's name is virtually synonymous with Barcelona, thanks to his unique neo-Gothic style and the masterpiece that is the Sagrada Familia. …


'I fell for Mallorca and bought an orange farm there … on a whim'

Author Peter Kerr swapped his Scottish farm for an orange grove and discovered the history and laid-back attitude of ‘l’illa de la calma’<p><b>The magic of Mallorca and the July atmosphere made me buy an orange farm there, on a whim</b>. I was on holiday with my wife and we were driving through the mountains …

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Trump called Pavarotti a "good friend." Pavarotti's widow sang a different tune.

During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Italy on Thursday, President Donald Trump praised late Italian opera singer Luciano …

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