Beara of glad tidings: south-west Ireland’s other great peninsula

The Beara peninsula is less popular than nearby honeypots such as the Ring of Kerry and all the better for it, says Philip Watson, who discovers rugged scenery, stone circles and great little bars The vast majority of tourists to south-west Ireland head out to fashionable foodie West Cork, loop-the-loop round the famous Ring of […]

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East Germany’s old ours transformed into new pond district

Despite a 2.2 bn regeneration programme, the Lusatian Lake District project, on land once occupied by the GDRs industrial heartland, remains relatively unknown to non-east Germans. So we took a tour This was once one of the dirtiest areas in East Germany, says Sren, my tour guide from IBA Tours, as our motorcycles swoosh through […]

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‘ Coolest place on planet’ accolade stirs interest in Ireland’s wild north

National Geographic Traveller love Donegal, and local people in an area struggling for jobs and worried about Brexit see only benefits Mornings in Donegal can be so beautiful they take the breath away. Last week, soft pinkish lighting violated through early clouds hanging over Killybegs harbour, bouncing off the water of the port and into […]

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20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

The dazzling colours and great food of Greeces famous islands extend to these lesser-known sand-fringed destinations, which boast wonderful places to stay especially for late- or out-of-season breaks Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands and a […]

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10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B& amp; Bs, guesthouses and gtes offer comfy pitstops on a French escapade, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may demonstrate hard to leave Manoir de Troezel Vras, Brittany Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Franoise Mayniers immaculately kept gardens just inland from Brittanys Pink Granite Coast. She […]

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Iceland schemes Airbnb regulations amid tourism explosion

Move to tax people who rent out properties through website as officials and residents express concerns over guest impact Iceland is poised to curb an Airbnb detonation as it tries to balance record tourist numbers with the protection of its spectacular unspoilt scenery and traditional lifestyle. Proposed legislation, which could become law the coming week, […]

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