Northern Spain road trip: pull over for pintxos

Theres great food and striking design on the route from the Basque country to Galicia, taking in boutique hotels and beautiful beaches The road from San Sebastian to A Coruna is one of big cities, fairly fishing townships, high cliffs and raging ocean. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, […]

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British Columbia road trip: the art of get lost

This epic Canadian landscape is best enjoyed on a meandering, unplanned overland tour in a Jeep with a bed on the roof The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There […]

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North Carolina town used in Three Billboards film launchings location itinerary

The picturesque mountain town of Sylva is advertising itself as the real Ebbing, Missouri, with journey ideas that also show off North Carolinas blockbuster natural attractions United Nation holidays Film-inspired holidays North Carolina town used in Three Billboards film launchings location itinerary The picturesque mountain town of Sylva is advertising itself as the real Ebbing, […]

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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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10 great road trip-ups around the world: readers’ tips-off

Our tipsters drive through Transylvania bear country and the bayous of Louisiana, stargaze in Chile and enjoy the solitude of Siberia Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval townships of Brasov and Sighisoara. On the way, you’ll often […]

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Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis- a photo essay

The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides takes in wild sceneries, ancient ruinings and suffering traditions and its the longest dead-end in Britain The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and passing near the standing stones at Calanais, is probably the longest dead-end […]

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Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis- a photo essay

The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides takes in wild landscapes, ancient ruins and enduring traditions and its the longest dead-end in Britain The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and passing near the standing stones at Calanais, is likely the longest dead-end […]

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Croatia’s Dubrovnik devotes other rivieras a run for the money

( CNN) For those who can afford them, the French and Italian rivieras have always been unbeatable destinations for anyone in search of sunlight, ocean, sand and style. Or have they? With 260 days of sunshine and one of the most eye-catching coastlines in the Med, this chic stretching of Adriatic shoreline is justifiably pulling […]

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