10 of the world’s best piers: readers’ travel tips

From a favourite of John Betjeman to Polish art-deco cafes, underwater observatories and Hemingways fishing spot our readers reveal their favourite over-water strolls Winning tip: Huntington Beach, California Huntington Beach is the spiritual home of Californian surfing. I love strolling out early in the morning along Huntington Beach Pier, when the marine layer mist lingers, […]

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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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10 of the best US hiking roads: readers’ traveling tips-off

From a bumpy wonderland with positions of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks Winning tip: Angels of Utah This five-mile round-trip hike within Zion national park takes you from the Virgin river to the top of Angels Landing( nearly 2,000 metres ). The views […]

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10 of the least-visited US national parks

With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where youre more likely to see a bear, moose or champ tree than another human Katmai national park, Alaska Katmai, in southern Alaska, is for the bears: its home to the worlds largest population […]

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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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