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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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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18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the worlds wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hrPrice (single): From £45The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is […]

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Haggis, whisky … double beds: the new romance of the sleeper train

The revamped service from London to Scotland hopes to revive the luxury and glamour of overnight train travel On Sunday evening, the longest passenger train on Britain’s mainland rail network will pull out of Euston and head for the Scottish Lowlands. Several hundred customers, in 16 coach-and-fours, will be transported overnight with eight carriages arriving […]

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Islas Cies, Galicia: Spain’s treasured islands

Theyre home to one of Spains finest beaches, but have no automobiles , no hotels and visitor numbers are strictly limited As with all the best adventures, we never actually intended to go to the Islas Cies. The beaches of northern Galicia were our destination. Well, they were until my spouse clicked her weather app […]

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19 Of The Most Mysterious Places On Earth And Some Of Them Are Terrifying

There’s nothing more intriguing than a forbidden place. The fact that you are not allowed to go somewhere makes you want to visit it even more. Well, if that’s your kind of thing, prepare for a joyful ride as we discuss the world’s most mysterious and forbidden places, many of which are impossible to visit. […]

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Widow, 81, sole resident of remote island disputed by South Korea and Japan

Seoul, South Korea( CNN) In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband induced the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territory conflict between Japan and South Korea. For years, the couple were the tiny islands’ merely permanent residents, although other people, such as policeman, lighthouse operators […]

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Haggis, whisky … double beds: the new romance of the sleeper develop

The revamped service from London to Scotland hopes to revive the luxury and glamour of overnight develop travel On Sunday evening, the longest passenger train on Britain’s mainland rail network will pull out of Euston and head for the Scottish Lowlands. Several hundred clients, in 16 coaches, will be transported overnight with eight carriages arriving […]

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A backpacker’s guide to Sri Lanka: a one-month itinerary

The crowds head for its Cultural Triangle but Sri Lankas sights also include quieter national parks, hiking trails and beaches. Explore it with our guide on what to see and where to stay Why go? Few countries in Asia can offer such variety in a relatively small area, or are as easily navigable by bus […]

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