Country diary: a midwinter walk along the South Tyne trail

Alston, Cumbria: The path follows a long-closed branch lineandpasses through a valley layered with historyThe shadow of a semaphore signal falls diagonally across the tracks as we leave...

Tourism is coming… Northern Ireland turns into a Game of Thrones hotspot

Tourism boon for country as fans flock to visit sets and locations of the award-winning fantasy sagaThe group, tourists from Britain, Germany, the US and half a...

Faroe Islands: closed for repairs but open about self-promotion

The Faroes will be closed to tourists – except 100 volunteers – for a weekend in April as part of a campaign to promote tourism and sustainabilityIn parts of...

Why wild swimming in depths of winter is the new natural high

Once the preserve of SAS boot camps, outdoor swims in icy lakes and chilly seas are going mainstreamIn search of inner calm and the ultimate natural high, growing...

How to Get the Best Last-Minute Travel Deals

For the uninitiated, choosing the right time to book travel can feel like one of life’s great mysteries. Indeed, prices are constantly moving up and down—and those changes can make or break your travel...

Send us a tip on a UK adventure trail for the chance to win...

Whether you’ve followed a path with imaginative play opportunities or one with fun family nature tasks, we want to hear about itTrails through countryside, particularly woodland, can be...

Carnival time in Québec, Canada

The author of Chocolat finds fun, folk music and echoes of her past at Québec City’s winter festival and ventures into the province to find its spiritual heart

Is money to go travelling a suitable 21st birthday present?

He’s asked for cash, but we’re not sure whether relatives will think it’s rudeEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you...

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Giving Free Cruises to Teachers This Spring

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching a campaign to show its appreciation for educators by giving away free cruises to inspirational teachers.Ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week in May, the cruise...

Italy tourism minister attacks plans for Venice day-trippers charge

Gian Marco Centinaio says plan to charge visitors up to €10 is ‘useless and damaging’The Italian tourism minister has criticised plans by Venice authorities to charge day-trippers to...

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