Travelling light is the closest thing to feeling free

Not carrying much means your plans can change on a whimI have crossed borders with nothing but a rucksack on my back. Arrived in countries with a...

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...

Wild weekend: a family activity break in Yorkshire

Raft building, zipwires, archery, buscraft skills … Kingswood adventure centre in South Yorkshire offers families a whirlwind of organised fun‘We don’t have to join in with other...

A New Coral Reef Was Just Discovered Off the Coast of Italy

For travelers, southern Italy just got even more appealing: The country’s first coral reef has been discovered off the coast of Puglia, near the seaside town of Monopoli.Researchers at the...

Exposed: hidden travel agent fees send air fares sky high

Online comparison site’s ‘best price’ doubles when its own fees, buried in small print, are addedOnline travel agent Opodo seemed to offer the best deal when Des...

Six of the UK’s best guided nature walks for families

A fun activity on a guided walk brings the countryside to life for kids. One dad even gets his three splashing about in the rainy Norfolk Broads

Country diary: quays to a transformation

Quoile Pondage, County Down: Coots, not coal-boats, now ply the waters of what was once a marine estuaryThere’s sward under my feet but behind me are mooring bollards...

Solo travel for women is about freedom, in every sense of the word

Solo travel is on the rise, especially among women, but Rosita Boland has always found it the most adventurous and rewarding way to see the worldFor years,...

Obscure European Road Laws You May Not Know You’re Breaking

When planning a grand European road trip, there are plenty of practical driving tips to keep in mind. But many countries have obscure, quirky, and archaic rules on the books as well. Some are...

Walks of art: six of the best trails in the UK

These trails take in everything from street art in Birmingham to Henry Moores in West Yorkshire – where our man and his dog find the natural attractions as alluring as the manmade...

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