Sunday, July 21, 2019

Travel

From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Rail booking website will split journeys into smaller legs to reduce fares

Train booking platform Loco2 has launched a money-saving feature that it says could reduce the costs of one-way tickets by up to 50%. Pricehack works...

Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?

How many people travel abroad on holiday? Tourism is on the rise. In 2018 there were a record 1.4bn international tourist arrivals, according to the...

Chile’s mystical Elqui valley and its sky full of stars

The Atacama desert may be the driest non-polar place on Earth but on its southern fringe is a stretch of vineyard-lined hills – the...

Great places to see wildlife in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Rainham, Essex Cuckoos, kingfishers, water voles, marsh harriers, seals and fantastic views from the coffee shop: inside the M25! Take a bow, Rainham...

10 of the best UK and European theme parks: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Naturlandia, Andorra This mountain park is home to Tobotronc, a really exhilarating 5km toboggan run – the world’s longest alpine slide – which...

Scenic cycling routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Three countries round Lake Constance Cycling round all or part of Lake Constance delivers maximum scenic delights for minimum effort. September is an...

10 of Europe’s best new seaside hotels

Aria Estate, Peloponnese, Greece On a remote and rocky hillside on the Mani peninsula, a 90-minute drive south from Kalamata airport, Aria Estate is a...

A cycling tour of the Normandy D-day landing beaches

Precariously small landing craft lurching about in an unruly sea. Young men’s faces set in a mixture of determination and trepidation. The beach before...

40 of the best beaches in Europe

Spain La Concha, San Sebastián It’s the Chrysler Building of beaches: instantly recognisable but nevertheless thrilling and heart-lifting. La Concha is the most beautiful urban beach...

Tarifa holiday guide: the best activities, bars, restaurants and hotels

tarifa map It’s the most southerly town in mainland Europe, only 14km from Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s a 1,000-year-old walled labyrinth with...