Holiday

  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    I’ve visited more than 400 British railway stations and these are the best (and worst)

    Since the first time I travelled on a train without a parent in tow (I was 14 and, clearly seeking the high life, went with two mates to Wigan to watch my football team Wrexham), I’ve seen the end of cigarette smoking on platforms, the demise of slam-door trains and the dreaded Pacer carriages, the influx of chain coffee shops and the “innovation” of ticket barriers.

    9-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Why one island’s volcanic disaster hasn’t stopped the most adventurous tourists

    The volcanic episode that began on 19 September 2021 on the Canary Island of La Palma was what you might call a slow burner. No shattering explosions, no incandescent boulders thrown miles into the sky, no pyroclastic flows of superheated pumice and gas hurtling murderously downhill. After a week of portentous earthquakes, lava spouted forth from fissures along the Cumbre Vieja ridge. From the settlements far below, it seemed fairly innocuous at first, no more threatening than a couple of big Ro

    5-min read
  • SportThe Telegraph

    England v Spain: Which is best for food, history and culture?

    You may, possibly, have heard. Today will see England and Spain contest the final of the Euro 2024 football tournament. So what better reason to compare the two countries, not just on football, but on their travel appeal: from history to food, coastline, music and wine?

    9-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    50 affordable (or free) things to do with kids this summer

    When George Gershwin wrote the lyrics “summertime and the living is easy” he probably wasn’t thinking of the average British school child, now facing the luxuriant prospect of six long and languorous weeks of maths-free, fun-packed freedom. One thing, however, is sure. He definitely wasn’t channelling the life experience of the average British parent, gearing up to keep those children entertained all day, every day, on a dwindling budget.

    24-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Do you know your SUX from your DOH? Take our airport name quiz

    Tempers are flying in Italy. Or, more specifically, at Milan Malpensa, the country’s northern airport hub. Local officials have revealed plans to rename it after the country’s controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The decision has been met with consternation among some Italians, although this isn’t the first time an airport name has caused upset.

    1-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    How Jersey reinvented itself as the ultimate hiking island

    Back in the day, my grandparents holidayed in Jersey. Every year, same hotel. And they certainly weren’t alone. Thousands of Brits headed to the biggest Channel Isle for its VAT-free shopping and cheap booze.

    9-min read
  • HealthThe Telegraph

    What to do if you get ill on holiday abroad

    We all hope it never happens, but what do you do if you or a companion is taken seriously ill, or has an accident on holiday? What kind of treatment can you expect, how do you make sure you get it and how do you pay for it? And what happens if you need to be flown home in an air ambulance? Here are your questions answered.

    5-min read