• Why group trips aren’t for ‘people with no mates’

    “Before I went on my first group trip with Intrepid Travel, my big worry was that I was on my way to India with a bunch of people who couldn’t tie their own shoelaces,” says 40-year-old Jacqueline Armour, an IT contractor from Glasgow. But although she admits “you do get the odd person who needs to be hand-held,” for the most part, she’s made “instant pals” with her fellow travellers, and found them an “inspiring” bunch.

  • The ultimate guide to Yellowstone National Park

    If there is any truth to the old adage that “size matters”, then Yellowstone National Park matters a great deal. Because this crucial corner of the American West is big; an enormity of almost 3,500 square miles, so large that it spreads out across three of the 50 US states.

  • Is this the ‘Sutton Hoo of the North’? The new Northumberland museum bringing ancient Britain to life

    “In many ways there is bugger all to see here,” admits Roger Miket as we walk across what seems to be just another picturesque field of sheep grazing in the Cheviot Hills. “But then there is your imagination,” he enthuses, “and the wonder that you can come here and stand where kings once stood.”

  • Italy’s beautiful south – offering glorious beaches and pretty villages without the crowds

    Every country has its forgotten corners, the regions ignored by visitors, the backwaters often blighted by poverty, history and geographical bad luck. Even Italy, among the most blessed of destinations, has such outposts, places that until recently were often seen only by well-informed pioneers.

  • We should lament Rome’s decision to end a 2,000-year tradition at the Pantheon

    The Pantheon is – without any shadow of a doubt – one of the greatest buildings ever made. It has stood at the heart of the oldest quarter of Rome for very nearly 2,000 years. A former Roman temple – finished but probably not commissioned under Emperor Hadrian in 120 AD – it was consecrated as the church of St Mary and the Martyrs in 609. Raphael, the great Renaissance painter, and two kings of Italy – Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I – are among those entombed there.

  • Airbnb out-of-towners have ruined my chocolate-box village

    Illicit couples who stay in bed all weekend, raucous groups of Hooray Henries drinking rosé in the garden, football fans watching matches loudly on their phones lying on a sun lounger, music-lovers who party until 4am… these are just some of the antics I’ve been subjected to while living next to a cottage rented out for short-term lets.

  • How long will it take to renew my passport? The latest advice as five-week strike confirmed

    Delays in receiving new passports have been an unhappy reality for British travellers over the past couple of years.

  • Win a two-week Caribbean holiday worth £25,000

    Voting in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards is now open, giving you the opportunity to nominate the holiday companies and destinations that have surpassed your expectations. Subscribers and registered users of the Telegraph who complete our survey also have the chance to win one of 10 luxury holidays – including this two-week Caribbean trip worth £25,000.

  • British Airways has lost another battle in the war with its Middle Eastern rivals

    There is an ABBA movement gathering momentum in southern Africa. Not the Swedish pop group, of course. These travelling malcontents are declaring they’ll fly on Anything But British Airways. It’s an old joke but one that’s doing the rounds again among folk who must flit between London and Johannesburg or Cape Town.

  • The strikes that could ruin your holiday – our calendar of travel chaos

    We are becoming all too familiar with strikes impacting our everyday lives, and it’s now time to consider how upcoming industrial action could also throw your holiday plans into disarray.

  • How did glamping become such a staggering waste of money?

    Glamping once offered salvation for millions of Britons who like their great outdoors in comfortable (and still affordable) doses. Roll mat-induced backache would be swapped for warm bedding and proper shelter from the elements, but crucially there was still the promise of the wild, with the same dewy grass and bracing countryside walks lurking outside. It would cost more than pitching a tent, of course, but the two activities were cut from the same cloth. No longer. Slowly but surely, additiona

  • Inside the abandoned Italian ski resort enjoying an unlikely renaissance

    On the snow-covered summit ridge overlooking the Italian village of Gaver, the bright red bullwheel looks like a relic from a bygone industrial age. This giant pulley was once the top of a busy ski lift, its path still visible beneath the line of rusting steel pylons running down the hillside. But the last time anyone queued to ski here was a decade ago, and the engine, cables, and buttons have long since been sold for scrap.

  • Succession's glamorous filming locations that you can visit in real life

    The fourth and final series of superlative drama Succession hits screens this week. The Sky Atlantic satire follows the exploits of the dizzyingly wealthy and highly dysfunctional Roy family, who are jostling for control of their father’s media empire – and as well as plot twists, it provides plenty of travel inspiration.

  • A new way of travelling is coming sooner than you might think

    “You really need to point the nose up now, we’re losing altitude fast.”

  • How the island of La Palma bounced back after the volcanic eruption

    I stand, trying to take in the scene beneath and beyond me, trying to get a grip on the true scale and grandeur of this landscape. To get here I’d followed a path that had climbed steadily in the shade of candelabra-like pine trees, branches spreading out from deeply runnelled trunks of silver and black, our footsteps cushioned by a thick carpet of their long needles.

  • The best hotels near Edinburgh Airport

    Choose the right hotel near Edinburgh airport carefully and you might find a few appreciated extras. A relaxing swim before you slip into a spa pre-evening flight, perhaps, or an excellent breakfast to fill you up ahead of your journey – or even a round of golf to kick-start the trip. You might consider staying for more than one night – why not when you can whizz into the city centre by train, tram or bus? Here's our pick of the best hotels near Edinburgh aiport with parking, comfortable bedroom

  • The historic cruise line with a fiercely loyal British following

    A classic stalwart of the British cruising scene, Fred Olsen Cruises is beloved by a devoted coterie of guests who are fiercely loyal to its particular brand of homespun cruising.

  • The 44 best restaurants in Amsterdam

    It's easy to eat your way round Amsterdam. Why not start with lunch at an apothecary shop-turned diner, or enjoy a blowout supper at a double-Michelin restaurant with high-rise views? You could swing by a sparsely decorated canalside joint which knocks out some of the city’s best sandwiches or head to an upscale food hall with vendors selling everything from Turkish meze to sushi. Foodies should make a beeline for the über-hip eateries in the dining quarter of De Pijp, but just as pleasing is a

  • The best things to do in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam delivers the goods when it comes to memorable experiences and attractions. With canals weaving through the city, gabled buildings providing glimpses of a bygone past, and myriad museums portraying the importance of Amsterdam's role in history, it is a city full of extraordinary things to do.

  • How to spend a weekend in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is a city that celebrates individuality, encourages quirkiness and delights in difference. It has a long history of riches and rebelliousness. The glory-days of the 17th century, the über-cosy 1800s, the counter-culture explosion of the 1960s – they’ve all left tidelines along Amsterdam’s canals: opulent gables, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, barrel-lined cafés, gardens of rare blooms, marijuana-selling 'coffeeshops', and Miss Marple bicycles.

  • Why you should visit Guyana, South America's last wilderness

    Adorned with a crown of colourful feathers, the Makushi chief is a glorious embodiment of his rainforest kingdom.

  • The crumbling Norfolk seaside town being restored to its former glory

    Never judge a book by its cover. Or, indeed, a hotel by its exterior. There are many metrics by which to make snap assessments about a hotel’s soul (dining-room chairs are my favourite litmus test – if they have scrimped here, scarper; ditto the ladies’ loos) but I have found some of Britain’s best boltholes hidden down insalubrious back streets, above pet shops even.

  • Antarctica with a wheelchair? No problem

    Out of the fog, white and ghostly, gliding on silent outstretched wings, came an albatross. Its wingtips kissed the wind-tossed waves as it circled our ship, flying almost perpendicular to the heaving ocean below. We had entered the dreaded Drake Passage, the notoriously rough stretch of sea between the southernmost tip of South America and the outstretched arm of Antarctica.

  • Three epic alternatives to South Africa’s Garden Route

    Four hours east of Cape Town, the Garden Route begins to carve its way around ragged inlets, past lustrous lagoons, and through indigenous forests. It’s a land of sweeping wildflower meadows, vast beaches and sprawling vineyards, bursting with luscious grapes.

  • As prices soar, these destinations offer a glimmer of hope for budget travellers

    Prices for travellers are rising sharply all round the world. Hardly surprising you might think given what is happening in this country. But according to the latest Holiday Costs Barometer from the Post Office, the rises caused by inflation are being exacerbated by a fall in the value of sterling against many currencies.

  • These are Britain’s 10 most overrated tourist attractions

    A new survey based on TripAdvisor comments has ranked Blackpool Tower the most complained-about attraction in the UK. In fact, so allegedly dire is the seaside town’s 518-feet high pastiche on the Eiffel Tower (which doesn’t feature in the list) that it has been placed second-worst in the world, with 9.4 per cent of all reviews deemed “poor” or “terrible” – topping the list was the Palace of Versailles.