The six-year saga of the Titanic II continues. Clive Palmer, the Australian mining tycoon and politician behind the project, has controversially announced that the European headquarters of his Blue Star Line cruise company will be based in Paris as of 2019, rather than London as originally planned – with the blame rested at the feet of Brexit.
Barely 18 months after finishing work on the longest water-spanning bridge in the world - a 36km behemoth stretching across Hangzhou Bay - in 2009 China launched construction on another, a Y-shaped link between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland that would seize its title comfortably.
Ice Age nomads, native Indian tribes, Russian fur traders and 19th-century gold prospectors have all left their mark on the 49th state.
Whether you’re keen to get your first turns in on fresh snow early in the winter or are looking for an end-of-season blast and want to avoid the slushy remains of the season, booking a high-altitude resort is your safest option. Good conditions are pretty much assured, no matter how the forecast has fared.
An expert guide to the best all-inclusive hotels in Greece, including the top places to stay for kid's clubs, family-friendly facilities, watersports, beach access, swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and rooms with sea views.
We’re pretty lucky in Britain. While Americans are not entitled to any paid leave, making do with whatever their company is willing to dish out (typically around 10 days for those who have been employed for longer than a year), UK workers get a bare minimum of 28 days, including bank holidays, to gallivant around the globe.
Set attractively on a sweeping curve in the River Main and close to the peaks of the Odenwald mountain range, Miltenberg is a former prosperous trading town famed for its small but charming Old Town, wealth of half-timbered houses, and two top-notch museums.
They’re no longer an item, but the Czech Republic and Slovakia will still celebrate their big anniversary in style.
I caught my first glimpse of the bridge while coming in to land at Copenhagen airport. We were still quite high but there was no mistaking it stretching out across the expanse of rippling blue water separating Denmark from Sweden. I had dreamed of this moment; I’d had nightmares about it.
It wasn’t so long ago that there were only a handful of expensive restaurants in the city to get excited about. Now, York’s fine food scene is vibrant, modern and fresh. Here's an insider's guide to the best places to eat in York, including seriously impressive British dining, quality Japanese, new takes on gastronomical greats and where to find the best espresso.
You cannot see the Yew Maze at Hever Castle from Anne Boleyn’s bedroom. The small space where Henry VIII’s second wife spent her childhood is at the north-west corner of the building, out of sight of the box of hedges and leafy pathways that sets a pleasing test for modern visitors to her family home. Instead, this genteel puzzle keeps its counsel on the other side of the honey-hued structure, by the main doorway and the little drawbridge.
A topless mother of three is telling me how much she paid to have a stranger photograph her having sex with her husband. It’s one of the many services offered at Desire Pearl, a clothing-optional, couples-only resort in Cancun, Mexico, which my husband and I are visiting for the first time.
You’re late, in a screaming rush, tearing down the street in a state of panic. Every single second counts towards the increasingly severity of your lateness. Nothing is quite so infuriating in this instance as to abruptly find yourself stuck behind a slow walker. Worse - a gaggle of them.
It is not unusual for these pages to bring notice of a new British Airways flight to the United States. In the past few years, our national flag-carrier has launched a broad range of direct services to American cities - from the connection between Heathrow and New Orleans which started in March 2017 to the hop into the Pennsylvania city of Pittsburgh (also from Heathrow) which is scheduled to begin operations next April.
Sydney’s multicultural society is reflected in its diverse range of cuisines and dining experiences. While the inner-city scene is watched over by hipsters with sleeve tattoos and encyclopedic knowledge of the fermentation process, the western suburbs offer a hotbed of cuisines from, among others, large Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese and Lebanese communities. A strong focus on sustainable practices and support of local farmers has seen a rise in the number of restaurants that offer seasonal menus made up of locally sourced ingredients. And coffee? Be nice to those aforementioned hipsters, they really know how to make a good one...
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be part of a community that is gradually crumbling into the sea, then you need to visit Happisburgh – and quite soon, too. This village and its famous lighthouse are falling into sea.
An island of sand and lush rainforest beauty sounds like just the ticket for newlyweds – and now parents to be – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they pause to take a breath during their whirlwind tour of Oceania, their first ever as a royal couple.
Saffron Walden, as we observed a few weeks ago, sounds like a plucky Victorian heroine who virtuously outgrows her life in a pilchard factory. Perhaps Felix Stowe might be a transatlantic cousin dreamed up by Mark Twain?
As much as we all loved the long hot summer both in the UK and across the continent, the effect of the prolonged warm weather is presenting challenges for the upcoming ski season.
France and Austria both have their particular strengths, but in many respects Switzerland is hard to beat. It has an unfair share of the most dramatic mountain scenery, and ditto the most captivating traffic-free old mountain villages, the best mountain restaurants, and some of the most impressive ski runs.
Such is the political turbulence that has come to define this second decade of the 21st century that it seems we can go from the worrying - and uncomfortably plausible - prospect of global nuclear warfare to selfies on the frontline in the space of less than 18 months.
A new chapter of maritime history was written last week when more than 26,000 tons of steel thundered down the slipway of a Spanish shipyard – marking hotel giant Ritz-Carlton’s entry into the world of cruising.