• Is Jackson Hole the perfect American ski resort?

    While Europe has experienced something of a lean winter, a snow-dumping La Niña has swept through North America. Many resorts have even extended their seasons as they deal with a constant cycle of digging out chairlifts and breaking snow-depth records.

  • The truth about hotel suites

    Just who pays £20,000 a night for a suite in a hotel? And what are they getting for that? The answer to the first question is simple: very, VERY rich people. The answer to the second is: whatever they want. There’ll be a fully stocked proper wine fridge and an invite to help yourself. You’ll get a kitchen, dining room and superior bathroom products.

  • The faded Scottish seaside resort that’s finally regaining its mojo

    By any standards, Edinburgh is an unusual city, with its handful of volcanoes (albeit extinct), swathe of hills, almost mile-long central garden, and the world’s biggest arts festival. But not many visitors realise Scotland’s capital also has a beach. And a fine, sandy two-mile stretch at that. Hop on the No 26 bus from Edinburgh’s Princes Street and you can be stripping off and plunging into the fine waters of the Firth of Forth within 20 minutes.

  • How a land of melancholic people created the world’s happiest country

    Fondly recalling a childhood memory, tour guide Tuula Kleiman describes the good old days when people would paint the soles of their feet with tar. Insisting it was an excellent form of protection, she muses nostalgically about the thick, tacky residue produced by decomposing pine wood, now used to smoke saunas and even flavour food.

  • The enchanting corner of Spain that mass tourism hasn’t discovered

    If you’re looking for an enchanting corner of Europe that mass tourism hasn’t discovered, you could do far worse than Aragón. Tourists, from Britain or elsewhere, are few and far between in this huge inland region in the northeast of Spain. Indeed, you might well see no one at all – it has some of the least populated areas in the country.

  • From pork pies to snowglobes – the most ridiculous ‘liquids’ confiscated by airport security

    Last week, Telegraph Travel reported that Teesside had become the first airport in the UK to scrap its 100ml liquid allowances for passengers.

  • ‘I knew Peckham was cool long before Rye Lane came out’

    If the release of new film Rye Lane has inspired you to pay Peckham a visit, I don’t blame you. The bubbly, technicolour romcom washes the south-east London neighbourhood in rainbow hues and good-natured irreverence and has received acclaim from critics and residents alike.

  • How Ukraine’s ski resorts have given winter respite to its war-weary citizens

    Not so long ago – before the pandemic, before the war – Bukovel, Ukraine’s biggest and best-known ski resort, expected to host around two million skiers each winter. Those skiers came for the long season lasting until May, for the densely wooded slopes topping out at 1,372m, for 68km of pistes and 19 lifts spread over five mountains, for 11km of black runs. A quarter of them came from abroad. Indeed, such was Bukovel’s reputation that it was once a contender to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

  • Finland named happiest country in the world for sixth year in a row

    Countries are marked on their healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and social support among other things.

  • Why the ‘French Rome’ should be your next city break

    A while ago, I stood before the Roman arena in Nîmes with Helmut, a young German boy. He was visiting us in France on a school exchange. “Lions used to pull gladiators apart in there,” I told him. He brightened immediately. “When?” he asked. “Last Thursday,” I said, for he was a difficult child. “We just missed it.”

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

    We are becoming all too familiar with strikes impacting our everyday lives, but you may not have considered how upcoming industrial action could also throw your holiday plans into disarray. The likes of passport officers and museum workers have walked out in recent weeks, and even getting to the airport can prove a challenge with ongoing rail strikes.

  • Relax at the world’s most underrated spa destination

    A leisurely walk had seemed an obvious way to start our first day beside the Sea of Galilee, as – wreathed in gauzy clouds – the sun rose to reveal the lustrous calm of this, the world's lowest freshwater lake.

  • 50 perfect summer villas to rent, from France to the Greek Islands

    A villa in the sun. It’s one of the great ways to relax on holiday – a chance to escape into a private world; a temporary home from home – with so much more space than you get in a hotel or apartment, and without the clutter of everyday life. Somewhere you can claim for yourself for a week or longer.

  • The 50 best family-friendly hotels in the UK for 2023

    The quickest way you can re-boot your family is with a British weekend break. After a short drive, you replace the quotidien routine with time outside, perhaps a dip in a heated swimming pool, a spa visit, glorious food and a reminder of what matters most: uninterrupted time together. But what makes a hotel great for families? Child-friendly entertainment (including kids clubs, playgrounds, school holiday activities and more), value, indulgence and location. You just need to set your own priorit

  • ‘Like Prince Harry, I’ve tried ayahuasca – this is what I found’

    While flicking through your trusty Telegraph recently you might have seen that Prince Harry, while promoting his autobiography, Spare, divulged that to ease his passage through troubled, younger years – and he’s been through a lot – he consumed various substances, and among these was a potion beloved of certain South American indigenous communities, a concoction known as ayahuasca.

  • How to visit Cancún and dodge the Spring Break crowds

    Cancún divides opinions. The overdevelopment, the absence of cultural attractions, and the “inauthenticity” are not for everyone. But those who like it love it. Hang out there for a few days and you see why. The sun shines year round and, as the resort is just a couple of degrees south of the Tropic of Cancer, the average winter temperature is a balmy 73ºF (23°C). The beaches are long and white, the sea reef-calmed and turquoise.

  • The best bits of Greece you’ve probably never heard of

    Few European destinations are more recognisable than Greece – particularly in the white heat of summer, when the Mediterranean sun smiles on the land of Zeus, Poseidon and Aphrodite. Its rays bounce off the honeyed pillars of the Parthenon, skip across the surface of the Aegean, wrap around the windmills of Mykonos, and dance on the seafront in Crete, Rhodes, Skiathos and Kos.

  • The best boutique hotels in Rome

    Rome wows with its blockbuster ancient ruins and treasure-trove art museums. But look beyond the splendour and you’ll discover the Eternal City’s more intimate heart, one that beats to the rhythm of family-run trattorias, independent ateliers, old-school coffee bars, and pocket-sized piazze. The city’s hotel scene mimics this contrast – though its storied Grandes Dames grab thelimelight, those in the know book boltholes in Rome’s new wave of understatedly chic boutique hotels tucked inside Renai

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

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

  • The ‘worst travel article ever’ isn’t as bad as people say

    An NYU student has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. Stacia Datskovska this week came under fire for her article entitled: “I’m an NYU student who studied abroad in Florence. I hated every aspect of my semester abroad.”

  • How to stay safe from avalanches when skiing – everything you need to know

    The ski season has turned deadly across the Alps and Europe after recent storms delivered long-awaited fresh snow.

  • The best things to do in Rome

    The challenge when visiting Rome is deciding what not to do: there are so many churches, archaeological sites, piazzas and paintings to see that a lifetime is hardly enough. Don’t try to cram too much in; Rome moves at a slower pace than many northern Italian cities, and to enjoy it you should take time out in pavement cafés as well as shuffle round the Sistine Chapel.

  • The simple trick that will save you hundreds of pounds on a cruise

    Forget gratuities, cocktails and pampering spa treatments, one of the easiest ways to rack up a huge bill on a cruise holiday is to splash out on excursions.

  • The best places for afternoon tea in Bath

    When it comes to afternoon tea in Bath, you are genuinely spoilt for choice. You can tuck into a fantastic spread – finger sandwiches, scones, dainty cakes and pastries – in comfort and style in a number of the city's high-end hotels. Or you can opt for a cuppa and a distinctive bun or slice of cake in one of Bath's many tea rooms.

  • The best pubs in Bath

    Bath is known for its history and it has lots of venerable pubs. There are plenty of wood-panelled, nook-filled hostelries in which to lose an afternoon, some with centuries-old features, others serving the best Sunday lunches and comfort food in the city. A newer breed of pubs, however, also aims to please, serving dozens of varieties of craft beer and cider in open-plan spaces designed for socialising.

  • How to spend a perfect weekend in Bath

    Bath's UNESCO World Heritage Site status covers the entire city – a very rare honour that reflects Bath having a number of distinct special features. The first – and the reason why Bath exists – is the city’s unusually hot springs. By wallowing in the thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa, you will be following the habits of visitors over the past two thousand years. Second notable attribute is the very substantial remains of the Roman Baths, which, along with its associated temple complex, form on