Travel

  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Why the Nazis had their eyes on the picture-perfect town of Stamford

    “Stamford? Is that a university in the States? Do you mean Stamford Bridge?” None of my well-travelled friends had even heard of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Truth be told, nor had I until recently.

    6-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Paris is heading for an Olympic-sized disaster

    Paris sets an unbeatable scene for an event the magnitude of the Olympic Games. The picture-perfect backdrop is already there, and Paris 2024’s promotional videos include horses cantering past the fountains of an empty Versailles, breakdancing on the Place de la Concorde, which is uncharacteristically devoid of litter, and cyclists whizzing around the Arc de Triomphe, where cars usually sit in a fume-filled traffic jams. Behind this idyllic portrayal, however, problem after problem rears its ugl

    7-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The resort in the Canaries that Spanish tourists love

    “Corralejo isn’t a resort, more like an island for the world,” extolled Isabella, the owner of Vrebac, one of this Canarian town’s quartet of Italian-run artisan gelaterias. As I decompressed in the warm winter sun with a scoop of her Sicilian pistachio, I watched as an elegant suited woman sauntered by, surfboard under arm, nodding to a man on a bike with a fishing rod in tow.

    7-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    Why we should be more French about school holidays

    The news that the Nuffield Foundation will soon publish a report proposing a move to a four-week school summer holiday in the UK – with longer half-term breaks instead – got me thinking about how differently the French approach family holidays to the British.

    5-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    Inside the American cowboy town that became a multi-million-dollar ski resort

    “Do you hear that sound?” asked my host Ray Heid, sun-crinkled and dressed in his signature cowboy hat and homemade elk hide duster, as he turned to look up at a plane flying through the brilliant blue haze above. “That’s the sound of money coming into Steamboat.”

    6-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    The abandoned Home Counties airport being brought back from the dead

    Standing on the abandoned Manston airstrip – a southwesterly wind whipping up the runway, weeds fighting for their lives in the cracks of the concrete – it is hard to imagine that within four years this unprepossessing corner of Kent could be the site of the UK’s newest airport.

    12-min read
  • SportThe Telegraph

    Fresh snowfall in the Alps brings excellent conditions for spring skiers

    The long-heralded snowstorm in the Alps has finally arrived – and really delivered with the biggest falls of 2024 so far, sending the snow stats on a steep upward trajectory after weeks of slow decline. Some resorts have now had more than a metre of fresh snowfall this week.

    5-min read