Travel & Culture

  • Nicaragua is Central America's overlooked paradise

    It’s difficult to know why some images from our foreign travels, and not others, remain with us afterwards. In Nicaragua, I’d stayed in a design hotel on a private island, sledded down the slopes of a volcano, admired superb artworks in León and been entranced by the old city of Granada – but it was a religious parade that stopped me in my tracks. I glimpsed it on a side-road while travelling from a beach resort on the Emerald Coast to the Panamerican Highway.

  • ‘The perfect gateway’: are Broadway audiences ready for a K-pop musical?

    The first Broadway show celebrating Korean culture hopes to show there’s ‘more to K-pop than just Gangnam Style’

  • Tell us about the best carol concerts in the UK and Europe – you could win a holiday voucher

    Handel’s Messiah in Versailles, Christmas Eve Vespers in Dresden or the Hallé in Manchester – we’d like to hear about your favourite Yuletide concerts

  • 13 draconian requirements you need to work as cabin crew

    Change is in the air. This year, Virgin Atlantic eased its strict criteria prohibiting employees from displaying tattoos, meaning your next in-flight pot of Pringles or gin miniature could be delivered by an ink-covered arm. In an about-turn from the airline’s famed high heels, red suits and matching lipstick of old, it also removed the requirement for crew to wear gendered uniforms.

  • Darcey Bussell Admits Strictly Judging Role Was 'Really Hard': 'Producers Didn’t Want Me To Be The Ballet Dancer'

    “It wasn’t the easiest thing for me, because I wanted to still be the dancer on that dancefloor."

  • The beautiful but misunderstood city that more Britons should visit

    In Zurich’s medieval Old Town, amid a cluster of cobbled alleys, there is a street called Spiegelgasse which reveals the rebellious hinterland of this sleek and affluent city. On the corner of the street is Cabaret Voltaire, the riotous nightclub that revolutionised modern art, and just around the corner is the house where Lenin planned the Russian Revolution.

  • ‘Red lights are flashing’: Athens tourism explosion threatens ancient sites

    Visitor numbers to hit 30m – three times nation’s population – as experts grapple to balance economic gains with conservation

  • 'The sort of resort an alien who has never been on holiday might build'

    How do you turn a landlocked former Soviet backwater with very little tourist infrastructure and a dubious human rights record into an inviting destination Europeans will pay to visit? It’s a dilemma the president of Uzbekistan and former mayor of Samarkand, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was determined to crack, and with the help of billionaire Bakhtiyor Fazilov, he has managed to turn his dream of creating the ultimate mega-resort into reality.

  • Buying in Aspen: ski in winter, hike or horseride in summer and watch your house prices rise year round

    Aspen is a popular year-round investment for United States buyers, but the mountain town has global appeal thanks to beautiful scenery — and booming property sales

  • The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews: a spiritual experience at the home of golf

    Golfers continue to make the pilgrimage to the hallowed green. Harry Fletcher tees up for a trip of a lifetime

  • I was fined £800 for returning my hire car three hours early

    Gill Charlton has been fighting for Telegraph readers and solving their travel problems for more than 30 years, winning refunds, righting wrongs and suggesting solutions.

  • EasyJet peak bookings return to pre-Covid levels as it cuts losses

    Airline says it is struggling at quieter times and has increased ticket prices as fuel and other costs rise

  • Easyjet bounces back from Covid as Brits seek the sun

    EASYJET soared back from Covid with booming bookings as Brits desperate to escape strikes and government austerity plot holidays abroad. The budget airline lost more than £1 billion 2020 and 2021 as the pandemic raged and flights were mostly banned. All airlines were hit, but easyjet was seen as especially vulnerable given its low prices and small margins.

  • Why Laax could be Switzerland’s greenest ski town

    Wolves and lynx are returning to the mountains around this sustainable ski resort, where solar-powered lifts serve the grand prix runs and snow parks

  • Australian travellers to face flight disruptions next week during industrial action by airport firefighters

    The strike, planned for Friday 9 December at 27 airports nationwide, could result in grounded international and domestic flights, union says

  • Single trip travel insurance

    Travel insurance should be an essential part of your holiday planning. A single trip policy provides cover for a one-off trip, opposed to an annual (multi-trip) policy which covers any number of eligible trips over the course of 12 months. When choosing which single trip policy to buy, you’ll need to consider the premium and the ‘excess’ which is the agreed amount you will need to pay towards each claim (or whether you want to pay extra on your premium to waive this excess.

  • Newsies: how Disney turned an underdog victory into a car crash movie starring Christian Bale

    It starred Christian Bale as the heartthrob teen hero, boasted original songs by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin), and was directed by Dirty Dancing choreographer Kenny Ortega – plus it was based on a real-life David and Goliath story: the striking newsboys versus publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. So why was the 1992 Disney movie Newsies such a notorious flop?

  • The 10 best ski resorts in Eastern Europe

    In these uncertain times, it might be logical to turn to new, less expensive pastures for the annual ski holiday. Destinations in Eastern Europe pride themselves on low prices, and currently visits to Bulgaria, Romania and others all look delightfully enticing when viewed online or in glossy brochures. Value is undeniable, the welcome is genuine, après-ski is lively (and cheap) and thousands of British visitors have a great time each winter.

  • Guys & Dolls: casting has been announced for Nicholas Hytner’s new production at the Bridge Theatre

    From an award-winning team and with a star-studded cast, Guys & Dolls is set up for success

  • Best Covid travel insurance 2022

    Covid-related travel restrictions have now been lifted across the most popular British holiday hotspots, including France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Malta. Entry into any of these countries from the UK no longer requires proof of Covid vaccinations or a negative Covid test/proof of having had and recovered from the virus. Using our travel insurance comparison tool, we’ve pulled together our pick of what we think are the best five travel insurance policies that include cover for Covid.