Everything you need to know about the new traffic light system for international travel

The UK government has formalised its traffic light system, which categorises travel destinations based on their coronavirus risk. How does it work, where can you go and will it bring a return to international travel this summer?

How to spend a weekend in Anglesey, Wales

With unspoilt beaches and dramatic ruins, Wales’ largest island packs a punch. But delve deeper and discover a flourishing food scene at the heart of the country’s gourmet revolution.

How to plan a railway journey across Europe

The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail and it’s great timing as more people look to train travel as a way of diversifying their journeys across the continent. Here, we offer advice on planning an intrepid railway adventure across Europe, from booking sleeper trains to nabbing the best deals. 

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.

Experts share their tips for exploring the UK by campervan this summer

From the best booking sites and resources to the UK’s most van-friendly touring regions, our guide to campervan travels is the perfect tool for anyone looking for a unique way to explore the country’s wilder corners.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 
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What to expect on one of Europe's most breathtaking train journeys

Rhaetian Railway’s Bernina Express, which snakes through extraordinary landscapes in the Swiss Alps, is often hailed as one of the world’s most unforgettable train journeys.

Eight new cruise tours for 2021 and beyond

In this new world of sanitation and testing, cruise companies are reinventing the onboard experience and offering new opportunities. From wildlife excursions to cultural odysseys, we bring you the best cruise inspiration for the year ahead.

How to plan a culinary road trip through Essex

A road trip reveals why the only way is up for Essex when it comes to the county’s reinvented food scene. 
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From tip to toe: how to explore Tohoku's dazzling landscapes by rail in 10 days

Take a railway odyssey from the tip of Honshu – Japan’s main island – through the wild landscapes of Tohoku, disembarking to see buzzing cities, ancient temples, and a coastline recovering one decade on from the 2011 tsunami.
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From Lucerne to Lugano, take the slow train in Switzerland

No one has perfected slow travel like the Swiss, and a journey from Lucerne to Lugano sees the country transform from dense Alpine forests and wooden chalets to rustic-stone houses and vineyards snoozing in the sun.
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How to see the whale sharks of Qatar

A new luxury expedition cruise promises to unlock the secrets of Qatar’s storied coastline and rich marine biology, offering zodiac rides among a rare congregation of up to 500 whale sharks. In this interview, we discuss some of the tour’s highlights.

Ride the rails through the Rocky Mountains, from Vancouver to Banff

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, its dapper carriages climbing leisurely from multicultural Vancouver to the peak-ringed resort of Banff. The two-day route, following historic and hard-won train tracks, reveals supersized summits, pioneering settlements and forested valleys stalked by grizzly bears.

Exploring the Galápagos Islands in the age of Covid-19

A tour of the fauna-rich islands offers a rare chance to discover the archipelago at its most abundant and serene.

Photo story: surf culture and local traditions along Portugal's Vicentine Coast

Cape St Vincent, Europe's most southwesterly point, witnessed the beginning of Portugal's 15th century Age of Discovery. Since then it's drifted back to a peaceful pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea.
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Oman on four wheels: discover the ultimate coastal road trip itinerary

Oman’s coastal road hugs the peninsula for 1,000 miles, winding its way from the capital of Muscat to the southern city of Salalah. It makes for a road trip of epic proportions — read on for our tips on how to tackle it over two weeks.

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