Given that the Nobel Prize, which recognises contributions in the fields of chemistry, economics, literature, medicine, physics and peace, was established by a Swede (step forward Alfred Nobel), and is voted for by institutions in Sweden and Norway, it will come as no surprise to learn that the two Scandinavian nations have supplied more laureates per capita than almost every other country or territory.
Airlines aren't doing nearly enough to reduce their impact on the environment, largely by failing to invest in more fuel-efficient planes, according to a new study.
The final episode of David Attenborough’s Dynasties took viewers to India to meet Raj Behra, a tigress trying to raise four cubs but facing the twin pressures of a dwindling habitat and fearsome rivals.
Bruges is often called the “Venice of the North”. True, it’s got some canals, but the comparison is pretty far-fetched. Amsterdam, another city that is also saddled with this comparison, would have a greater claim.
When you think of Californian beaches you think of the roiling surf of Malibu, with its surfers catching waves, or the epic stretches of sand in wealthy Orange County. What you probably don’t think of are calm Mediterranean-style bays with sweet little fishing boats and crystal clear waters as still as a lake. But that’s exactly what you’ll find on Catalina, one of California’s Channel Islands, just an hour southwest of Los Angeles. And yet, most people have never heard of it.
An insider's guide to the most romantic spa breaks for couples in the UK, featuring the top places to stay for massages, couples' spa suites, hot tubs, hammams, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools, along with Michelin-starred restaurants and luxurious rooms, in locations including the New Forest, Cornwall, Yorkshire, London, Bath, Lake District, Cotswolds, Scotland and Ireland.
Well, they’ve seen a thing or two, Thalia and Melpomene. The daughters of Zeus and muses of comedy and tragedy respectively have been standing in their elegant niches flanking the proscenium arch at Alexandra Palace’s grand theatre since the 1870s.
From quirky to downright weird, a guide to the most unusual places to stay around the world, featuring the world's best spaceship treehouses, ice suites, underwater hotels and glass igloos.
Hogmanay, the Scottish word for celebrating New Year, is usually a three-day festival of revelry that gets underway on December 31. We've rounded up the best hotels for celebrating Hogmanay in Edinburgh, including the top places to stay for Scottish New Year's balls, reeling ceilidhs, sumptuous banquets, unbeatable views of the firework displays, proximity to the Hogmanay Street Party, and for taking part in the traditional Loony Dook dip in the Firth of Forth.
Go get ‘em tiger.” These weren’t the words I was expecting to hear before whizzing off down a pisted run. They were the dulcet female tones of my digital instructor relayed through Bluetooth headphones, who I had quickly nicknamed Carvella.
I’d been hiking for 40 minutes and had found myself in Yorkshire. Except it didn’t quite resemble the neighbouring county to my native Newcastle. I was surrounded by rich forests, sea cliffs, lava features and an exuberant coat of vegetation. There was also the North Atlantic Ocean stretching out before me.
There’s a unique sumptuousness to a West Indian morning; waking heavy with sleep, after a night of vivid dreaming, the tropical heat leaving a sheen of sweat on the skin. It felt deliciously familiar as I lay in torpor, the filtered, silvery sunlight reflecting the palm fronds through shutters on to white sheets in my Bequia Beach Hotel room.
Winchester is a small city stacked with history, as Telegraph readers are no doubt aware. For those in need of a reminder, let me run you through its milestones (deep breath):
It is mid-morning in Darién National Park, Panama, and I’m wilting in the rainforest heat. Three hours ago, with the ramshackle border town of Yaviza still asleep, we had boarded our motorised dugout and nudged out into the swift, dark current. Now the humid air hums with insects and sweat trickles down my back.
It has been a rollercoaster week for WOW air, the Icelandic carrier trying to make a fist of low-cost long-haul travel. Yesterday it launched its inaugural service to Delhi, making it the first budget airline to fly from Europe to India. The route, from Reykjavik to the Indian capital, was announced in May, but didn’t take off until Thursday (the first service departed 34 minutes late, but - thanks to the wonders of schedule padding - arrived 27 minutes early).
Paris’s key tourist attractions will close this weekend as the prospect of fresh disturbances in the French capital looms.
When it comes to autumn cruises along coastal New England and Maritime Canada, destinations such as Boston, Quebec and Montreal tend to hog the limelight. But, cruise companies stop at more than 30 ports, from busy cities and fishing harbours to remote off-shore islands. The reason? Because each has a tale to tell. Here are a few to pique your interest.
It's sometimes hard to please everyone when choosing your next holiday. Some want to lounge around in the sun all day while others want to get out and explore the local culture. Some want to do both. So if you're finding it hard to pick the perfect destination, here are ten of the best trips that combine both.
Parents travelling to South Africa should still carry the unabridged birth certificates of their children despite a relaxation of rules intended to end the bureaucratic nightmare endured by thousands of British families.
Head to underrated Strasbourg for fine art, half-timbered houses and the world’s best restaurant, says Anthony Peregrine.
An insider's guide to the best hotels for Croatian Island holidays, including the top resorts, boutique and budget hotels on Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Krk.