Sweden’s second largest city is certainly not content to play second fiddle. This lively major port buzzes around its lifeblood harbour and the canals that dot it too. Gothenburg is very much on a human scale with myriad art galleries and museums tempting cruise ship passengers, chief amongst them the
Poor chalet hosts – they're some of the hardest working people in any ski resort, cooking and cleaning for expectant guests every day with only the prospect of snatching an hour here or there on the mountain for sustenance.
With a lifestyle that seems to revolve around eating out three times a day, and Australia’s eye-watering costs, Melbourne can be budget busting. But if you’re happy to self-cater there are great produce markets to make use of, and there’s also plenty of things to do that cost very little. Most museums
Janet Marchant, 67, was speaking exclusively to The Independent on the perimeter of Southend airport – which adjoins her garden in Wells Avenue. This month Ryanair launched more than 50 weekly flights to a dozen destinations, and next month Loganair will start flying from Southend airport to Glasgow
Brits aged 18-34 say the like spending time with their parents on holiday, but one in five have an financial incentive.
A centre of Islamic culture and tradition, Sharjah is the third-largest emirate and only 30 minutes from Dubai Airport. Perhaps because alcohol is banned, it’s been overshadowed by its neighbour, but a wealth of attractions – from a restored heritage area to a rotating calendar of events – means things
I can tell you the exact moment in my life that I was happiest: I was sitting in a truck with my parents, my husband and my children, and everyone was arguing.
Some four and a half years ago, I climbed into rental a car on a warm afternoon. I pulled a seatbelt - scorching to the touch, because the vehicle had been parked in direct sunlight - across my chest. And then I headed off through the petrol fumes, tyre squeal and general commotion of a major American
Holidaymakers with trips booked to Turkey this summer have been told they must carry paper copies of their electronic visas or risk being turned away at the departure gate.
Staying in a small, stylish hotel adds something special to a stay in Madrid as you have a more personal, insider experience. My recommendations include those with the best rooftop bars, restaurants and spas. Some have the atmosphere of a private club, providing a haven from the frantic city vibe. All
Etihad, which offers customers a three-room “suite in the sky”, has pledged to remove 80 per cent of single-use plastics across the business by the end of 2022. It comes as the national carrier for the United Arab Emirates flew an ultra-long-haul flight from Abu Dhabi to Brisbane, Australia, without
Our rich and noble forebears flocked south to the Riviera capital, for the sun, unbounded friskiness and the sensuous curve of the Bay of Angels. Queen Victoria befriended Sarah Bernhardt there. And, when dying in Britain, she – the queen – allegedly gasped: “If only I were in Nice, I’d get better.”
New aerial shots of Disney’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction have been released. Fans can get a first-look at the newest land, opening at Anaheim’s Disneyland Park on 31 May and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando on 29 August. Guests staying at one of Disneyland’s hotels will
So many t-shirts, so little time. So choose après - or spring/summer - wear with more than a little on-slope flair. Here are eight top designs to add to your wish-list.
Farmers allegedly noticed how visitors were flocking to the roads outside Marrakesh to photograph the goats, which naturally climb on to the low branches of the Argania tree, and decided to capitalise on it. British environmental photographer Aaron Gekoski said he had heard stories of farmers bringing
Founded almost a thousand years ago, Marrakech is one of the great cities of the Maghreb. Somehow this bursting-at-the-seams city exists on the edge of the Sahara Desert, its pink pise (rammed earth) palaces framed by the snow-capped High Atlas. In its seething souks, Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Among the great 19th-century grande dame hotels that are sprinkled across the capitals and resorts of Europe, the Hôtel de Paris has a special place: the sugar plum in a frothy Belle Époque confection.
Has every great banking hall in the country been repurposed into something fabulously millennial replete with extravagant floristry and a degustation menu? The last time I was in an actual bank was the now closed, deeply unlovely Stoke Newington branch of HSBC, when I had to pay in a cheque – a bizarre
Deep in the Sussex countryside, between Etchingham and Ticehurst, The Lodges at New House Farm offer a luxe getaway just an hour’s drive from London. Outside guests will find a walled garden along with a 300-year-old converted barn, which has a fully-fitted kitchen able to cater for over 100 people
Many rail passengers have rejected a call by Virgin Trains to insist that every long-distance traveller has a reserved seat. The West Coast train operator wants the “turn up and go” principle to be scrapped in favour of an airline-style system with compulsory reservations and a strict limit on passenger
The future of transportation is reaching new heights. GoFly is challenging innovators to design a flying machine that can transport a single passenger safely for 20 miles without refueling. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Heidi Chung, along with BigEyedWish Founder Ian Wishingrad discuss with GoFly
Airlines could recreate a supreme home comfort at 35,000 feet and cut the cost of flying business class in one fell swoop with the introduction of a new chair design.
The muffins gave it away. The walls of the lock were soaring as our ship descended, but so smoothly were we moving that there was no real sense of how swiftly it was happening – except in the size of the muffins.