Archive for October, 2013

Europe’s cheapest cities

October 3, 2013
Europe’s cheapest cities

We list the best places in Europe for an affordable city break, and the cheapest cities to visit for New Year and Valentine’s Day • Share your budget Europe tips – places to stay, eat, attractions, getting around etc – in the comments below Fancy a city break that won’t strip your savings to the […]

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Top 10 autumn destination: readers’ travel tips

October 3, 2013
Top 10 autumn destination: readers’ travel tips

It’s not just New England … autumn is awash with red and gold colours, from Japan, Quebec and the vineyards of Veneto to spectacular scenery closer to home. To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning Jack Wolfskin backpack worth £130, go to guardianwitness WINNING TIP: Gauja valley […]

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Family glamping in the UK: readers’ travel writing competition 2013

October 3, 2013
Family glamping in the UK: readers’ travel writing competition 2013

The winner of the family category of the 2012 competition enjoyed a week in a luxurious canvas cottage with his wife and teenage daughters on a working farm in LeicestershireEnter our 2013 competition: fantastic trips to be won to Everest basecamp, Machu Picchu, Namibia, the Arctic, Cuba and more Something stirs in the hot Leicestershire […]

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On holiday with the most important man in Iceland: readers travel writing competition 2012

October 3, 2013
On holiday with the most important man in Iceland: readers travel writing competition 2012

Harry Strawson won a four-day trip to Iceland in the short break category of the 2012 competition – and the northern lights and killer whales alike did their bit to make the trip a memorable oneEnter our 2013 competition: fantastic trips to be won to Everest basecamp, Machu Picchu, Namibia, the Arctic, Cuba and more […]

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Top 10 guided city tours: readers’ tips

October 3, 2013
Top 10 guided city tours: readers’ tips

Guided walking tours around the world’s great cities offer a memorable way to broaden holiday horizons, mixing education and exercise. Guardian readers pick their favourites … • To add a tip for next week and to be in with a chance of winning a prize, go to guardianwitness Winning tip: Sarajevo Walking Tour, Bosnia A […]

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Italy: food and fantasy on a road trip in Emilia-Romagna

October 3, 2013
Italy: food and fantasy on a road trip in Emilia-Romagna

A tour around Italy’s famous food region, Emilia-Romagna, takes in gourmet treats, the best lambrusco and stays in medieval castles and towers. What’s not to fall in love with? • More to enjoy in Emilia-Romagna “Come,” said the gallant knight, “let us survey this fair city while all are slumbering.” So the princess left her […]

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Hoax, Liverpool: hotel review

October 3, 2013
Hoax, Liverpool: hotel review

It’s pitched as an upmarket hostel experience and, overall, Hoax does deliver (great location, if noisy, and pretty good food), but is let down by some slightly naff decor and corner-cutting finishes The new 266-bed Hoax has been talked-up as a luxury, boutique hostel. Purists may sneer, but that’s fine by me. Some people “travel”, […]

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Appetising autumn breaks for foodies and foragers

October 3, 2013
Appetising autumn breaks for foodies and foragers

Pork delicacies in Mallorca, forest fruits in Lapland, or nut harvesting in Morocco? Eat your way to a holiday treat… Forest foraging, Finland Guided mushroom and berry picking trips are offered in woodland areas across Finland until mid-November, although supplies are particularly abundant in the forests in the north, such as Kainuu, Koillismaa and Lapland. […]

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Crab Manor, Thirsk, North Yorkshire: B&B review

October 3, 2013
Crab Manor, Thirsk, North Yorkshire: B&B review

The idea behind this eccentric country house hotel is that you can visit the world’s most glamorous boltholes – the Ritz, Raffles – without leaving rural Yorkshire Fake That, the Clone Roses, AC/ DC-UK, we’re familiar with tribute bands but a tribute hotel? That is the premise at Crab Manor, whose 17 rooms are themed in […]

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Top 10 fishing trips and seafood restaurants in Tobago

October 3, 2013
Top 10 fishing trips and seafood restaurants in Tobago

Fish is at the very heart of Tobagonian life, and there are plenty of places to tuck into freshly-caught seafood, watch the boats come in or even try your hand at fishing Go rock fishing Many of Tobago’s coves and beaches are separated by outcrops harbouring rock pools and forming barriers where frothy breakers crash. […]

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