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A guide to the celebrations large and small across the country to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The party has almost begun. Across the nation, bunting is at the ready, trestle tables are being dusted down and Union Flags prepared. Yes, the big bash is upon... read more

Rouen for under £100 a night! How to see this glorious French city on a budget

Explore the historic French city of Rouen on a budget  Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Joan of Arc may both have met dramatic ends after visits to Rouen, but Mo... read more

An exclusive look inside the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas

A gentle breeze rustles through the trees in Central Park. I grab a coffee in the park’s cafe and sit listening to a classical quartet. It’s a calming momen... read more

Train vs plane: Travel experts film race from London to Leeds using an LNER express and Flybe

Train vs plane: Travel experts film fascinating race from London to Leeds using an LNER express and a Flybe flight Flybe has reconnected Heathrow with Leeds as ... read more

UK hotel review: Escaping to The Hare & Hounds Inn in the Lake District

The daffodils were out in force in the hamlet of Bowland Bridge in the Lake District National Park during my visit. Across the road from The Hare & Hounds I... read more

Croatia holidays: The delights of an action-packed family adventure on the Cetina river

Discover Croatia’s wild side: Kayaking, white-water rafting, snorkelling – dive in for an action-packed family adventure Rob McGibbon sets off on a ... read more

People left in stitches by hilarious crafting fails

Pinterest has a lot to answer for! Hilarious snaps reveal disastrous crafting projects that should have remained imaginary People from all over the world have s... read more

France holidays: Discover why A-listers have always fallen in love with the Cote d’Azur

For more than a century, the Cote d’Azur has been an Anglo-American enclave of the most gilded kind. Staying in small hotels then building villas, the literat... read more

Ireland holidays: Why the Emerald Isle makes for a gem of a break

We don’t always appreciate what’s on our doorstep. That’s certainly the case when it comes to Ireland — and it’s particularly relevant this year as ai... read more

Cornish seaside town of St Ives is overrun with staycationers

If one town ought to be crowned tourism capital of Cornwall, St Ives is probably it. The west Cornwall seaside town has been a popular tourist destination since... read more

Pictured: The amazing SIDEWAYS lifts at Liverpool Street and Farringdon Crossrail stations

Pictured: The amazing SIDEWAYS lifts that will carry passengers alongside escalators at Liverpool Street and Farringdon Crossrail stations Transport for London ... read more

UK hotel review: Why the Peak District’s Callow Hall lives up to its ‘gilded reputation’

Admittedly, the sun is shining. Spring lambs are scampering about and we’re aware that others have loved Callow Hall. But a gilded reputation does not always ... read more

Campaigners fight to preserve Edelweiss, an amazing timewarp Swiss-style village in Canada

A crowd-funding campaign is under way to save one of the quirkiest and historically fascinating places in Canada – a 101-year-old Swiss-style time-warp villag... read more

London to Sydney in under 20 hours will become world’s longest DIRECT flight from 2025

London to Sydney in under 20 hours will become the world’s longest direct flight as Qantas announces plans to fly non-stop from the UK to Australia from 2... read more

Lesser-known Paris gems, from the site of the original Citroen factory to the city’s biggest park

Been there, done that in central Paris? Head east and west for gems including the city’s biggest park and the site of the original Citroen factory (which ... read more

The best luxury hotels for sporty families, from Spain to Italy

Join former England footballer Michael Owen, pictured, for football lessons at Quinta do Lago resort on the Algarve Every week, our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson ta... read more

Stay at the birthplace of the can-can: The Moulin Rouge windmill in Paris is now on Airbnb

The windmill at the top of the Moulin Rouge nightclub is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Paris. And now, you can stay there. A ‘secret room’ inside... read more

The best family friendly UK festivals this summer revealed, from Yorkshire to the New Forest

The best family friendly UK festivals this summer revealed, from a kite-themed extravaganza in Yorkshire to the New Forest’s quirky ‘Dogstival’... read more

From seafood platters to heart-shaped waffles, the most decadent cruise ship brunches revealed 

Cruises are famous for round-the-clock feasting. But often there is only just time to grab a croissant from the breakfast buffet before heading ashore on an exc... read more

Dire Straits star John Illsley talks about his travels, from Cuba to Cornwall

Take me to Cuba! Dire Straits star John Illsley talks about travel, from an upcoming trip to Havana to his dream destination – Papua New Guinea By York Me... read more

Inside Celebrity Beyond, the new cruise ship for people who don’t like cruising

Bang the drums, sound the bugles — and meet Kate McCue, the first American woman to captain a cruise ship. It shouldn’t be a big thing, but it is. And she... read more

Cyprus holidays: Enjoying the island’s mesmerising mix of ancient and modern

Leonid and Katarina had long planned their dream wedding for 2022 at the swish Columbia Beach Resort in Pissouri on Cyprus’s south coast. Some 80 guests were ... read more

Moment skydiver solves Rubik’s pyramid puzzle during 13,000ft freefall in Thailand [Video]

Blue sky thinking! Moment skydiver solves Rubik’s pyramid puzzle during 13,000ft freefall Chinmay Prabhu attempted to complete the tetrahedron puzzle in 30 se... read more

My life as a visually impaired travel writer and the case for everything being a bit bigger, please

‘This is the boarding queue for the flight to Alaska, not Atlanta’: My life as a visually impaired travel writer – and the case for everything... read more