Airbnb’s most-liked homes on Instagram in 2021, from Utah to France

Revealed: Airbnb’s most-liked homes on Instagram in 2021, from a cabin with jaw-dropping views in Utah to a delightful 18th-century French farmhouse The top-ranked abode – in Utah – garnered over 60,000 likes, with Instagrammers bowled over by the views Other U.S Airbnbs on the list include a former home of two Georgia governors and … Read more

Kids go free holidays: Travel firms such as Tui and Jet2 have deals to Greece, Turkey and Portugal

Free fun in the sun… it’s child’s play! How holiday companies desperate to get families travelling again are offering no-cost places for kids Book the Apostolata Island Resort in Kefalonia with Jet2 and kids can go free Tui’s best kids-go-free deals can take families to Portugal’s Algarve   Hays Travel has deals with free children’s places … Read more

Scotland hotel review: Inside the Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh

The Inspector calls at the ‘perfectly placed’ Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh… and vows to return The hotel is located close to Rose Street, the Scottish capital’s famous pedestrianised road lined with pubs The Inspector is impressed with his ‘classic double’ room, which is ‘spacious and generous’  A big selling point is the large spa … Read more

Dubai’s nerve-jangling ‘Sky Views’ attraction features a glass walkway and glass slide

Would YOU brave it all? Dubai’s nerve-shredding ‘Sky Views’ attraction 720ft above the ground featuring a glass walkway, glass slide and an ‘edge walk’ (that you reach in a glass lift, naturally) Sky Views Dubai is set on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel  The glass walkway is … Read more

Video footage reveals the thrills in store on the new Iron Gwazi coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

A 91-DEGREE drop and speeds of up to 76mph: Video footage reveals the thrills in store on the new extreme coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (and riders’ priceless reactions) Iron Gwazi is the 10th coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, with the park announcing it will open on March 11 The coaster is a … Read more

The best new hotel arrivals around the world in 2022, from New York to Bali and the Cote D’azur

With travel restrictions easing at last in many parts of the world, holiday destinations near and far are welcoming tourists again.  There is even a host of stunning new hotels and resorts to tempt travellers overseas, from a Mayan-inspired newcomer in Mexico and Michelin stars in Majorca to an uber-cool addition on the Cote d’Azur. … Read more

Europe train journeys: A guide to the continent’s best independent rail trips and small-group tours

Every week, our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Train trips across Europe. Nervous about crowded airports and planes? Then try the train for your next holiday. Specialist tour companies are busy booking a mix of small-group … Read more

The 2021 World Ski Awards names the best chalets, hotels and resorts – with Verbier ranking No1

Verbier in Switzerland has been named the ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’ for the first time, knocking France’s Val Thorens off its perch.  Verbier received the illustrious title at the 2021 World Ski Awards, which were voted for by ski industry professionals and by the public in a range of categories, including best resorts, hotels, chalets and … Read more