The winning design for a bridge from the Cornish mainland to Tintagel Castle
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Tintagel’s return of the king

Will an imposing statue bring a new generation of Arthurians to Cornwall or has the commercialism gone too far?

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
Satoyama (left) throws Gagamaru
©The Asahi Shimbun/Getty

Sumo — how a dance critic got gripped

Louise Levene experiences an unexpected passion for Japan’s gravity-defying star athletes

©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . Easter Island

Local divers claim that the lack of pollution and algae make the water among the clearest on the planet

©Universal Pictures

On location: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

The ethereal British locations stand out in this prequel

Snowmobiles en route from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg
©Renato Granieri

Svalbard: tourism’s final frontier

Can an Arctic coal mining outpost reinvent itself as a holiday destination?

Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots play the Three Keys

The true blues of New Orleans

Can hiring a ‘cultural engineer’ help a new hotel become part of the city’s authentic music scene?

©Mark Pinder / Barcroft Media

I never leave home without . . .

Unesco adviser James Rebanks explains why he never flies without his copy of JA Baker’s ‘The Hill of Summer’

The new Casa Cook in Rhodes
©Thomas Cook

Short cuts: Updates from London, South Georgia and Paris

Thoms Cook’s ‘bohemian’ brand; in Shackleton’s footsteps; cycling disc brakes ban

Hanli Prinsloo free-diving off the coast of Ecuador
©Peter Marshall/I Am Water Foundation

Free-diving in Mozambique

A new course offers underwater adventures without scuba gear

Jamco’s DoveTail seats
©Samuel Kirby

Cabin fever

The world’s airlines come to Hamburg every April to find new ways to woo business travellers

Postcard from . . . Quirpon Island

At the northern tip of Newfoundland, a lighthouse now welcomes guests and offers mesmerising views of the passing icebergs

I never leave home without . . .

Mountaineer Mostafa Salameh explains why he never flies without his Koran

Short cuts: Updates from London, Paris and Stratford-upon-Avon

The world’s longest tubular slide; a hotel at Versailles; and Shakespeare’s school room

Into the furnace in Iran

A journey to the hottest place on earth

Out on the tiles

In search of handmade tiles in Seville, Emma Love finds an industry with an illustrious past and an uncertain future

Postcard from . . . Cumbria

One weekend every spring, a Lake District town becomes a mecca for marmalade lovers

Short cuts: Updates from London, US and Switzerland

US Embassy reborn as a hotel; world’s busiest airport; a UK-Utah link and trips to the world’s longest rail tunnel

A toast to California’s next Napa

El Dorado and Amador counties are emerging as compelling destinations for wine lovers

Shaking up Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera

A new director is transforming one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance art

Postcard from . . . Ukraine

Despite ongoing conflict and economic meltdown, Bukovel is probably the world’s fastest growing winter sports resort

Short cuts: Updates from the Caribbean, Galápagos and Nashville

David Bowie’s island retreat available for rent; Galápagos tour with Richard Dawkins; Italian supercar show

Antarctica: the world’s coldest cruise

Retracing the course of Shackleton’s doomed expedition, one century on

Real ale at Britain’s oldest brewery

As ‘craft’ beers attract a new generation of drinkers, Natalie Whittle goes in search of history in a glass

Postcard from . . . Courchevel

A new event gives skiers a glimpse into the life of a ‘pisteur’

Short cuts: travel updates from Italy, France and UK

A new Christo installation; LVMH holds public open days; Virgin unveils new trains

Barcelona’s latest boutique hotels

A new crop of hip, homely retreats may hold the answer to the ‘Airbnb effect’

On the bike to Mandalay

As tourists flock to Myanmar, a bicycle offers an off-the-beaten track escape from the crowds

Postcard from . . . St Lucia

Some 7,500 tonnes of sand have been shipped from Guyana to create the Caribbean’s newest beach

Short cuts: the world’s biggest aircraft

The 92m-long Airlander 10 is due to be unveiled next week

I never leave home without . . .

Musician Dave Stewart explains why he never flies without the broken neck of a glass bottle

Venice mills: fruit of the loom

Explore the richly woven history of Italian fabrics in the third instalment of our series The Source

Haiti: land of the free

Beset by natural disasters, the Caribbean country is at last beginning to attract adventurous travellers

Postcard from . . . London

The homes of neighbours George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix make up what could be the world’s most contrasting musical museum

Short cuts: Updates from Cambridge, Nova Scotia, Doha and Devon

American Air Museum reopens; dinner on a seabed; longest flight war heats up; the latest Pig hotel

On location: ‘The Night Manager’

The budget was rumoured to be £3m per episode — and it’s not hard to see where the money went, as the action skips from one glamorous location to the next

Seaplanes make a comeback

Sixty years after they fell out of fashion, seaplanes are set for a resurgence

Cycling’s longest climb

On a six-day bike tour through Colombia, Adharanand Finn tackles the world’s longest climb: 82km of continuous uphill pedalling

The Savile Row of ski boots

The Source: In the second of a series in which writers make a pilgrimage to the home of a celebrated product, Peter Hardy seeks out the perfect ski boot in Kitzbühel, Austria

Short cuts: updates from Japan and Los Angeles

Aman’s ryokan-inspired Amanemu; US Bank Tower’s ‘skyslide’

England celebrates its greatest gardener

The tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth is being marked by a year-long, nationwide festival, starting at Blenheim Palace


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