Autumn landscape near Kilpisjärvi
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Finland’s brief blaze of autumn glory

High above the Arctic Circle, in Finnish Lapland, autumn is a short but spectacular season of leaves, berries and, if you are lucky, the Northern Lights

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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

Will US-style food trucks catch on in tapas-loving Barcelona?

More than 10,000 people wait in line to get a taste of the Spanish city’s latest craze: street food

Jeremy Taylor on his hired Harley-Davidson near the town of Jimena de la Frontera
©Ian Smith

Riding Harleys in Andalucía

New tours from motorbike maker Harley-Davidson offer the chance to live out ‘Easy Rider’ fantasies

Postcard from . . . Denmark

After spending two millennia in a bog, a mummified body is about to take centre stage in a bold new museum

The sailing yacht Elena in full flow
©Alexis Andrews

No ordinary sailing holiday

Even complete novices can experience some of Europe’s most celebrated regattas. Claire Wrathall joins the crew

The pass between Përmet and Çorovoda in the highlands of Albania
©Andrew Eames

Great Drives: discovering Albania

A new tour operator lets visitors explore the country’s mountains from behind the wheel of a 4x4

A cart in Viscri
©John Gimlette

Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains

Unspoilt and untamed despite a long history of invasion, the Romanian range is full of history, beauty – and bears

The self-service eating area and bar in the Moxy hotel

Milan’s Moxy: Oh, for a Billy bookcase

The Moxy was called ‘Ikea’s first hotel’ - but it is not what you might expect

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in the film 'Magic in the Moonlight'
©Gravier Productions

On location: Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s film conjures the glamour of the Riviera’s ‘années folles’ with grand mansions and colour-soaked cinematography

The Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Switzerland

Short cuts: Updates from Bhutan, London and Switzerland

Bhutan’s 13-day adventure tour, London’s Artist Residence hotel and Switzerland’s Golden Autumn Days package

Exploring Ireland’s new ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

This newly branded road could well succeed in providing the hoped-for economic boon for the west coast

Paris’s new wave of luxury hotels

A band of Asian-owned luxury hotels is challenging the city’s old guard by offering modern, high-end facilities to woo wealthy tourists

‘Train & breakfast’ on board the Expreso de la Robla

A new service lets travellers experience classic Spanish fiestas from the comfort of a hotel on wheels

The train in Spain

A new service lets travellers experience classic Spanish fiestas from the comfort of a hotel on wheels

Hunting monstrous catfish in Florence

Beneath the city’s historic bridges, lumbering beasts lurk in the depths of the river Arno – and a new company is taking tourists to tackle them

An open-air ‘Madama Butterfly’ by the lake

In celebration of its 60th year, the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago will showcase performances in the Gran Teatro all’aperto

Sea sailing for beginners

John Sunyer joins the maiden voyage of a company that lets even complete novices take to the ocean

Berths for billionaires: the new marina at Porto Montenegro

A plan to turn a naval base into a haven for the super-rich reaches a milestone with a new hotel and the doubling in size of the marina

Just off Corsica, the Caribbean

The tiny French island of Cavallo is privately owned and, as a result, beautifully preserved

Pedal power around Lake Constance

Inspired by the Tour de France but intimidated by the thought of a cycling holiday? Try a grand tour on an electrically assisted bike

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