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?

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

Cabin fever

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

Out on the tiles

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

©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . Ukraine

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

James Bradburne in front of ‘St Mark Preaching in Alexandria’

Shaking up Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera

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

Illustration by Matthew Cook of Courchevel
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . Courchevel

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

The restaurant at Hotel Brummell

Barcelona’s latest boutique hotels

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

Tom Hiddleston in a hotel scene

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

Silvia Longo working at the loom in Bevilacqua, Venice
©Giacomo Cosua

Venice mills: fruit of the loom

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

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

On location: ‘A Bigger Splash’

The exotic Italian island of Pantelleria stars alongside Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in a new thriller

St Moritz on thin ice

Climate change is stalking the resort where winter tourism began after warm weather put a stop to the White Turf horse race

The ski resort ready to come in from the cold

Stuben in Austria, birthplace of the ‘father of modern skiing’, has a rich history and a very bright future

Ski jump school

The sport of ski jumping is having a moment in the spotlight and, on a weekend course in Austria, anyone can have a go

A dog-sled adventure in Arctic Norway

Savage cold and austere beauty on a long-weekend journey across the ice-bound Finnmark plateau

Hotel insider: Le Totem, Flaine

A chic new hotel is bringing a fresh lease of life to France’s brutalist ski resort

On location: ‘War and Peace’

The big-budget production has opulent costumes and authentic locations filmed mostly in Lithuania and Latvia

Swiss snow makers fight weather and lose

Mild weather thwarts technology and hits tourist industry

Hotel insider: El Lodge in Andalusia, Spain

Destroyed by fire, the hotel has risen from the ashes to reopen

Race training in Val d’Isère, France

A luxury chalet company offers Tom Robbins the chance to follow the tracks of the world’s top skiers


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