A friendly welcome and comfortable bed are just the tonic after a long journey: our tipsters know the best hotels near stations from the Med to the Tirol Winning tip: Seaside rooms, France Cerbère is the last village in France before Spain on the Mediterranean coast. It’s a quiet seaside resort with an international train

A drone has captured breathtaking footage of Europe’s largest glacier. Italian photographer Stefano Tiozzo, 33, filmed a series of unique aerial images of the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland throughout February 2019. It is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume and at its deepest point it is 1,000 metres (3,280ft) thick. The glacier displays

The boss of British Airways has admitted he wasn’t surprised by the backlash when the airline began charging passengers for food on short-haul flights. In January 2017, the British flag carrier scrapped handing out free drinks and snacks in economy and instead began selling products from Marks & Spencer – leaving some passengers unhappy. But now BA

Butlin’s has officially opened a new £40million swimming pool at its Bognor Regis resort, which boasts a 24ft-tall helter-skelter ride, a wave pool and multi-coloured beach huts. The 6,300-square-metre (68,000 square feet) pool, called Splash, can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and has been filled with over 600,000 litres of water and decorated with more

My toddler is sitting in a ‘big girl’ chair, with a napkin tucked in under her chin as she munches away on a selection of delicately prepared sandwiches and cupcakes. A member of staff diligently returns to check she’s OK, whether she would like more milk, more food, more anything, and smiles as he picks

Searching for the ultimate summer holiday destination? Look no further than the sunny shores of Spain’s Costa Brava. The scenic northeastern coast is the perfect place to kick back and relax with an array of fun-filled family activities, great food and local culture at your fingertips. You’ll be spoiled for choice from the minute you

It’s a wonderful world.  And these fascinating images show exactly why.  They appear in a new book called Wonders of the World by Claudia Martin, which showcases breathtaking phenomena by Mother Nature and incredible structures rustled up by the human race, from ancient times to the present day.   The 200 mesmerising photographs featured in the

From the romantic Blue Stack Mountains to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, and from the lively craic of Galway to the beautiful, empty beaches of Sligo, exploring Ireland’s west coast makes for a wonderful fly-drive break. However, the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest coastal road trips in the world: the entire route

A kingfisher flits between branches on the bank as we kayak towards a small group of flamingoes, just specks in the distance. They are adolescents, our guide explains – hence their pale, almost white feathers – and are loitering away from the rest of the flock, a bit like the teenagers who gather around my

To celebrate Earth Day, here’s our pick of eco-hotels, campsites and cottages that use tourism to fund conservation, promote biodiversity and protect endangered species Elmley nature reserve, Kent Conservation comes first at the UK’s only family-owned and -managed national nature reserve. Elmley’s 1,335 hectares (3,300 acres) of freshwater grazing marsh, salt marsh, hay meadows and newly