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Harriet Sime ventures to the newly-opened hotel on Pater Noster off the west coast of Sweden, where 'brisk, icy swims in the ocean are followed by steamy dips in the salt-water hot tub'. She dines in the old wooden boathouse strung with bright orange fishing waders and sleeps in the red clapboard main house, which was once home to the lighthouse master, keeper, servant and their families. Most guests 'come for one night to play in splendid isolation', Harriet reveals. Read on for more on the Swedish retreat...

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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: coach-based holidays with a touch of luxury. He says: 'A new generation of luxury coaches are now whisking holidaymakers across the UK and Europe in considerable style... itineraries have also been upgraded to match the sophisticated rail equivalents and include fine dining, hotels with pools and exclusive access to attractions closed to the general public.' Here's his round-up, from a Leger Holidays tour that stops in Monte Carlo to a Grand UK Holidays trip to the Lake District.

Sean Thomas's 'glorious, gluttonous road trip' begins in Essex then proceeds around the tummy of England, with seafood platters, Colchester oysters and local beers along the way.


A study, which analysed Britons' packing habits, also revealed that 15 per cent of UK travellers pack cleaning equipment such as household gloves or bathroom spray.

Deirdre Fernand tries a flower-arranging class at Gloucestershire's Miserden, a country estate with a refurbished cafe and gardens that are 'horticultural heaven'.

The Grove of Narberth in Pembrokeshire boasts 25 bedrooms, a courtyard for al fresco breakfast and a huge walled garden. The property's owners are 'not hoteliers - and it shows', according to the Inspector - 'no ugly signage; no framed AA Rosette awards; no leaflets or ongoing marketing bumf'. His verdict? 'Base yourself here and you're within easy striking distance of Barafundle Bay, the famous beach reached only on foot. Or stay here and never leave the place.'

Barbie, 29, from Argentina, works as a flight attendant for La Azafata and regularly shares her top travel tips and secrets with her three million followers on TikTok.

As it's mid-winter in the southern hemisphere, this is the time to plan ahead for an epic trip to Cape Town. Here's our guide to the best new things to do…


Dickens was in the Kentish town between 1837 and 1859, having penned parts of David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickleby there. Tom Chesshyre can see why the writer was charmed by it...

Richard Mellor checks into The Bell in Ticehurst and is wooed by the 'cosy' atmosphere in the bar and the interiors, which blend 'ancient features with zany modern touches'.

Forests, by Kieron Connolly, published by Amber Books, is a 'pictorial exploration of an ancient ecosystem that covers four billion hectares of the Earth's surface and whose maintenance is crucial to human survival'. The book is packed with more than 220 photographs, taking the reader on a visually spectacular tour of tree-strewn regions scattered across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Pictured: Spain's Irati Forest (main), the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in China (top right), and Poland's 'Crooked Forest' (bottom right).


It's said that when things are done well, they appear to be easy - these hilarious photos from around the world collated by Domesticated Companion show how difficult good construction is.

The perk is on top of the Middle Eastern airline's already astounding first class offering, which includes spa showers, private suites with flat beds and Bvlgari kit bags.

Pretty fly! Kent adventure park launches Britain's only outdoor skydiving machine, with thrill-seekers soaring up to 33ft in the air to experience freefall without a plane

The attraction, based in the Hangloose Adventure Bluewater park in the town of Dartford, is said to give visitors the 'chance to experience the thrill of skydiving against a backdrop of chalk cliffs'. How does it work? Aerodium, the Latvia-based firm that developed the ride, explains that a 'specially designed wind flow' keeps the flyer in a 'wind column'. 'The wind is rushing up at you, holding you as you learn to manoeuvre your body through the air,' the company explains. Here's a closer look at the new attraction...

Tilly (bottom right) gave birth for the first time in eight years to healthy cub 'Little Red' (left) on July 16 at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, following the death of her partner Nam Pang (top right) in June.

Reim is a demure charmer, replete with art deco architecture, chic brasseries and spruce gardens. Here's where to stay, what to do and where to dine on a budget visit...

To produce the ranking, Tripadvisor looked at destinations around the world that have seen the biggest year-on-year increase in searches by Britons. The small town of Nemocon on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia's capital, has proven to be the hottest destination of all. The town is home to the second largest salt mine in Colombia - a 'highly Instagrammable attraction', according to Tripadvisor. Other destinations to make it into the top 10 include Guvercinlik in Turkey, and Cairo, Egypt. Read on for the full ranking...

A herd of ill-tempered cows invaded Gadding Dam beach in West Yorkshire on Saturday August 13 and stole all the best tanning spots - even taking a dip in the sea.

As this year's line-up for Strictly Come Dancing is announced, MailOnline looks at the best dancers in the animal kingdom, including waggling bees, chimpanzee conga lines and leaping lemurs.

That Britannia once ruled the waves is common knowledge - but she also once ruled the rails. So declare Colin Alexander and Alon Siton, the authors of Railways of the British Empire: Australasia and Beyond. The fascinating tome, using vintage photographs, tells the story of the expansion of the railways of the British Empire, documenting how Britain's engineers 'exported the railway around the globe'. The authors write: 'In those parts of the world that were coloured pink on schoolroom maps, the rapidly expanding colonial railways were supplied by British companies. Long before the Portuguese built the first railways in Angola, the Belgians in the Congo and the French in Algeria, UK firms were exporting locomotives, rolling stock, signalling equipment, turntables, cranes and even bridges across the globe.' Pictured: The Canadian Pacific Railway (main); the 'sumptuous interior' of Palestine Railways saloon No. 98 (top right), built by Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon locomotives; locomotives being shipped to Australia from Glasgow in 1951 (bottom right); and a steam tram locomotive built in Manchester and used in Australia for construction jobs (inset).

Mark Edmonds says that staying at Turkey's new Liberty Fabay Hotel 'feels like being aboard a giant cruise ship' - it has 500 rooms, seven restaurants, eight bars, a spa, a water sports centre and a 'nightly cocktail of cheesy entertainment'. 'The hotel seems to be doing a roaring trade - but that's in part because Turkey arguably offers the best value for money of any European hotspot,' he says, adding that the hotel is 'intended to appeal to all, with most of the activities centred on the pools and aimed at all age groups'. From the resort, he explores the delights of the Turkish Riviera, going for a drink in the Oludeniz beach resort (bottom right), taking a boat tour along the beautiful Dalyan estuary and visiting the large ghost town of Kayakoy, which lies in the hills outside the ancient port town of Fethiye.

British divers have made the incredible discovery of the USS Jacob Jones, an American Navy destroyer lost ever since it sank in 1917. They found the vessel 40 miles off the Isles of Scilly

Thanks to their geography, these four airports around the world make excellent spots for thrill-seeing plane spotters who want to get close to the underside of huge passenger jets as they come in to land.

According to the Which? Travel ranking, York is the number one big city, Cambridge the highest-ranking medium-sized city, and Wells the top small city. At the other end of the table, Aberdeen is the worst-ranked big city, Ipswich is last in the medium-sized cities and towns ranking, and Hastings is bottom in the small cities and towns list. The results come from a survey in which respondents were asked to rate 56 cities and towns across seven categories - food and drink, accommodation, cultural sights, shopping, ease of getting around, lack of crowds and value for money. Which? Travel says that the top-rated destinations offer 'vibrant food scenes, historic backstreets and cultural wonders'. Read on for the full ranking and further insights...

Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park is so dry that old buildings from the village of Llanwddyn have been exposed for the first time since the drought of 1976.

After exploring the New Forest on electric bikes, Jo Tweedy and her family stay in a luxury safari tent at Green Hill Farm Holiday Village. 'I could live here,' she admits.

With the simple click of a shutter, these photographers have captured the extraordinary beauty of Planet Earth. They have each been named as winners and runners-up in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 awards, a prestigious annual photography contest that 'celebrates the natural world'. Competing for the £1,500 grand prize, nature photographers from all over the world collectively submitted over 8,000 images to the competition this year. Other pictures that have won over the judges include a shot of a 'majestic' elephant blowing dust from its trunk, a stunning image of a rainbow and the Northern Lights over an Icelandic waterfall and a photograph of an enormous bear with frozen fur in the Canadian wilderness. Here are the spellbinding winning images...

Aside from a few unlucky parts of northern Scotland where there was cloud cover, most of the UK has been treated to a much bigger and brighter moon than normal overnight.

On one Gwynedd beach alone, 11 people were said to have trodden on weever fish, whose spines can cause excruciating pain said to be 'worse than childbirth'.

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: alfresco dining at staycation hotels. 'Sensational summer weather has seen outdoor dining become the hottest attraction for hotel guests,' he reveals. His round-up also includes Castle Hotel Windsor (top right), where guests can tuck into fresh, healthy meals that include build-your-own salads, and Cheltenham's Queens Hotel (inset and bottom right), which has a quirky horse-box bar in the garden...

Ryanair's boss Michael O'Leary said he expects the airlines's average fare to rise by 10 euros over the next five years, from around 40 euros (£33.75) last year to roughly 50 euros by 2027.

Caroline Hendrie says that Hebridean Princess, the vessel that was chartered for the Queen's 80th birthday in Scotland, offers 'peace and quiet, superb food and priceless views'.

New book Wild Swimming Croatia & Slovenia contains over 120 untamed and hidden places to take a dip. This aquatic voyage takes in 120 spots altogether, with GPS coordinates listed for every one. The book, which is illustrated with lavish photography, aims to be the 'perfect guide' for everyone from 'families on holidays or explorers looking for their next adventure'.

Kelli Rogers had been paddleboarding on the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, Arizona, spending last month with her excited grandkids when they noticed the two horses.

The dramatic footage of the low landing was captured by a member of the public who was positioned to watch planes touch down on Greece's Skiathos island.

Reel in sea views from your bed with a stay at one of these wonderful waterfront pubs. Here we present 12 British taverns by the sea that you can spend the night in, with the list of waterside gems including a 17th-century Cornish fisherman's inn (inset), a tavern in Fife (bottom right) with its own cricket team - and a pitch on the beach - and a charming Norfolk pub that hosts lobster barbeques. They can be booked directly with the pub or via the accommodation website Stay in a Pub, which lists around 1,500 pubs with rooms. When it comes to rooms with dreamy views, these boozers should sail right to the top of any self-respecting seaside staycation bucket list. Also pictured: The Rock Point Inn, Lyme Regis (main), and The Ship Inn in Mousehole, Cornwall (top right).

Four images shared on social media capture the frustration of the hungry pet as they try to snaffle a packet of prawn cocktail crisps during a rail journey.

British author and former model Sandra Howard checks in to our travel Q&A. She also reveals her top travel beauty tip and shares her favourite holiday destination.

Fascinating POV footage takes you on a ride on Europe's highest railway, with the train tunnelling through Switzerland's mountains to 11,000ft above sea level

The footage was filmed via a camera attached to the front of a cogwheel train on the Jungfrau Railway in Switzerland's Bernese Alps and shows the thrilling ascent from Kleine Scheidegg train station to Jungfraujoch - which, at 3,454m (11,332ft) above sea level, is Europe's highest train station. A long stretch of the line tunnels through the North Face of the Eiger mountain, with Jungfraujoch station buried beneath the peaks of Jungfrau and Monch. The journey takes around 30 minutes, with the route running 365 days a year and attracting thousands of visitors annually. Tripadvisor user 'RVJ10', who travelled on the railway this March, wrote: 'Wow, what an experience - it is spectacular and the views [are] breathtaking.' Here's what it's like to travel on the historic railway, which dates back to 1912...

The powerful animal, thought to be around three years old, made its dash along the sand late this morning at family-friendly Benajarafe Beach on the eastern end of the Costa del Sol.

The impressive snake skin was found on Monday by Jason Sandy, a London-based mudlark - someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value.

Harriet Sime (centre) joins a class of 16 male and female trainees at Virgin's training centre in Crawley, near Gatwick airport, with the youngest being 18 and the eldest 56. She reveals that as well as 'two huge flight simulators', the training facility features business-class seats for customer service training, a large inflatable slide for practising evacuation after a water landing, aeroplane door mock-ups and rooms with dummies for 'aviation medicine' classes. Virgin advertised for cabin crew this year and received more than 5,000 applications for just 400 positions. 'It's intensive stuff - but everyone seems to be taking it in their stride,' Harriet reveals.

Experts from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii have uncovered four new rooms in an ancient house where middle-class Romans lived before fleeing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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As if the good people of Jamaica needed any more reasons to throw a party or three, this year the Caribbean island is celebrating its 60th anniversary of independence. For a week in August, the streets come alive with parades and a host of lively events to commemorate the momentous day in 1962 - now known as Jamaica Day - with visitors more than welcome to join in. But while festivities for the anniversary reached their peak last night (or, more likely, in the early hours this morning), there are always plenty of reasons to head to this sun-drenched paradise. Pictured: Bob Marley [inset], Doctor's Cave beach in Montego Bay [main], Cocosan Villa in Port Antonio where Daniel Craig stayed while filming No Time To Die [top right] and a street in Kingston [bottom right].

Noel Philips, 41, shot the video flying between the islands of Papa Westray and Westray in the archipelago of Orkney - with the flight covering a distance of just 1.7 miles.

This is the moment a man known only as 'The Mascot' is filmed leaping from a roof onto a waterslide and is launched metres high before he belly-flopped dramatically into a swimming pool.

We've all been tempted by a bargain air fare when it comes to travelling the world or booking an overseas jaunt, but what starts out as a steal could end up costing hundreds.

Jo Kessel sets sail from the village of Brundall on a hired boat and finds that 'the beauty of captaining your own craft is that you can stop whenever and wherever you like'.

We've all tried to get that perfect photo of our travels but this Daily Choices gallery shows it does not always work. One image shows a man getting his head stuck in a bull sculpture in New York.

All aboard the love boat! Traveller's footage of her trip on the £500million Discovery Princess shows a 16-deck-high glass walkway, wake infinity pool and VERY romantic bedroom decor

Jo Kessel and her husband boarded the new Princess Cruises ship on a seven-night voyage from LA to Mexico, celebrating a special anniversary while on board. 'Discovery Princess is a beautiful and exciting new vessel on which to explore the world,' says Jo. Highlights of their trip included trying out the infinity pool, taking part in the brand new 'Deal or No Deal' game show, and toasting their anniversary during a Champagne breakfast in their cabin. Read on for more on the new ship...

Maureen Brookbanks and her family get close to nature at an exclusive estate at Warmwell village, hunt for fossils on Osmington Mills beach and are spellbound by Corfe Castle.

Singapore, where record-breaking skyscrapers tower over nature reserves and supersized shopping malls, is now regarded as a fantastic destination in its own right.

With so many cancellations, flying can feel like a lottery. So it pays to know where you can expect the least possible disruption and what your rights are if things go wrong...

A hotelier has described the five things she would never do in a hotel room, knowing how regularly it is cleaned and what safety practices are followed.

The One Eyeland Photography Awards set out to 'crown the very best' professional and amateur photographers around the globe 'based on originality and quality of execution'. Based in India, the photo-sharing site One Eyeland was founded by photographer Sharad Haksar in 2008. In its awards, an 'illustrious jury comprising creative professionals from the fields of advertising and art' were tasked with choosing the overall winners from over 3,300 images from 56 different countries. Locations for the winning images ranged from Hawaii to Sydney via Poland...

SUSAN WARD DAVIES: I've spent 35 years as a travel editor, mostly at Elle magazine, exploring more than 90 countries, so I have learnt a thing or two about not piling on the pounds on the road.

Rhino Daisy and zebra Modjadji were both nurtured back to health at Care For Wild animal sanctuary in the Barberton Nature Reserve near South Africa's border with Eswatini.

For pints paired with panoramic views, these are the rooftop bars to raise a glass to. The list, drawn up by Big 7 Travel, is based on scores from social media users and the thoughts of the travel site's editorial team. Topping the podium is the Salling Rooftop in the Danish city of Aarhus, a 'breathtaking' space with a roof garden and a glass-bottomed walkway. Second place is snapped up by The Roof at the Reykjavik Edition hotel in Iceland, which offers '360-degree views over mountains and the ocean', while the bronze medal goes to the 'swish' bar atop the Munch art museum in Oslo. Read on to see which other bars make the cut...

Nathan Foy runs South Carolina-headquartered Fortis, which transports ultra-high-net-worth individuals in some of the world's most dangerous places. And to football matches...

Stoke-on-Trent, which is made up of six towns, is perhaps better known for being the home of the pottery industry in England and its oatcakes. But the city is the unassuming winner revealed by Airbnb.

The family-run Hotel Wilmina, which opened earlier this year, lies in the city's Charlottenburg district. The former prison and courthouse that the hotel occupies date back to 1896. The site had been 'inaccessible and forgotten' for some time before it was turned into a 44-room hotel. Dividing walls in the cells have been taken out to create interconnecting rooms, but the bars are intact. Read on for more...

Anwer Bati checks into Estoril's Palacio hotel - 'one of Portugal's poshest hotels' - and visits the casino next door, which supposedly inspired Bond novel Casino Royale.

CCTV footage from Late Stop 24 in Bangor, Wales shows the fearless gull striding in and snatching the pastry packet with its beak before walking back out the front door.

Jo Kessel sails from Florida to the Bahamas on Disney Wish, Disney's fifth cruise ship. 'No cruise line sprinkles the fairy dust quite like Disney,' she says.

From Le Jardin du Chateau, a stunning property in Duras run by a Londoner, to Chateau Lignol, a gem in Brittany run by a Scotswoman, this is fairy-tale France minus the froideur...

The Retreat Suite is billed by Virgin Atlantic as 'the most spacious suite in [its] history'. Ted Thornhill has lunch in it ahead of the A330neo's commercial debut in October to Boston.

Simon Heptinstall checks into The Hand in the village of Llanarmon and finds that it offers a rare mix - fine cuisine amid authentic muddy countryside. 'Is there anywhere else you'd find Michelin-listed food and a pool table?' he wonders. There's a hot tub and sauna in the garden and spa treatments can take place in your room. Many guests join the country pursuits offered by the hotel, such as shooting, fishing and riding. What's more, there's plenty nearby to explore - from the National Trust's Powis Castle Estate to the Berwyn Mountains and Wales' highest waterfall. Read on for more on the Welsh retreat...

Riders in the UK will be able to book and pay for a Eurostar trip to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam on Eurostar - and have the journey 'added into a smart travel itinerary for easy reference and access'.

These snaps shared online from people around the world show how many risks we're all willing to take. FEMAIL look at the most extreme safety risks people take in work.

Saddle up for a trip through time to the Gold Rush cities, wagon train trails and cow towns of the U.S in The Old West Then and Now by Vaughan Grylls.

The Clock House in St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex has an impressive clock tower that boasts four clocks made by B L Vulliamy, the clockmaker to King George III.

In Belgium, following professional cycling is almost a religion. And for cyclists, the Flandrien Hotel in the country's Flanders region is heaven, discovered Carlton Reid. The hotel has a well-equipped cycling workshop, a vintage Peugeot-Michelin team car as a guest shuttle, 50 or so high-end bikes hung from ceilings, cantilevered from walls, and displayed in corridors - and rents top-quality road bicycles from brands such as Cannondale, Cervelo and Giant.

A pony who was banned from his local pub in Cocklington, Devon, is 'not going anywhere', his owners have warned. Torbay council told his owners that the pub needs planning permission.

Amie Gordon spent seven days at The Body Camp boutique country hotel in Mallorca, where guests are encouraged to ditch the booze and their phones to work on mind, body and soul. The retreat has a solid celebrity following, with famous fans other than Vicky McClure (inset bottom at the camp) including actress Jaime Winstone (pictured at the camp inset top) and Made in Chelsea star Sophie Hermann (right, during a camp bike ride). Read on to find out how Amie survived the week...

Kalyn Franke is from Florida but has lived in the UK capital for 10 years and now produces blogs, videos and courses about life in the country full-time. Read on for her thoughts on the U.S vs UK...

James Gordon followed in Obama's footsteps with a stay at The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, then hit the road to discover what else Colorado had to offer. Plenty, he discovered...

The footage shows the town of Craco, which sits on a 400m-high cliff and was abandoned in the late 20th century. It lies in the southern Italian province of Matera.

While tourists swarm to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland's islands offer an off-the-beaten-track escape to travellers who are keen to learn more about the country's culture away from the crowds. There are around 80 sizeable islands off the coast of Ireland, and hundreds more nestled within the country's loughs, with some home to tiny modern populations and others dotted with ancient ruins. 'An island visit offers something special: a glimpse into a different life, a chance to hike incredible walking routes, to taste super-fresh seafood and to meet some of the friendliest people around,' says Most islands are just a short ferry ride away from the mainland, while others can be accessed via bridges and even by cable car. Here is MailOnline Travel's pick of the country's stunning must-visit isles...

A study has revealed that Chester has the highest percentage of buildings - 83.7 per cent - that align with the 'golden ratio'. Venice has a 'beauty score' of 83.3 per cent and London 83 per cent. What is the golden ratio? It's long been used as a barometer of beauty and numerically is a ratio of 1:1.618. So a building that aligns with it would contain shapes and structures that have a relationship with each other in this ratio. For reasons that can't really be explained, humans find objects that unfold with this ratio of expansion inherently beautiful.

Carol Driver and her family check into a 'beautifully decorated' family suite at St Ermin's Hotel and test out the kids' concierge service, which offers experiences for all ages.

The 2022 World's Best Cities Index says that Edinburgh's beauty and walkability earned it the coveted title. The ranking celebrates 'places that locals are raving about'.

Angelina Villa-Clarke says this sweep of the Turkish coastline feels like 'the last untapped corner of the Med'. She stays at Hillside Beach Club (main and inset) in Kalemya, a resort on its own crescent-shaped beach with rooms terraced into the cliffs. 'It captures the essence of a laid-back holiday spirit,' she says of the retreat. Her days are spent shopping in the bustling bazaar of the nearby city of Fethiye and exploring Kayakoy, a 'ghost' village made up of eerie ruins which overlooks undulating pine forests tumbling down to the sea. Read on for more on her Turkish adventure...

A furious couple have demanded a £5,000 refund after their luxury Caribbean getaway turned into the holiday from hell as a noisy building site towered, pictured right.

Nikita Crump, from North Carolina has gone viral after choosing to live in her car amid the housing crisis and has been documenting every aspect, from how she stays safe and showers, on TikTok.

It would be a jewel in the crown of any billionaire's fleet. The 361ft- (110m) long Stella del Sud superyacht has been designed by Italian studio Gabriele Teruzzi, which describes the vessel as a 'glistening diamond'. The superyacht is inspired by the extremely rare 128-carat 'Stella del Sud' diamond - now owned by Cartier - that was found in Brazil in 1853. There are eight 'VIP cabins' as well as an owner's suite, which has an aquarium built into the ceiling over the bed. Other features on board include a helipad and a main saloon that's 'inspired by the most elegant penthouses'. Read on for more on the glitzy superyacht...

The Inspector pays £150 for a 'Georgian cosy' room at the Richmond Hill Hotel in South West London, an area that's 'bliss' for those who enjoy Georgian architecture.

The road marking, which takes less than a second to travel along, directs cyclists to the pavement. Birmingham City council claim it is not a cycle lane but "guidance" for cyclists.

Un-boo-lievable! Meet the paranormal TikToker with 600,000 followers who ghost hunts across the U.S on a mission to reveal the hidden histories of abandoned and 'haunted' locations

Beckie-Ann Galentine travels across the U.S to uncover the forgotten pasts of spooky locations - and now shares her travel experiences with more than 600,000 followers on TikTok and over 75,000 on Instagram, aiming to tell unheard stories of death and different experiences of grief. Read on for more, including how Beckie-Ann had a close encounter with a strange glowing sphere...

A stunning three-bedroom duplex penthouse in Camden bears a striking resemblance to the Manhattan lair of Wall Street movie tycoon Gordon Gekko.

An undercover reporter for Channel 4's Dispatches working at Manchester Airport was told that fed-up travellers trying to get air-side to retrieve their bags 'happens all the time'.

Andrea Blanco (inset) experienced the Polaris suite on a flight from Newark Airport in New Jersey to Palma. A nervous flyer, she first sipped a few soothing margaritas in the United Polaris Lounge. On board the Boeing 767-300 (bottom right) she enjoyed Champagne, gourmet food (top right) and United's 'thoughtful' amenity kit. Read on for more on her flight...

It's a misconception that Jersey is a sedate sort of place - a wealthy tax haven which attracts those of a certain vintage, says Jo Kessel. The reality is that it's a mecca for outdoor pursuits…

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: All-new events at country houses and gardens.

Google's 'Magic Eraser' tool promises to remove 'photobombers and unwanted objects' in 'just a few taps'. Ailbhe MacMahon tests it out on a trip to St Ives, Carbis Bay and the Eden Project, using it to remove poles, people and signposts from her photographs. 'The tool is at its best in sunlight, when objects are positioned against a clear backdrop like a blue sky. Anything with a pattern or a three-dimensional surface behind it can be trickier to erase and creates a slight blur in the shot, but overall, it makes for a far nicer memento of a getaway,' she says.

The snake, Gloydius lateralis, was discovered in the Zharu Valley at Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site in China's Sichuan Province.

Ted Thornhill checks into Hotel Frederic Carrion, a characterful 10-bedroom former coaching inn situated in the village of Vire in southern Burgundy. The hotel's hosts are charming - the wife of the chef-owner reads Ted's daughter bedtime stories - and the bedrooms memorable. It proves to be a superb base for exploring local gems such as the car-free village of Brancion (inset) and one of the jewels in Burgundy's tiara - Beaune.

International Airlines Group posted a profit of £245m for the second quarter, compared with a loss of £810m during the same period last year.

This summer has seen travel demand rebound and for many, it could be their first overseas jaunt since before the pandemic.

On his visit to the busiest airport in Europe, Robert Hardman (inset) witnesses bags flying up a ramp at 20mph and spies 23 huge X-ray machines and 20 miles of conveyor belt for luggage. Summing up his findings, he says: 'Airports perform exactly the same task as plumbers. When stuff flows normally, you don't notice it. Just one small blockage, however, can quickly start backing up. And if it's not sorted promptly, the result can be very expensive - and very messy.'

Mark Palmer finds that Greece's Mesa Mani - where travel writer Paddy Leigh Fermor built a magnificent villa in the 1960s - has a 'captivating' landscape.

Highlights of Martin Symington's trip to Brno include visiting a 13th-century castle, sampling 'delicious' dry rieslings and exploring the city's 'tightly packed' historic centre.

Potters Resorts comes out on top with a highly impressive overall customer score of 88 per cent. Waterside Holiday Group is a close second with 87 per cent. Both score a remarkable five stars in every category. Pontins has an overall score of 59 per cent, scoring just two stars out of five for accommodation - the worst in the survey.

'The 12-bedroom Samling is a treat destination,' says Will Hide, adding that the 'star attraction' in his guest room at the hotel was 'the picture window looking down to the lake'.

The windmill has been converted into a three-bedroom home but retains many of its original features, including the original fantail.

Sarah Turner stayed at Tuscany's Borgo Pignano (main), an estate 'that feels both utterly modern and still remarkably Renaissance-like'. Describing the estate, she says: 'Not only does the wine come from its own vineyards, but its rare-breed pigs are free to roam around its woodland before eventually becoming charcuterie. At breakfast, the honeycomb that drips into little glass bowls has travelled just a few hundred yards from the estate's beehives.' Britain is also home to an array of retreats with a wilderness edge, she reveals, such as The Torridon Hotel (inset right) in Wester Ross, Scotland, which has a two-acre kitchen garden, to Hampshire's Heckfield Place (inset left), where the 70-strong flock of sheep on the estate's organic farm are washed in tea tree oil.

Footage emerged on Friday showing huge crowds including children at the notorious Cahill's Crossing in the Northern Territory, with many even dipping their toes into the water.

When it comes to incredible tourist attractions, Europe still has a few surprises up its sleeve - as we show here. Did you know that Rome has a pyramid? Or that Budapest sits above a jaw-dropping labyrinth of explorable caves? Read on for more on how to make your next trip extra interesting...

Airfares within the U.S this summer are around $600 to $800 - at those prices Americans can get to Reykjavik, Iceland, or Dublin, Ireland, one economist pointed out.

Design plans for the linear city show the sci-fi inspired interiors, with angular glass structures contorting in different shapes over an artificial river.

The shortlist for the 2022 World Architecture Festival (WAF) has been revealed, with some 'of the most bold, beautiful and innovative projects from around the world' making the cut. The standout projects were selected from hundreds of entries from more than 50 countries, and the overall winners for categories including the World Building of the Year, the Landscape of the Year, and Future Project of the Year will be announced at this year's WAF festival, which will be held in Lisbon from November 30 to December 2. Commenting on the designs, WAF programme director Paul Finch said: 'The number and quality of entries this year has been very encouraging.' Here's a peek at some of the shortlisted entries vying for a place on this year's podium...

The travel experts, from The Points Guy UK (TPG), raced a Eurostar and a KLM flight from London City Airport to the famously canal-riddled citadel.

Britain is brimming with ultra-luxe four-star hotels that offer Michelin-starred restaurants, chic decor and magical views at a more affordable price. Here are 25 to choose from...

Sophie Cairns, 43, went about summiting Sidley in Antarctica (4,285m/14,058ft), Pico de Orizaba (bottom right) in Mexico (5,636m/18,490ft), Giluwe in Papua New Guinea (4,367m/14,327ft), Ojos del Salado in Chile (6,893m/22,614ft), Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (5,895m/19,340ft), Damavand (main) in Iran (5,609m/18,402ft) and Mount Elbrus (top right and inset) in Russia (5,642m/18,510ft) in just under six months, thanks to an intense training regime that even saw her climb the stairs of a London Underground station 30 times in a row with a heavy backpack on. She told MailOnline Travel that she launched her ambitious Seven Volcanoes Project after Cole conquered Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief.

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Hugo Brown sets off from the Hampshire village of Beaulieu in a 1967 Austin-Healey convertible, offered as part of a partnership between the Beaulieu Garage and the Montagu Arms hotel.

The footage, captured near Lansford, North Dakota, Friday, was recorded after officials issued a thunderstorm alert for the area - warning of potential tornadoes and sizeable hail.

The beautifully illustrated new coffee table book 150 Golf Courses You Need to Visit Before You Die, written by Stefanie Waldek and published by Lannoo, pools together the 'most beautiful golf courses in the world'. Author Waldek says: 'Golf, more than any other sport, has an intimate relationship with place because it is inextricably tied to the landscape. Mother Nature herself could be considered a golfer's opponent; her rolling hills, sea breezes, and atmospheric pressure challenge all who face her. This is why golf courses are found in some of the world's most scenic locations.' Here are some of the stunning golf courses that Waldek recommends teeing off from. Tamarina Golf Club, Mauritius (top left); Gavea Golf and Country Club, Rio de Janeiro (top right); Serapong Course, Singapore (bottom right); Quivira Golf Club, Mexico (bottom left), and Marriott Mena House Golf Course, Egypt (inset).

The Inspector calls at Eccleston Square Hotel, near London's Victoria Station, and says that the hotel is ideal for those who 'hanker for technology and in-room gadgetry'.

The testing and quarantine requirements for people arriving in the UK were changed 10 times between February 2021 and January 2022.

A study analysed the top 20 foreign destinations for Britons in 2019 versus 2022. London, New York, Dubai and Paris all fail to make this year's ranking.

Bovey Castle, which sits within Dartmoor National Park, was built by the son of William Henry Smith of WHSmith fame, reveals the Inspector. 'It's a proper resort,' he declares.

Martina Drezancic (inset) is chief stewardess on¬†M/Y Freedom (pictured), which roams the Adriatic Sea. It can accommodate up to 22 guests, boasts a cinema, gym, pool, hot tub, massage room and a 'full menu of water toys' - and costs between ‚ā¨80,000 (¬£67,000/$80,700) and ‚ā¨100,000 (¬£84,000/$101,000) a week to rent. Here Martina also reveals a very unusual guest request she was given, why working on a yacht 'is like being in the army', why she doesn't tolerate deviations from her way of getting things done - and more.

Searches for 'how to keep phone cool' have risen 17% in the UK and close to 80,000 Amazon searches have been recorded for anti-glare and anti-glare screen products this year.

John Holland-Kaye said 'demand has significantly increased' for travellers who require wheelchair support amid ongoing travel chaos that has left much of the UK's aviation sector paralysed.

The Peljesac Bridge connects two parts of Croatia's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a sliver of Bosnia. State HRT television described the bridge opening as a 'historic day'. The bridge became a reality in 2017 when the EU allocated 357million euros (£300million) for it, which covered much of the 526-million-euro (£444million) cost. The China Road and Bridge Corporation in 2018 won an international tender to construct the bridge.

Jaymi McCann stops by the Salmarim salt pans and enjoys a feast of Portuguese cuisine and regional wines on a road trip through the Eastern Algarve.

Ben Males, 26, from Wales, has five guinea pigs called Frankie, Peanut, Hugo, Paco and Baby Moose and is proud to have created a special room in his two-bed flat for them to live in.

In a ranking of 16 European resorts, Sunny Beach was found to be the place where Brits will see their pounds stretch furthest, while Marmaris comes second, due to the collapse of the Turkish lira. Algarve in Portugal slides in at third, while the most expensive place in the list is Ibiza. The study compared the cost of 12 everyday tourist items in the 16 European destinations to produce a 'Beach Barometer'. The price for the basket of 12 typical items - a bucket and spade set, an inflatable lilo, a mask and snorkel set, suncream, insect repellent, ice cream, a half-day sun lounger rental, a pedalo or banana boat ride, a bottle of beer in a bar, a Coca-Cola in a bar, a glass of wine and a three-course family meal including alcoholic beverages - cost researchers just £85.63 in Sunny Beach.

Sadie Whitelocks boards the 82 ft-long Seahorse II for a six-night trip. She says the boat 'makes for a cosy retreat' for her nine-strong group. The itinerary includes a stop at the mysterious Shuna island.

A stunning six-bedroom home nestled in the Welsh valleys will let potential buyers follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous - with their very own 'wild swimming' lake.

Andrea Blanco flew on United's new seasonal service from New York to Palma (inset), the capital of Mallorca. Once there she checked into the Castell Son Claret hotel (main, top right and bottom right) - 'the epitome of luxury' in 326 acres of grounds. Her room was a 'ravishing' pool suite, which featured a comfortable-sized lobby and floor-to-ceiling windows. Andrea explored Palma's narrow alleyways and ate at a unique restaurant that sits on a tiny island. Read on for more...

The Brisley Bell, near Dereham in North Norfolk, was in a terrible state six years ago, the Inspector reveals, before Marcus and Amelia bought it and embarked on a major transformation.

On this exclusive expert-led tour you'll be visiting locations steeped in wartime stories, from Poland to Germany. Guy Walters will accompany you throughout your tour.

The Daily Mail's Harriet Sime boards Celestyal's MS Olympia to tour around the Greek islands and the Turkish Riviera. 'It's quite possibly the world's cheapest cruise,' she says.

The annual ranking of the 50 best beaches in the world declares a spot in Costa Rica as No.1. Read on for the ultimate inspiration for your next beach holiday...

Luxury bedrooms, panoramic views, sensational food and an abundance of character - all qualities and features of Britain's best B&Bs for 2022, unveiled by the AA in a virtual ceremony.

In July and August the Caribbean is still reliably hot, there are flamboyant festivals - and there are deals with meal-plan offers, free places for children and discounts of up to 50 per cent.

Joanna Tweedy visits kiss-me-quick Great Yarmouth for a nostalgia trip stuffed with crazy golf, chippies, vintage fairground rides and ice cream shops. She reveals that the stretch of coast the town sits on, with its 15 miles of soft, golden sand, 'on a blue-sky day, does a decent impression of California'.

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James March explores Denver's 'vibrant arts scene', enjoys views of the Rockies from his room at Hotel Clio, and learns that the city is a 'craft beer fan's dream'.

With Villa Soro hotel as his base, Dominic Midgley walks along San Sebastian's La Concha beach, samples Basque cider, and finds that the city 'offers a feast of art'.

Perhaps you've been put off by the horrific scenes at airports up and down the country and are thinking: 'No, I don't need that.' Perhaps the cost-of-living crisis is making you question a pricey holiday overseas. Perhaps the sunny weather we've been having is an encouragement to stay put here in the UK. And that's where camping comes in: easy-going, affordable and, if you follow our guide, you'll discover there's still availability for this summer, from Deerstone Glamping in North Yorkshire (inset) to Bryn Gloch campsite at the foot of Mount Snowdon.

The vendor, now in his 80s, has owned the Mini since before England won the World Cup. Its last tax disc expired in March 1988, with the car since kept in a Kidderminster garden shed.

The company said that the three most popular destinations being served this weekend are Majorca, Tenerife and Faro in Portugal's Algarve region.

The surprised American is Emily from Miami, who is quizzed about life in Britain by her best friend, Kalyn Franke, who runs, a resource about travelling to and moving to the UK.

Ailbhe MacMahon checks into new hotel Ocean Drive Madrid and then sets about exploring the city, discovering grandeur on every corner, plus some oh-so-cool neighbourhoods and bars.

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The aircraft used is a 737-400, fitted with business-class seats. For this trip, run by Titan Travel, it will transport guests from London to Rome, then on to Montenegro, Jordan, India, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Sixty-one meals are included on the trip - 22 breakfasts, one brunch, 16 lunches and 22 dinners - and in-flight drinks are unlimited. The plane was converted in June 2021 and has seats with a width of 21 inches and a pitch of 42 inches arranged in a two-by-two configuration with a single aisle. The first leg departs on September 13, 2023, from London Stansted's private terminal, with guests having been chauffeured there in a luxury car.

T.D. Isacke checked into The Killingworth Castle in the village of Wootton and found that the recently renovated inn 'has the feel of a much-loved pitstop on a well-trodden route'.

The Daily Mail's Martin Symington went on a week-long walk with On Foot Holidays. The trip took him and his wife from Fountains in the east to Austwick in the west.

Fascinating video offers a sneak peek inside United Airlines' new flight school in Arizona, revealing (very plain) dorm rooms, a swimming pool and an on-site fleet of trainer aircraft

The sneak peek video goes on a tour around the United Aviate Academy at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, which opened earlier this year. Footage shows the school's fleet of 25 Cirrus SR-20 series training planes and reveals that during their downtime, students can play pool or a game of volleyball. United currently has about 12,000 pilots, and it plans to hire at least 10,000 new pilots by 2030. These budding pilots could make serious money if they make it to the top - captains of United's Boeing 787s and 777s can earn more than £293,000 ($350,000) per year. Here's a peek inside the training facilities...

Ex-Countryfile presenter Julia checks into two upscale Heritage Resort hotels in Mauritius with her partner and three children so they can 'regroup' following her diagnosis last year.

Incredible, newly captured images show a hungry female Great White thrashing around the water off the coast of Mexico. Photographer Ron Daniel said: 'We got very well acquainted with this shark'

People from around the world have taken to social media to share snaps of the most ingenious advertising campaigns, with the best examples shared in a gallery on The Rocket Science .

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: the rush to rent a beach hut for the holidays. Many huts have embraced their Victorian and Edwardian roots with retro makeovers, while others make a nod towards modern architectural trends, some even running to two storeys with glass balconies. Pictured are beach huts in exotic-looking Achmelvich, Scotland (inset); Lyme Regis (main and bottom right); and Lowestoft (top right).

The UK-based Comedy Pet Photo Awards celebrates the 'special bond' between humans and animals... and their hilarious scrapes. Here, FEMAIL shares the 26 finalists.

Features known as cup-marked stones - made intentionally by ancient Britons - were re-discovered this week at Stithians Reservoir near Falmouth in Cornwall.

The vessel is the work of the design group State of Craft, based in London and Ottawa, Canada. It's 'inspired by the elegance and performance of the mako', it says.

Heartwarming photos and videos of his antics form entries in digital diaries - under the user name 'finnianthegoldie' - that document his travels. The two-year-old golden retriever has visited Gibraltar, France, Spain, Andorra, Iceland and Canada - as well as half of America's states - so far. The service dog, whose main job is cardiac alert, has been with his owner - who has a form of dysautonomia, which impacts the nervous system - since he was just two months old and they have formed a particularly special relationship through their travels together. She said: 'Being able to travel together makes our bond as a service dog team much stronger. It builds our trust every time we travel somewhere because I know I can rely on him to help me when I have medical episodes and I feel safer when I'm with him.'

The infamous Eastern State Penitentiary, in Philadelphia, which closed its doors in 1971, is considered by many people as one of the most haunted buildings in America.

British author Howard Jacobson checks in to our travel Q&A. He also touches on his earliest holiday memory - being at a holiday camp in Morecambe - and where he's off to next.

Boom Supersonic reveals new design for its 1,300mph 'sculpted for speed' passenger plane that's 'kind of like if Concorde and a 747 had a baby'

The new look for the plane - called 'Overture' - is, says Denver-based Boom, the culmination of '26-million core hours of simulated software designs, five wind tunnel tests, and the careful evaluation of 51 full design iterations'. The new design was revealed this week at the Farnborough International Airshow, with Boom describing Overture as an 'economically and environmentally sustainable supersonic airliner' and CEO and Boom Founder Blake Scholl describing the plane as 'kind of like if Concorde and a 747 had a baby'.

The staged emergencies were created by Alex Gardiner, who served as an officer in the Royal Greenjackets and became a troop and squadron commander in the Special Air Service.

Max Davidson visits the village of Oberammergau, where villagers perform The Passion Play every ten years. 'Scene after scene is thrillingly delivered,' he says.

There's no better way to cool off on a searing hot summer's day than indulging in a wild swim, writes Joe Minihane. Whether wading into the waves from the beach or slipping from the bank into the embrace of a languid river, taking a dip will help you shake off the torpor of too much sun and leave you feeling calm and connected to nature. While searching out distant swimming holes around the UK has long been my passion, there's much to be said for heading to more accessible water, whether by car, bike, bus or train. Pictured: The Thames in Oxford (top right), Treyarnon Bay in Cornwall (left), and Loch An Eilein in Scotland (bottom right).

If you spot a bargain, soemtimes the price is too good to be true, as these amusing snaps from around the world collated by prove.

Carlton Reid took off from the Unesco-listed Teide National Park, soaring over the Orotava valley before landing on the black volcanic sand of the Puerto de la Cruz beach. He was accompanied by Roij Borja of the local Enminube Parapente paragliding company. Carlton's verdict? 'I felt slightly seasick, but I still had a massive grin on my face. What fun!'

People globally have been sharing snaps of when things haven't gone their way. Traveler Door has rounded up some of the most unfortunate incidents shared

Hugo Brown lands in Ljubljana - a city that's 'packed with Baroque architecture' - and sets out to discover the great outdoors of Slovenia, an 'often overlooked country'. He takes a helicopter ride over the Julian Alps and the Karawanks mountains, spends a day fly fishing on the moss-laden River Krka and goes on an e-bike tour around Lake Bohinj. 'Slovenia is irresistible,' he concludes.

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your travel questions. This week he also recommends the best place for fado music in Porto. And more...

Mark Jones, who has been holidaying in Norway for 25 years, visits the city of Stavanger for the first time before setting off to see some other highlights of the western coast.

The outrageous car - most of which is a 2005 Phantom - was built by Danton Arts Kustoms, run by Frenchman Alexandre Danton. He spent three months on the build.

Warning: Excessive visitor numbers could damage your well-earned summer staycation. Consumer publication Which? Travel notes that last summer, the population of Cornwall swelled 40 per cent, beachgoers in Bournemouth left behind 33 tonnes of rubbish and there was even congestion at the top of mount Snowdon. In light of this, it offers a host of top tips to stop your break in Blighty being blighted by crowds, from amazing (and more tranquil) alternative destinations, including Pembrokeshire and St Andrews, to tips on the best times for visiting the top sights. If you're dead set on a holiday in a hotspot, then pay close attention to Which? Travel's list of the 30 places where holiday rentals fill up quickest - and get booking.