Maybe it is the gloomy retreat of “back to school”, and the hint of autumn’s creep on the breeze, but September is a time for getting serious. At least, it is in terms of travel. Gone are the untethered months of high summer; the days for unrepentant laziness on a lounger or at a poolside, when there is nothing more urgent in your diary than the next chapter of your novel. In their stead comes the idea of holidays with a dash of culture attached – a museum or a gallery here, a festival that lets a destination show off its local colours there. But what if you want the best of both worlds – an extended weekend in a city abuzz with history, art and food, but also the happy realisation that you will... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about 20 spectacular city breaks where summer lasts a little longer
In 2018, Hong Kong was the most visited city on earth, welcoming more than 65 million arrivals. This year, the former British colony has been more readily recognised for dystopian images of a society in chaos; millions of its citizens holding colourful umbrellas as they press between skyscrapers, laser beams cutting through clouds of tear gas. These extraordinary scenes, in one of the world's safest and best-loved cities, ultimately stem from the people of Hong Kong’s desire to retain the fundamental human rights promised to them under the Sino-British joint declaration until the year 2047. But despite the upheaval, and continuing demonstrations, the British and Foreign Office's advice on travelling to Hong Kong remains the same – it is safe – and though it may seem counterintuitive, there might never have been a more important time for tourists to visit. To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all … [Read more...] about Hong Kong needs visitors more than ever
A frozen 1,000-mile highway that transports supplies to the South Pole, and Nevada's Route 50, which cuts through the desert and is dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America” - two paths that could hardly be more different, but both among the most desolate drives in the world. If you're looking for an antidote to crowds and traffic jams, you have arrived: Telegraph Travel has rounded up the most remote roads you can navigate by car. Some significantly more feasible than others... 1. Dalton Highway, Alaska This isolated 414-mile highway was built in 1974 as a supply road to support oil exploration in Alaska, and snakes all the way up into the Arctic wilderness. There are just three towns along the... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Highway to nowhere: 11 of the world’s loneliest roads
You've got itchy feet and £1,000 to burn. Here are five very different ways to do it... 1. Escape to New York Time tends to be of the essence when you are seeking a bargain break. You certainly need to act fast in the case of the current sale by Expedia (020 3564 0868; expedia.co.uk). Offers include 30 per cent off selected hotels in New York – which would allow for a full week’s stay at the three-star Days Hotel on Broadway, flying direct from Heathrow to JFK with British Airways on Oct 23, from £977 per person (including hold luggage). Date of travel must be before October 31. 2. Morocco in good company One reason to consider a group tour is that such holidays have precise dates – and operators often reduce the cost of unsold places as departure day approaches. Such is the case with the regular Highlights of Morocco break offered by Explore (01252 883505; explore.co.uk) – a nine-day affair that includes Marrakech, Fes and the Atlas Mountains. The … [Read more...] about Five creative ways to spend £1,000 on your next holiday
If aviation were a country, it would be among the world's top 10 carbon emitters; with the number of flights taken globally reaching a record high in 2017, carrying a total of 4.1 billion passengers. With climate concerns at the top of the news agenda – thanks, in part, to activists such as Greta Thunberg – tourists are increasingly concerned about how their travel affects the planet. Here we look at how the aviation industry, and travellers themselves, have been seeking to offset their carbon footprint – and how effective these efforts really are. What is carbon offsetting? Airlines, most of which have adopted industry targets to reduce net emissions, can seek to “offset” their carbon - collectively,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about What is carbon offsetting – and does it actually work?