Bitesized guide: Best resorts for winter sports

Surge across an unspoilt winter wonderland behind a dog sledge, plunge down pristine slopes accessible only by chopper or blast your way down a bobsleigh run at breathtaking speeds. Experience more than just a ski holiday with our guide to Europe’s best winter sports resorts. Åre, Sweden Suitable for beginners…

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Bitesized guide: Alternative ski resorts

Avoid long queues, high prices and too much hype this winter with our guide to the best alternative ski resorts, from family-friendly options to discovering powder galore. Best for first-timers: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia A mere two-hour flight from London, Slovenia is one of Europe’s cheapest skiing destinations and has plenty…

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Berlin: A city united

Two decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the German capital is no longer a city of two halves. With a raft of 20th anniversary celebrations planned to mark this historic event, there's no better time to get under the skin of this fascinating city break destination. It was…

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Bitesized guide: Alternative beer festivals

Missed the boat on Oktoberfest, but fancy a splash of beer-related fun? Here is our Bitesized guide to alternative October beer festivals around the globe. The Great Indian October Fest, India Where: Thripuravasini, Palace Grounds, Bangalore When: 23-25 October Website: www.theoctoberfest.in Bangalore’s bustling event has all the elements for a top beer festival:…

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Hot stuff: Volcanic thrills

Taking our cue from BBC documentary Lost Land of the Volcano, which tracks scientists unveiling new species amid the dense flora of Papua New Guinea's extinct Mount Bosavi volcano, here are World Travel Guide's top ways to experience some of the world's most impressive volcanoes, without getting your fingers burnt.…

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Touring the Lake District

The Lake District’s sweeping valleys, stone villages and pristine lakes lure millions of visitors each year, will you be one of them soon? Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2017, the Lake District attracts 15.8 million visitors every year and is famous for lending romance, suspense and…

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Bitesized guide: Indian Ocean islands

If Disney created a magical marine setting encapsulating island paradise in its most picture-perfect form, the result would surely echo the dipping palms and crystal waters of the Indian Ocean's islands. Nestled in the waters of the world’s warmest ocean, find idyllic isles – from the shores of the Seychelles…

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Everything you need to know when visiting a chateau

Wine-tasting technique, grape varieties and winemaking keywords: find out everything you need to know when visiting a chateau. How to taste wine There are three main steps involved when tasting a wine, focusing on three of our senses: sight, smell and taste. Observe: Appreciate the wine’s limpidity (clarity) and its…

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Wine-tasting break in Bordeaux

Month of the harvest, September is the perfect time to visit the world's most revered wine region: Bordeaux, southwest France. Watch the pickers collect the grapes, explore the underground barrel cellars and taste some fantastic wines while the sun shines and everyone on the vineyards is united by the passion…

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Bitesized guide: Asian islands

Asia boasts some of the most beautiful islands in the world, with swathes of silky white sand, dramatic temples and stunning coral reefs. As the dry season approaches, now is the perfect time to start planning that much-needed island getaway. Best for diving: The Gili Islands, Indonesia Indonesia’s coastline is…

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