Learning to dive in Tobago

With its coconut palms and white sand beaches, Tobago is the quintessential Caribbean island. In its cerulean waters are some of the world’s best diving sites replete with marine life. Ruth Styles is keen to take the plunge but faces one small problem: a fear of fish. Tucked away behind…

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The Alentejo: Portugal’s undiscovered wine region

Unpretentious, unhurried and relatively unknown as a tourism hub, the Alentejo in Portugal makes the perfect wine lovers’ getaway, says Jonny Payne. The land is flat for as far as the eye can see as we make our descent into Beja Airport in the specially chartered 48-seater aircraft. The scattered…

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Travel to Iran

Iran has been branded with the Axis of Evil label but is one of the friendliest countries in the world. Jini Reddy debunks the myths about this Middle Eastern pariah state. From luxury hotels to ski resorts, World Travel Guide offers an insider’s guide to Iran. TRAVEL TO IRAN: WHERE…

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22 Best Travel Apps Every Traveler Should Know About

Credit: MStudioImages/Getty Images Using the right travel apps can help you save both time and money, while making the journey much less stressful. Many of these apps also provide local recommendations and hidden gems tourists don't often get to see — and some are completely free. Whether you're looking for…

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Munich Oktoberfest

Fancy attending the mother of all parties? Munich's Oktoberfest starts on 18 September as Germany celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. I knew I’d had too much to drink when everyone in the room began to look attractive — all 5,000 of them. Even though they did have that tall,…

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Bitesized guide: Overcome your fear of flying

Four in 10 of us suffer from a fear of flying – the kind of sweat-inducing, stomach-churning anxiety that can ruin a perfectly planned holiday. Read our top tips on how to conquer your fear of flying so your next journey is trouble-free. For those who suffer from high levels of…

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