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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12 of the Best Small Towns in Italy

Credit: Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images That Italy has some of the finest cities in Europe, you already know. That it has blockbuster smaller towns, which aren't full of fellow tourists, you might not. The 12 towns here enjoy everything that Italy is good at — incredible art, top-notch food, and beautiful…

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Best Places to Travel in December

There's something magical about big cities during the holiday season. Lights strung across wide streets, store windows dressed up in colorful displays, and Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes create a festive atmosphere. Ice skating rinks pop up in parks, and in some cities like New York, Chicago, London,…

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The Best Small Towns in the U.S. to See Fall Foliage

There's something magical about watching nature transition from one season to the next, and the shift from summer greens to the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds of fall is especially stunning. Autumn reminds us that change is imminent — and natural. And while it can be short-lived, there is no…

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Bitesized guide: career breaks

Years out are not just a rite of passage for carefree college-leavers. The urge to take a sabbatical from daily trudge can hit at any time of life. Whether you're uninspired by 9-5 living, fancy a change in professional direction, crave fresh experiences or want to pep up your CV…

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Bitesized guide: Turkey

ABTA have named their travel hotspots for 2009. Over the next four weeks we will be bringing you bitesized guides to our top choices, including Aruba, Iceland and Cuba. This week we kick off with Turkey. Why go? With the Euro at an all time low against the Pound, ABTA…

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