Almost three million people visit Costa Rica every year, with Britons at the front of the tourist peloton. Mark Palmer travelled there for a taste of the country's slogan 'Pura Vida' - the pure l...
With 'overtourism' affecting so many of our best-loved holiday destinations, it's time to think laterally. Kate Johnson reveals some of the lesser-known spots around the world to head to that are...
Ghent is set to catch the world's attention as it celebrates the genius of Jan van Eyck. Nigel Tisdall visited the Belgian city where a restoration of the artist's greatest painting is being unve...
The Uffington White Horse is 374ft tall and has occupied the Berkshire Downs for 3,000 years. Martin Symington visited the sight and couldn't decide if it looked more like a horse or a dragon.
The risk of being caught out by scammers rises when you are travelling in unfamiliar territory. We ask some of the UK's leading travel firms to share the most common cons their customers face abr...
Ed and Dianna Peden turned their unusual vision into a reality by converting a Cold War era nuclear missile silo which lies 25 miles outside of Topeka, Kansas into a 18,000-square-foot castle.
The theme park will open this summer at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. The creators promise that the video-game-themed land will 'bring the world of Nintendo to life'.
The extraordinary set of photographs are a result of Lebanese photographer Rami Rizk's most recent drone adventures above the often-volatile Middle Eastern country.
Tulips start springing up in Holland in January - and this Saturday is National Tulip Day. Daniel Pembrey headed to Amsterdam to find out why the flowers became a symbol of love, respect and flam...
The dogs, called the Canine Crew, will be stationed at Southampton Airport along with their volunteer handlers after studies showed that petting animals can reduce stress.
The consumer champion looked at six popular international routes from London, which are well served by a variety of carriers, to compare CO2 emissions.
Elephant Hills is a safari camp and elephant park near Khao Sok National Park. Fiona Hardcastle took her family - and it wasn't long before they were using machetes to chop elephant food.
Currently based one mile away at the Barbican, the new museum is set to move down the road into largely derelict buildings by the old Smithfield Market in Farringdon, London.
Private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler has drawn up the list, which includes the 10 biggest - and the 10 most expensive - suites from every region around the world.
Some of the world's chicest hotels use the minibar to showcase local, lavish or quirky products you won't find anywhere else. From Manchester to the Maldives, here's our Toblerone-free guide...
The unusually-shaped BelugaXL, pictured, landed today at Harwarden Airport having arrived in north Wales from Toulouse for the first time since entering service.
Greenwich Park and its famous Giant Steps are under threat from the Instagram generation.
Lauterbrunnen Valley is a 'trough valley' that contains no less than 72 waterfalls. The most photographed is undoubtedly the free-falling Staubbach Falls.
Timing is everything when it comes to travel. After all, turning up to see animals migrate when they've all left or visiting a fascinating desert city when it's 45C is no fun at all. Here's a mon...
For those who want to see the four corners of the earth rapidly, there's always the option of 'cruising' by private jet - and some of them are truly spectacular.
TV and internet producer Andrew Kimmel, from LA, told of his extraordinarily rotten luck on his Twitter account - a tale that some think should be turned into a movie.
Flybe, which is Europe's largest regional airline, has put accountancy firm EY on standby for the worst case scenario, as its bosses held overnight crisis talks on Sunday.
The Daily Mail's Hugo Brown visited Moray, an hour-and-a-half west of Aberdeen. He found pubs have menus of whisky longer than their wine lists and enjoyed a stay at Dalvey East Lodge.
Last year was the ninth year in a row that Heathrow welcomed a record number of travellers. The airport says that passenger growth was driven by the availability of larger aircraft.
The new annual Post Office Travel Money report tots up the cost of eight holiday staples in 42 destinations for Britons. Thanks to the resurgent pound, most of the list is cheaper than last year.
Researchers looked at the cost of eight tourist staples - including a meal for two and a cup of coffee - and found when compared to last year, prices have fallen in 33 of the 42 global destinatio...
Cross-country skiing is hard work. But the beautiful Norwegian setting makes the struggle worthwhile, as John Kampfner found on a trip to this wild Scandinavian country.
The Daily Mail's Kate Johnson headed to Salvador, Brazil's third largest city. She stayed at the Tivoli Ecoresort in the town of Praia do Forte.
Florence can get crowded. But with clever timing and our guide, you'll get to see all you wish including grand palaces, vast plazas and a particularly spectacular cathedral.
Read's is a statuesque Georgian manor house just outside Faversham in Kent. The Inspector checked in and found his room had a 'smudgy' carpet with a 'fusty' canopy over the four-poster bed.
With everything from urban trails to coastal paths and woodland hikes ready and waiting, it's never been so easy to enjoy an adventure on foot. Here's a world tour of superb walking spots.
From Brittany in the north to the Spanish border in the south, there are miles of charming spots on the Atlantic coast in France. We've trawled from top to bottom to find ten of the best places f...
They are the veins that run through our cities and countryside - Britain's rivers, canals and tributaries have kept the nation connected through the centuries.
There was a time when a spa in a British hotel meant a couple of treatment rooms in the basement. These days, wellness offerings are often the main draw, with a host of facilities.
Saalbach is an Austrian ski resort with more than 170 miles of slopes arranged into a 'skicircus' of connected pistes. T.D. Isacke visited and found it is the perfect place for high adventure.
Travellers have long been drawn to the intriguing and magical Northern Lights. And there is no better way to see them than on our exclusive 12-day Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian fjords.
Booking a sporty summer holiday is a great way to keep New Year fitness goals in reach. Neil Simpson reveals the best fitness-focused trips to choose from around the world, whatever your age.
MailOnline's Ted Thornhill checks into La Bastide de Gordes hotel and spa in the rustic village of Gordes in Provence's Luberon region - and concludes that it's 'impossibly splendid'.
The global list has been rustled up by a shower company that monitored key bathroom-related hashtags and identified hotel locations linked to them that appeared most often.
All inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular with a 28 per cent increase of families searching for the packages this year compared to last year, new data has revealed.
Japan has secured the top spot in the Henley Passport Index for the third consecutive year, with its citizens able to travel to 191 nations around the world visa-free.
Researchers spotted more than 20 species in areas around the disabled Fukushima Daichii reactor, including wild boar, macaques and fox-like raccoon dogs.
The top spot goes to Nature Urbaine at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the world's biggest urban rooftop farm, opening this spring. Here's the ranking in full...
If you want to take your ski holiday completely off-piste, then forget the Rockies, Sierra Nevada mountains or the Alps - try the Middle East. Or perhaps North Korea...
Joss Quilty and his fiancee Romy Romagnoli, spent ten months in his beloved Toyota Land Cruiser over three continents and 23 countries - at one point narrowly avoiding a suicide bomber.
Evidence from rocks found near the Scottish village of Torridon revealed debris dropped from melting icebergs in lakes from a previously unknown ice age.
Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region, according to a British study that observed satellite data over 25 years.
You'd be forgiven for thinking these stunning landscape shots are evidence of life on Mars or another Moon landing - with its rocky terrain, Lanzarote is reminiscent of another planet.
A study of UK adults also found that travellers are seven times more likely to visit a destination after seeing a picture posted on social media that shows its true colours.
From Siberia to Arizona via the Australian outback, consider the mysterious mapped - thanks to the Atlas of Improbable Places and the Atlas of the Unexpected. We delve into their findings.
The top 17 best UK hotels for families have been revealed by the AA, which also pinpointed where family-friendly hotels can be found in the greatest concentrations.
Ben Nickel-D'Andrea, who lives in Seattle, used over 100 gift cards to buy a Tesla and increased a potential points tally of 35,000 to an incredible 185,987 - worth around $7,200 (£5,500).
Bell showcased its Nexus 4EX air taxi at CES this week, which created a large line across the show room floor as attendees waited for their chance to sit inside the all-electric flying vehicle.
The Upside Den, in St Louis, Missouri, is an 80s-themed basement rental that recreates several of the sets from the sci-fi drama. Stays start from $49 (£37) per night before taxes.
The suite, which will be in an apartment complex in Camden, London, is being created by Café Rouge to celebrate its new 'cheesy menu'.
Laurent Baheux's coffee table book, The Family Album of Wild Africa, includes almost 300 photographs of animals looking majestic, tender, contemplative and sensitive.
Travel Goals - Inspiring Experiences To Transform Your Life by Lonely Planet claims to be a modern bucket list for responsible, healthy feel-good travel. We've cherry-picked the advice.
Stephanie Harrison, 29, encountered the seldom-seen critter on the banks of the Elliott River in Queensland, Australia, while enjoying the great outdoors
There are nine ski areas that surround the city of Innsbruck in Austria. The Daily Mail's Arnie Wilson visited one to tackle the run where Franz Klammer won his Olympic gold medal in 1976.
This week actor Richard E. Grant checks in to our holiday Q and A. He also reveals how he worked in a hotel in his native Swaziland and why Venice is his favourite city.
A tiny island off the south coast of England has emerged on the rental market. The lucky tenants will have the use of three cottages on the island as well the services of two caretakers.
When it comes to a proper spa break, the challenge is finding the right retreat to deal with whatever is your issue. So, here is our guide to show you what's on offer around the world in 2020.
The world is your oyster - so, where will you venture to next? Here top travel and tourism bosses help us come up with a shortlist of dream destinations for 2020.
The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions. This week's topics include travel to Australia, ship voyages to St Helena and trips to Jamaica.
There are 433 licensed gondoliers in Venice. But if you fancy an exciting new experience, why not grab hold of that long oar and have a go yourself? Toby Walne tried it out and found it's quite t...
Sally Hamilton learns to cook traditional Greek style at Costa Navarino, a five-star resort in Peloponnese. While, Max Woolridge spends 48 hours in Spain's San Sebastian, pictured.
It's not just the high street that wants us to forget the cost of Christmas and carry on spending. Holiday companies have launched their own New Year sales. Neil Simpson rounds up the best deals.
Here are our stand-out trips for 2020 for families with adventure-loving teenagers. The list includes diving in Grenada, rafting in Sri Lanka and mountain biking in California.
From its centuries-old townhouses, to its fantastic waterside restaurants (not to mention the cinematic fjords that hug the city) there is a lot on offer in Tromso - a lively snow-cloaked hub.
Membership-based websites offering flash sales of package holidays or hotel stays have been around for a while, but competition is hotting up. Here we put them to the test...
Those who crave simple, unpolluted, old-fashioned pleasures will appreciate Le Marche - a region of Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains. Simon Hughes pays a visit...
Some 92,000 people live in Santa Barbara, about 95 miles up the coast from Los Angeles. The Daily Mail's Adam Bloodworth visited and found it is the ultimate carefree destination.
The newly renovated 17th-century roadside inn The Stump is just outside Cirencester on the A429. Joanna Tweedy checked in and was impressed by the killer pizza and pasta on offer.
This year sees the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This exclusive six-day trip offers readers the chance to discover the incredible true stories of heroism and sacrifice that helped to achieve that v...
The Great Scotland Yard Hotel is the former home of the Metropolitan Police, just off Whitehall in Central London. The Inspector checked in and found that the service was appalling slow.
Italy is best known for its picture-perfect cities, stunning lakes, incredible mountains and beautiful coastline. But its fairy tale-like forests are just as spellbinding- as these jaw-dropping i...
Other calls to the UK government department included a woman asking for advice on what to wear to Windsor Castle and a request for embassy staff to retrieve headphones left in a French hotel room...
Australia-based AirlineRatings.com releases its safety ranking each year after studying audits from aviation bodies, airlines' crash and serious incident records and fleet age.
Travel data and analytics firm Cirium tracked more than 100,000 flights around the world each day in 2019 to assess the punctuality of both airlines and airports.
Budget hotel chain Travelodge has revealed some of the strangest items left behind by its 19 million guests across its 571 properties in the UK in 2019.
The holiday guru has stepped up to the plate once more to answer your questions. Flights to Lourdes in France are also on the topic agenda for the guru this week.
A study of 2,000 UK adults found less than half would choose a quiet beach holiday when they want to relax, with around one in ten booking a skiing trip or a break that includes hang gliding or s...
The UK-based consumer champion asked holidaymakers to rate recent trips to cities around the world across a range of categories such as shopping, food and value for money.
A study of 2,000 Britons also found that a fifth of those who had lied did so to try and impress a member of the opposite sex while a third did it to appear more interesting.
VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, is predicting that that the number of overseas visitors to the UK next year will rise to 39.7million - up 2.9 per cent on 2019.
This week singer Lesley Garrett checks in to our holiday Q and A. She also reveals her earliest holiday memory and her go-to Austrian ski hotel.
Cordoba was the largest city in the world in the 10th century. Now, finds the Daily Mail's Clive Aslet, it's shrunk from its former status as a metropolis to a beautiful Andalusian jewel.
The Daily Mail's Mark Porter visited the so-called Nature Isle of the Caribbean - the location for the Pirates Of The Caribbean films - to sample a lifestyle that has thus far eluded him...
The German capital was chock-a-block for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, but now the crowds have gone it's the perfect time to go.
B&Bs are perfect for the millions of us who enjoy this singularly British way of staying a night or two away from home. Each B&B here provides a chance for immersion in a little patch of Britain.
As another year draws to a close, it's time to spin the globe and think about where we might travel in 2020. Here's our pick of the best places to head to in the coming year. Happy travels!
Journeys to far-flung destinations and holidays where you can get close to nature will trend in 2020. Few places offer the chance to combine the two as neatly as Hawaii, writes Neil Simpson.
The Mail on Sunday's Jennifer Cox checked into Ivy Cottage, 10 minutes from Abergavenny town centre, and discovered that staying there is like being in an episode of Countryfile.
With picture-perfect views, pretty baroque architecture and a charming old town, Salzburg makes for an invigorating city break. Here's how to get there, what to see, what to eat, and where to sta...
The black-and-white snaps were captured by photographer Allan Hailstone, from Coventry, on a trip to Rome as a schoolboy in August 1956 with his father and a friend.
Ryan Parry and his family stayed at the 'spotless' all-inclusive Now Onyx resort, in Uvero Alto. With its five pools, multiple bars and restaurants and clubs for kids, it proved to be a hit with ...
From pubs on coastlines and islands not accessible by road to inns surrounded by epic mountains, these are the UK hostelries that make you work hard for your pint (or three).
Frequent flyers voted in the UK's biggest frequent flyer website's airline awards, with the site - www.headforpoints.com - saying BA's new business class seat represents 'a genuine step forward'.
EXCLUSIVE. MailOnline meets Ian Dryburgh and Mike Crump, from London-based Acumen, which has designed cabins for every major airline. They reveal why economy class is so hard to transform...
The consumer champion analysed hundreds of travel comparison site prices to come up with eight hotspots across the world where it says a seven-night package for two won't break the bank.
Jonathan Weinberg found there's no business like show business cruise 'Stages' when he boarded Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas in Southampton for a star-studded experience.
UK-based Which? Travel claimed it found offers in previous years that didn't represent a genuine saving. In 2017, it looked at 30 deals and 16 were the same price or cheaper after the sale had en...
For six weeks in the summer, Salzburg hosts a festival of theatre, opera and classical music. This year marks the festival's centenary and as it promises to be busier than ever, here's our guide.
Skiing aside, there are myriad reasons to visit the Alps - not least that it is arguably one of the most picturesque environments on Earth. As this stunning portfolio of pictures shows.
A study also revealed that travellers associate the sound of lapping water on a traditional wooden boat with Dubai and the feel of the cool breeze on the Manly ferry with Sydney.
New book Model City Pyongyang says the city 'embodies the dream of total planning, to which every architect secretly aspires; jettisoning planning restrictions and space ratio guidelines'.
The Daily Mail's Catherine Hardy visited and says it is the perfect place to kick off a few days of festive revelry in the city that really is a Christmas cracker.
Jerez de la Frontera is a classically Andalusian city where crumbling medieval walls hide tapas restaurants and classic tabancos, which peddle crisp sherry from £1 a glass.
While millions of us flock to the beach for a relaxing break, others are discovering the unique joys of waking up in the company of trees. Here are nine of the best forest holidays...
The Inspector checked into Beechfield House, in Wiltshire. He was impressed with the 'tasty' food and gave the hotel a rating of three stars out of five.
Safari companies tend not to make a big deal about wild dogs because in most traditional safari places you're not very likely to see one. But you can occasionally get lucky, as Simon Barnes disco...
San Miguel de Allende is a cultural destination, two-and-a-half hours north of Mexico City. Mary Lussiana visited and found that the city swirls and shouts with colour and clamour.
Phuket lies off the south of Thailand. Roger Alton visited and was well and truly blown away by the jaw-dropping landscape of the stunning green island's Phang Nga Bay - home to Scaramanga's lair...
Here we pick the hottest hotel openings for 2020 from around the globe, including the best for art-lovers, safari fans, budgeteers and more.
The new Seabourn Ovation cruise ship offers sailings around the British Isles from Ireland to the Scottish Highlands with stops in Holyhead and Liverpool. Teresa Levonian Cole stepped on board.
The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions. This week's topics also include the best places to stay for a relaxing break in Greece and how to correct a visa application error.
You will be joined on this exclusive trip by historian, broadcaster and Tudor expert Professor Suzannah Lipscomb, who will accompany readers on private tours of the great palaces.
The Mail on Sunday's Caroline Hendrie reveals how she let her hair down on board a Dance To France-themed Saga cruise - and has the lowdown on five other cruises for dance lovers.
A host of tour companies offer gift cards and vouchers that can be bought online or on the high street. Here are their seasonal specials.
Where better to test the iPhone 11 Pro than in Murmansk in December, when the sun never rises? That was the thinking behind Kiwi photographer Amos Chapple's odyssey to the Russian city.
The fear of seeing their bank balance melt like snow in the Sahara puts many people off ski holidays. But look hard and you can bag a week on the slopes for under £500. Here's how...
Californian travel photographer Josh Edelson stayed at the island's coast-hugging Amankila resort by elite chain Aman and took mesmerising pictures and drone footage.
Heed the advice from one of Britain's top sommeliers, Stefan Kobald, the Executive Head Sommelier at The Biltmore Mayfair hotel and a nominee for sommelier of the year.
Each year since 1989, the Icehotel has been built and rebuilt using just snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle next to the shores of the Torne River.
MailOnline asked frequent fliers from aviation sites, BA and American Airlines employees and Heathrow Airport's Director of Customer Relations and Service for their top tips for the hub.
Unveiled today, the seat, created by newly launched London-based Universal Movement, allows passengers to rotate and lean on a cushioned surface, thereby 'providing greater lateral support'.
The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has updated its guidelines for travel companies following a consultation with experts in order to 'safeguard the welfare of animals'.
Irish carrier Ryanair has finished bottom of the respected Which? annual airline survey for the seventh consecutive year. Also faring badly is British Airways with a customer score of just 55%.
The map doesn't pay any attention to town or city centre displays. Instead it champions the efforts Britain's residents have gone to in bringing twinkling festive cheer to their streets.
With a recently opened Hyatt and a ski-in, ski-out Club Med opening next year, La Rosière is on the up. But this French ski resort is still thankfully free of crowds, writes the Daily Mail's Tam...
Ticino is in Switzerland but has an Italian feel. It is surrounded by the lakes Maggiore and Lugano and also has a series of newly marked footpaths. The Daily Mail's Martin Symington explores.
For the first time ever, Belvoir Castle - the stunning filming location for the Netflix drama The Crown - is making one of its sumptuous suites available to book on Airbnb.
Driving home for Christmas but dreading the meal options on offer from Britain's network of often miserable service stations? The Extra Mile guide has plenty of great alternative options.
It's the most expensive plane seat in the world. What do you get? As Casey Neistat found out on a flight from Abu Dhabi to New York, a 'borderline ridiculous' amount of space and privacy.
Casa Anselma is a flamenco bar deep in the heart of the working-class neighbourhood of Triana in Seville. Kate Wickers visited and found the dancing and music 'dripping with emotion'.
The list was produced following analysis of the online travel site's 250,000 bookable tours and activities around the world.
The definitive list of the Top 101 largest yachts in the world has been revealed by Boat International magazine - the authority on global superyachts and luxury travel.
Each year Dr Charles Platkin, executive director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, analyses the snacks and meals on offer from 11 US and Canadian carriers.
Perched on the Pacific, San Francisco is a gold-rush town that's now pulsating with tech start-ups, and dominated by the Golden Gate Bridge. Here's how to see it all in 48 hours.
Most Japanese would not dream of making sushi at home. It's something you eat in restaurants. Here Japanese food specialist Lesley Downer reveals her tips for finding good sushi in Japan.
Small escorted tour holidays are increasing in popularity, whether they offer trips to Russia or the Lake District. Neil Simpson rounds up ten of the best with VIP treats galore.
The comedian talks about her favourite hotel, where she's going next and why you won't find her sunbathing with other holidaymakers...
The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions. This week's topics also include visiting the Isles of Scilly and the best way to see 'cowboy' attractions in the U.S.
After four years of negotiations and a huge investment in security, Sharm El-Sheikh airport is preparing for direct flights from the UK. Mark Jones went and found some amazing bargains.
The Big Apple in December is glamorous and glittering - but that comes at a sky-high price. Here, Graham Boynton reveals why smart travellers should wait and visit New York in January.
The Pig Shed is a motel located on the A1065 between Swaffham and Fakenham in Norfolk. The Inspector checked in and was impressed with the huge bed with sumptuous duvet and pillows.
Val Cenis sits in the French Alps just 20 miles over the hill from famous enclaves such as Val d'Isere. Robert Hardman took his family to enjoy the resort's 75 miles of marked pistes.
Most of us want to make calls, send texts, check emails or explore social media while on holiday. Here is our guide to using mobile phones abroad that cuts through the confusing lingo.
Dusseldorf might not be the first spot in Germany you'd think of for a weekend break. But Will Hide says there's plenty to see and do - and eat and drink - in this city of 600,000 people.
The Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone is being constructed on the race track's International Pits Straight and is set to open next year in time for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix in July.