Hunspach in Alsace is the winner of the most beautiful village in France competition

Revealed: The winner of ‘the most beautiful village in France’ competition – and the 13 charming hamlets that were shortlisted The winner has a population of 652 and is known for its white half-timbered 18th-century houses  Villages in the shortlist include a famous wine-region hamlet and the former home of an impressionist painter We’ve pictured all … Read more

A review of the LUX* North Male Atoll hotel in the Maldives

The Maldives is a destination synonymous with off-grid relaxation and unabashed luxury in a desert island setting. But the Indian Ocean’s bravest new opening, Lux North Male Atoll, truly breaks the mould. With not a traditional thatched roof in sight, this swanky penthouse paradise is more Art Deco Miami glamour than cosy castaway village, and … Read more

Amazing cab ride footage of Avanti West Coast Pendolino London to Glasgow journey

Amazing videos reveal one of Britain’s best ‘office’ views: Cab footage lets viewers experience a Pendolino journey from London to Glasgow from the driver’s point of view The footage is split into an eight-part series called Tales From The Tracks The vignettes were made using a cab camera on the 12.10pm from Euston It took … Read more

Incredible images by photographer Gabor Nagy show the dramatic Icelandic landscape

Photographer Gabor Nagy spends months researching Iceland’s most eye-catching spots on Google Earth and then days driving and hiking its mountain roads to reach them – and snap them. As his incredible pictures of the country’s epic landscape show – the graft pays off.  He has captured Europe’s second-largest glacier, a breathtaking ‘bleeding’ volcanic crater and … Read more

Pictured: British Airways’ reopened Heathrow Terminal 5 first-class lounge

British Airways has begun reopening its swanky lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5 and has released images of the coronavirus measures that have been put in place in one of them – Galleries First. The pictures show staff in masks serving customers as well as plastic protection screens at reception desks. BA is reopening its lounges … Read more

American Airlines to move Heathrow flight operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from July 7

American Airlines to move Heathrow flight operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from July 7, with qualifying passengers able to use British Airways’ swanky lounges First-class passengers will be able to check-in at BA’s exclusive ‘First Wing’  American’s check-in desks will be located in Zone C for business and economy American will be operating … Read more

Japan launches new 223mph N700S bullet train that can escape to safety in the event of an earthquake

Japan launches new 223mph bullet train that can ‘escape’ to safety in the event of an earthquake The N700S serves the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which connects Tokyo with Osaka and Kobe It became the world’s first high-speed line when the first bullet trains began running on it on October 1, 1964  The train has an … Read more

How to plan a holiday to key countries exempt from England’s travel quarantine

Summer holidays are back on as the government has released a list of more than 60 quarantine-exempt countries.  France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Croatia and Greece are among the popular destinations that Britons can travel to from July 10 without needing to self-isolate on their return.  Here we look at the best travel routes and accommodation … Read more

From super chic to wild and rugged, France’s best secret islands

We are now free to enjoy a holiday in France without the prospect of two weeks’ quarantine on our return.  But where to go to escape crowded beaches and tourist hot spots?  Why not try France’s little-known islands and hideaways, which offer a secluded and relaxing break… Grande-Ile, Normandy A little slice of heaven: Grande-Ile is … Read more