The McBoat: The incredible German McDonald’s where customers have food delivered waterside

Forget drive-thru… try a FLOAT-thru! The incredible canal-side ‘McBoat’, where customers can have food delivered to their mooring spot on a jetty The ‘McBoat’, which opened in 2015, is by the Mittelkanal in Hamburg Customers can paddle up to the jetty and order via the McDonald’s Germany app The ‘McBoat’ drive-thru facility is open 24 hours a … Read more

Moskito Island: Sir Richard Branson’s newest bucket-list paradise holiday playground

Richard Branson’s latest billionaire’s holiday playground is well and truly open for business – and newly released pictures show that anyone who visits is going to have their breath taken away on an hourly basis. It’s called Moskito Island and, like the tycoon’s Necker Island resort opposite, is part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio. … Read more

Singapore Airlines’ A380s will return on the London to Singapore route from November 19

Singapore Airlines’ flying 5-star hotels to return: Carrier’s luxurious A380s featuring suites with double beds will take to the skies between London and Singapore from November 19 Singapore Airlines was the first airline worldwide to fly the A380 superjumbo In 2017, Singapore Airlines launched a multi-million-pound A380 cabin upgrade The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured … Read more

Pictured: The STUNNING views from Dubai’s Aura Skypool, the world’s highest infinity pool

The world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool is launching in mid-November in Dubai – and newly released photographs show the stunning views that guests will have from the top.  The Aura Skypool is located on the 50th floor of the 52-storey Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah island – a staggering 200m (656ft) above the ground. Photographs … Read more

Pictured: Castel Meur, the stunning French house that’s sandwiched between two enormous rocks

The house that’s between a rock and a hard place: Amazing abode in France is sandwiched by two enormous granite boulders Castel Meur – or ‘the house in the chasm’ – was built on the Plougrescant peninsula in Brittany in 1861  The owner placed the cottage between two granite rocks to protect it from the … Read more

The world’s best hotels and resorts revealed in Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

BEST ISLAND IN NORTH AMERICA: Cape Breton Island, Canada BEST RESORT IN CENTRAL AMERICA: Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica BEST RESORT IN MEXICO: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun BEST RESORT IN SOUTH AMERICA: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso, Brazil BEST RESORT IN USA: L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California … Read more

Travel firms are recruiting guest lecturers to help turn holidays into extraordinary experiences 

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Holidays hosted by expert guides. Top-notch tour guides and guest lecturers can turn holidays into extraordinary experiences – and travel firms are recruiting some of the best as … Read more

Photobook shows post-Soviet lands at their most extreme – and fascinating

Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov has gone to extreme lengths to document some of the most extreme – and fascinating – places in Russia and the post-Soviet lands that surround it. And you can see the mesmerising fruits of his labour in new book Soviet Seasons (Fuel Design & Publishing). Arseniy, who has also published a … Read more

The incredible transformation of Doha in Qatar revealed by astonishing then and now pictures 

Fascinating photographs show how Qatar’s capital city has undergone an incredible transformation over the past 50 years. Then and now pictures, courtesy of Qatar Tourism, illustrate how Doha’s landmarks and landscapes have changed dramatically over a period of time that amounts to a blink of an eye, historically. For example, the Sheraton Grand Hotel was … Read more