This is a collection of travel, leisure and vacation related stories gathered from various sources around the world. This page is refreshed every after 24 hours. So be sure to check back for your daily travel inspiration.
MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace recalls his travel adventures
on March 28, 2020 at 4:15 PM
The TV personality talks about his most memorable meal – in Portofino – why he never travels without Colman’s English Mustard – and more…
Comedian Griff Rhys Jones on his journey aboard The Canadian train from Toronto to Vancouver
on March 28, 2020 at 2:02 PM
Comedian Griff Rhys Jones boarded The Canadian, which travels from Toronto to Vancouver – a distance of nearly 3,000 miles. He said the journey should be high on people’s wish-lists.
Holiday problems unpacked: Refunds, vouchers and booking ahead
on March 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
We’ve had a record number of enquiries from readers this week – hardly surprising given how coronavirus has turned the travel world upside down. We answer some of the most common questions.
Satellite images show massive reductions in air pollution over European cities
on March 28, 2020 at 12:07 AM
New data captured by the ESA Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows a strong reduction in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over major European cities.
Following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth in the Lake District
on March 27, 2020 at 10:09 PM
Poet William Wordsworth spent much of his youth around the Lakes, gaining inspiration from the fells and valleys. The Daily Mail’s Harriet Sime paid a visit basing herself at The Samling in Winderemere.
The travel companies doing their bit to lift our spirits amid coronavirus outbreak
on March 27, 2020 at 10:06 PM
Hoteliers, tour operators and transport firms are making great efforts to help Britons stranded abroad or needing help at home. Others are offering accommodation, food and online advice.
The South African wine estate that unleashes 1,600 DUCKS into its vineyards to keep them pest-free
on March 27, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate in South Africa unleashes 1,600 Indian runner ducks into its vineyards to keep them free from pests.
The shortlisted images of animals and landscapes in Agora nature photography contest #Wild2020
on March 27, 2020 at 11:02 AM
The snaps all made the top 50 in a contest called #Wild2020, run by photo app Agora, which asked photographers around the world to capture nature at its most jaw-dropping.
The bizarre CIA ‘fake scrotum’ designed to conceal an escape radio
on March 27, 2020 at 8:43 AM
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. The device was designed by the former chief of disguise at the CIA in the late 1960s. It is now on show at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.
Coronavirus Pandemic Alters Cancellation Policies For U.S. Airlines
on March 26, 2020 at 11:35 PM
Here’s what Delta, Southwest and other carriers are offering customers because of COVID-19.
The amazing finalists in the 2020 Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest
on March 26, 2020 at 5:47 PM
In the Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest, entrants have to dip their heads in the Takhini spring, in Canada, then style their hair into an eye-catching shape as the frigid air freezes it.
Lonely Planet reveals the world’s most sublime aquatic features in new book The Joy of Water
on March 26, 2020 at 4:02 PM
Lonely Planet’s The Joy Of Water is a celebration of jaw-dropping aquatic attractions. Here are a few of the locations in the book, which serves also as a visual cornucopia for armchair voyagers.
Incredible images from new book Stone by William Hall show the world’s most amazing stone buildings
on March 26, 2020 at 8:18 AM
The photographs feature in a new book, called Stone, by architect William Hall, which showcases a spectacular selection of structures from the past 5,000 years.
Vietjet will pay passengers up to £7.3k if they test positive for covid-19 after flying with them
on March 25, 2020 at 5:09 PM
Vietjet, which is based in Vietnam, announced that it would be making the payouts as part of its new ‘Sky Covid Care Insurance’ policy and that it would apply to travellers on its domestic services.
The coronavirus lockdown has resulted in Marwell Zoo’s webcam views soaring by 27,000 PER CENT
on March 25, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Thousands of families have enjoyed live access to Marwell Zoo’s flamingos, penguins, giraffes and black-and-white-ruffed lemurs without leaving the house.
Doctor is named Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year thanks to his stunning shots
on March 25, 2020 at 1:34 PM
Inverness-based Dr Kenny Muir scooped the title of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year for his portfolio of three stunning images shot in remote Glen Affric and on the Isle of Harris.
Tug boat sails down the Thames blasting out Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
on March 25, 2020 at 12:55 PM
The footage was recorded along the North Greenwich Peninsula, London, yesterday morning as crowds looked on a cheered as it made its way past.
The UK tourist attractions you can visit virtually, from the Lake District to Buckingham Palace
on March 24, 2020 at 10:07 PM
A nationwide lockdown doesn’t have to mean missing out on the UK’s top tourist attractions. That’s because many have incredible webcams and virtual tours on their websites.
Good news for travel industry amid coronavirus crisis with bookings to UK and Spain up for 2021
on March 24, 2020 at 7:02 PM
According to digital travel marketing solutions firm Sojern it’s the Middle Eastern, Western and Eastern European, and North American travellers who appear keener to reinstate their travel plans.
Winners of the Nature TTL photo contest announced, capturing STUNNING images of nature
on March 24, 2020 at 6:37 PM
Nature TTL has announced the winners of its annual nature photography contest, which drew more than 7,000 entries from 117 countries around the world.
Stranded Britons offered emergency loans by the government to get home
on March 24, 2020 at 6:27 PM
Junior doctor and Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee, 24, became stranded in India while doing humanitarian work and is pleading to get home so she can join fight to save lives with the NHS.
Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics is FINALLY postponed for a year
on March 24, 2020 at 4:33 PM
The Games must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee said in a statement.
Japanese city Shimabara reels in tourists thanks to beautiful koi carp swimming in the DRAINS
on March 24, 2020 at 11:35 AM
Known as the City of Swimming Carp, Shimabara in Japan boasts dozens of springs that gush and trickle around the town, and in 1978 the authorities introduced carp.
Consumers face losing THOUSANDS amid travel protections breakdown due to coronavirus says Which?
on March 24, 2020 at 9:36 AM
The UK consumer champion has been inundated with requests for help from people who face losing thousands, with some airlines and package travel providers refusing to meet legal obligations.
Pablo Escobar may be helping save hippos from extinction
on March 24, 2020 at 8:03 AM
The introduction of non-native herbivores – such as the hippos Pablo Escobar left on his ranch in Colombia when he died – has inadvertently restored lost ecological functions, scientists say.
What are my travel rights amid the coronavirus crisis?
on March 23, 2020 at 10:41 PM
The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions. This week what happens if you flout Government advice and take a ‘non-essential’ trip is also on the agenda…
Travel-related entertainment to enjoy while in coronavirus quarantine
on March 23, 2020 at 10:35 PM
The Daily Mail’s Tom Chesshyre provides recommendations on the best travel-related entertainment to enjoy while in coronavirus quarantine.
When the coronavirus crisis is over there’s going to be a stampede of bookings – so get in early
on March 23, 2020 at 10:22 PM
These days of self-isolation and social distancing could turn out to be ideal for masterminding a big adventure abroad. So why not put your feet up, start dreaming – and planning too.
Paul Gambaccini reveals travel adventures and visiting Washington DC during Cuban Missile Crisis
on March 23, 2020 at 10:11 PM
Here the broadcaster reveals his top weekend trips, his initial impressions of Britain, his memories of visiting Washington DC aged 13 in 1962 and more…
Exploring the North East’s rugged coastline after visiting the Duke of Northumberland’s gardens
on March 23, 2020 at 10:01 PM
The North-East of England is known for its dramatic beaches, friendliness and notable buildings. Robert Chessyhre headed to Northumberland and found that it is a ‘wonderful county’.
Air pollution declines across the US as states enforce lockdowns to stop coronavirus from spreading
on March 23, 2020 at 8:11 PM
Air pollution has declined in the US as millions of Americans are forced into lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak – with Los Angeles and New York seeing the biggest drop.
Tackle the North Coast 500 in Scotland for the drive of your life
on March 23, 2020 at 3:19 PM
The Mail on Sunday’s Graeme Thomson embarked on a ten-day road trip along the recently rebranded North Coast 500 in Scotland. It’s a 500-mile route of stunning coastal scenery.