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The ryokan: the ancient Japanese inn that is the next big Airbnb thing
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The rentals website is reporting a 600% rise in bookings next year for the traditional, family-run hosteries – the oldest of which dates back to the 8th century

Hundreds of years ago, they were a place for Japan’s nomadic samurai to rest their limbs and reflect. But these days, the ryokan – a traditional, family-run Japanese inn that is usually close to a hot spring – seems to be the buzzword on trendy travellers’ lips. Many of them feature modern spins such as onsite Michelin-starred resta...

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Family time 🐕🐕🐕💗 Photo by @luisvaladares_
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Hotdog heaven on the streets of Oslo
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Oslo’s last remaining hotdog kiosk serves up boiled sausage with fiery mustard. It’s cheap, comforting and tastes explosively marvellous

Forget hygge, the cosiness of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. The original Nordic lifestyle trend was all about the ultimate in comfort food: hotdogs. The Syverkiosken is an Oslo landmark. The kiosk, near to Alexander Kiellands plass, has been serving hotdogs since 1979. And with prices starting from 20 krone (£1.90), it’s one of the city’s cheape...

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8 spectacular filming locations from The Crown to visit as season 2 returns
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The 18 Best Travel Gifts For People Who Love To Travel
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If you know someone who would rather be traveling, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve pulled together a handful of some
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Top 10 affordable spas, bath houses and hammams in Europe
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Plunge into a world of soothing saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms with our pick of hot spots with character but without the whopping spa resort prices

Rejuvenate before you de-juvenate in Europe’s clubbing capital with a trip to Liquidrom, a much-loved spa in the trendy Kreuzberg neighbourhood that offers a chic-luxury experience for a fraction of the price you’d expect. The centrepiece of this urban bath house is a large salt-water pool in a dimly lit room with a domed roof; the salt...

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How well is your luggage really treated at an airport? A peek behind the scenes
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Perfect winter sunset 🌅 Photo by @younewstream
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Perfect winter sunset 🌅 Photo by @younewstream www.instagram.com/p/BcYDnGJ...
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Third of British skiers fail to check accident insurance before hitting the slopes
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Thousands of Brits are unprotected on the slopes each winter www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/...
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In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost
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The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty. www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/...