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10 of the best wellbeing holidays in Europe: readers’ travel tips  11h45 23 janvier
Guardian readers
For our tipsters a healthy break means everything from beach yoga and spa hotels to sensory barefoot forest walking and listening to Puccini under the starsListening to Puccini and other Italian opera classics while sparkling stars lit the night skies was just the tonic I needed last summer. I...
The wood life: my four days immersed in Latvia’s forests  06h30 23 janvier
James Forrest
Half of Latvia is woodland ... so no wonder its people derive so much wellbeing from foraging, ancient forest crafts and being at one with natureIn Japan it’s called shinrin-yoku (forest bathing); in Norway it’s friluftsliv (appreciation of outdoors activity and nature). But in Latvia there’s no...
Tell us about a scenic rail trip in Europe for the chance to win two first-class Interrail Passes   11h50 22 janvier
Guardian community team
Over the next six weeks we will be giving away six pairs of first-class Interrail Global Passes worth up to 768 to the person who writes the best tipFor our first Interrail competition, we want your tips on the most scenic rail journeys in Europe (excluding the UK), whether it’s along a coast or...
10 of Europe’s most scenic train journeys  11h49 22 janvier
Dixe Wills
To kick off our new weekly Interrail competition, in which the writer of the best rail tip wins two first-class train passes worth up to 768, here’s our pick of Europe’s most scenic journeysThe rail journey across southern Norway from Bergen to Oslo - northern Europe’s highest mainline railway -...
Utterly butterly: Kent’s Cobham Dairy, a digital detox for the contentedly idle  06h30 22 janvier
Dixe Wills
The Landmark Trust has refurbished this historic pleasure dairy’ in the Kent countryside as an ideal wifi-free getaway - some might say it’s maid in heavenLet’s face it, at some point we’ve all had a hankering to get in touch with our inner Marie Antoinette. Not so much the thoughtless Let them...
How a writing retreat in Spain got my creative juices flowing  06h30 21 janvier
Lulu Norman
A remote house in Andalucà a’s Sierra Nevada - with food, drink, company and mentoring on tap - is the ideal environment to sort out writer’s blockWe were looping the southern foothills of the Alpujarras, which in turn form the foothills of the mighty Sierra Nevada, on our way to the little village...
Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist  06h59 04 janvier
Guardian Staff
Our pick of 20 places to visit in 2020 celebrates inspiring conservation and community projects that are making a difference to people and the planet Continue reading...
No need to fly: three European trips easier by train  06h30 13 janvier
Nicky Gardner
Corners of Europe far from any airport have been forgotten by modern travellers ... but they make perfect short break destinations by train. We pick three in Burgundy, the Austrian Alps and the Dutch coastWith each passing year, the opening of new air routes reshapes our mental map of Europe. Once...
A local’s guide to Vienna: 10 top tips  06h30 16 décembre
Christopher Brennan, interviewed by Kevin Rushby
With such a rich cultural and historical heritage, the Austrian capital is a wonder to wander but don’t overlook its diverse neighbourhoods, cuisine and barsVienna is divided into 23 districts (Bezirke), each distinct in reputation and purpose. The old town, officially the Innere Stadt (1st...
A local’s guide to Cologne: 10 top tips  06h30 09 décembre
Susanne Zander, interviewed by Paul Sullivan
Vintage shops, great bars, buzzing squares and art on tap, there’s a lot more to Cologne than its iconic cathedral and railway bridgeThere are many more amazing churches and spiritual spots to visit than just the incredible cathedral with its 157-metre twin spires, one of Germany’s most famous and...
20 of the best sustainable holidays in Europe for 2020  07h00 26 décembre
Gemma Bowes
Vintage mountain trains, electric road trips and solar-powered yachts, plus an eco beach house in Sicily ... Choose a green getawayYou may be trying not to burn fuel, but that doesn’t mean forgoing the delicious unrolling of a road trip. Switzerland has launched a route for electric vehicles, with...
The best new European rail journeys for 2020  06h30 12 décembre
Nicky Gardner
Timetables for the year ahead highlight new day and night services across Europe to destinations including Vienna, Brussels and Berlin, with easy connections into eastern EuropeAnd now for some good news ... rail operators across Europe are responding to a growing interest in travel by train with...
Go loco: top 10 autumn city breaks in Europe by train  06h00 19 octobre
Guardian Staff
With the crowds gone but the cultural scene buzzing, autumn is perfect for a European break. And our pick of destinations in five countries are reachable by train in less time than you might imagine Continue reading...
Five great Interrail itineraries across Europe  06h00 23 juin
Daniel Elkan
Interrailing is an easy way to see the continent. We plot itineraries that cover the Med, the Alps and an affordable version of the Orient ExpressSuggested duration 15 days Stops Lausanne, Annecy, Chamonix, Zermatt, Lucerne, St Anton, Zell am See, Innsbruck, BernShortcut Head straight to Zermatt to...
Carbon calculator: find out how much CO2 your flight will emit  11h09 31 juillet
The Guardian
The Guardian’s carbon calculator works out the emissions on flights from the world’s 100 busiest airports, as well as from selected UK airportsThe aviation sector is one of the fastest-growing polluters. It currently accounts for about 2% of global emissions but that figure could more than double...