Features // Lottie Gross

UNESCO has added 21 new sights to their list for 2016
UNESCO has added 21 new sights to their list for 2016

Every year, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre scours the globe for new sights to add to its list of cultural and natural wonders. This year’s new inscriptions include a cave complex in Gibraltar and an entire archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, added for its importance as a home for seabirds and a remarkable abundance of large pelagic species,…

Poignant images from the Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards 2016
Poignant images from the Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards 2016

This year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year Award has been announced, and the shortlist includes some stunning and poignant photography from around the world. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award puts sustainable development, pollution and human rights at the forefront of people’s minds through…

The world’s most expensive cities for expats revealed
The world’s most expensive cities for expats revealed

Many travellers consider moving abroad at some point – there are 222 million expats across the world, after all – but the grass isn’t always greener. This week, consultancy firm Mercer released an index of the world’s most expensive cities for expats. Find out where topped the list below. 10. Beijing, China It might surprise you that…

Bournemouth: more than just sun, sea and sand
Bournemouth: more than just sun, sea and sand

Bournemouth’s main draw has always been its long, wide and immaculate yellow sandy beaches. It was once the playground of rich Victorians – Charles Rolls (as in Rolls-Royce) and Edward VII both enjoyed its shores – and has been extremely popular ever since it was founded as a purpose-built resort in the early 1800s. But…

How Hastings has become Britain’s must-visit seaside town
How Hastings has become Britain’s must-visit seaside town

The East Sussex coastal town of Hastings isn’t exactly a go-to beach break for Brits, or visitors to the UK. But with a brand new pier and the world’s largest underground BMX skatepark, it’s just put itself firmly on the British seaside map. Lottie Gross went to find out what makes Hastings one of Britain’s…

Readers’ photos: sunsets from around the world
Readers’ photos: sunsets from around the world

In this week’s #RGchat – our weekly Twitter chat on all things travel – we asked our followers where they’ve seen the best sunset. The result was a barrage of wanderlust-inducing images that have us itching at the toes to get out and watch the sun go down in some faraway, dreamy place. We were so impressed…

Poll: is 8am too early to drink at the airport?
Poll: is 8am too early to drink at the airport?

Last week saw the start of Gatwick Airport police force’s Operation Disrupt, a crackdown on inebriated passengers boarding planes – it is, after all, an offence to board a plane whilst drunk in the UK. That same week, Cheapflights.co.uk released data that shows 62% of British travellers hit the bar as soon as they pass security. Their…

Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country’s sites
Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country’s sites

“The only thing you could focus on was the fact that the earth was moving from side to side by about eight to ten metres.” These are the words of Kathmandu resident Amritman Buddhachari as he describes the huge earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, destroying many of the important historical Buddhist sites throughout the country.…

This live translation ear piece could change travel forever
This live translation ear piece could change travel forever

Language is the most common barrier to communicating abroad, and can be a real headache for travellers. You might try to get by with simple words or phrases you’ve picked up from books, or sometimes you’ll resort to using Google translate to facilitate a conversation. In the past, we’ve seen a smattering of palm-held electronic translators like this that…

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