Features // Lottie Gross

Poll: would you wear this to save suitcase space?
Poll: would you wear this to save suitcase space?

We’ve all done it: put on a few extra layers to save space in our hand luggage or worn hiking boots to the airport so we didn’t have to pack them in our carry-on bags. But how desperate are you to take that extra outfit on your next trip? With tight budget airline hand baggage restrictions,…

Win a walking holiday for two in Tuscany
Win a walking holiday for two in Tuscany

This competition is now closed. We’re giving away a walking holiday in Tuscany for two in our latest competition with FrancigenaWays.com. If you’re dreaming of olive groves, vineyards and quaint little hill-towns, this is the trip for you. Tuscany is in many ways the essence of Italy – and there are few better ways to explore the…

Win €1000 to spend on a villa in France, Italy or Morocco
Win €1000 to spend on a villa in France, Italy or Morocco

This competition is now closed. We’re giving away €1000 of Quality Villas vouchers so you can retreat to a gorgeous holiday home in France, Italy or Morocco on us. It’s always nice to have a home away from home when you’re on holiday. Flexible breakfast times, quiet nights in and lazy days by a private pool:…

Quiz: can you name the airport from its code?
Quiz: can you name the airport from its code?

This is among the geekiest quizzes we’ve devised, but we’re unashamedly fascinated by airport codes and their stories. So, how much of a travel nerd are you? Let us know your score once you’ve taken the quiz below…

The best photography on Picfair: patterns
The best photography on Picfair: patterns

Every month we round up some of the best travel photography on image-selling website Picfair, and this month we’ve chosen to look at patterns. Below are 20 of the most striking pictures of patterns from all over the world, from Portugal to the USA.  The Bull Ring, Birmingham, England Bull ring by Allan Marshall /…

Crowdfunding your holiday: the trend that’s gone too far?
Crowdfunding your holiday: the trend that’s gone too far?

Travel is increasingly driven by the sharing economy: we can sleep in strangers’ beds, eat in other peoples’ homes and take tours led by locals. These experiences help us see the world from a new perspective and make new friends at every turn. But has this movement been taken too far? You’ve got your itinerary set, decided which hotels you’ll stay in…

Where to go for a serious adventure: 10 of the world’s wildest places
Where to go for a serious adventure: 10 of the world’s wildest places

In last week’s #RGchat, we asked our Twitter followers to tell us what ‘wild’ meant to them. We didn’t expect to get such a beautiful response. After much discussion on Twitter and Facebook, we’ve shortlisted ten destinations that offer a taste of true wilderness or, perhaps, just the chance to go wild yourself. Read on for the…

6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe
6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe

It’s that time of year again: Edinburgh has taken off its Festival face and the Fringe has finally petered out of our social media feeds. After a month-long celebration of all things arts, culture and creativity, the city can go back to sleep. Or can it? It’s not all about the Fringe in Scotland’s capital…

The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures
The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures

Vietnam: an intoxicating country full of stunning sights, sizzling beaches and sumptuous food. It’s a country bound to make an impact on you, no matter where you go, whether it’s trekking with hill tribes near Sa Pa, or whizzing around Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike. From our favourite Picfair photographers, here are 22 gorgeous…

The man who accidentally picked up a pet penguin in Uruguay
The man who accidentally picked up a pet penguin in Uruguay

Tom Michell, author of The Penguin Lessons, was an intrepid but fairly ordinary 23 year old when he travelled to Argentina in the 1970s to teach English in a boys’ school. But on one school break, in which he travelled through Brazil and Uruguay, he picked up an unusual companion… Here’s the story of how it…

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