Features // Lottie Gross

The best of Picfair: stunning landscapes
The best of Picfair: stunning landscapes

Every month we round up the best images from photography-sharing website Picfair. This month, we’ve looked at the varied landscapes and vistas captured by Picfair’s photographers from around the world. From the mountains of Tibet to the plains of Lesotho, here are 22 stunning examples of landscape photography. Next month’s theme is ‘patterns’, so head…

20 incredible pictures from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2015
20 incredible pictures from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards 2015

Every year the Travel Photographer of the Year awards get thousands of submissions from around the world, from budding travel photographers to professionals, for the most prestigious accolades in the industry. This year’s best entrants have been selected and the winners chosen, and all are on display at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Here’s our pick of…

A pilot reveals his top 5 views from the cockpit
A pilot reveals his top 5 views from the cockpit

Having clocked hundreds of thousands of miles in the skies, Mark Vanhoenacker is convinced being a pilot is the best job in the world.  “I like the connections airplanes can make. We can go see our landscapes and cultural heritage all across the world. We can hear languages and birds in the environments we evolved…

Quiz: how serious is your travel bug?
Quiz: how serious is your travel bug?

Are your feet a little bit itchy or has your travel bug rendered you completely incapable of getting on with everyday life? If you relate to any of these feelings, you might be in serious trouble… But don’t worry, you can do a self-diagnosis using this simple test. Answer these questions to find out how…

Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above
Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it’s even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird’s-eye view – and it’s awesome. From White Beach on Boracay to the little town of El Nido, Frédéric Bussière’s drone camera captures the stunning scenery of this southeast-Asian archipelago. As…

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:…

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…

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 /…

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