The hotel from hell? Horror of businessman who checked into 'filthy' Premier Inn room with USED towels and bedsheets

Horror of businessman who checked into 'filthy' Premier Inn room with USED bedsheets

A businessman (inset) claims he was left 'sickened' when he had to use dirty towels from the previous guest in his £100 hotel room and was even expected to sleep in the used bed when he checked into his 'filthy' room (pictured) at Premier Inn Bricket Wood in St Albans on a business trip.The sales manager claims that there was just one member of staff on shift who told him that there were no cleaners working and no spare rooms so he would have to sleep in the used bed.

Breathtaking Britain: Lake District named UK's most spectacular landscape to capture on camera... with southern beauty spots snubbed by photographers

Lake District named UK's most photogenic landscape

Professional and amateur photographers favour the Lake District (main photo) when it comes to capturing amazing scenery. It was followed by the Yorkshire Dales (inset), Peak District and Snowdonia National Park. At No 6, Stonehenge was the first southern spot to make the list, followed by the White Cliffs of Dover. In a second poll more than 2,000 UK adults were asked to rank the top 'lesser-known' beauty spots in the UK, with Scotland's Isle of Skye ranking first.

Thomas Cook tells holidaymakers they WON'T get a refund for their Tunisian holidays... even though its stopped selling them because it's too dangerous

A Dundee man has demanded answers from Thomas Cook after the company refused to refund his holiday to Tunisia on November 1 despite cancelling sales for the very same trips.

Caught on camera: Shocking moment half-naked 'British' tourist is filmed sprawled across boot of convertible travelling at 75mph on busy motorway near Marbella

The young man, who is said to be British, was wearing just a pair of shorts and appeared to be unconscious when he was filmed lying across the car as his friends threw their arms into the air.

Leopard circles car in game reserve and surprises tourists inside by jumping up at the window and attempting to attack them

A leopard at the Kruger National Park jumped up at a car window travelling through a game reserve in South Africa - and the moment the predator struck was captured on camera.

What could possibly go wrong? Passenger carrying handbag with a GUN design on it is stopped by German airport officials

Breman Police in Germany have issued a photograph of the handbag and warned passengers not to travel through Bremen Airport carrying the item as hand luggage.

From stunning beaches to A-lister approved hotels: The inside track on France's bustling Mediterranean city of Marseille - now served by DIRECT Eurostar from London

The inside track on Marseille - now served by direct Eurostar

The Eurostar (inset) now whisks passengers at 186mph direct to France's second city and its incredible coastline, world-class restaurants and vibrant bars. Here's your guide to the highlights. Pictured top left is the stunning view of the city from Hotel Dieu, bottom left is the old harbour area, top right a stunning beach a few miles from the city centre and bottom right a characterful street in the Le Paniers district, which is full of arty shops and homely bars.

Butterfly Dream, Sunset Rice Clouds or Flying Dumplings... Is your kid's inflight meal tastier than yours? How airlines are giving their children's food a makeover

Airlines have begun to embrace the idea that children not only want variety and flavour in their inflight meals - their parents want to give them the healthy option, too.

Now THAT'S a lot of hot air! Dozens of balloons create mesmerising display of colours and shapes in skies over Bristol

Colourful balloons of all shapes and sizes, including a penguin, soared over the city in a dress rehearsal for next weekend's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Now Eurostar and BA hike their prices if you're British: Anger over consumers with UK postcodes being charged more

Tourists from the UK are often charged significantly more for summer breaks than their European counterparts - with premiums applied to both travel and accommodation.

Thought paradise was just for honeymooners? Presenter Jamie Theakston has a whale of a time with his family in the dreamy Conrad Maldives resort

Jamie Theakston takes family to dreamy Conrad Maldives resort

Presenter Jamie Theakston (inset) has been visiting the Maldives for over 15 years but for the first time has his family in tow. Pirate excursions, water fights and nature trails entertain his five year old and seven year old at Conrad Maldives, allowing the adults to kick back and enjoy the serenity. Teaming with sea life the resort boasts the Maldives first ever underwater restaurant (inset).

Caught on camera: Shocking moment half-naked 'British' tourist is filmed sprawled across boot of convertible travelling at 75mph on busy motorway near Marbella

The young man, who is said to be British, was wearing just a pair of shorts and appeared to be unconscious when he was filmed lying across the car as his friends threw their arms into the air.

Bride-to-be's disgust at Thomas Cook after her mother dies but firm refuses to refund trip she'd booked for her Greek wedding

Karen and Alan Rothwell had paid £1,500 to see their daughter Catrina walk down the aisle in Kos, Greece, in September - but Karen tragically died last weekend.

'Welcome t***': Premier Inn guest demands apology from budget chain after obscene message is displayed on TV in his room

Phil Burke claims the offensive message was displayed when he arrived at the budget chain's hotel in Dartford, Kent. The cost of his stay was reimbursed after he made a number of complaints.

Up all night to get lucky... footage: Fascinating drone video offers rare look at Norwegian beauty spots in the midnight sun

The mesmerising video offers sky-high views of Norway's Donnamannen Mountain, the sea and snow-capped peaks while the sun shines brightly in the sky at midnight.

Unleash your inner Indiana Jones: The most remarkable and remote art in the world revealed (and you wont find ANY in a museum)

The most remarkable and remote art in the world revealed

We've all encountered art in galleries but some of the most astonishing and original art can be found where you would least expect it. Encouraging travellers to ditch the museum and head off the beaten track, professor and author of A Short Book About Art, Dana Arnold reveals to MailOnline Travel the most remote and remarkable places to discover art and architecture around the world.

Are school holidays a blessing or a burden? Survey reveals tomorrow is the day parents reach 'breaking point' with their kids

The report showed that exactly half of British parents were likely to have had enough on August 1, with more than half of the planned budget for entertaining will have been spent by this date.

Photographs that make a splash! Incredible images capture the raw beauty of waves breaking off the coast of South Africa

South African amateur photographer Marck Botha, 28, shares his passion for the coastline off Durban by capturing unique and colourful images from inside its incredible waves.

Barmy for Bali! The England Rugby Captain is rejuvenated by this laid back exotic island

Barmy for Bali! The England Rugby Captain is rejuvenated by this laid back exotic island

Easily restless, sportsman Chris Robshaw finds the perfect balance of total body and mind relaxation at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa in Indonesia on a couples holiday with singer Camilla Kerslake. The celebrity duo were also revitalised by a stay at the remote Anantara Uluwati with its inspiring clifftop views.

Does your guy have a wandering eye? British men admit to secretly snapping photos of bikini-clad women at the beach on holiday with their partner

A recent survey found half of those who snapped a photo were in a relationship at the time and most were on holiday with their partner, yet only one in eight admitted to getting caught.

Anger over Uber goes global: Drivers using the mobile taxi-booking app have their cars smashed up outside Mexico City Airport

Carnage as Uber drivers are attacked at Mexico City airport

RE: the credit, the precise YouTube original source couldn?t be determined, but we know all other major news outlets have taken this footage. Should be fine.

Video of the incident outside Mexico City Airport showed people throwing eggs and flour inside the windows of vehicles, kicking doors and trying to rip off side mirrors.

'Go around, I repeat go around, traffic has interfered on the runway': British Airways flight forced to abort landing to prevent crash with private jet


The near-miss occurred at Geneva Airport when the British Airways flight was told to perform a 'go around' after a private jet entered the airspace at the same time.

A renowned spa, four Michelin-starred restaurants, miles of sandy beach and an international hotel of the year: Why Jersey is fast becoming a holiday hotspot for foodies and families alike

Jersey is fast becoming a holiday hotspot for foodies and families

Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands (inset), boasts one of Europe's top spas, several Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants, the sumptuous Atlantic Hotel (top right) and miles of sandy beaches. From beautiful coastline views and lengthy countryside walks to foodie hotspots and wildlife parks - the small Channel Island has something for everyone, young and old. Not only that, but it is one of the easiest places to get to with flights regularly departing from the UK, with journey times less than 45 minutes from London. The Atlantic Hotel (bottom left) boasts large, luxurious suites (top left) and overlooks the adjoining La Moye championship golf course and offers views stretching for miles over St Ouen's Bay. It is the perfect base for a relaxing trip to the island, but no visit is complete without a relaxing spa day at the Ayush Wellness Spa in St Helier (bottom right), which has been voted one of the seven best hotel spas in Europe.

British tourist sues Italian resort after breaking her spine on water slide while on holiday following death of her teenage son

Karen Mitchener, from Wiltshire, said she was left in agonising pain and continues to receive treatment after she suffered the injury at Acquaparco Verde Azzurro in Italy.

High culture: Stunning futuristic museum on peak of 7,500ft Italian mountain opens (but is the view the main attraction?)

The museum is the sixth and final by Everest climber Reinhold Messner. It sits atop the 7,500ft-tall Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, affording visitors stunning views and interesting exhibitions.

What a drama! Villagers' fury at plans to transform Emmerdale set into attraction for coach tours

Despite opposition from three groups, ITV is already advertising the tours on its website, informing fans that the visits will be held over 12 Sundays this summer from 9 August.

Dramatic POV footage captures passengers' panic then relief as airliner makes violent landing during a storm in Amsterdam

Dramatic point of view footage from inside a passenger jet captured the moment a plane made a dramatic landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport during a violent storm.

Is INLAND WALES the best surf spot on the planet? Longest man-made waves in world created at new 985ft Snowdonia lagoon

Surf Snowdonia could be the best surf spot on the planet

A giant surf park on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Wales has been made featuring waves that are up to six feet high. The incredible 985-foot-long Surf Snowdonia is to open on Saturday. The £12 million project will see barrelling waves crash back and forth across the lagoon, offering a 20 second ride. The waves are created once a minute by a plough-like weight that moves underwater along a central pier, using technology from Spanish company Wavegarden.

Terrifying footage shows pilots struggling to land passenger jet battered by high winds at one of the 'scariest' airports in the world

The video shows an Air Berlin plane rocking from side to side, and appearing to shift off course as it approaches the runway in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

British tourist suffers serious injuries after plunging 20 feet from Magaluf hotel balcony 

Adam George Francis, 20, fell from a balcony at the Sol Wave House Hotel. He suffered a serious arm injury and multiple bruising during the fall, which occurred just after 4am on Wednesday.

Flight cancelled after plane hit KANGAROO that wandered onto runway at Australian airport

The Rex Airlines plane was in the initial stages of take-off at the airport in Mildura, in the Australian state of Victoria, when the bizarre collision occurred in darkness.

Adorable footage captures domesticated cat playing with and feeding adopted baby LYNX after its own mother rejected it

Cat looks after adopted baby LYNX after its mother rejected it

A domesticated cat has adopted a baby lynx after its own mother refused to feed it. A worker at the Novosibirsk Zoo in the city of Novosibirsk, Russia, noticed that the young lynx Nika was not being correctly cared for by its mother and brought into work her own cat, who had recently had kittens, to solve the problem.

Grandmother reveals she is still suffering with illness THREE YEARS after contracting food poisoning on family holiday to Sharm El Sheikh

Lillian Foote (with the medication she now has to take), who is still suffering from food posioning 3 years after her holiday from hell in Egypt. Lillian, 62, was struck down with a severe stomach illness after eating food served up by staff at a five star hotel just three days into her family holiday with her husband and grand-daughter. Up to 15 other holidaymakers were taken ill during their luxury getaway at the Hauza Beach Resort, Nabq Bay in Sharm El Sheik. Although the trip took place as long ago as September 2012, Mrs Foote, from Warrington, Cheshire, still has stomach issues and other severe abdominal pains today and has been warned by doctors she will suffer ''ongoing'' gastero-enteritis for the forseeable future.

Lillian Foote, 62, was struck down with a severe stomach illness at the Hauza Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, just three days into her family holiday with her husband and granddaughter.

Britain as you've never seen it before: The amazing aerial photographs that transform the country's grandest landmarks from Loch Ness to the White Cliffs of Dover

Google Earth images of Britain transform landmarks from Loch Ness to Stonehenge

When viewed from the sky Britain's most iconic landmarks take on a whole new complexion. While some could easily be mistaken for some mysterious microscopic organism when looked at from above by Google Earth, as is the case for the unique and beautiful Isles of Scilly (top left) south of Cornwall, others are entirely unrecognisable despite being towering behemoths from ground level. Pictured top right are the white cliffs of Dover, bottom left is Loch Ness and bottom right is Wembley Stadium.

No time to admire the view! Extreme parachute skiers narrowly avoid snow-capped rocks, forests and even a house as they sail down alpine course at 90MPH

Narrowly avoiding jagged snow-capped rocks, two daredevils soar through the rugged Bosson glacier in the Alps at breakneck speed, and miraculously land safely on the grass at the end.

The birth of Sin City: Rare retro photos reveal how Las Vegas transformed from a one-horse town to the glitzy City of Lights

Rare photos reveal how Las Vegas has transformed over the years

With pink limousines, tacky souvenirs and the gigantic Vegas strip, the larger-than-life city became a beacon in the desert over the years - but it didn't always look that way. Revealed in rare retrospective photographs are the vintage cars parked outside casinos for a weekend escape, elephant croupiers and the glamour of 1950's showgirls.The city that lured Hollywood's glitterati including Elvis Presley and Gene Kelly is strikingly different to the illuminated, bustling hotspot of today.

Swampland to skyscrapers... amazing before and after images show Singapore's transformation into a high-rise metropolis

Singapore's before and after photos show transformation into a metropolis

Singapore is undoubtedly one of the 20th century's greatest success stories, with what was once swampland now a sea of skyscrapers that is home to a proud global financial hub. The tiny city-state and island nation, which is less than half the size of London, is currently in the midst of the biggest party in its short solo history as it marks 50 years since gaining full independence. As proud Singaporeans count down to the culmination of a year of celebrations over the long weekend from August 7-10, telling images illustrate just how far the country has come in that short space of time with its skyline meteorically rising (top images) and its clean and vibrant tourist attractions deleloped (bottom images).

Cabin crew 'attacked and hospitalised' by six Chinese tourists angry with eight-and-a-half hour flight delay

Pic shows: Photos of the incident were posted on social media.
A group of mainland Chinese tourists have been detained by police for allegedly attacking the ground crew of a flight bound for the countryís capital after their plane was delayed for several hours.
According to reports coming from Hong Kong International Airport, six tourists from the Chinese mainland ñ three men and three women ñ were arrested for physically assaulting seven crew members of their Beijing-bound flight.
Reports said the Hong Kong Airlines flight had been delayed for more than six hours, angering the tourists, aged between 21 and 42, who took out their frustrations on the ground crew at around 2.30am local time.
Three men and four women from the airlinesí ground staff were taken to North Lantau Hospital for treatment of minor injuries as a result of the altercation.
A Hong Kong Airlines spokeswoman said: "The flight was delayed because of air traffic control in Beijing."
She continued: "A woman from the gro

Three men and three women were arrested for physically assaulting seven crew members of their Beijing-bound flight at Hong Kong Airport. It is not known if those arrested are pictured.

Would you pay £57 for ten chocolates, £25 for a bottle of water or £10 for a SMALL tub of Pringles? Outrageous hotel mini bar prices revealed


If you decide to raid the hotel mini-bar, you might just find your wallet emptying quicker than you could ever imagine. Here, we take a look at some of the more expensive items on offer...

From Andy Murray's luxurious Scottish residence to Rio Ferdinand's Rosso restaurant: The British hotels and bars owned by the stars

The British hotels and bars owned by stars like Andy Murray

Whether you're looking for a luxury five-star hotel in the Scottish countryside, owned by Dunblane native Andy Murray (top right), or a quick bite to eat at the aptly-named Cafe Football (top left), which is the brainchild of ex-Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, there's a star-approved destination for all tastes. Here, MailOnline Travel selects our top star-studded picks for a delicious dinner, comfortable stay, and - if you're lucky - maybe even a celebrity spot. Pictured bottom left is Bono and The Edge's Clarence Hotel in Dublin and bottom right John Malkovich's Big Sleep hotel in Cardiff.

The upgrade that beats first class! Delta Air Lines passengers to be bumped up to a PRIVATE JET

Fliers of Delta Air Lines will have to be part of the elite status in their frequent-flier program to receive the unique upgrade. Prices for the luxury flights will run from £192 to £512.

Ryanair plane makes mid-air U-turn and returns to airport after ground staff forgot to remove luggage from previous flight


Only 20 minutes after take-off from Derry Airport in Northern Ireland en-route to Alicante in Spain, the plane had to return. The airline blamed a 'third party ground handling agent'.

The heartwarming moment children in tropical Thailand see snow for the very first time thanks to a winter theme park 

The Snow Town theme park lets children in Thailand experience snow for first time

Youngsters' faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month. It even artificial snow which falls on guests. The artificial snow is said to be 30-40cm thick so visitors can book lessons in activities such as skiing and snowboarding or enjoy a good old-fashioned snowball fight. The winter paradise is not the only one of its kind in the bustling capital. In October of last year, the Harbin Ice Wonderland opened its icy doors to excited visitors.

80 tourists fall ill with food poisoning on Spanish boat trip as officials trace source back to PASTA SALAD served on board


The three-hour trip was around the picturesque seaport of Águilas in southern Spain, with 126 passengers on board. A free bar served beer and Sangria, with food also available on board.

Mixing business with pleasure: Infographic reveals 27% binge drink on work trips, 11% admit to having sex with a stranger and some even end up in jail

Statistics show nearly a third of males drink excessively on work trips, compared to 24 per cent of women. The survey found that four per cent have even been detained by police during work trips.

Postcards to heaven: The touching notes daughter sends by balloon to her late father as she travels the world in his memory

Paula Butlewska, from Warsaw, Poland, enlisted the help of 20 close friends who love to travel to send postcards to her dad, Edward, who passed away in 2012.

Fifty passengers refuse to board plane in Ibiza after pilot 'admitted there was a problem with the brakes'


The Air Europa service was scheduled to leave Ibiza for Madrid at 9.40pm local time, but was delayed firstly by airport workers' striking, and then by technical issues.

Welcome to tandem surfing: Incredible acrobatic duo throw gymnastic shapes while riding the waves

Tandem surf duo who can make gymnastic shapes while riding the waves

It takes a lot of skill to surf a wave normally on a surfboard, but to hold different shapes in the air on the shoulders of a partner is even more challenging.That is what talented pair Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman were caught doing while taking part in the Tandem Surfing competitions in Waikiki, Hawaii. Unlike the average surfing competition, Lauren and Chuck combine the balance needed to even stand up on a surfboard, with the strength needed to hold up various gymnastic poses.

'End of an era' as Madrid's oldest cafe shuts its doors after 128 years to the dismay of dedicated fans

Café Comercial, which was frequented by many cultural figures announced the surprising news via Facebook today. Many disbelieving fans commented online of their sadness at the news.

Everything but the kitchen sink! Jaw-dropping photos show intrepid delivery drivers navigating Vietnam's streets on motorbikes overloaded with balloons, trees and live FISH

Ton Koene photographs Vietnamese motorcyclists overloaded with trees and fish

These amazing scenes play out on a daily basis in Vietnam, but they're an eye-opener for Western tourists who aren't accustomed to seeing motorbikes overloaded with goods or supplies. Photographer Ton Koen captured the delivery drivers as they transported everything from ballons (top left) and bags filled with live fish (right) to cases of bottled beer and bundles of piping that almost completely obscured a motorbike (bottom left).

Live the high life for the price of a six pack: Stay at luxurious Cote d'Azur villa belonging to Stella Artois chief for just £21

With four three-night breaks up for grabs, several lucky applicants will snag a holiday for four for just £7 per night at a luxury villa in the South of France.

Would YOU pay extra to be first off the plane? A quarter of holidaymakers willing to spend more to avoid queuing in the aisle

In an age when people whinge about fees for checked bags and legroom, a study found 60 per cent of travellers are willing to pay more for premium services to make their journey hassle free.

You CAN at the Acropolis, you CAN'T at Disneyland: Handy new website lists all the places in the world where selfie sticks are banned

Within the last few months, all Disney theme parks, all Six Flags parks, the Sistine Chapel and even the entire country of South Korea have banned the photography accessory.

The animal kingdom as you've never seen it before: Breathtaking images capture chases, fights and tender moments

Photographer Wim van dan Heever's images capture chases and fights in the animal kingdom

These breath-taking photographs reveal the everyday lives of animals living in the wild. The incredible images were taken by wildlife photographer Wim van dan Heever, from Pretoria, South Africa, during trips to locations including Japan, Botswana and Svalbard. The 43-year-old has been photographing wildlife since he was a young boy and turned his passion for animals into a career and set up ODP Safaris in 2006.

Put it away! Tourists warned to 'dress appropriately' by officials at picturesque Indonesian islands so the locals are not 'negatively affected'  


Thousand Islands off the coast of Indonesia have become a popular spot for people to go snorkelling, but it's out of the sea where visitors are being reminded to cover up.

Still looking for a family getaway? Never fear - whether it's Turkey or the Algarve, why not try one of these summer sizzlers? 

Still stuck for what to do for a summer holiday? Worry not. While the clock may be ticking, there are still plenty of cheap breaks out there - from France to the USA. Joanna Tweedy picks some of the finest.

Cyclist rides the iconic Tour de France on a RALEIGH CHOPPER (but the 1970s classic left him with an injured ankle)

Cyclist Dave Sims rides the Tour de France on a RALEIGH CHOPPER

Dave Sims biked 1,600 miles of the most hotly contested bike race in the world and raised thousands of pounds for Help for Heroes. He received a video message from winner Chris Froome and was treated by Team Sky's physios for his ankle injury. Dave spent 117 hours in the saddle to complete the epic ride.

Jail break: Former Great Scotland Yard HQ set to be transformed into luxury hotel with rooms costing £10,000 a night

A property developer has agreed a £110m deal to transform the former site of the Met Police into a £10k-a-night hotel. Officers used Great Scotland Yard when they were investigating Jack the Ripper.

Book the last flight of the day and NEVER enter the security queue on the right: How to get through the airport as quickly as possible

Getting to the gate doesn't have to be an experience filled with drama or anxiety, as there are plenty of tips passengers can follow to pass through an airport without any problems.

The views holiday brochures will never show you: Fascinating photo series documents scenes from home windows in 27 countries from the USA to Portugal

The pictures were taken for a photo series called The View From Here, which asked people from around the world to photograph views from their homes and describe their feelings about them.

Is there a jellyfish invasion on its way? Venomous Portuguese man o' war washes up on British beach

A Portuguese man o' war has been found at Portheras Cove in Cornwall. Experts have warned there may be more on the way and urged the public not to touch it.

Escape from the hungry hippos: Hapless impala nearly becomes lunch after being chased by menacing pair

Photographer Hannes Lochner captures two hippos atatck an impala in Botswana

The incredible moment in the Khwai River in Botswana was captured by a wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner. Incredible pictures show the powerful hippo's jaws coming crashing around the impala tossing it on its back. Miraculously the impala manages to reign triumphant over the giant creatures and escape to dry land.

Tripping the Tuscan light fantastic: Learning to paint in Italy's loveliest region (and with such scenery to inspire you, who can fail?)

There are many ways to improve your artistic abilities - but Kate Johnson decides that she has happened on one of the finest when she opts for a painting school near Cortona in Tuscany...

Airline claims new £287m Malaysian Airport terminal is SINKING with issue blamed for plane rolling over a safety wedge on tarmac

AirAsia say cracks have formed at Kuala Lumpur airport at KLIA2. Pooling ground water has reportedly formed at the new terminal and AirAsia are calling for repairs to be made to 'sinking' tarmac.

The stunning snaps of nature at its wildest: Veteran storm chaser hits jackpot by capturing FOURTEEN tornadoes in just one hour

By day's end Brian Morganti had driven 400 miles across Colorado to capture his astonishing shots, and said it was one of the most prolific days he has ever experienced in his 19 years as a chaser.

Fearless daredevil takes 'human flag' trend to new heights as he scales all 1,420 feet of the world's tallest residential building

Abudi Alsagoff does 'human flag' on world's tallest residential building in Dubai

As if dangling from the top of a 400-metre building was not enough, one fearless thrill-seeker has taken the human flag trend to new heights. Brave Abudi Alsagoff, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, climbed 200 flights of stairs to the top of the 101 Marina in Dubai, to perform what is fast becoming the bizarre fitness craze of the year.

Arriba Iberia! Dom Joly's family road trip takes in football, paella, architecture, religion and a village called Poo

Dom Joly drove around the Iberian Peninsula. The journey began in Santander and ended in the village of Llanes. See the Picos de Europa and go from the sea to the Alps in half an hour.

The Crafty Traveller: Don't blow your budget before you even leave... here's how to avoid pricey airport parking charges, trains, and restaurants

Many of us spend a large sum of money before we even leave the airport. Charges include train fares, parking fees, airport hotels and dining out. Save money by booking well in advance.

Travelling by train to see the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean: The rail reason everyone wants to linger in Liguria

Why not skip flying and take a train to experience the stunning Turin area? See mountains and rolling scenery as you travel by rail towards stunning churches and the beautiful Portofino.

Would you stay at the Titanic hotel? Now you can check into a resort modelled on the 'unsinkable ship' (complete with lifeboats)

Titanic themed hotel resort is open in Turkey

The Turkish firm that built the hotel wanted to recreate the glamour and vastness of the impressive ship, which tragically sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912. Guests are able to stroll on replica decks at the all-inclusive Titanic Beach Lara, and re-enact the 'king of the world' scene by the railings from the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Bravehearts: Edinburgh residents named most adventurous in the UK... while 16% of those from Wales admit they're put off by travel

For adrenaline junkies looking to meet like-minded individuals, you'd do well to head north to Edinburgh, which has recently been named the most adventurous city in the UK.

From classic cars to swimming in waterfalls: Soaking up the vibes (and mojitos) in chilled-out Cuba 

A trip to Cuba proved full of music, classic cars and stunning scenery. Stan Cullimore took a trip to the Bay of Pigs for superb snorkelling and great food and to Trinidad for incredible sunsets.

Spain named worst European country for tourist scams... with over 20% of British travellers having fallen victim

A financial comparison site surveyed 2,000 British travellers who had gone to Europe in the past 12 months, asking if they'd fallen victim to a scam while travelling.

All aboard for the Fjords! The Nordland Railway offers a thrilling way to enjoy Norway's spectacular landscape

The railway runs from Trondheim to Bodo by a night or day train. Witness Norway's third largest fjord, the spectacular Trondheim and see the Norwegian Aviation Museum in Bodo.

Flaming craters, ice tunnels and hot springs filled with monkeys: The hotels on the doorstep of earth's most SURREAL locations

The hotels on the doorstep of earth's most SURREAL locations

No need to look to another Earth for awe and wonder when our own planet offers such a rich kaleidoscope of surreal attractions. From the blue Kryptonite glaciers of Iceland, to the Utah desertscape that resembles Mars, visitors can discover and stay near to these strange and beautiful natural attractions. The experts at TripAdvisor have compiled a list of the top accommodations to book on the doorstep of surreal earth.

Like living a fairytale: French billionaire's incredible 11th century turreted castle is transformed into an 850-acre luxury resort

Domaine des Etangs is now open for guests in the Charente countryside after extensive renovation project. It was previously the holiday home of French oil baron, Didier Primat, but is now a hotel.

Brits abroad on candid camera: Ugly truth of tourists' behaviour in Europe's most popular resorts revealed in jaw-dropping pictures

Photographer Peter Dench decided to explore four European destinations during the month of June which are notorious for their alcohol-fuelled festivities to capture the Brits in their full glory.

Another side of the Algarve: Luxury suites, grand views and no hint of the hen-party crowd on a mini-break in perfect Porches

It is perhaps fair to say that the Algarve can be hit-and-miss - an area busy with hen parties and rowdy tourists. But Kate Johnson finds no such problems in Porches, where the lovely Vila Vita Parc Hotel awaits.

Checking In: Tennis icon Virginia Wade on surviving earthquakes in Mexico and fending off young sailors on Greek voyages

As the only British woman to have won titles at all four grand slam tournaments, Virginia Wade is a national treasure. She talks to Tamara Hinson about her travel experiences.

The views holiday brochures will never show you: Fascinating photo series documents scenes from home windows in 27 countries from the USA to Portugal

The views holiday brochures will never show you: Fascinating photo series documents scenes

From Lahore, Pakistan (top right) to the bustling metropolis of Abu Dhabi (top left), people have submitted photographs of their window view both during the day and in the evening, including descriptions about how the images make them feel. Whether taking in the calm from Easter Island, Chile (bottom left) or being forced to move due to rising housing costs in Kolkata (bottom right), every user's experience is different - and fascinating - in its own way.

Shocked family prevented from going into the sea to fish on holiday by alligator patrolling the shoreline of Texas beach

An alligator disrupted a family holiday when it swam close to the shoreline and prevented them from entering the sea to fish on Bryan Beach in Freeport, Texas.

Pictured: 'Drunk' passenger restrained with seatbelts and tape in aisle of plane after being punched and kicked to floor 'for harassing women on board'

This is the shocking moment passengers on board a Siberia Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Vladivostok, Russia used seatbelts and tape to restrain a 'drunk' man on board.

From THAT inflatable swan to giant floating pretzels and pizza slices you can recline on: This summer's coolest pool toys

This summer has seen the rise of the super inflatable, as seen in photographs shared by Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner. There are a number of other incredible options to cause a splash this summer.

Surf and Turf: The secluded beach club with gourmet dining offers stylish slice of unspoiled Sardinia

Set among a woodland of eucalyptus trees and next to a white sandy beach and inspired by Ibiza, Is Fradis beach club is the perfect place to chill out with a spritz.

British family's four star 'holiday from hell': Tourists are served raw sausages and narrowly escape injury after tiles fell off walls in bathroom at 'luxury' Spanish resort

British family's four star 'holiday from hell' at  Thomas Cook Spanish resort

HGV driver Alan O'Rourke, 37, and his wife Sarah (inset), 38, from Runcorn complained that they were served 'disgusting' raw food (right) at the £1,500-a-week Cabogata Mar Hotel & Spa in Almeria, where they were staying with their 13-year-old son. Mr O'Rourke also told of how bathroom tiles rained down on him when he took a shower (left) and that he had to crawl out of the room to escape. To make matters worse the air conditioning failed in the family's bedroom in heat they claimed reached 38C. The couple said they chose the hotel because it had recently been refurbished.

Taking the plunge: The spellbinding photographs that show hauntingly beautiful life under the ocean surface

Michaela Skovranova, 27, decided that she should conquer her fear of the ocean when she moved to Australia by exploring under the surface and photographing her animal encounters.

Come on in, the water's freezing! Daredevil holidaymakers brave frigid temperatures to swim beneath spectacular icebergs

A British travel company is one of the first to offer organised dives, giving adventurous tourists the chance to view giant chunks of glacier ice in a way they have rarely been seen before.

Private lift access, a personal butler and 10,225 sprawling square feet: Take a peek inside The Langham London's £24,000 A NIGHT penthouse suite

Perfect for a visiting dignitary or an A-list celebrity, The Langham's Sterling Suite can host an entourage of up to 12 in six large bedrooms. Not surprising considering it's the largest in the capital.

Dracula's home like you've never seen it before: Stunning shots of Transylvania's misty mountains, forests and churches

Alex Robciuc captures Transylvania's misty mountains, forests and churches

Amateur photographer Alex Robciuc has captured a series of stunning images of the Transylvanian countryside, which is best known as the home of Dracula. Situated in Central Romania, the region is home to medieval churches amid the ancient forests, breathtaking mountain regions and plenty of vibrant autumn hues.

What cabin crew REALLY think about you: Secret life of flight attendants revealed... including the hashtags they use to let off steam about badly behaved passengers

Flight attendants are lifting the lid on their most lively cabin crew experiences. Some of the industry's most outspoken insiders have revealed to MailOnline the highs and lows of a life in the sky.

End of the world: No hotels or civilisation and sub-zero temperatures... but Antarctica is still the trip of a lifetime

To go on holiday to Antarctica, you have to really want to go on holiday to Antarctica. It does, after all, entail a journey to the end of the world.

Holiday in North Korea? Stunning time-lapse video that actually makes you WANT to visit Pyongyang

North Korea time-lapse video makes you WANT to visit Pyongyang

City-branding pioneer JT Singh has teamed up with videographer Rob Witworth for their stunning time-lapse project, which is called Enter Pyongyang. With rarely-seen images, such as the city's illuminated skyline (bottom right) and the daily hustle and bustle of citizens heading to work (top right and bottom left), the video actually - and surprisingly - makes North Korea look like an appealing tourist destination.


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