Author Wendy Holden took a tour through the Spanish regions of Ronda, Seville and Grenada, where she stumbled upon many a good restaurant and plenty of sweeping views. Pictured (inset) the Palacio de Generalife in the historic region of Alhambrathe; (main) the hilltop town of Ronda, which boasts a dramatic rock chasm; and (right) a flamenco dancer in Seville.
Want a free upgrade? Memorise this face: Frequent first-class flyer says if anyone spots him at an airport this year, he'll GIVE them his ticket
Gilbert Ott (left), the 30-year-old New York-based founder of a popular travel blog, says that if you spot him at an airport, he will give up his luxurious seat - it will either be in business or first class - at any point over the next year, with upcoming trips to and from the US, Europe, Asia and beyond (top right). All you have to do is find him and ask. He's even issuing clues on social media in the days before each trip so hopefuls can monitor his movements. Mr Ott takes, on average, 100 flights a year.
Now that's a deep sleep! Photographer captures incredibly rare shot of a pod of whales snoozing vertically
Franco Banfi, 58, caught the magnificent creatures around 65ft underwater as well as his partner, free diver Sabrina, 51, just off the coast of the Caribbean island Dominica. The 40ft long sperm whales, known to be quite social, spend around seven per cent of their time sleeping and nap vertically for six to 25 minutes - in this case it was ten.
Just popping out for some milk: Shoppers snap the eccentric characters who roam the aisles of their local supermarkets
These images, most taken in American supermarkets, showcase the shoppers so out-there, they simply had to be captured on camera. Pictured, clockwise from top left, a somewhat scary looking ensemble; a child being towed by a mobility scooter; a woman with staggeringly high heels; a decidedly eccentric ensemble; two security offers making use of unusual transport; and a man with footwear we simply can't work out.
Bob along to Bodrum: Tourists are shying away, which means the Aegean is better than ever, says Michael Buerk
BBC Journalist Michael Buerk (left) returned to Bodrum in Turkey once again, having sailed there for 20 years, and found it delightfully quiet now that tourism has dropped by half. Bodrum's charming harbour is dominated by the Castle of St Peter, built in the 15th century (top right), and Michael stayed at the lavish Caresse Hotel (bottom right).
'Welcome to hell': Furious British tourists endure severe delays at Majorca airport as police warn of MORE chaos this weekend
Following chaos at Majorca's Palma airport earlier in the week, police are warning travellers to expect even more delays at border control this weekend, as Brits vent their rage on Twitter. The situation can be blamed on an intensely concentrated flight schedule, as well as a lack of staff at passport control booths. However, the Spanish Airport Authority (AENA) has just issued a statement outlining immediate actions being put in place to combat the backlog.
Would YOU have noticed it? Passer-by spots a 'rock' which turned out to be a kitten nearly frozen to death, then rescues and adopts it
Most passers-by assumed the dark, stationary object by the side of a Russian road was just a rock. But when one eagle-eyed driver stopped to have a closer look, he found a six-month-old kitten nearly frozen to death. So the man, Slava, wrapped the immobile creature in a towel and rushed her home to warm up. He later decided to adopt the adorable feline, and named her Nika. She had to have her frostbitten tail amputated but otherwise made a full recovery and now has a loving home with Slava.
A jade green spa, a whale-inspired bar and a staircase to nowhere: Behold, the enthralling nominees for the prestigious World Interior of the Year award
From civic spaces to museum galleries, these interiors have been shortlisted for World Interior of the Year 2017. Pictured, clockwise from top left, the Soho 3Q Bund in Shanghai; the Whale Bar at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli; the Nubo play centre in Sydney; the XTRA store in Singapore; and (inset) the Nimman Spa in Shanghai.
Is this the most bonkers swimwear EVER? From a goldfish bowl bikini to a leopard-print leotard, the most head-turning beach attire ever paraded
In examples from far and wide, all which beg the question 'why?', these beachgoers appear determined to stand out from the crowd - from the woman who crafted her own bikini using just string and CDs (top left), to the new swimsuit printed with the hairy chest of a man (top right) which has been doing the rounds on social media of late, and the full-face masks (centre bottom) worn by some women to protect their complexions from the sun.
From a Palestinian town to the 'sacred' Japanese Island where women are forbidden: The world's newest UNESCO Heritage sites revealed (and the Lake District finally made the list)
Its list already boasts icons including the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China. But following their annual meeting in Krakow, Poland, UNESCO officials have added 21 new destinations to their definitive rundown of World Heritage sites. Pictured, clockwise from top left, the Sambor Prei Kuk temple zone, Cambodia; The English Lake District; the Sacred Island of Okinoshima, Japan; Hebron, Palestine; and (inset) the Venetian Works of Defence, spanning Croatia, Italy and Montenegro.
Picasso artwork, grand pianos and a villa with a private air strip: The 10 most expensive hotel suites revealed (with the priciest costing £62,000 a night)
Elite Traveler has published its definitive run-down of the world's priciest hotel suites, and their features are eye-watering. Pictured, clockwise from top left; the Penthouse Suite at Grand Hyatt Cannes, Martinez, France, £31,000 per night; the Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons, New York, £38,000 per night; the Terrace Suite at The Mark, New York, £34,000 per night; Suite 5000 at Mandarin Oriental, New York, £27,800 a night; Maharajah Pavilion at Raj Palace, Jaipur, India, £50,000 per night; and the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, the most expensive at £62,000 per night.
On a wing and a prayer! Passenger films a powerful Nigerian leader as his aide performs a spiritual ritual while boarding a plane to Canada
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the 42-year-old millionaire 'Ooni of Ife' - one of Nigeria's most powerful spiritual leaders - was travelling with his high chiefs on a flight bound for Ontario, Canada. The footage, captured by an unnamed passenger, shows a member of the Ooni's entourage shake an African rattle in each hand with increasing force.
The ocean's wrath: Stomach-churning footage captures a 100-FOOT monster wave engulf the bow of a ship during a storm in the North Sea
The footage, filmed in the North Sea from one of the upper decks, captures the monster wave loom high in front of the vessel (left) before breaking over the front (bottom right). And while most passengers would be cowering in fear, the man behind the camera is heard laughing with manic glee.
Terrifying moment 400 huge sharks lurk beneath the water as a group of oblivious schoolchildren swim dangerously close
Drone footage has captured hundreds of sharks swimming close to school children and through schools of baitfish (bottom left and right) at Red Bluff on Quobba Station in Western Australia's north. Photographer Sean Scott couldn't believe his eyes when he saw two three-metre Bronze Whalers (top left) stalking the youngsters at the beach. 'I flew [my drone] over and then saw these sharks sort of swimming across thinking, "what's going on here''?' The Bronze Whalers came close to the children as they floated on their bodyboards in the water just metres from shore. 'They were obviously going over to have a little bit of a look and got pretty close and realised that wasn't their food chain and turned around,' Mr Scott said. 'But it was pretty incredible to see these boys just floating on their back.'
Star-gazing couple's colourful photographs show New Zealand's dramatic landscape as you've NEVER seen it before
It's known as one of the most picturesque countries in the world. But, in case that wasn't already abundantly clear to globe-trotters, one creative couple have captured the wonder of New Zealand in a series of new, stunning images. Australians Jake-Scott Gardner and Joanna Scott bill themselves as 'astrophotographers' because they focus their attention on the city of Queenstown's night sky.
Lonely Planet experts reveal the Top 10 must-see places in Asia for 2017...but can you guess what tops the list?
It is, of course, the world's largest and most-populous continent. So deciding which parts of Asia to see can be a difficult quest for today's international traveller. Fortunately, the experts at Lonely Planet have whittled-down the options for us with their 2017 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the area’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead.
Perfect for a good knight's sleep! Airbnb listing lets Game of Thrones fans experience a taste of medieval life (and, yes, there's a 'dragon')
The medieval era was hardly known for its home comforts. But, despite this, one savvy hotelier is offering fans of TV series Game of Thrones the chance to experience an insight into the Middle Ages. A historically-themed bed and breakfast in Southwold, Suffolk, fuses luxury furnishing with an extraordinarily quirky interior.
They've definitely pimped their ride! Meet the couple who've transformed a 24-foot American school bus into a STUNNING mobile home
Most people want to spend as little time as possible on public transport. But, for one American couple, that couldn't be further from the truth - as they proved by transforming a dilapidated old school bus into a stunning, new mobile home. Envy-inducing pictures show husband and wife team, Ben and Mande Tucker, from Holland, Michigan, ripping out the seats of their 1992 International bus and overhauling it.
Fit for a kingpin: Pablo Escobar's former Mexican hideaway has been transformed into a five-star holiday resort
For a truly unique hotel stay, look no further than Tulum, Mexico. Known for its white-sand beaches and crystal clear water, the Caribbean destination was also a favourite hideout for Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. And now sun-seekers, or fans of hit TV show Narcos, can stay in the King of Cocaine's former personal estate, which has since been converted into a 35-room luxury hotel.
So that's what £1 million per-week gets you! Inside Lionel Messi's luxurious honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Antigua (which is rumoured to cost £5,000 per night)
They recently enjoyed a lavish wedding in Argentina. But, now the five-star festivities are complete, football ace Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, are living it up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. The glamorous newlyweds are currently enjoying a luxurious honeymoon in a super-private villa on Harbour Beach, Jumby Bay, where they're joined by their children, Mateo and Thiago, plus fellow footballer Luis Suarez and his family.
The world's best buildings revealed: LA's car museum, Brighton’s observation tower and a Japanese pharmacy make the short list for prestigious architecture awards
The World Architecture Festival celebrates its tenth edition in Berlin in November and has released highlights from the 924 entries it has received so far for its awards programme. Some of the eye-catching designs picked out by the judges include a futuristic pharmacy in Japan, a space-aged illuminous footbridge in Berlin and the British Airways i360 observation deck in Brighton. Other structures that have been commended include The Smile landmark project in London, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and the Zhuhal Opera House in China. Architects from the UK are most widely represented on the shortlist, closely followed by colleagues in the USA, Australia and Turkey, with entries from Asia up by a third year-on-year.
A roaringly great place to stay: Inside the luxury hideaway where just a sheet of glass separates guests from TIGERS
The UK’s first-ever Tiger Lodge has now opened - where guests can catch 40 winks just inches from a tiger’s enclosure, with just a sheet of glass separating their boudoir from the big cats. The unique lodge, at Port Lympne in Kent, opened last month and allows families the extraordinary opportunity to live and sleep within the reserve’s tiger enclosure.
Taking photography to new heights: The stunning winning entries of this year's 'Dronestagram' contest
In partnership with National Geographic, see the winning entries of this year's drone photography competition hosted by social network Dronestagram. Among the photos that earned top honours was an image of the lavender harvest in Provence (main), a bird's eye view of the Dubai cityscape (top right), water lilies in Vietnam (bottom left) and a mesmerising road in Romania (top left).
Inside the world's biggest aeroplane workshop: MailOnline tours the incredible Boeing factory in Seattle (where security's so tight we're accompanied to the bathroom!)
They say it takes a village to raise a child. But, when it comes to creating an aircraft, it clearly takes a town - or, rather, a factory the size of a town. Specifically, it requires something like the Boeing production facility in Seattle's Everett, which happens to be America's largest source of commercial jets and the world's biggest building. Stretching out over nearly 100 acres - the equivalent of 50 football pitches - its vastness is hard to comprehend until you roll through the main entrance gates, where it appears before you like a real estate juggernaut, writes Peter Lloyd. The space is so vast staff use tricycles (inset) and rikshaw bikes to traverse it.
Some people have an inner nerd – but some are quite happy to display it for all the world to see. Or at least, for their friends and families to observe in their homes. Photographs have been emerging on U.S site Imgur of the nerdiest furniture around, from Tetris-style windows to coffee tables that look like giant floppy disks.
Anyone who works in a skyscraper knows the importance of lifts and escalators. Since their game-changing invention, they've transformed the scope for architecture and how we scale big buildings. But now there's a new innovation option on the block - which, bizarrely, allows people to cycle vertically up and down a high-rise. Designed by Elena Larriba, from London's Royal College of Arts, the Vycle resembles the front half of a bike fixed to a rail. She believes it's a practical alternative to lifts and stairs.
Did they REALLY sleep there? The hilarious Instagram profile that calls out travellers who post pictures of tents in extreme places
Instagram is full of holiday snaps that make us feel, well, like failures. One type of photograph that does this is the extreme camping shot - taken by intrepid travellers keen to let us know that they've spent the night in a dangerous location. Some have even used Photoshop to do the job, it would seem. But one disgruntled user has decided to call them out - by questioning whether they really did sleep somewhere dangerous, or whether, actually, they took a quick set-up shot and spent the night somewhere more relaxing. It's called #YouDidNotSleepThere and it has attracted more than 40,000 followers. Run by a 28-year-old Canadian called Luisa, it has one message for those who post pictures of tents and hammocks in precarious places - you're just being cliched. Here are a few examples of just what drives her mad.
World's best beaches revealed: The Philippines, Hawaii and WALES all make the top 10 in prestigious ranking
A tiny British beach has beaten the Costa del Sol and the Greek Isles to be voted the best beach in Europe - and one of the most beautiful in the world, according to Suitcase Magazine. Among the other top picks are tropical paradises in Panama, Hawaii, Brazil, the Philippines and Miami's iconic South Beach. The stunning shoreline at Rhossili sits within the first designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' to be given in the UK.
Introducing the five-star sleeper BUS: An unexpectedly luxurious way to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles is hitting the highway
Bus travel will never be the same again thanks to Cabin's new overnight sleeper service. Starting later this month, the 'moving hotel' will take passengers between between San Francisco and LA departing both cities at 11pm and arriving at the destination at 7am. With a price-tag of $115 each way, the cost is not insignificant, but it is surprisingly luxurious.
The adorable moment a group of otters frantically gives chase to a butterfly (which manages to escape despite the team effort)
Otters tend to look cute no matter what they’re doing. But when a group of them chase a butterfly it’s hard to imagine anything more adorable, as this clip shows. Footage has emerged of a clan of the creatures in hot pursuit of a butterfly at Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.
Who says public transport can't be luxurious? Meet the family who spent $30,000 (and 18 months) transforming a rusty American school bus into a VERY stylish mobile home
Public transport vehicles are rarely considered luxurious. But, for one Illinois family, that's certainly not true - as they proved by pimping-up an old American school bus and transforming it into a stylish mobile home. Luke Davis, from Oswego, spent $30,000 and 18 months creating his vision, which he now inhabits full-time with wife, Rachel, and daughter Charlotte.
Claw-some! Fascinating close-up photos capture the world's most fearsome animals from views you'd NEVER want to witness in real life
For most of human history, getting this close to a deadly animal would be the last thing you'd ever see. But thanks to today's advances in photography, we have the privilege of witnessing these fearsome beasts in incredible detail from the safety of our screens. Pictured clockwise from top left: The wandering spider, bullet ant, inland taipan, tiger, saltwater crocodile and great white shark.
Is this the friendliest creature on the planet? Meet the giant rodent who gets on with EVERYONE in the animal kingdom (even caimans)
The capybara, native to South America, is the largest rodent in the world and a highly social creature which has been observed bonding with everything from cats, monkeys and tortoises, to bunnies, ducks and even a caiman. These adorable semi-aquatic animals grow to around four feet in length and weigh up to 145lbs, and live in groups as large as 100.
It is one of the world's most famous cities. But, while it's primarily known for its religious heritage, Jerusalem has also managed to move with the times - developing into a modern metropolis that's both past and present. Proof of this can be seen in the latest series of work by photographer Noam Chen, who's spent months travelling the region to capture its essence. However, its growth can be hard to quantify out of context, which is why we've compiled a before-and-after collection here.
'Nobody is going anywhere – go home': Comically dry London Underground noticeboard messages prove that British humour reigns supreme
It may rain a lot in England, but humour there is dry as can be - and evidence of this can often be found on the London Underground's daily-changed noticeboards. Some announcements appear to be genuinely written by TFL staff, while others are the surely the work of a cheeky impostor. It's up to you to decide which is which.
From a trim in Vietnam to a close shave in Turkey: Eye-opening images capture barber shops around the world
The first barbers in history were doctors and dentists by trade, and the first shops served not only as salons, but as a social setting for men to meet and debate issues of the time. It's a tradition kept alive today all over the world, presented here in countries including (clockwise from top left) Nairobi in Kenya; Kilis in Turkey; Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Hanoi, Vietnam.
From a submarine suite to a NAZI chamber: Inside the bizarre 'love motel' with themed rooms for couples to rent in four-hour slots
It might be one of the most peculiar retreats on earth. A Colombian 'love motel' with no less than 180 themed rooms for couples to get down to business in - everything from a shocking chamber full of Nazi decorations to an Arctic igloo-inspired grotto and one with a bright yellow submarine. Charging from £23 for a junior suite, the Motel Kiss Me in Cali boasts rooms with a wide range of props, statues, massage tables and hot tubs. It costs £50 for four hours in the presidential suite and £70 for its most elaborate domain, equipped with its own spacious bondage cage. Photographer Kurt Hollander, based in Mexico City, spent two weeks documenting a variety of local models posing inside the 17-year-old establishment.
Wood you believe it! Incredible footage shows athlete sprinting over water-soaked logs at breakneck speed
Katie Rick is one of America’s best ‘log rollers’ – and an incredible video has emerged that shows just how amazing she is at sprinting over wet timber. Footage of her competing at the 2017 Midwest Log Rolling Championships at Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin, has gone viral.
From Trump’s dinosaur battle to a hamster with a vacuum cleaner: The most amusing Photoshop makeovers on the web revealed
Many of these examples - starring everything from ethereal nature shots (left), Donald Trump concentrating hard on a pen (centre) and a hamster nibbling on dried pasta - were already absurd or amusing before the Photoshop wand was waved by computer wizards around the world, but take on a whole new lease of life when altered.
Well, that escalated quickly! Hilarious images capture what happens when matters go from 0 to 10 without warning
There are disasters you can see coming for miles, and then, as these images show, there are situations and sentiments which escalate with no warning. Pictured, (left) an American child's sweet note which swiftly turned into a soul-crushing dig, (top right) a news writer who was clearly so overwhelmed by the number of criminal charges listed, they had to radically simplify the headline; and (bottom right) according to this particular Whirlpool washing machine, there's either a small load or an extra large one, and nothing in between.