There's an intimate hotel - and then there's a hotel with only one room. Welcome to the world's least roomiest lodgings, where guests have a choice of a handful of rooms, or just one. The Eh' Hausl Hotel (main) and the Central Hotel & Cafe (bottom left and top left) are only fit for two people with their tight quarters. The Grand Hotel De Kromme Raake (bottom right) was transformed from a grocery store to a hotel and has just one bedroom, but the bed is king-sized. The isolated Hotel Punta Grande in the Canary Islands (top right) is positively gigantic in this company - it has four bedrooms.
Relax and recharge at Thyme... a fabulously foodie luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the glorious Cotswolds
Set on a 150-acre country manor estate in the picturesque village of Southrop - the location for Kate Moss' 2011 wedding to rocker Jamie Hince, no less - Thyme has a magical feel from the very first moment you pull up to its driveway. This 17th century luxury boutique hotel is comprised of a beautiful farmhouse - featuring elegantly designed bespoke bedrooms - a series of picture perfect cottages, a renowned cookery school, a delightful cocktail bar and an award-winning, traditional country pub mere metres down the road. After a 12-year restoration project overseen by owner Caryn Hibbert, it's clear from the moment you set foot in the door that no detail is too small, writes Louise Saunders.
Inside one of the world's most remote towns where only 10 children go to school, there are no cars and you can build a house wherever you like
With no cars, no hospital and no bars or restaurants, Francois in Newfoundland and Labrador has to be one of the world's most remote communities. The tiny town, tucked away in a bay on the most easterly point of Canada, is only accessible by boat and the locals scoot around on quad bikes to save their legs on the steep valley paths. During a recent trip to the settlement, MailOnline Travel learned that all of the 75 inhabitants know each other, darts is a popular form of entertainment and residents are free to build a property wherever they fancy. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise) Sailing into Francois, a view from the bay, a quiet playground and locals on a quad bike.
The ultimate romantic break: Feeling mushy in Morocco with candlelit dinners beneath the stars in the Sahara and al fresco lunches in almond groves
Dar Ahlam translates from Arabic to House of Dreams in English - and prides itself on the theatrical. There is neither a restaurant nor menus but instead guests are served alone in different areas around the hotel - no meal is in the same place twice (top right and inset). And there's the optional treat of staying in their luxury desert camp (bottom right). La Sultana in Marrakech is also magical thanks to its Intricate wooden carvings, decorative archways, alcoves with plump silky cushions… just wandering around the hotel is a voyage of discovery (bottom and top left), writes Harriet Mallinson.
Amazing behind-the-scenes time-lapse video shows a Rolls-Royce engine being replaced on a Virgin Atlantic A340 - a job so complicated it takes 24 hours
The feat takes place in a 65,000sq-ft hangar at London’s Heathrow Airport, which is home to hundreds of engineers. They carry out skilled maintenance work, checks and repairs on aircraft – including the highly specialised task of changing an engine. The sneak peek shows the A340, one of the biggest aircraft in the world, rolling into the hangar, then a team of six engineers getting to work and replacing its Rolls-Royce Trent 5000 engine.
Birk Haaland, 27, and Sara Teigen, 26 - from Stavanger and Aros in Norway - are surfing their way around Europe in their house on wheels, finding 'adventure on their doorstep'. 'After Birk got sick three years ago from a parasite, our perspective of how to live now changed,' said Sara. 'This meant everything from food, mindfulness, travel, yoga, friends and family, living more sustainable and so on. Birk saw the amazing movement that started with tiny houses and van building - and after a while we got so stoked. Now we are currently saving money to travel through Europe in the van. Birk is going to hold seminars on how to build your very own van build and Sara is working in psychiatry.'
Inside a secret Soviet holiday spot: The abandoned resort in the 'Georgian Switzerland' once used by the Kremlin's elite
Tucked away in the Caucasus mountain range in the region of Racha, western Georgia, the holiday resort has been left neglected for decades. With its picturesque scenery it's easy to understand why this little known secret has been described by many as the 'Georgian Switzerland' and was a holiday getaway for many people in the Soviet Union at its height. Photographer Ioanna Sakellaraki, 27, documented the forgotten holiday resort.
Something to spout about! The magic of swimming in open water with humpback whales at Australia's OTHER incredible reef
MailOnline Travel's Lisa Young stayed at the lesser known - but still incredible - Ningaloo Reef, where you can reach corals from the beach in minutes by kayak. And nearby lurk majestic humpbacks. Her accommodation was the simply stunning eco-luxe wilderness camp Sal Salis, said by Lonely Planet to be one of the best places on the planet to stay. Here Lisa recounts a trip that was exotic in every way, from the wildlife to the breakfasts.
From drab to fab! Self-taught photographer reveals exactly how to take your family albums to another level (and you don't need an expensive camera)
Missouri-based photographer Phillip Haumesser has released a before (top) and after (bottom) gallery of family snaps to illustrate how even drab locations can be dressed up with a change in perspective. He suggests shooting from below rather than above, and getting a cheap lens with a wide aperture.
Before New York had Broadway and London was crammed with tourists: Oldest known photos of cities around the world reveal just how much they've changed since the 1800s
The advent of photography in the 19th century meant people were finally able to record their surroundings, and this collection includes some of the very first snaps of cities including Sydney, New York and London (pictured); as well as others including Tokyo, Rome, Berlin, Toronto and Copenhagen, compared with what they look like today.
Is this Britain's quaintest holiday rental? A stay at this 500-year-old 'rough-luxe' barn hidden in the undergrowth (with a hayloft for naps) is like stepping back in time
The Grade II listed barn conversion in the heart of the Malvern Hills – called Wishbone - is now available to rent from £745 for a long weekend. The self-catering property has been lovingly restored to retain original timbers, stone walls and vaulted truss ceilings. The owners said they were inspired to make ‘this humble countryside building’ an ‘interesting and beautiful place to stay’.
Around the world in 80 spins: Dizzyingly incredible video shows traveller whirling on the spot in 41 countries spanning six continents
Meet Chanel Cartell, 32, and Stevo Dirnberger, 31, two ex-advertising industry creatives from Johannesburg who quit their jobs in 2015 to go on a trip around the world – and produced an amazing video of their travels called Around The World In 80 Spins. Paris, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Sydney… all the big hitters are featured in the dizzying mash-up.
From epic skyscrapers to stunning gardens, bird's-eye-view photographs reveal a rarely seen view of Singapore's urban beauty
It's a city known, in part, for its stunning architecture. But while most people view Singapore from the ground upwards, one photographer has offered a refreshing alternative - thanks to his collection of stunning aerial shots. Taken by local resident Willy Chandra, his exhibition shows residential hubs such as Sentosa Island in all its glory, plus some of the country's biggest skyscrapers, including Suntec City and Lion City.
'The first time I ever stepped onto a plane, it was to fly it': Meet the youngest female commander of a Boeing 777, who'd never been a passenger before she trained
Air India pilot Anny Divya (pictured), 30, is the youngest female commander of a Boeing 777 (top left) - the world’s largest twin jet - but before she left her humble home in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, to train, she couldn't speak English and she'd never even boarded a plane. The glamorous pilot has now made enough money to buy her parents a home and financed her siblings' studies abroad.
A long lost airplane that crashed during WWII is finally discovered almost perfectly preserved on the riverbed of a remote Pacific island
Holidaymakers can expect to witness numerous unexpected wonders when they explore the wider world. But tourists visiting the Micronesian archipelago of Palau discovered an unusually rare sight, recently - after stumbling across a doomed WW2 plane. The long lost aeroplane was found in a shallow river on the archipelago of Palau, which boasts 500 picturesque islands.
Is this what cities will look like for our children? Eye-popping plans reveal a futuristic metropolis built from beehive land dwellings and floating moon-shaped abodes
These images represent a planning concept designed by architects for a futuristic metropolis in the United Arab Emirates (bottom right); comprising of five buildings on land (top right), and five crescent-shaped 'moons' on the sea (left). Luca Curci Architects, based in Italy, says its aim is to create 'a common place where people can live, meet, learn, work, socialise and create new mixing cultures'. All aspects of the beehive-shaped land-based structures are connected through various streets and parks at different levels, while further 'moon' buildings rise out of the adjacent ocean. Designed to host more than 150,000 inhabitants covering an area of 372 square miles, the layout would provide residencies, hotels, offices, shops and wellness centres - the tallest building looming 1,500-ft high.
Humans have been crossing the oceans in sea vessels since 3000 BC. And my, how they've grown. These ships make the Titanic look like a toy. Pictured is the Blue Marlin (inset left), which can carry 75,000 tonnes-worth of other ships (and oil rigs), the Hoegh Target, the world's largest car transporter (inset right) and The Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship (main).
From Russia with… views! Summiting Europe's highest mountain with eight men, a broken toe and one pair of underpants
MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks embarked on an 11-day expedition to Europe's highest mountain in south Russia with Cumbria-based company Adventure Peaks. The trip saw her join eight men and one girl in the snowy foothills. Mount Elbrus is the tenth most prominent peak in the world and it has two summits, with the western point being the biggest at 5,642m. It claims around 15 to 30 lives a year on average. Getting to the top involved a 15-hour round trip up some very steep slopes but Sadie said the views were well worth the long slog. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise to centre) Accommodation at Mount Elbrus, the Caucasus mountain range at sunset, the same landscape by day, the mountain's twin peaks and Sadie at the summit.
Welcome, Conehead! US woman is left with HUGE forehead and stretched face in passport photo fail that left her looking like a sci-fi character
They are hardly known for being flattering. But one woman's passport photo went beyond unkind, this week - when it warped during processing, leaving her resembling a sci-fi character. Chelsey Ramos, 27, from Austin, Texas, was left with the unappealing image following a glitch during printing by US officials.
Is this the world's most extreme public toilet? Smelly washroom teeters on the side of Europe's highest mountain at 3,700m (but the views are to die for!)
Perching very precariously 3,700m high on the side of a mountain in south Russia is what's deemed to be the world's worst public toilet by locals. Indeed, after visiting the rickety WC, MailOnline Travel can confirm that the facility presents more of a hazard than the mountainous area itself. While it is located in the popular ski resort of Mount Elbrus it appears little investment has gone into sprucing up the washroom and it remains a basic pit-style loo with no flush or basin.
Sleeping on collapsed tents and being duct-taped to a tree: Hilarious pictures reveal why drinking and camping don't always mix
Camping is perilous enough without large quantities of alcohol being involved. A warning that these campers, from around the world, appear not to have heeded. One shows a camper lying down asleep on a collapsed tent, with a bottle of something by his side. Another reveals a young man who appears to have been taped to a tree trunk. Here MailOnline Travel takes a trip to the crate outdoors.
Street art that stops traffic! From UFOs to The Beatles, graffiti artist transforms road signs with VERY witty make-overs
They are the stern street markings which regulate Bulgaria's roads. But, although they aren't supposed to be entertaining, the signs have been given a witty make-over by a cheeky street artist. The unknown creative, who goes by the name of idavidci on Tumblr, has enhanced the roadside icons with his own creative touch.
Modern technology reveals many of the world's most famous geographical markers are in the WRONG place
They've long been considered accurate land markers which map-out the world's most seminal sites. But, despite their claims of precision, it seems that many of the globe's most lauded locations are actually way off-the-mark. Ecuador's 'Middle of the World', the Geographical Center of North America, the Centre of Europe in Lithuania and the Real Greenwich Prime Meridian are among the markers that are thought to be misplaced.
When weather gets ANGRY: The most jaw-dropping storm photographs ever, from terrifying tornadoes to eye-popping lightning strikes
Weather - when it's calm and bright it can make your day, but when it's angry, it's a terrifying sight to behold, as these incredible photographs show. They reveal the full drama of storm systems lashing the planet. From supercells to tornadoes, they're events capable of wreaking havoc all around them. Some of the pictures were taken by dedicated 'storm chasers', brave photographers willing to put themselves in the path of danger for a mesmerising shot. Their pictures also aid the scientific community in its understanding of how storms develop. Here MailOnline Travel presents some of the most jaw-dropping storm images around. See 300mph twisters in Texas, dramatically darkening skies in South Dakota and mayhem in the skies above Melbourne - and more besides. Pictured clockwise from top left: Australian snapper James Smart captures a huge storm above a small house, a huge wave in Cornwall, a powerful tornado and a supercell in Texas.
The feline frontier! Astronaut-inspired bag becomes the hot new trend for tourists who want their pet to have a great view of the journey
Animal lovers rarely get to enjoy holidays with their pets. But an ingenious new invention may have changed all that - after taking inspiration from the space programme, the Bubble Pet Carrier, by U-Pet, has become an essential travel accessory for animal lovers who can't stand to be separated from their pets.
Golden ticket! Traveller reveals how you could fly on a 'bling' $50million Gulfstream G5 for FREE using an air miles loophole
Businessman Sam Huang reveals how he flew in a G5 from South Beach, Miami, to Chicago, on a $50million G5 for the grand total of $0 – instead of $2,863 - using an air miles perk. On his blog he describes stepping on board a plane that was ‘covered in bling’. It even had gold-plated seatbelt buckles and air vents. He wrote: ‘Upon entering the cabin, my mouth dropped as I saw the gorgeous cabin for the first time, with its beautiful leather stitching, wooden panels, and plenty of gold trimmings.'
Would you pay for a night behind bars? Inside Bangkok's prison-themed hotel where guests get a mugshot, striped pyjamas and a 'lights-out curfew'
Bangkok's Sook Station opened earlier this summer and offers adventurous guests a night in a cell behind bars for £30 per night. The eight-square-foot rooms (left and bottom right), have bunks and are designed like real prison cells, and guests are provided with striped pyjamas and an inmate number instead of a room key. Bathroom facilitates (top right) are shared.
Seven-star luxury? No, this is better... CHRISTA D’SOUZA thought the Maldives were just perfect – then she discovered a new eco-resort setting a whole new standard
Christa D'Souza (top right) enjoyed a blissful Maldives escape at the Soneva Jani,a new luxury eco-resort on Medhufaru in Noonu Atoll (pictured). It has only 25 villas on 150 acres of land, with former visitors including Will Smith and Kate Winslet; and guests can dine on tables in shallow waters (bottom right) and watch movies on a giant outdoor screen (bottom left).
Their face says it all: From a bemused new father to the woman who's just seen a wasp's nest, people whose expressions were simply priceless
Jalen Brooks (top centre), a 17-year-old student from Riverside, Illinois, was photographed in utter shock upon being treated to a visit from a snake during an educational presentation - and his priceless expression swiftly went viral. Other comical situations include (top left) a pigeon attack; (top right) a father with his equally bemused newborn; (bottom right) a deeply unimpressed boy whose mother mixed up 'pyjama day' with 'school photo day'; (bottom centre) a woman who just couldn't conceal her lust; and (bottom left) someone who's just realised she's standing under a wasp's nest.