Iceland: top 10 hot pools to take a dip

The Icelandic tradition of bathing outdoors in volcanically heated pools dates right back to Viking times. A few of these old pools survive today – often sited in spectacular locations

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20 amazing volcanoes

Mount Fuji, Japan A perfectly shaped volcano with a conical form and pretty snow-capped peak, Mount Fuji is Japan’s most popular and visited tourist attraction. It’s active, though last erupted

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Soaking in lake Mývatn’s hot springs, Iceland

Most people visit Iceland in summer, when once or twice a week it actually stops raining and the sun shines in a way that makes you think, briefly, about taking

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17 weird foods of the world

Reckon you’ve got a strong stomach? You might reconsider once you’ve seen these… From cheese maggots to rotten eggs, these are some of the world’s weird foods. 1. Escamoles, Mexico

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Arrivals: the latest travel news

Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks some of the most unusual stories in the latest travel news. Turkey introduces e-visas for

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30 incredible photos of Iceland

A land full of bubbling hot springs, frozen glaciers and striking fjords, Iceland is a photographer’s dream. There are lush green fields, barren landscapes and towering mountains and volcanoes to

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Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

Steve Vickers checks in with another suitcase full of travel stories, including news of free wi-fi on London’s red buses and the new ‘roof of the world’ railway line that’s

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Why Reykjavík makes the perfect weekend break

Iceland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning a weekend away. The obvious cities like Paris, Berlin or Budapest would probably occur to you

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21 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

Iceland‘s landscapes look different from every angle and at every time of day. Whether it’s a late-morning sunrise in the middle of winter, or the aurora borealis dancing in the skies

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20 great places to pitch a tent

Sahara Desert, Morocco Sleep beneath the twinkling Saharan stars, accompanied by a few irascible dromedaries. You can explore the desert as part of a tour (usually setting off from Marrakesh,

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