Scotland's culinary revolution: from deep-fried Mars Bars to Michelin stars

In October last year, we looked at how Glasgow has left deep-fried Mars bars behind to become a gastronomic hot spot. But it’s not just Glasgow that’s changing things up.  The last few years have seen a shift in the way that the entire nation is enjoying its...

Hawaii's cesspools are posing a problem for beaches and coral reefs

Seepage from Hawaii’s 88,000 cesspools may be ruining its idyllic beaches, according to reports.  (Reuters) If you heard that one U.S. state has a problem with thousands of cesspools filled with untreated human waste, would Hawaii come to mind first? Brace for the...

Heathrow duty-free shop apologises for 'discrimination' against Chinese customers

World Duty Free has apologised after facing allegations of discrimination towards Chinese customers at its Terminal 2 outlet at Heathrow Airport.  The duty free shopping brand was alleged to have discriminated against Chinese travellers at the UK airport with its...

Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine's Day as part of expansion plans

Brexit will not dent the long-haul expansion plans from Britain of the fast-growing low-cost airline, Norwegian. The Oslo-based airline plans new routes and higher frequency services from Gatwick, its UK hub for transatlantic and Asian services. It will also base its newest...

Girl powder: the best women-only ski courses

Bracing against a gale, skis wedged into the peak, Emma teeters high atop a convex couloir. So steep she can’t see over the edge, so long she can’t see the bottom – Emma has a serious case of the willies. Her mouth is dry, her pupils are dilated, her heart is...

Secret Edinburgh: our expert's favourite lesser-known attractions

Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Edinburgh on their first official appearance together in Scotland. Their schedule includes a trip to the Edinburgh Garrison to hear the One o’clock Gun and a visit to Social Bite, a cafe that supports the homeless....

Thailand's famous Maya Bay from film The Beach to close due to excessive tourism numbers

Maya Bay, best known to movie goers as the shoot location of 2000’s The Beach, is to be temporarily closed due to excessive tourist numbers. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a box office smash upon its release at the turn of the millennium,...

Ski skills: how to develop leg steering and rotation for better control on steep slopes

When you turn using your hips and upper body it is impossible to edge your skis says Telegraph Ski and Snowboard ski technique editor and coach for Channel 4’s The Jump, Warren Smith. Leg or thigh steering describes how we rotate our legs within our sockets. This allows us...

Inside the magical Norwegian cabin that looks like it's been lost in a snowstorm

Tucked away in a remote forest in Lillehammer, a town in the south of Norway, this solitary lodge is half evil lair, half magical retreat. Inspired by snow-covered cabins that have just their rooftops peeking out from their surroundings, this unique structure has been designed to...

How to tackle the most beautiful cycling route in Italy

A target gives purpose to a bike ride, and the news that the pilgrimage route to Rome has been resurrected as a cycling trail is an invitation to saddle up. Completed in 2016 after a 10-year campaign of marking and mapping, the Via Francigena is the longest signposted cycle route...

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