How accommodating! Hostelworld reveals its best budget stays with the 2018 ‘Hoscars’

The world’s best hostels get their moment in the spotlight with the booking site’s annual awards. This year honours go to Madrid, St Petersburg and Galway. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through HistoryContinue reading “How accommodating! Hostelworld reveals its best budget stays with the 2018 ‘Hoscars’”

Best photos of the day: cat show and candlelight protest

A selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Las Fallas in Valencia, Somalia famine and retired circus bears

How climate change battles are increasingly being fought, and won, in court

Around the world courts are stepping in when politicians fail to act, with South Africa’s government the latest to lose a groundbreaking climate lawsuit with judges ruling against its plans for a new coal-fired power station

The Hopping Race, Trevelez, Spain

This is an extract from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot Trevelez is a beautiful village in the Sierra Nevada mountains just to the south-east of Granada. This village is situated around 1,500 metres above sea level, making it the highest in Spain. Some of the streets in the village are narrow and others areContinue reading “The Hopping Race, Trevelez, Spain”