From Friday afternoon, travellers through France face widespread delays and disruption. Tens of thousands of British holidaymakers heading across the Channel will find that they have arrived on the busiest weekend of the year so far on the roads of France. The Independent has analysed the predicted traffic flows on major routes in France and identified
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(CNN) — You’re likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they deliver a cool refuge and a powerful reminder of nature’s force. Waterfalls splash through national parks and preserves and are tucked away in state parks known only to nearby residents. Waterfall lovers will travel thousands of miles
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Chris Lavado Klingande headlined Pinknic this past weekend. Courtesy of Chris Lavado. French DJ and melodic house producer Klingande headlined Pinknic this past weekend. The rosé and music festival brought together world-renowned acts, food and shopping for two days of celebrating rosé while thousands of attendees all dressed in pink and white. Ahead of the
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(CNN) — Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks and dinner on board under the stars. Gentle lapping to loll you to sleep. And repeat. Day after blissful day. A sailing holiday is a passport to another
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This month’s round up includes a debate about Greece’s best islands © Elena Pavlovich / Shutterstock Last month, our Pathfinders community treated us to an eclectic selection of travel yarns that have left us itching to get away. From camel riding in the Sahara to running up – yes, up – a ski jump, these
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Paying homage to Kashmir’s Wazwan feasts, Michael Voltaggio prepares a special meal inspired by his experiences for the group dinner in Srinagar, Kashmir. Along with journalist and co-host Mariana van Zeller, Voltaggio hosts a dinner for guests representing all sides of the conflict in Kashmir: Pro-India, Pro-Independence and Pro-Pakistan. “Breaking Borders” Kashmir, with Mariana van
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Stroll through the souks in Marrakech © HUANG Zheng / Shutterstock Every month, we curate the best blog posts, Instagrams and videos from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month’s video feature is from videographer Nick Adams, who leads us along narrow stone corridors, through grand architectural archways and bustling marketplaces to give us a unique
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With the UK’s current heat wave forecast to continue into the next few weeks, it’s worth reflecting on the many staycation options available across the UK. With award-winning beaches, internationally acclaimed cultural and historical attractions and 15 national parks, there’s something for everyone on this sceptred isle. But not all destinations are created equal. In
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An animated map shows more than 202,000 flights around the globe on one of aviation’s busiest days in history. The eye-popping visual was released by the Swedish flight monitoring service FlightRadar24 and shows 202,157 aircraft filling the skies across the world on Friday 29 June. FlightRadar24 confirmed it was the first time it had tracked more than 200,000
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Ryanair could face a series of summer strikes unless it improves its treatment of staff: that is the warning from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). The federation, which represents cabin crew working for Ryanair across Europe and North Africa, has convened a meeting at the airline’s home city, Dublin.  A group called Cabin Crew
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