Knocking on Devon’s doors: an art-inspired break around Dartmoor

This month’s Devon Open Studios event sees artists across the county invite the public into their galleries. Our writer heads to the west of the county for a preview Silhouettes were replacing Dartmoor’s details; its heather, ferns and grasslands were fading from view, the last rays of an orange sun departing a late-summer sky stippled […]

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20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands – and a little exploration is all that is needed to take you to some lesser-known gems. Here are 20 of our favourites.All accommodation prices are for a double room […]

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10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Wayland’s Smithy, Ashbury, Oxfordshire An ancient burial mound in a moody copse, about 20 minutes’ walk from White Horse Hill, at Uffington. A walk here takes in gently undulating farmland, with plenty of sloes to collect from well-stocked hedgerows. A trip to this section of the Ridgeway is best finished with a picnic […]

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Taos, New Mexico: a road trip of highs and pueblos

On the boards and on the town … Snowboarders are well served by Taos’ slopes … and its lively downtown.Photograph: Michael DeYoung/Getty Images In the biting cold of the dark, incense-scented St Jerome chapel, tour guide Francisco Velarde, or “Flying Hawk” in his native Tiwa language, is explaining his people’s history to a small audience […]

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