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Travel bloggers call for conference to cancel dolphin tours

Wild dolphins off the coast of Mexico. Photograph: Michael Patrick O’Neill/Alamy A row has broken out between travel bloggers, wildlife campaigners and the organisers of a major travel media conference over the inclusion of captive dolphin experiences in its exclusive pre-event programme, as pressure mounts on travel brands to take a stand against such attractions.

Readers tips: UK cafes for hikers

People outside a cafe in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Ian Dagnall/Alamy Contribute to this article GuardianWitness Powered by EE When you’ve spent the day trekking up hills and through bogs, nothing quite beats the sight of a trail side cafe or one nestled in a village on your route. Whether for the cup of tea or the

City Beach NYC: plans for an urban beach in Manhattan

City Beach NYC: beach in Manhattan, New York A creative entrepreneur from New York city has put forward plans to construct a floating beach on the Hudson River. The City Beach NYC project, which is currently raising funds on the crowd-funding site IndieGoGo, will adapt a reclaimed barge to form an artificial beach along with

Top 10 hotels, hostels and pensiones in San Sebastián, Spain

Lights, camera, action … every room in the Hotel Astoria 7 is named after a film star Hotel Astoria 7 Walk into the lobby of this sleek, modern hotel, 10 minutes’ walk from San Sebastián’s old town, and you’re greeted by a cheerful-looking, life-size model of Alfred Hitchcock. If the great director was here during

How gree was my vineyard: a tour of Waless wine region

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10 of the best budget stays in Penang

23 Love Lane … an oasis of calm right in the heart of bustling George Town. All photographs: John Brunton/The Guardian Budget digs have never been in short supply in Penang, but whether you’d choose to stay in them was another matter. All that has changed with a raft of new B&Bs opening in beautifully-renovated

Readers’ travel photograph competition: July beach

Surfing, penguins, ice-cream vans, hauling in the day’s catch … a lot goes on at the beach, as your photographs from around the world illustrate. Scroll down to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an end-of-year exhibition at the Guardian offices in London. The best shot of

Trattorie in Rome: readers travel tips

Da Lucia in Trastevere, Rome. Photograph: Kevin Gould Winning tip: Da Lucia, Trastevere A Sunday stroll through the Porta Portese flea market should be rewarded with a hearty Roman lunch at Da Lucia. This old-school neighbourhood trattoria is justifiably popular despite being hidden on a backstreet. Everything is good here but I recommend the antipasto

Travel tips: the Faroe Islands, and the weeks best deals

High hopes: a view of the Faroe Islands from the top of Kalsoy. Photograph: Jonathan Andrew/Corbis Take me there: the Faroes Why go?It all started with a jumper. The famous sweater worn by TV detective Sarah Lund in The Killing was tracked down to this weather-beaten archipelago in the North Atlantic, instantly conferring on it

Surfing in Ghana: where beats meet beach breaks

“It’s DJ Shocker!” someone shouts, pointing towards the stage, where a young man is standing behind a rented 1990s desktop computer flanked by two gigantic palm trees. “You gotta listen to this guy,” I’m told. “He’s a local electrician.” It’s Saturday night in Busua, Ghana, and I’m dancing in the jungle to the high-octane shuffle