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The islands that are 1,000km from Tokyo but still part of the city

The subtropical Ogasawara Islands – a 24-hour journey from Tokyo – are Japan’s best-kept secret, says Ianthe Butt

The ultimate whirlwind trip to Jordan

Combining startling landscapes, action-filled desert adventures and cities both ancient and modern, Jordan has never been more appealing for British travellers, says Joel Porter

Best family-friendly hotels in London

Best places to stay in London when travelling with kids

Best hotels in Nottingham

The best places to lay your head in Nottingham

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The ultimate guide to Ostrava

How to spend the ultimate weekend

The ultimate guide to Lucerne

How to spend the ultimate weekend

Why you should visit Jersey in winter

Shun the August crowds – an off-season visit to the biggest Channel Island means crisp beach walks and blissful solitude, says Helen Coffey

The best things to do in Athens

Don’t head straight for the islands, argues Cathy Adams – a stopover in Athens provides a stronger hit of Greek culture

How to spend the weekend in Prague

Teeming Prague has Kafka, cracking cocktails and the Velka Pardubicka horse race, which takes place this weekend. Ed Cumming explains how to make the most of the Czech capital

Why Prince Harry’s Travalyst risks becoming mere greenwashing

The sustainable travel initiative still hasn’t said how it’s actually going to ‘change the impact of travel for good’ – and that’s a problem, says Helen Coffey

Overhaul train fare system to cut carbon emissions, say operators

Fares that are easier to understand, a better range of 'walk-up' fares and season tickets that are suited to flexible working could incentivise people to travel