We spend our summer holidays 20 minutes from home, in underrated east Norfolk | Patrick Barkham

While north Norfolk became gentrified, its east coast remained undervalued, except by marine life and our writer. But don’t dally … this is the ‘changing coast’ In the mid-1990s, thousands of tonnes of Norwegian granite were dumped in the shallow … Read more…

‘Overall it’s like the most chaotic Pinterest board made real’ – Birch, Hertfordshire: review

Birch is the latest ‘concept’ hotel to chase the Instagram generation, but haphazard design and pricey wellness and creative activities leave little room for relaxation Arriving at Birch, you would be forgiven for thinking you were headed to a service … Read more…

‘It’s the fear factor.’ English pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance

Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section TRAVEL DEAL … Read more…

Trail blazers: the Asian hiking group tackling Scotland’s treks – and diversity | Nazia Parveen

Boots and Beards is helping Glasgow’s Asian population to discover freedom, camaraderie and mental wellbeing in the Scottish mountains When a recent episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme examined why BAME people feel the British countryside is a “white environment”, … Read more…

Hostels in England set to reopen from 4 July – but without dorms or socialising

Hostels face the challenge of social-distancing regulations while also trying to maintain their communal ethos Staying somewhere specifically designed to encourage strangers to socialise may not be top of everyone’s post-lockdown travel wishlists, but England’s hostels are hoping that outdoor … Read more…

He opened his Shanghai restaurant right before the pandemic and nearly gave up. Now, business is thriving

Luca Frigeni, a restaurant owner in Shanghai recounts one of the most difficult professional moments of his life, having to shutdown his newly opened restaurant as the city dealt with the coronavirus outbreak. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals … Read more…

Despite worries over coronavirus, most people booking travel don’t plan to buy trip insurance, survey finds

More than half of Americans planning travel soon will not buy trip insurance despite worries over Covid-19, according to a survey by ValuePenguin. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >

Short-term rental market faces consolidation as start-ups and small landlords offload properties

Venture-funded companies and mom and pop businesses in the short-term rental market are offloading properties after the coronavirus dramatically curtailed travel. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >