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Simon Le Bon: Five of the best diving sites in the world

The Duran Duran musician and ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation gives us the inside track on the world’s finest spots for ocean diving

The rise of ugly tourism in Tel Aviv

The hulking Tel Aviv Central Bus Station divides opinion, but to Rhodri Marsden, it’s a shining example of the global trend for ‘ugly’ tourism – which has seen unloved buildings reclaimed as cult favourites

The best place in the world to...

...meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

Six surprising family destinations

Who knew that Paris could be a great place to take toddlers? That Tokyo is top for tots? Or that Tel Aviv is the perfect holiday hang-out for teens? Emily Payne brings you six trips all over the globe, re-imagined for family travel

Open-jaw travel

Why fly into and out of the same airport? Simon Calder breaks down nine open-jaw itineraries that open up a world of possibilities for the imaginative traveller

Tel Aviv: a city transformed

It was once the most overlooked city on the Mediterranean but Tel Aviv has transformed itself into a fully fledged party city with an insatiable appetite for food, fashion and fun. Linda Grant can’t stay away

John Simpson: Letter from Tel Aviv

Jostled on the pavements, hooted at when I cross the road, I have at last found myself in Ditzengoff Street, among the cafés and clothes stores and bookshops