More of Our Top Autumn Travel Content

Autumn has well and truly arrived: there’s a nip in the air, a peppering of russet on the trees and decorative gourd displays every which way we look. It’s one of our favourite times of year, so we’re sharing some more of our best autumnal travel content (just in case you missed it, here’s our previous selection of fabulous fall-themed content).

First up, we pulled out an article we wrote on an increasingly popular phenomenon: light festivals. This blog post was originally penned back in March, but we felt it was a timely inclusion, as one of the highlights of the light art calendar, Prague’s Signal Festival, gets underway this October. And speaking of autumn festivals, we’ve also dug up our write-ups of London’s Totally Thames and Merge festivals, which take place this September and October.

And because autumn also coincides with wine harvest season in much of the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll find a feature we wrote back in 2014 on the ultimate Napa Valley weekend. Last but not least, for those planning some last-minute autumn trips, we have included a recent travel guide to Ireland we wrote for Oliver’s Travels. We think the Irish landscapes are arguably at their most beautiful when hues of gold, orange and red invade all that green.


Cities Aglow: Light Festivals around the World
The light festival phenomenon has fast been gaining traction. Major cities all across the globe now host large-scale light festivals, showcasing installations that combine art and smart lighting technology. Holographic creatures race around urban streets, drab gray-scale buildings are rendered Technicolor, skyscrapers…
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MERGE: London’s Artistic Bankside
Everyone in London knows that the place where all the artists hang out is on the Southbank. The world-beating theaters, England’s greatest contemporary arts gallery (The Tate Modern) and the BFI, spiritual home of arthouse cinema in the UK, all claim the south side of the Thames as their home. It’s no surprise…
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Totally Thames
To the uninitiated, the events of this month-long London festival may appear disparate, but one unifying theme connects them all: the River Thames. Whether it’s an art show or a cultural walk, a sporting race or a community day, you can be sure there’s a river-related connection. Centered on and around the waterfront and spanning…
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A Life of Leisure: The Ultimate Napa Valley Weekend
With some of the finest hotels, food and wine in the country at your fingertips, you can’t beat a luxe break in Napa Valley. So sit back, relax and indulge with the best of this Californian nirvana. There’s not a bad room at The Carneros Inn, where every cottage has its own private garden and patio. This hideaway blends effortlessly…
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Ireland Travel Guide
From the craggy cliff tops overlooking dramatic stretches of beach to the lush mist-swirled landscapes flecked with crumbling castles, Ireland’s sensational scenery is no secret. Many visitors return again and again to absorb its raw natural beauty. This country’s compelling history is also a big draw: you can walk…
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As autumn turns to winter, you can expect to see more content from us covering wintery travel, snow sports and festive fun. See all our seasonal content by following us on Twitter and checking out our latest projects.

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