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India-Jayne Trainor

India-Jayne Trainor

Writer, Time Out Travel

India-Jayne Trainor is a British-Australian writer based in London. She has written for titles including Forbes, Fodor’s, South China Morning Post and AFAR, covering travel, food and luxury hotels. Outside of writing, she can usually be found pursuing a passion for photography or scuba diving off tropical islands. 

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The 11 best places to go snorkelling in the world

The 11 best places to go snorkelling in the world

Exploring the fascinating world beneath the waves is a thrilling experience. And getting to see colourful marine life like tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and even whales isn’t solely reserved for those with a heavy scuba tank – anyone with a good quality snorkel can discover technicolour coral reefs and playful wildlife in some of the world’s most magical destinations. There are thousands of fantastic snorkelling spots worldwide, but with the rise of coral bleaching and warming oceans, a few unique locations stand out for having impossibly clear waters, healthy reef systems and thriving underwater life. Here are the best places in the world to glimpse these precious and priceless watery reef-scapes.  India-Jayne Trainor is a British-Australian travel writer based in London. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts. RECOMMENDED: ☀️ The best winter sun destinations🌍 The best things to do in the world🚂 The most incredible train journeys around the world🖼️ The best museums and galleries in the world🌹 The most romantic places in the world

The best affordable ski holidays in Europe

The best affordable ski holidays in Europe

Skiing has developed a reputation as an expensive pastime. It’s a hobby too often reserved for those who don’t flinch at the cost of a luxe resort in the Alps or Pyrenees – but luckily, there are hundreds of resorts dotted across Europe, and some of the most unexpected locations offer an affordable holiday on the slopes.Popular skiing destinations such as France, Austria and Italy don’t have to mean splashing out – dramatic mountainscapes and miles of runs can be enjoyed on a budget if you know where to look. Off-the-beaten track destinations such as Slovenia and Bulgaria also have more than their fair share of snowy landscapes perfect for snowsports, with fewer crowds and more pleasing prices.  All prices used reflect the 2024 ski season at the time of writing and may be subject to change.  India-Jayne Trainor is a British-Australian travel writer based in London. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts. RECOMMENDED:  🇦🇹 The best places to visit in the Austrian Alps🏰 The best city breaks in Europe☀️ The best winter sun destinations🚞 The ultimate three-week Europe train itinerary

11 places in Europe that look nothing like Europe

11 places in Europe that look nothing like Europe

If you’re a Brit, Europe’s on your doorstep – but how much of the continent have you really explored? Many of us are guilty of heading to the same destinations again and again (no offence, Paris), saving up all our money and time off for big trips to far-flung destinations. But you don’t have to endure a long-haul flight to sunbathe on alabaster beaches, chase waterfalls and explore rainforest-covered islands. All of them can be found within Europe.  From the glaciers and fjords of Norway in the north to the hot southern Mediterranean coastline, Europe has it all, and taking a trip won’t even make much of a dent in your annual leave. So swap eleven-hour flights and a hit to your wallet with a short-haul trip to the deserts, lakes and mountains of Spain, Albania or Italy – we won’t tell if you don’t.  India-Jayne Trainor is a British-Australian travel writer based in London. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts. RECOMMENDED: 🗺 The most underrated travel destinations in Europe🌃 The best city breaks in Europe🏝 The best alternative Mediterranean beach breaks

Where is hot in October?

Where is hot in October?

Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, October probably conjures up thoughts of Halloween parties, roaring fires and pumpkin-spiced everything. By autumn, summer feels like a distant memory and everyone is in need of a holiday. If you’re not quite ready to dig out your warmest jumper, planning a half-term getaway or long weekend break in a hot country will quickly brighten things up. Selecting (in our opinion) only the very best destinations around the world that enjoy long, hot days in October, these are the places to head if you need a sunny beach escape, desert adventure or a cultural city trip. Keep that summer suitcase packed – it’s time for another holiday.  India-Jayne Trainor is a British-Australian travel writer based in London. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts. RECOMMENDED:☀️ The world’s best winter sun destinations🗺 The world’s most underrated travel destinations🏝 The best beaches on earth