Artist haunts are picture perfect

By Anthea Gerrie, May 3, 2012

Those of us who remember Margate and Cliftonville from childhood seaside holidays now have a reason to travel back to the East Kent coast on a sentimental journey.


Something to write home about

By Barry Toberman, April 6, 2012

Literary experiences will bookend a visit to Porto, home to one of the world's most beautiful celebrations of the written word, a cafe of splendid style with connections to JK Rowling and even a top-notch restaurant in a setting to tempt the palate of any bibliophile. It is at the famous bookshop, Lello, in Rua das Carmelitas, that we start an all-too-brief visit to Portugal's second city.


A no-strings getaway

March 23, 2012

Being a Jewish tourist is not always straightforward. Like most people, the main reason I take vacations is to relax, and that makes holidaying in some countries difficult. I have, for example, visited Germany and Lithuania for work, but I'm not sure I would go to either country for an actual holiday.


In search of childhood memories

By Gloria Tessler, March 15, 2012

As a child, I remember my Aunt Rozita and Uncle Salo spending three months every winter in Madeira.


Trieste: Sip coffee and re-Joyce in Jewish heritage

By Kate Wickers, March 8, 2012

The city of Trieste sits sedately on the Adriatic Sea, on the edge of north-east Italy, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


Portugal's birthplace is the capital of culture

By Barry Toberman, March 1, 2012

'Portugal was born in Guimaraes," explains our tour guide during the 30-mile road trip from Porto airport to a 2012 European Capital of Culture. Now the affection which the Portuguese display for the nation's 900-year-old birthplace is to be shared with a wider audience, as organisers expect a doubling in visitor numbers to one million.


Morocco: A land of charmers

By Jenni Frazer, March 1, 2012

If ever there were proof that you can't always believe what you read in the travel guides, it's Conde Nast Traveller's assertion that "there are 12 times as many cows in Morocco as humans".

Disappointingly, I have to report that the cow population of Morocco does not seem to reside in Marrakech.


Park up and go Jurassic

By Barbara Lantin, February 23, 2012

Firstly, a confession. I've been visiting Bournemouth regularly for more than 30 years and had no idea that for the past ten there has been a World Heritage Site on its doorstep.


Vancouver: Gold standard

By Jan Shure, February 16, 2012

Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky mountains in Canada's west coast state of British Columbia, Vancouver has always been a stunning city simply by virtue of its location. But a municipal decision 20 years ago to make the downtown area more residential has paid huge dividends for tourists.


An idyllic Caribbean getaway in any season

By Andy Mossack, February 9, 2012

June and July in St Kitts may be high summer, but it is low season as far as the tourism industry is concerned.