The Caribbean -done differently

By Jennifer Lipman, February 26, 2015

It didn't start brilliantly, when we missed our connecting flight from Bogota to the coastal city of Santa Marta, and ended up running around Colombia's main airport, frazzled and grappling with paltry information and appalling Spanish, to secure a later one.


Holidays by the book

February 19, 2015

Follow the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor - Greece from £645 pp with Sunvil Holidays

● This year sees the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor - one of Britain's most loved travel writers. Mani and Roumeli are his twin odes to Greece, a country where he spent a large portion of his life.


Build a bridge to their heart

February 5, 2015

Island castaway, Cornwall

Get the high life with no neighbours when you stay at the House in the Sea in Newquay, Cornwall. You won't just get a plush hideway, you also get an entire island all to yourself.


White knuckles and blue water

By Lianne Kolirin, January 29, 2015

Think of Lake Garda and theme parks and roller coasters are probably not what spring to mind. But who knew the town of Peschiera on the edge of the beautiful lake is Europe's equivalent of Orlando?

Perhaps not quite on the same scale as the bustling corner of Florida, but it is home to Gardaland, Italy's largest theme park.


Holidays with altitude

By Sharron Livingston, January 22, 2015

Want to slope off? How about heading to a ski resort with the most photogenic mountains in Europe? Switzerland has dozens amid its jagged alpine landscape, but here are our top three:

St Moritz

Luxury for the Jet Set

This long-time favourite of the well-healed, is valley that stretches 80km along the Swiss canton of


BVI: A tourist to the Bitter End

By Rupert Parker, January 15, 2015

I'm taking the bus from the terminal building at Antigua to the twin-prop plane standing on the tarmac. We pull up and I get out with my luggage to board, but the door's closed. The bus driver is right behind, turns his key in the door, pulls down the steps, and leads us on board. He's the pilot, and the guy who I thought was helping with the luggage, is his first officer.


Lisbon: A fine port of call

By Barry Toberman, January 8, 2015

Whether a glass half-full or half-empty type, there is little to top a tasting of quality port in the land of its manufacture.


Where to stay and pray in Provence

By Sudi Pigott, December 18, 2014

No wonder I feel at home in Provence.


Munich: Hitler's haunts

By Robert Philpott, December 11, 2014

Ivy creeps across the exterior of the faux neoclassical building on Katharina-von-Bora-Strasse. Now home to several Munich cultural institutions and exhibits, there is no hint that this was once the Nazi party administration building, where files on its eight million members were stored.


Feeling the cold? You'll warm to these

November 27, 2014

Authentic Maldives

Why: The law in the Maldives has recently changed to allow guesthouse-style hotels to be built on the smaller, local islands.

This is good news for those who want to experience a culturally enriched stay away from the large resorts.

How: The new The Reveries Diving Village guesthouse on the untouched Maldivian paradise island of Gan.