Greece: Hooked on the classics

By Angela Epstein, March 26, 2015

It's lung-bashing stuff scaling the upper slope of Mount Lycabettus, the limestone thatdominates the Athenian skyline, about 900 feet above sea level.

In fact it demands so much of our reserves that we draw on every last drop of enthusiasm and stamina to make it to the top.


Five reasons to holiday in a tent

March 12, 2015

Pentre Mawr Hot Tub: Safari For adults only

WHERE: Denbigh, Wales. With over 1,000 years of history this may well be the most historic market town in North Wales. Its 800-year-old Denbigh Castle still dominates the skyline.WHY: If you hanker after safari lodge luxury check out these adult-only safari-style tents.


Two-day taste of the Danube's little secret

March 12, 2015

This tiny capital of Slovakia is both the youngest and smallest capital city in the Euro region. And it is delightfully compact, which means that the quaint architecture, cobbled streets and colourful centre is easy to navigate on foot.


Reflecting on Georgia

By Harry Wall, March 5, 2015

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Republic of Georgia has been home to one of the oldest Jewish diaspora in the world dating back to the Babylonian exile some 2,600 years ago.

Since then, waves of refugees arrived escaping Byzantine persecution in the sixth century, then again after the Spanish Inquisition of 1492, and during the early 19th century, with the arrival of first Ashkenazim


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.