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.


Palm Springs: spring loaded

February 2, 2012

Sipping a cocktail in the lounge of the Esmerelda Rennaissance golf resort at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains in Indian Wells, everything seemed reassuringly calm. But when a glamorous girl in a tight red dress and a handsome man in tow beamed "I've won, I've won sixty thousand dollars," the tempo rose somewhat.


Carry on camping

By Martin Bright, January 26, 2012

It's at least three decades since I stayed in a caravan.


The draw of Picasso

By Jessica Elgot, January 19, 2012

Most tourists can't get out of Malaga fast enough. They take a cheap flight to the airport, hire a car and head for the Costa Del Sol. Cruise passengers hop off at the port, many on to a waiting tour bus, to take them on to Grenada.


Paris: Hopping to the shops

By Jan Shure, January 12, 2012

Paris, as every woman knows, is synonymous with fashion.