To see or not to see: follow Shakespeare around England

April 7, 2016

The great William Shakespeare aka The Bard of Avon, will be commemorated across England this year to mark 400 years since his death in 1616. During his short 52 years on earth he penned stories that are still loved today. Here we round-up some of the best ways to celebrate Shakespeare's life and works, and where to discover the untold stories of England's Bard.


Andorra: Ditching the piste is snow much fun

By Sophie Ibbotson, March 31, 2016

What can you do while others take to the slopes? This is something to contemplate when holidaying in a ski resort, but have no penchant for skiing.

The tiny, landlocked principality of Andorra, situated in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, offers far more than simply sliding straight down the piste.


How Jewish is the Sistine Chapel?

By Michael Knipe, March 23, 2016

Looking up at Michelangelo's frescos on the ceiling, we could see seven Hebrew prophets - Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Jonah and Zechariah.


Pit stops on the Peloponnese

By Angela Epstein, March 10, 2016

It's a pine-scented evening in the little Greek resort town of Kyllini.


Slope off at a leisurely pace

By Josh Jackman, March 3, 2016

'This ski resort is for people who like to take their time on holiday, who don't want to speed through the day."

Most ski resorts would balk at this description, but Thierry Durand, director of the reservations company which promotes Valloire in south-east France, embraces the resort's cosy nature.


Jewish schools group welcomes government decision on sex education

By Simon Rocker, February 19, 2016

An Orthodox schools group has welcomed the government’s decision not to make sex education a statutory subject.


A skiing holiday with a difference - in Norway

By Roger Bray, January 11, 2016

The humble pizza might not seem much of a yardstick by which to judge a ski resort, but those on offer at Havdalskroa somehow encapsulate the ski holiday experience in Norway - very different fromthe Alps.


Walking the Pyrenees - the easy way

By Rupert Parker, December 10, 2015

I am in the mountains in the Pyrenees, it's the first time I've worn these walking boots and they're hurting. My previous pair disintegrated in the Dolomites a week ago, so I've not had time to break them in. These belonged to my deceased father, so I really am stepping into a dead man's shoes.


A weekend in Budapest: Simply the 'Pest

By Barry Toberman, November 19, 2015

There is something both comfortably familiar and appealingly exotic about Budapest. Wander the parliamentary area, whose buildings were inspired by Westminster, the high-end shopping malls that showcase global brands and some of the many museums, and you will feel totally at home.


Mid-ship might

By Mark Silver, November 5, 2015

As we sailed out of Venice, my love of cruising went up a notch. It was a beautiful late September afternoon and the sight of a buzzing St Mark's Square a few hundred yards away soon had me on cloud nine, albeit there was not a cloud in the sky.