Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Kalmar is the Cat’s…

If you are planning a trip to Sweden this summer make sure that Kalmar, in southeast Småland, is on your itinerary. The town has...

A long weekend in Lisbon: what to do in Portugal’s pretty...

The Alfama district of Lisbon. Feature image via Visit Lisboa. Charming Lisbon makes a great weekend break, with top restaurants, a stunning setting and beautiful...

In pictures: South Australia and the Northern Territory’s highlights

Getting close to the marsupials on Kangaroo Island From ocean activities to outback adventures, starry skies and vast landscapes, these are our highlights of South...

Cancun, Mexico: what to see and do. Long white beaches, Mayan...

The Hotel Zone, which houses some of the biggest names in the global hotel business. Feature image via Wonderous World Why go From its humble beginnings...

Chile: Home to every kind of landscape imaginable

Chile is famous for its spectacular landscapes, including Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, fertile wine-producing valleys and Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital. The Atacama Desert can be visited...

On review: The Naka Island, Thailand. An eco-chic island that’s worth...

Arriving by speedboat to a private island is a pretty glamorous way to start a holiday but rather than being glitzy or ostentatious, this...

Marbella: city guide. Glamour, beauty and swanky boutiques in this stylish...

Why go Anyone looking for a glamorous location with guaranteed sunshine and the chance to spot a celebrity to two, need look no further than...

Dubai: city guide. Where to shop, stay and play from the...

Why go There isn’t a city in recent years that has captured the world’s imagination more than Dubai. From a sandy pearl fishing village to...

Is Jersey the next San Sebastian? Why this Channel Island is...

Less than hour after taking off from London we are cruising past the sweeping golden sands of St Ouen’s Bay, windows down and salt air licking...

Rome: city guide. Everything you need to know about eating, drinking...

Why go The Eternal City is an enchanting and fascinating destination. From the breathtaking ruins of the Colosseum to the buzzing social scene of the...

Paris: city guide. Art, culture, shopping and fabulous food, from the...

Why go Ah, Paris. The ‘city of lights’, the ‘city of love’. It’s the quintessential European capital. While the various arrondissements have kept the centuries-old...

The UK’s top six cosy inns, from foodie heaven in Hereford...

From secret Somerset inns to Cotswold boltholes with rolltop baths, Chantal Borciani reveals the top cosy weekend breaks you need to know about Sometimes you want...

Hong Kong: city guide. Shop till you drop, ride the ferry...

Why go From the bright Asian shopping signs in Mong Kok to the streets littered with food stalls serving traditional Chinese snacks and wet-markets selling...

Prague: city guide. Atmospheric and ancient, filled with historical architecture and...

Why go Prague is one of the most enchanting cities in the world, with fairytale gothic architecture, a hilltop castle, romantic river, elaborate bridge and...

Bordeaux: city guide. Châteaux, vineyards and gourmet delights in this beautiful...

Why go With châteaux and vineyards producing some of the world’s greatest wines on the doorstep, Bordeaux is perfect for a nearby getaway. The Port de la...

Myanmar: an iconic spiritual journey. How to see this country, its...

“Beauty,” wrote George Orwell in Burmese Days, “is meaningless until it is shared,” – a statement that could so perfectly apply to Myanmar itself...

Sydney: city guide. The top bars, restaurants and beaches from Bondi...

Why go Sydney is one of those destinations everyone must visit, a sun-drenched playground surrounded by sea, surf and sand, often considered the best of...

Venice: city guide. The Grand Canal, St Mark’s Square and Hotel...

Why go Despite tourists outnumbering locals two to one most days, Venice remains one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. With...

Seville: city guide. Lively, flamboyant, full of character, beautiful palaces and...

Why go Seville is arguably the most charismatic and flamboyant of Andalucían cities, dripping in personality and swagger. Legend says it was founded 3,000 years...

Istanbul: city guide. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, vibrant bazaars and...

Why go Straddling the Bosphorus Strait like a proud, bejewelled sultan, Istanbul has the unique position of having a toe in two continents, Asia and...

Dubrovnik: city guide. Croatia’s top city for azure sea, history, culture...

Why go One of the best city and sea destinations in Europe. Visitors to Dubrovnik can enjoy beautiful hot weather, with an azure sea to...

My guided holiday through Portugal and Spain: food, wine, port tasting...

Xenia Taliotis hops on board an organised taster tour of Lisbon, Seville and Évora and discovers local delicacies, sweet spots, cellar tours and flamenco dancing  It’s...

Marrakech: what to see and do. The secret riads, the best...

What to do The UNESCO-listed medina is an absolute must. It’s a mesmerising mix of old and new: scooters weave their way around donkeys, jewel-coloured...

A South Africa road trip from Cape Town along the Garden...

Africa is a big continent. I knew that, but you don’t get a handle on the size until two hours into the flight from...

Winter sun in Barbados: 10 reasons why this Caribbean island is...

Trends are a tricky thing; your instinct is to follow and buck in almost the same breath. A popular holiday destination may be the ‘it’ place to...

Seven things you must do in South Africa, from Table Mountain...

Best natural wonder: Table Mountain, Cape Town The view down and across Cape Town from 3,500 feet above sea level (pictured above), with Robben Island...

The top stunning secret European summer holiday destinations you may not...

Tired of the same old holiday resorts? Fed up with crowds descending on your favourite beach? Escape the masses and head to Europe’s top...

New two-star Michelin restaurant is £300 a head! We find London’s...

From Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner to the top Indian restaurant in London, we find the best-value Michelin-star restaurants including a three-course lunch for £24 The Michelin guide...

Captivated by North Captiva

For most people these days, the word ‘Florida’ means just one thing- theme parks.  If theme parks are your thing, that is fabulous, and...

South Australia and the Northern Territory: an epic journey from oceans...

There’s no better way to sample the true flavour of Australia than an epic journey from oceans to outback. Both South Australia and the...

Powder-white beaches, food festivals and amazing cities on your doorstep: Scotland’s...

Just an hour’s flight from London, it’s never been easier to explore Scotland’s romantic highlands, historic cities and jaw-dropping beaches. For the perfect city break or...

Hong Kong & Macau: more than just a 12hr stopover. The...

When your key opens your door AND the curtains, it’s clear your hotel is proud of the view. Given that the Ritz Carlton Hong...

Island nation: an introduction to New Zealand’s stunning coast and beaches

New Zealand is defined by its presence deep in the sublime South Pacific, so it's small wonder that the country is fringed by beaches...

Cape Verde: what to see and do. The unspoilt beaches and...

Why go Cape Verde may only be five and a half hours from London by plane, but this archipelago of ten volcanic islands off the...

Arizona: what to see and do. Grand Canyon, awesome landscapes, Route...

Why go Think plateaus, peaks, mountains, giant rocks, winding rivers and pioneer towns and you’ve pretty much summed up Arizona. Sandwiched between California, Nevada, Utah...

Tallinn: my kinda towne

Short on God, long on liquor; Estonia’s capital city is a medieval jewel. Try Tallinn, it’s the new Prague To arrive in Tallinn by boat...

Antigua: what to see and do. A paradise island with snorkelling,...

Why go If it’s paradise you’re after, a tropical haven edged with pink sand beaches and cooled by an easy southeasterly breeze, you should go...

Indulge your inner Indiana Jones along Mexico’s Mayan coast

The Mayans left us with a multitude of archaeological wonders, not least along Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Oliver Bennett sails the conquistador route to explore its lush lands...

Head to South Australia’s ‘Galapagos’ and you might see more sea...

There are ‘roos and koalas everywhere on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, and if it’s vast and beautiful landscapes you’re after then go inland to...

Less touristy than Thailand, more relaxing than Vietnam. Why a tour...

Temples, treehouses, cruises along the Mekong Delta and tours of the markets in Luang Prabang: some of the reasons why Laos is a hidden...

Kenya: what to see and do. An African adventure trip with...

Why go A trip to Kenya is a guaranteed adventure. It has captured the imagination of explorers and nature lovers for hundreds of years. Today it’s...

New Zealand adventure travel: our ten highlights

Mountain-climbing, swimming with dolphins, and doing a Great Walk, there’s an adventure for everyone in New Zealand. Here’s our top ten, including a hidden...

Fishing, boating, sky-diving! What to do, see and experience in two...

Cities, culture and even caves abound in this country of contrasts, says Robin Barton. You can see both islands, try craft beers, go whale...

Bali: what to see and do. Relaxation, beaches, yoga and surfing...

Spiritual nirvana, surfer’s paradise, cultural haven: Bali has long been known for its tropical climate and stunning beaches, but in recent times its lush...

Itineraries: what to do on New Zealand’s South Island, from whale...

The South Island is adrenaline-packed, and it’s also the home of the famous Marlborough wine-tasting region, with plenty of hikes and bike rides to...

Top 7 activity holidays in Europe including surfing, horse riding and...

Activity holidays have changed in recent years. More often than not there’s now luxury accommodation, great food, yoga, pilates, group classes and programmes on...

Top 10 things to do in Kandy, from the best hotel...

Immerse yourself in culture at a colourful festival or the arts centre, take a scenic train ride to Colombo, chill out at the lake,...

Geneva: city break. Discover the galleries, restaurants and museums of Europe’s...

It may come as a bit of a surprise to discover that the winner of 2015’s ‘leading city break destination of the year’ at the World...