Lose your strain in Spain

Our Spa Inspector checks out the SHA Wellness Clinic in Altea, Alicante

5 May 2016

Matt Ridley talks to Hon Lik, inventor of the e-cigarette

Matt Ridley speaks to Hon Lik, the man who has allowed more than a million smokers in Britain to quit…

18 Jun 2015

Health podcast special: does technology spell the end of the waiting room?

Technology has the huge potential to transform the healthcare system. In this View from 22 podcast special, The Spectator’s Sebastian Payne discusses…

3 Jun 2015

Testing eastern promises in the chic heart of Paris

 Mandarin Oriental, Paris   Visitors to the city of love are spoilt for choice when it comes to top-notch hotels.…

9 May 2015

Stay in the picture

1. Das Central, AustriaIt’s not a Bond film without a snow scene and Sam Mendes’s choice of location for Spectre…

28 Mar 2015
Vidago Palace, Portugal

Spring awakening

Although spas have been around for centuries, they soared in popularity towards the end of the Victorian era, when it…

21 Feb 2015

Globe Trotting

1. Pumphouse Point, Tasmania Once used for hydroelectricity, this newly renovated 1940s building is now a hotel in the southern…

30 Nov 2014

Focus on cataracts

Cataracts are the principal cause of blindness, and occur when the crystalline lens that brings light into focus on the…

22 Nov 2014

The smart investor’s guide

EMPLOYMENT The number of full-time workers aged over 16 between June and August was 22.4 million, up 500,000 on a…

8 Nov 2014
Pride and pain: first world war veterans march to Buckingham Palace in 1964, on the 50th anniversary of the conflict

Check up

Drink danger on civvy street With the recent 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, an apposite…

27 Sep 2014

Globe Trotting

1. Kakslauttanen, Finland Bedding down in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights? Sounds like a dream weekend. Though…

20 Sep 2014

Globe Trotting

1. Ham Yard Hotel, LondonFirmdale’s latest venture is hidden away on a quiet street only seconds from Piccadilly Circus. It…

21 Jun 2014

Out & About

1. Fera, Mayfair Fera, designed by Guy Oliver, is Claridge’s star vehicle for Michelin-starred Simon Rogan. The name means ‘wild’…

21 Jun 2014
Power lines have been cleared by Oxford researchers

Check up

Environment No leukaemia link to power lines There is no increased risk of contracting leukaemia for children who live beneath…

31 May 2014

The two ways of Christmas

A SEASON FOR FAMILIES Toby Young Christmas is a bit like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. But…

1 Dec 2012

Globe Trotting

1 — Kurá, Osa / Bahia BallenaA truly spectacular Costa Rican jungle eco-retreat. Hold court from your hammock or look…

1 Dec 2012

Globe Trotting

01 — Castello di Casole, TuscanyDo Tuscany in style by staying in the boutique hotel housed in this historic castle.…

22 Sep 2012

Globe Trotting

01  — Corinthia Hotel, LondonEach of the seven penthouses follows a different theme. This one, the Musician’s, has a grand…

23 Jun 2012

Globe Trotting

01  — Amanruya, TurkeyThe (perhaps unfairly) maligned Bodrum Peninsula is undergoing a luxury facelift. This new hotel from Aman Resorts…

31 Mar 2012