Away

Dallas City skyline at dusk, Texas, USA

Stay in Dallas: the Texas city where JFK was assassinated

Aptly known as ‘Big D’, this Texas juggernaut doesn’t do anything by halves

10 Jun 2019

Naples Food Map: where and how to eat in Italy’s culinary capital

From pizza to fritti, Naples is a gastronomical paradise for those who love Italy

A heady tour of Vermont

I’ve expanded my American vernacular substantially this weekend. The first new word I’ve learnt in Vermont is ‘crunchy.’ If someone…

3 Jun 2019

Spend the weekend in…Capri

The island of Capri is a must-see for Italophiles everywhere. Lying just south of Naples, off the coast of Sorrento,…

30 May 2019

Europe’s best lake breaks

Lake Como, Italy For centuries, Lake Como has been the playground of the rich and famous – from George and…

22 May 2019

Get lost in Germany’s Black Forest

At first it was hard going, uphill all the way, but at last I got my second wind, just as…

13 May 2019

Visit Sibiu: the Transylvanian host of this week’s EU summit

On a bright early morning in Sibiu, a small picturesque city in Transylvania, the spire of its impressive Evangelical church…

9 May 2019

The return of the pilgrimage: walking from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena and Spain’s Camino are attracting growing numbers of modern pilgrims

8 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci’s Tuscany: from Anchiano to Florence

Five hundred years after the death of da Vinci, no tour of Tuscany is complete without exploring the landscapes of his childhood

2 May 2019

Spend the weekend in…Montenegro

Montenegro is coming out of Croatia’s shadow as an undiscovered jewel of the Adriatic Sea

25 Apr 2019

Patagonia: a journey to the bottom of the world

Get up close to icebergs and visit the world’s most southerly city on the tip of South America

24 Apr 2019

Have a horrible histories holiday in Rome

Rome is full of gory facts to delight kids and grown ups alike

23 Apr 2019

Spend the weekend in…Prague

Wander away from the usual tourist trail to discover a wealth of art and history in the up and coming quarters of the city

11 Apr 2019

For romance, take a trip to Elizabeth Taylor’s Montreal

why romantics will fall for this snow-blanketed city in the Great White North

1 Apr 2019

Spend the weekend in…Malta

From the Baroque architecture of Valletta to the azure waters of the blue lagoon, Malta is well worth exploring

21 Mar 2019

Off the beaten track: Namibia

nicknamed ‘the land God made in anger’, Namibia rewards the intrepid with rare wildlife and rugged landscapes

6 Mar 2019

Mary Killen: My dream honeymoon was a nightmare – and it was all Giles’s fault

Think horrid gorge-runners, dead wildflowers and hot, hot heat

29 Nov 2017

Exploring walkable LA

Downtown LA has undergone an urban renaissance – and it may just win its title back as the beating heart of the city

29 Nov 2017

Immaculate Spanish home, frenzied English children. What could go wrong?

It was like releasing a dozen hyenas in a ­chicken farm – and there were only two of them

14 Jun 2017

War weary: Dubai escape

My Holiday Hell: After six months in a war zone I could not understand relaxation, could not understand safety

3 Nov 2016

A ‘romantic’ break on the Isle of Wight ruined by rain, rudeness . . . and racism

Instead of Virgin Upper Class to Antigua I was on a blustery ferry in a timewarp back to 1983

22 Sep 2016

Globe Trotting: La Réserve, Ramatuelle

Nestled in the hills a 20-minute drive from the glamour and hustle of St Tropez, you will find La Réserve…

9 Aug 2016

Just say no to ‘say hello’

Other people’s travel tips will only land you in trouble

11 Jun 2016

Hard loch story

A Scottish surprise turned into a king-size calamity for Kate Morris

23 Mar 2016

Hotel horror stories

From used condoms to staff with comical language skills, even the most upmarket hotels get away with absurdly bad service

5 Dec 2015

A disastrous one-night stand

Asking a woman back to your Airbnb is not always a good idea

30 Nov 2015