Can you learn to ski in six hours?

A new class promises to get novices skiing in just one day – but is it just a crash course?

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

Whale watching: a perfect escape from the madness of American politics

Victoria, in Vancouver Island, is like nowhere else in the world

Stockholm provides the perfect winter tonic

The Grand Hotel is a wondrous and luxurious place to retreat to at Christmas time

Avoiding the steepest slopes in Verbier

Skiing here can be astoundingly expensive… or surprisingly affordable

Crate expectations: restaurant in a Western Cape township

Off the beaten track

I’m here in the self-proclaimed-Mothercity, at the very tip of Africa, a place once described (and yet still undersold) by…

Our gold-plated skiing trip

A perfect Alpine mini-break

War weary

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

They should call it Farm-to-table Mountain

Revisiting Cape Town for a TV role, actress Olivia Grant discovers it’s gone through a food revolution

Barcelona makes London look like Luton

On a visit to the Catalan capital, Julie Burchill is reminded why she hates punk

Let’s throw kosher to the wind… and go veggie in Israel

Who needs meat when the alternative is so muscular?

Can I find myself in Bali?

Like the protagonist in Eat, Pray, Love, I had visited Italy and India – but still felt somewhat lost. Is Bali the missing link?

Nowhere on the Continent can compare to Cornwall

For several years, my wife has insisted on foreign holidays. That’s stopped, thank heaven

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside

Staycations are becoming even more popular since our country’s decision to leave the EU — and staying on British soil is no bad thing

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…

Just say no to ‘say hello’

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

Lights, camera, Allahu akbar… welcome to Hollywood-on-Mahgreb

For film-makers, Morocco is like California: sunshine, diverse landscapes, great old architecture and available extras

Globe trotting: Keep your guard up

Our latest selection of travel favourites

Globe Trotting: Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Mandarin Oriental’s first African hotel opens in 50 acres of impeccably maintained gardens framed by the Atlas Mountains

Hard loch story

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

Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

The naked jape

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook

Hotel horror stories

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

Globe trotting: four fabulous getaways

From the height of luxury in Dubai to a noble Scottish castle, you won’t find hideaways more distinctive than these

Cecil the Lion’s noble sacrifice

His shooting by an American dentist has reminded the world that big-game trophy hunting is essential for the survival of African wildlife

The Milky Way over Methoni. GETTY IMAGES.

On a remote outpost of the Peloponnese, this could be a blueprint to revive the Greek tourist trade

At Costa Navarino, they seem to have found a winning formula which actually pays its way