A trip to Dracula’s birthplace won’t bleed you dry

The Transylvanian citadel that’s perfect for a budget break

How safe is a holiday to Turkey?

Political turmoil and terrorist attacks led to a decline in tourism, but holidaymakers are returning to the country

Why a holiday to Luxembourg is a very good idea

An unlikely but delightful destination for a city break

The uncertain future of our summer holidays

Getting away has never been simpler, but the travel industry is unsure where to go next

Norway: not your average skiing holiday

The arduous joy of cross-country skiing in Scandinavia

Britain’s best coastal holidays

Remember to pack your bucket and spade

It’s time to put the brakes on wheelie suitcases

A modern phenomenon that’s out of control

London’s best new hotels

From The Ned to The Nobu…

Indian trains: a survival guide

India’s railway is sprawling and complicated, but navigating it is worth the effort

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

Monks at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh

Words apart in the Himalayan desert

You’ll need a new vocabulary for the stunning Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh

The celebrity spa that’s worth its salt

We try out the purgative weight-loss regime at Austria’s FX Mayr clinic

An Amalfi Coast getaway for keen cooks

Fancy a holiday to Italy where making your own pasta is part of the deal?

The best French Riviera summer sojourns

An insider’s guide to the ultimate Côte d’Azur holidays

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

The Spanish city where Doctor Who touched down

Julie Burchill falls in love with Valencia

French President Emmanuel Macron visiting Amiens during the election campaign

Amiens: The city that made Macron

The French president’s quiet hometown is a wonderful destination for a weekend break

How to do Paris with kids

The French capital isn’t just a holiday destination for smooching couples

British comedian John Oliver performing in New York

The five best comedy clubs in New York

The stand-up clubs to check out when you’re after a laugh in the Big Apple

A view of the bay of Naples (iStock)

A holiday in Naples is nothing to be scared of

A charming city break without a mafia don in sight

The bright lights of Beirut

Lebanon’s capital is undergoing a cultural renaissance after years of civil war

Ancient columns of temple ruins in archaeological park Tombs of the Kings, Paphos,Cyprus,UNESCO heritage site.

There’s more to Paphos than sunbathing and getting sloshed

The Cypriot city is a destination for holidaymakers seeking comfort and culture

How to travel in style – when the odds are against you

Robert Louis Stevenson might not have been referring specifically to holidays when he wrote that ‘to travel hopefully is a…

a pilot in front of a WW1 Centenary Aircraft

Learning to fly: a beginner’s guide

Flying lessons are not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think