A weekend break in Gibraltar

Robert Jackman discovers an off-beat, sunny getaway aboard a floating yacht hotel. Just don’t ask the locals about Brexit.

Firewood is more than a middle-class accessory

In the Transylvanian winter, firewood is fundamental to survival but that only adds to its joy, says Stephen McGrath

A 21st century Grand Tour of European art

Here are a series of weekend breaks to Europe’s finest galleries to reinvent the Georgian grand tour for the modern era

From capital to coast: the Mombasa-Nairobi railway

Kenya’s old colonial railway gets a Chinese revamp that catapults travellers from Nairobi to Mombasa in a matter of hours

The Runner’s Guide To Paris

Take a running tour of the city of light by following this car-free route through Paris’s centre

A winter notebook: Sicily

Acclaimed writer Horatio Clare on winter in Sicily – from snow-capped Etna to the Ballaro market in Palermo

The real Les Misérables: Explore Victor Hugo’s Belgium

Exiled in Belgium, Victor Hugo published his famous novel in Brussels – here’s a guide to the streets and sights that inspired him

Around the world in 80 trains

Why slow travel is the antidote to our modern flying addiction

Winter: from Sicily to Paris – a new series by Horatio Clare

Acclaimed writer Horatio Clare explores four continental winters and reflects on his own psychological battle with the season

Europe’s most underrated cities

Dig beneath the hearsay: Warsaw, Minsk, Lille and Brussels have much to offer the curious traveller

The East Coast: head upstate for mountains and lakes

Olivia Grant swaps the clichés of Long Island for Lake Saranac and the peaks of the Adirondacks

The Mongol Derby: ride across the ancient trails of Genghis Khan

Taming in a Mongolian horse in this iconic race is no mean feat, says Camilla Swift

Rome Food Map: where and how to eat in the Italian capital

From lunches and pitstops to aperitivi and markets – how and where the Romans eat

Forests and favelas: explore the heights of Rio de Janeiro

There’s more to Rio than beaches, the Christ statue and Sugar Loaf. This is a city that is best seen from its forests and favelas

Britain’s little capitals of culture

Swap the city for one of the many small British towns with thriving art and food scenes – from Stroud to Berwick Upon Tweed

Where to go for snow: six winter escapes

Snow much choice: from ice skating on a frozen Italian lake to skiing down the same slopes as 007 in Austria

The Amalfi Coast: how to escape the crowds

Alice Hancock unearths the quiet spots on this beloved stretch of Italian coast

New York Food Map: where to eat in the Big Apple

Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his top tips for under-the-radar eateries in NYC

Off the beaten track: Uzbekistan

Follow the silk road through Uzbekistan’s undiscovered bazaars, hypnotic mosaics and artisan ceramics

A Highland fling on the Belmond Royal Scotsman

A room with a view: watch the highland landscape roll by from the comfort of a wood-panelled cabin

Last-minute getaways for the New Year

Say hello to 2019 from the comfort of your very own houseboat, lighthouse or prison cell

For Christmas markets with a twist, go Dutch

Discover a cave market and a floating market a train-ride away from Amsterdam

Into the wild (with the kids in tow)

Child-friendly El Karama Eco Lodge in Kenya reviewed

South Africa safari: Beyond the big five

Safari experiences that go even more wild than you might expect

Great British adventures (without getting lost in the wilderness)

A new app is aimed at helping people swap the city for the great outdoors