Travel

The bright lights of Beirut

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

2 May 2017
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

19 Apr 2017

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…

12 Apr 2017
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

30 Mar 2017
May 1936: Jose, Oscar and Eduardo Aguilar, sons of the Venezuelan Legation counsellor, leave Waterloo Station in London for home, wearing smart suits

The evolving style of the suitcase

The best modern suitcases combine practicality and craftsmanship

29 Mar 2017
Cabin crews in Singapore Airline leaving Changi Airport after flight has landed

The world’s most luxurious airports

The airport experience doesn’t always have to be a nightmare

27 Mar 2017
Passengers queue at an airport to board a plane

I pity the fools who queue to get on planes

It doesn’t matter how long people stand at the departure gate, they’ll still end up in their allocated seat

15 Mar 2017

Cape Verde: the Atlantic’s scorching secret

Cape Verde deserves to come out of the Canary Islands’ shadow

3 Mar 2017

Is ‘duty free’ really duty-free?

Bargain hunting for booze can be a tricky business at airports

27 Feb 2017

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?

25 Jan 2017

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

19 Jan 2017

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

20 Dec 2016

Avoiding the steepest slopes in Verbier

Skiing here can be astoundingly expensive… or surprisingly affordable

29 Nov 2016
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…

3 Nov 2016

Staying power

1. Four Seasons, Lower Manhattan Old meets new in downtown New York with South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge and Battery…

3 Nov 2016

Our gold-plated skiing trip

A perfect Alpine mini-break

3 Nov 2016

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

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

3 Nov 2016

Barcelona makes London look like Luton

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

17 Oct 2016

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

Who needs meat when the alternative is so muscular?

22 Sep 2016

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?

10 Sep 2016

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

16 Aug 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

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

11 Jun 2016