Travel has a new home!
Travel has a new home!
Spending five hours in stationary traffic with an over-excited Cocker Spaniel in the car is not the best way start to the weekend. I think we can all agree on that. And yet that was the beginning of my short break to Stamford, Lincolnshire.
At the top of Birmingham's iconic Cube building, luxurious Hotel Indigo towers above anything else the city has to offer… quite literally.
Safari and a city break, what could be better? I enjoyed the best of both worlds during a whirlwind trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area.
The Lake District, with its soaring peaks and sheltered valleys, is synonymous with walking. We set out for a weekend in the lakes intent on doing just that with boots, waterproofs and rucksacks packed away in the car – and that’s where they stayed.
There’s no shortage of impressive beaches and stunning scenery in the Caribbean, famous for its warm waters and laid-back way of life. But for spectacular views, awe-inducing landscapes and gourmet food St Lucia has the upper hand.
Locals call Berlin ‘The Big Village’. With 3.5 million people living within the sprawling city confines, this is easily Germany’s biggest in population terms but everyone knows each other.
Bicycles jingle and clatter across red-brick bridges – some carrying "wheelbarrows" filled with children, others with passengers riding side-saddle on the back.
Holiday season is approaching and you want to get a break – but it looks set to be a typical grey British ‘summertime’. You want to treat the children and find plenty to do – but you don’t want to spend a fortune. You want a bit of culture – without travelling too far.
Walking along the seafront enjoying an ice cream for one lev (40p) or relaxing in a bar with a beer at just two levs (80p), it's easy to see why Bulgaria stands out in the battle of the bargain holiday hotspots.
Shakespeare’s finest, a romantic dinner out or a lazy stroll by the river, Stratford-Upon-Avon is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away, says Elizabeth Joyce.
Beaumaris is just a stone’s throw from the home of William and Kate – aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, writes Paul Naylor.
Just off the west coast of France, the Ile D’Oleron is country’s second biggest island, sitting in the Bay of Biscay and blessed with a mild climate, writes Simon Penfold.
Parents often get the short straw where adventure activities are concerned, writes Sally-Anne Youll.
Paul Naylor discovers true solitude in Canada impressive Ontario province
Carl Jones discovers a playground that’s not just for the rich and famous.
Catherine Ferris steps aboard a Royal Caribbean liner, travelling to chic cities and ancient ruins – and all amid the lap of luxury.
Karen Knowles travels to Crete for a refreshing five-star holiday.
Jim Walsh and wife Ros take in the sights of Rome by scooter.
With its impressive history, quaint cobbled streets and lush green surroundings, Durham has all the ingredients for the perfect city break.
Simon Hill discovers an area rich in history with some familiar names to boot.