Caribbean calling: our favourite islands and things to do

It’s no surprise that when you think of gorgeous island getaways, you think of the Caribbean. Here’s a list of our favourite islands and the things you need to do when you visit. Antigua A patchwork of colourful villages and sheltered coves make Antigua a stylish, sun-drenched getaway. Antigua was historically the premier Caribbean destination, now lesser travelled and therefore a truly serene outpost in …

Road trip: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

500 miles | 6 days Two of the most iconic road trips in South Africa are here joined together for days of intrepid travels. Start in the buzzing city of Cape Town, before exploring the famous Winelands for a taste of South Africa’s most delicious export. Following the famous Route 62 onto the lauded Garden Route, you’ll be treated to some of the finest roads …

Road trip: Galway to Limerick along the Atlantic Way

Time: 5 hours | Distance: 178 miles There are around 1,500 miles of Atlantic Way. It’s Ireland’s best road trip, hugging the eastern coastline, undulating and darting between dramatic cliffs and fierce waves. But it’s also long, so to really appreciate what’s on offer, let’s focus on the Cliff Coast, following the ocean cliffs as they jut out between Galway and Limerick. Start in bohemia …

Road trip: Lake District

This uniquely wild landscape has long proved an irresistible draw. Piercing crags fall dramatically to vast, shimmering lakes, setting a dramatic scene that beguiles visitors. It’s no surprise that the Romantics had a long established love affair with the area – discover its beauty for yourself. Lowther Castle In the land of Romantics, this grandiose folly seems rather apt. Built in the 19th century, its …

Chasing Prague – a traveller’s account

I stood watching Kafka’s face metamorph, glistening, from something recognisable to something wholly the opposite; layer by layer, David Černý’s playful ode to the city’s greatest writer perfectly captured the absurdity of the writer’s prose. I was in Prague and up to this point was rather taken aback at the city’s beauty; to give birth to such existential angst in a young Kafka, to be …

Secret guide: Venice

A seemingly impossible, wholly mystifying destination, Venice sits resplendent in a moody lagoon. The audacious Venetians built palaces of marble, hiding labyrinthine streets and creating a unique culture that still permeates everyday life. From the rich offerings of the lagoon providing a feast of seafood, to the secrecy and opulence of the Baroque Carnivale and the pioneering Renaissance publications of the Ghetto, Venice has always …

A snapshot of Bruges

Bruges is a beguiling medieval delight, a chocolate-box town filled with romantic scenes at every turn. It’s one of Europe’s best-preserved, old-world centres, a step-back-in-time, with an indulgent lifestyle to tap into and hidden depths that dive into a world of art and craftsmanship. Under the shadow of the (leaning!) Belfry, discover a maze of medieval streets, marvel at magnificent architecture, take a boat trip …

Corsica’s natural beauty is an enviable sight

Corsica is one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Wild forests and jutting mountains dominate the interior, but where the land meets the sea, gorgeous beaches await. Discover what each can offer below, for a truly beguiling outdoor escape. The Interior Corsica is a sublime landscape for outdoor lovers. Though the beaches may get plenty attention, the mountains, river valleys and ancient …

Road trip: Cornwall

This land of irresistible coastal villages and gorgeous outdoor spectacles makes for a truly inspiring road trip. Hug the coastline and explore the affectionately-named English Riviera, before heading north for enchanting castles and secluded beaches… Cawsand & Kingsand Begin your Cornish adventure with one of the finest secrets on the stunning southern coastline. From Plymouth, cross into Cornwall on the Torpoint Ferry. The Rame Peninsula …