Spending It

TRAVEL
Three of Europe’s prettiest villages

Chris Carter goes in search of the continent’s best quiet hamlets and pastoral stopovers.

Holidays on Britain’s waterways

Britain’s canals and rivers, once busy with industry,  are now used for more leisurely purposes.

Surrealism in Barcelona

Let the great Salvador Dalí introduce you to the Catalan capital, says Chris Carter.

TOYS
A scuttle in the direction of C-3PO

The Anki Vector is more than a plaything – it’s a charming, if a tad creepy, companion. Sarah Moore reports.

Essential gear for the sophisticated camper

Just some of the glamorous camping essentials you’ll need for a civilised trip to the wilderness.

A near-perfect Porsche

There are many Porsche 911s to choose from, but this terrific Carrera is hard to beat. Sarah Moore reports


PROPERTY
Properties for around £500,000

From a 15th-century cottage in the conservation area of Sandwich, Kent, to a one-bedroom apartment in London’s Earls Court Road.

Properties for sale with swimming pools

From a Grade II-listed farmhouse in Wiltshire to a beachfront villa in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, eight of the best properties for sale with swimming pools.

Properties for sale for around £2m

From a 1790s farmhouse on a 270-acre oceanfront estate in Nova Scotia, to a Grade I-listed Gothic folly in Kent, eight of the best properties for sale for £2m.

WINE
A dramatic and rewarding amphora wine

This Tokaji is both sweet and dry in one breath, says Matthew Jukes.

A Rioja at the peak of its powers

This Rioja is is fresh and well-balanced, says Matthew Jukes, with extra levels of plushness and sexiness.

A treasure trove of sensational wines

For his August selection of wines for the MoneyWeek Wine Club, Matthew Jukes picks an eclectic line-up of six Italian, German and French gems to delight your palate.