Spending It

Three new cruise adventures

From a trip into the Australian wilderness to snorkelling alongside dolphins in the seas off Mexico, three unusual cruises.

Three unusual hotels that are a step up from the Premier Inn

Most hotel rooms look the same. These three unusual hotels will provide a memorable stay.

Four historic islands

You don’t need to travel far from home for a holiday full of interest and fascination. Chris Carter looks at four island destinations around Britain.

Fun with an action cam

The new GoPro Hero 7 Black improves on an already acclaimed product, says Matthew Partridge.

Make the most of your garden

Ditch the rickety garden deck chairs and spruce up your “outdoor lounge”, says Mick Sharp.

A one-stop shop for all your hi-fi needs

Mick Sharp explains how to get the joys of a live music concert in the comfort of your own home with the Naim Uniti Atom married to Q Acoustics 3050i 2-way speakers.

Houses for £300,000 or less

From a Grade II-listed townhouse in Dartmouth to an apartment overlooking the beach in Penzance, eight of the best houses for £300,00 or less.

Houses with tennis courts

Houses with tennis courts – from a 16th-century house with a floodlit court in Cheshire, to a New England style property on the eastern shore of Abaco in the Bahamas.                

Houses for sale for around £2.5m

Eight of the best houses for sale for £2.5m – from a 15th-century house overlooking a village green in Kent, to a third-floor flat on London’s Oxford Street.

Spectacular Summer Wines from Yapp

For September’s selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six beauties from Lea & Sandeman that are unashamedly gastronomic, starting at under £10 a bottle.

This incredible elixir is simply the best

2016 Soul Growers El Mejor
This deliciously carnal creature boasts incredible intensity and fabulous, ululating tannins.

A perfect sauvignon blanc

2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly
The cosmic balance and inescapable magic of this sauvignon blanc made it a perfect 20/20 in my tasting notes, says Matthew Jukes.