Travel and holidays

Travel and holidays

A blissful retreat in the Garden of Eden

Botswana's Okavango Delta, birthplace of humanity, feels like a home from home, says Holden Frith.
21 Feb 2020
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The Royal Palm in Mauritius: the pleasures of arriving after dark

A dramatic morning surprise and a rum tasting at the Beachcomber Royal Palm in Mauritius puts Chris Carter in a good mood.
14 Feb 2020
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Chill out on holiday at these ice hotels

Ice hotels are some of the coolest places to spend the winter. Chris Carter looks at three of the best.
7 Feb 2020
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Four of the best unusual river cruises

Learn how to paint on a cruise along the River Seine and do yoga at sunrise on the Ganges.
31 Jan 2020
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Holidays that won’t pile on the pounds

Going on holiday needn’t mean breaking those New Year resolutions.
24 Jan 2020
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Where to go in 2020

Broaden your horizons in the new year with a visit to these travel destinations.
17 Jan 2020
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Take the waters at a spa in Tuscany

The pleasures of a trip to Tuscany taken out of season make up for the lack of summer sun, says Natasha Langan.
27 Dec 2019
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Three great Christmas markets in Britain

Get out and enjoy the festive spirit at Christmas markets around the country. Chris Carter picks three of the best.
20 Dec 2019

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The Francis Hotel: an oasis of calm in Bath

Bath's Francis Hotel is a tourist destination in its own right, says Nicole Garcia Merida.
13 Dec 2019
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Three of the best European Christmas markets

Chris Carter looks at some of the best Christmas markets, including a fantastical fair in Aachen presided over by a gingerbread man.
6 Dec 2019
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Where to see the Northern Lights

From a dog sledding adventure in Svalbard to a cruise aboard a luxury liner. Nicole Garcia Merida reports on the best places to see the Northern Light…
29 Nov 2019
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Ski resorts with more to do than than just skiing

These three great ski resorts have much more to offer than downhill thrills.
22 Nov 2019
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Islands for soaking up some winter sun

From an unspoilt corner of Thailand to a surfers’ paradise in the Philippines. Nicole Garcia Merida looks at some of the best island getaways for the …
15 Nov 2019
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Four quirky eco-resorts

From a surfing hotspot in Portugal to a wildlife retreat in Sydney, Australia, Chris Carter picks four eco-resorts.
8 Nov 2019
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A perfect time to see New Orleans

Autumn is the best time to kick back and enjoy New Orleans, says Chris Carter
1 Nov 2019
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Three adventurous glamping holidays

Banish leaky tents and cold baked beans by bagging a luxury camping spot. Nicole Garcia Merida reports.
25 Oct 2019
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Skiing holidays: head off the beaten piste

Avoid the crowds and brush up on your skiing at these four resorts. Nicole Garcia Merida reports
18 Oct 2019
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Discovering ancient wonders

Travel back in time to the ancient wonders of Cyprus, Turkey, Spain and Montserrat.
11 Oct 2019
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Four of the best places to stay in the woods

From a luxurious cabin retreat in the New Forest to a camp in a Cambodian jungle, Chris Carter picks four of the best holidays in the woods.
4 Oct 2019
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All aboard for a yachting adventure

Chris Carter rounds up three of the best boating holidays
20 Sep 2019
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Four holidays for wine lovers

From a convivial estate in Surrey to a luxurious new hotel off the coast of Croatia, Chris Carter pics four holidays for wine lovers – and one for bee…
13 Sep 2019
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Three of the best family-friendly hotels

Same problems, different views? Holidays with the kids don’t have to be like that with these three family friendly hotels.
6 Sep 2019
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Six of the world’s best train journeys

From a 51-hour ride to America’s west coast, to a trip taking in Lake Titicaca in Peru, Chris Carter reports on six of the world’s best train journeys…
30 Aug 2019
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A perfect spot in the Algarve for golfers

The Four Seasons Fairways resort offers stunning courses in beautiful surroundings. Chris Carter reports.
23 Aug 2019
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The history of trade and economics

Finance buffs should check out these two new museums in France. Chris Carter reports.
16 Aug 2019
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The rebirth of Raffles, a Singaporean institution

Singapore's iconic Raffles hotel has reopened after an extensive renovation. 
9 Aug 2019
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Four adventures for foodies

From a wine-tasting near Tokyo in Japan to a Ottoman-style eatery in Croatia, Chris Carter looks at four foodie paradises.
2 Aug 2019
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The craze for wild swimming

Wild swimming is a great way to cool off in a heatwave – and good for your mental health too. 
26 Jul 2019
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Three new cruise adventures

From a trip into the Australian wilderness to snorkelling alongside dolphins in the seas off Mexico, three unusual cruises.
12 Jul 2019
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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.
5 Jul 2019
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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.
28 Jun 2019
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Three quiet spots in Europe

Chris Carter finds refuge from Europe's tourist hordes in these peaceful holiday destinations.
21 Jun 2019
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Three heavenly retreats in the Maldives

The Maldives is packed with luxury resorts, but these three stand out, says Chris Carter.
14 Jun 2019
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Five of the best hotels for viewing art

From an 11th century French chateau with a Picasso to a quirky Aberdeenshire pub with a Man Ray, five of the best hotels with art on display.
7 Jun 2019
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Going large in New Zealand's South Island

Chris Carter enjoys the slower pace of life in New Zealand’s South Island.
31 May 2019
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Four of the best rustic retreats in Europe

Get away from the bustle of the city at these rustic retreats.
17 May 2019
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Visiting the animal kingdom

Benedict George rounds up some unusual nature holidays, from diving with sperm whales to a sanctuary for feral cats.
10 May 2019
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Soaking up the sun in Punta Cana

Chris Carter enjoys a little slice of Caribbean paradise in the Dominican Republic.
3 May 2019
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A book-lover’s tour of Italy

Head to Italy, follow in the footsteps of these literary luminaries and be inspired, says Jemma Slingo.
26 Apr 2019
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In search of the perfect cuppa

Tea lovers should head to the source, says Chris Carter.
18 Apr 2019
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Sweden: a smorgasbord of delights

Sweden is a land of contrasts with something for everyone, says Jemma Slingo.
12 Apr 2019
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Hotel Metropole: the grande dame of Brussels

Chris Carter escapes the Brexit drama at the Hotel Metropole, Brussels.
5 Apr 2019
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An idyllic spot in the Lake District

If you fancy an active break in the British countryside, Ruth Jackson has found the perfect location.
29 Mar 2019
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Three pilgrimages for food devotees

Spain is a foodie paradise. Here are three of the best destinations. Chris Carter reports.
22 Mar 2019
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A journey along the Silk Road

Expect a warm welcome from the peoples who live beside the ancient Silk Road trade route, says Chris Carter.
8 Mar 2019
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Enjoy some pampering at the Adlon in Berlin

Ruth Jackson puts her feet up at the Adlon in Berlin, one of Europe’s grandest hotels.
1 Mar 2019
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Get lost together on a walking holiday in the country

A walking holiday will banish the winter blues and put a spring in your step. Chris Carter reports.
22 Feb 2019
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On safari in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi

Max King goes off the beaten safari track in Africa – and finds the extra effort is well rewarded.
15 Feb 2019
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Three British castles for spent knights

Put aside your daily cares for a spell and rest up in three of the best historic British castles.
8 Feb 2019