Travel

Bracing breaks in the Lake District

Lake District in Cumbria

With its rolling hills, picturesque mountains and beautiful lakes, the Lake District has plenty to offer, says Alice Gråhns.

Surfing holidays for the well heeled

Surfing a wave © iStock

There’s a new surf dude on the beach, says Chris Carter – but he’s more boardroom than board shorts.

Four intriguing new hotels

Macq01, Tasmania

Alice Gråhns looks at four of the best new hotels around the world – and one that is not even built yet.

Dodging Dracula in Transylvania

Bran Castle, Transylvania © iStock

Transylvania is all the rage this Halloween, says Chris Carter. But travellers should expect more history than horror.

Lounging by the pool in Vietnam

Hyatt Regency Danang

If one must spend all day lounging by the pool at the Hyatt Regency in Danang, says Chris Carter – one really must stay for dinner.

A Swiss retreat with a decadent spa

Andermatt

Sarah Moore experiences wholesome outdoor activities, a decadent pampering in the spa and a wonderful meal with baffling cocktail at the Chedi Andermatt Hotel.

Four award-winning hotels

Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana

Lucy Martin checks out four of the best hotels in the world with the accolades to prove it.

The glitz and glamour of Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

Chris Carter checks in to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong for an authentic taste of the East.

Three trips into the wild

Yakushima forest, Japan

From an untouched nature reserve in Sri Lanka to a tranquil Japanese forest, Lucy Martin looks at the three best places in which to get back to nature.

Four of the best golfing holidays

Finca Cortesin, Spain

Alice Gråhns looks at four of the best golfing holidays during which to work on your swing.

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