Take a hike in British Columbia

Take a hike in British Columbia

The marketing is not wrong – the Canadian province of British Columbia is awe-inspiringly beautiful, says Sarah Moore.

The gardens of Florence

Giardino Torrigiani

Italy’s Renaissance capital retains its power to captivate and charm, says Chris Carter.

Take a spiritual pilgrimage

Deir Mar Elisha © Getty images

Forsake your search for the perfect beach or spa and become a true seeker, says Stuart Watkins.

An oasis of calm in Barbados

Surfing in Barbados © Getty Images

It’s the little touches that make this hotel on the west coast of Barbados so special. Jon Connell finds it hard to leave.

Three beaches with soul

Plage des Raisins Clairs, Guadeloupe

Not all beaches are alike – some are worth making an extra effort to search out, says Chris Carter.

Three alternative city breaks in Europe

museum of World War II, Minsk, Belarus

Get away from the norm with a stay in the cities that tourists ignore, says Stuart Watkins.

The march of the cherry blossoms

Japan - cherry blossoms

Appreciating the spring is something of an art form in Japan. Chris Carter tracks down the best displays.

The undiscovered Mediterranean

There’s more to the Med than Majorca – here are three lesser-known but spectacular tourist destinations.

A grand tour of Mexico

TRaditional procession in Oaxaca

Hospitable, beautiful and awash with fascinating archaeological sites – Mexico has it all.

Three hotels with great views

Renaissance Tuscany Il Cioc co Resort

Looking out onto a stunning view can make all the difference to your hotel stay. Alice Gråhns looks at three of the best.

Five romantic spots for Valentine’s Day

Soneva Jani in the Maldives

From a build-it-yourself igloo in Switzerland to the the “world’s sexiest bedroom” in the Maldives, Chris Carter looks at five of the best places to spend a romantic getaway.

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