What to do when you’re not skiing

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 Lights.

Travel: a good year to sleep around

The Fife Arms, Braemar

Chris Carter picks some of the best new travel openings in 2019.

Three adventurous cruises

The Scenic Eclipse in a Norwegian fjord

Explore the poles in comfort and European restaurants with foodie experts. Madeleine Taylor reports.

A New World winery that's not short on history

Manor House at Babylonstoren © Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a South African winery and a working farm with a past that goes back centuries, says Chris Carter.

Four spas to visit to recover from Christmas

Arctic Bath spa

Madeleine Taylor looks at four new or reopened spas to recharge your batteries.

Properties for winter sun

This week: ideal properties for winter sun – from a private island in the Bahamas’ Exumas island chain to a converted 17th-century palace in Valletta, Malta, and an oceanfront estate in Paradise Cove, Vanuatu.

Desperately seeking Santa

Father Christmas in Lapland ©

Father Christmas is alive and well in Lapland. Chris Carter pays him a visit.

Festive spectaculars around the UK

Chatsworth House

Christmas markets and shows are popping up around the country. Chris Carter picks some of the best.

Three Christmas markets for some festive cheer

Copenhagen christmas market

Chris Carter wraps up warm and heads off in search of the best Christmas markets in Europe.

A skyboat to Aotearoa

Auckland’s Sky Tower

In 950, intrepid explorers set off by canoe and discovered New Zealand. Chris Carter follows in their wake.

Head off the beaten track in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India

Beach in Sierra Leone © Alamy

Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Ladakh – three adventures away from the usual tourist trails.

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