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.

Take a hike in British Columbia

Mountain lake © Alamy

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

Three adventurous skiing trips


A helicopter lodge in Sweden, a ghost town in Georgia and an Arctic cruise. 

The world’s greatest road trips

General Carrera Lake, Chile © Alamy

Sarah Moore gets the motor running and heads out on the highway.

Three holidays for nature lovers

British Columbia

A trip out to the sticks needn’t mean abandoning creature comforts. Chris Carter reports.

All aboard for three amazing railway journeys

The North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway

The slow pace of a good railway journey is reminiscent of a more graceful age.

Pilgrimages: walking the stairway to heaven

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

Stuart Watkins looks at some of the world’s most scenic pilgrim trails.

Three luxurious “eco-chic” stays

Janeiro hotel

Eco-chic is all the rage, says Chris Carter. From Brazil to India, stylish hotels are going green, says Chris Carter

Stylish and seductive Sicily

Villa Igiea, Sicily

From Palermo’s Moorish architecture to Mount Etna’s foothills, the island of Sicily is a hidden gem, says Chris Carter.

High life in the Highlands

Fly fishing on the River Spey

Chris Carter heads to the Tulchan Estate for a spot of fishing on the Spey.

A tipsy marathon on the North Downs

Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey

Chris Carter visits Denbies Wine Estate, an award-winning English vineyard that hosts a particularly challenging marathon.

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