An oasis of calm in Bath

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.

Forever young in Madrid

Bar at the Only You Boutique Hotel

Chris Carter discovers that in Madrid, style and innovation go hand-in-hand.

Sleeping with the fishes

Muraka, Maldives

Underwater villas are the new hot thing in luxury resorts. Chris Carter reports.

The wonders of Iceland

A single road will take you on a spectacular tour of this beautiful island, says Alice Gråhns.

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.

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