A world of holiday ideas

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer and Editor of 101 Holidays

Welcome to the UK’s leading independent travel inspiration website. Our team of award-winning expert journalists are here to help you pick the trip that will be exactly right for you.

More than 4 million people use our site to research holidays and holiday destinations, whether they’re looking for inspiration or detailed information. I also write a regular round-up of the latest and best holiday deals which you can have sent free to your inbox. Sign up here.

If you know when you want to travel, click on a month for my tips: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. What are the best Christmas holiday destinations in 2019? How about Easter?

If it’s more about the people in your group, see our recommendations for the best family holidays for teenagers, toddlers, babies and grandparents. There are suggestions for young couples and older couples, where to get engaged and exciting ways to celebrate an anniversary or a big birthday, whether it’s a 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th.

Tricky stage of life? You’ll find tips on where to holiday when pregnant, after graduation or after a divorce.

Or follow a personal passion. Are you interested in walking, cycling, adventure, sailing, beaches or cruising. Maybe you’re chasing the winter sun, or you just want to relax in a quiet destination, or you’re looking for unusual holidays.

If you want to learn more about a particular country, we have guides to Greece, Italy, the Maldives, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK including Cornwall. You can search for summer holidays outside the Eurozone or see our travel recommendations in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, North America and South America.

And if your search is all about finding the best weather, you can find out where’s hot in January, FebruaryMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

What type of holiday experience are you looking for? Do you want to book a cheap holiday, a self-catering villa, an all-inclusive or an adult only hotel?

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Try searching our 10 top destinations or doing our quick holiday quiz.

– Mark

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