6 islands in the Philippines you shouldn’t miss

By Marbree Sullivan When you think of the Philippines, beaches probably spring to mind. Long stretches of white sand, clear turquoise water begging you to slide beneath the surface, perhaps a few limestone cliffs in the distance. You’ll find all of that in the Philippines but there’s more to this island nation than coastline. Here […]

6 best Mauritius hotels for each type of traveller

By Rebecca DiMassa Whether you are in search of a romantic getaway, an adventurous escape, or something in between, Mauritius offers a vast array of scenery and activities to enjoy. Below you will find 6 best hotels on Mauritius for each type of traveller. The tiny Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is paradise in its […]

6 cool places in New England you don’t know about

By Julia Hudson As much as you have to love Boston’s colonial neighbourhoods and the beaches of Cape Cod and Nantucket, there is plenty more to discover in New England. Here are the unsung destinations that you must try and work into your next trip to New England. 1. Discover beautiful Pioneer Valley Drive west on I-90 […]

6 reasons to stay at a ryokan in Japan

By Violet Cloutman I’m usually hesitant to tell people that something is a ‘must-see’ or a ‘must-do’. I make an exception, however, for ryokan. A ryokan (pronounced ‘ree-oh- can’) is a Japanese inn. Big deal, you might think: what makes them so special? The reason is that the Japanese have turned hospitality (known as omotenashii) into a fine art like […]

6 lodges to rent in the Scottish Highlands

By Emma Southcombe The Scottish Highlands offer a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine. Rent an isolated lodge or log cabin with friends or family and enjoy majestic views, long walks and blessed silence. Here are six great places to stay. 1. Lodge in private garden near Inverness One of three lodges in a […]

6 best islands of Cape Verde

By Stacey Parsons Marooned off the coast of West Africa, the 10 islands of Cape Verde are as diverse as they are exotic. With African, European and Brazilian influences, they boast tropical beaches, lush mountains and year-round sunshine. And with direct six-hour flights from the UK, this is a great value destination. Here are six must-see islands and what makes them […]

6 of the best beaches in Sicily

Sicily has some of the best beaches this side of the Caribbean with fine white sand and turquoise waters. Even at the height of summer, you can usually find a quiet stretch all to yourself. Here are six of the best. Image credit: that’Sicilia | Flickr Creative Commons 1. Fontane Bianche Located 15km outside of Syracuse, Fontane Bianche is […]

6 French country retreats for families

By Nadine Mellor The heartlands of Provence and Languedoc are known for glorious rolling countryside, delicious food, great wines and historic towns. So far so grown-up. Yet holidays in the rural South of France also work brilliantly for families, especially when they find a home away from home, such as these six enchanting hideaways. 1. Villas […]

6 reasons to visit Eastbourne this summer

By Mark Hodson Some of the beach resorts on England’s south coast have struggled in recent years with holidaymakers preferring to head abroad, but Eastbourne is bucking the trend. Along with a genteel charm, it has a great beach and a dramatic setting alongside chalk cliffs and the South Downs National Park. It also hosts a great calendar of summer events – […]

6 cottages with pools in Dorset

By Emma Southcombe What better way to enjoy a holiday in the UK than a charming cottage with its own swimming pool. These six are in Dorset, a county that is rich in natural treasures but often overlooked by tourists. Photo: Big Oak View 1. Health club in Charmouth Sleeping 10 people across five bedrooms, Big Oak View […]