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Packed with nostalgia, Charleston and Savannah are still old-school charmers

The Spanish moss hangs over Savannah like a veil, revealing the ghosts and charms of this sultry city in glimpses. Take your time here, it seems to say, too m... read more

UK countryside offers family fun in spades that will really hit the spot

British farmers have been feeling the squeeze, but many are finding new ways to do business. Opening their doors to holiday-makers is one of them. It gives chil... read more

Chateau St Pierre de Serjac in the south of France is action packed for children

The owner bustles in from a meeting. ‘I just had a little word,’ says Karl O’Hanlon, from Dublin. ‘I want the staff here to be more relaxed, drop the fo... read more

Lost your appetite for Europe? You can now fly direct to Lima, Peru

We’re mountain biking at 12,500ft in the high Andes, past dusty pueblos, along dirt tracks through the fields of red earth that give Peru’s Sacred V... read more

Palermo has shaken off Mafia stigma and is now city full of vibrant culture

Sunday morning is when the Sicilian mammas stock up their larders. Stalls in Palermo’s medieval streets are piled high with tarrochi (blood oranges), arti... read more

Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio holiday in the Caribbean island, here’s how you can

The beaches. The sun. The chance that you might bump into Leonardo DiCaprio and make him your husband!  The list of reasons to vacation immediately in St Barts... read more

With budget flights between UK and US’s East Coast, Boston is a winning weekend trip

The shortest journey between a major U.S. city and the UK starts or ends in Boston — the vibrant and stylish state capital of Massachusetts. It takes just... read more

Why India’s Pink City, the capital of Rajasthan, should be on your travel hotlist

One of India’s most intriguing cities, Jaipur should be on everyone’s travel to-do list. Jenny Coad explains why. Rather special: The Amber Fort is ... read more

Cosying up at the Castle Hotel, a Windsor bolthole fit for a queen

An Inspector Calls: Cosying up at the Castle Hotel, a Windsor bolthole fit for a queen (and entirely convenient for her as well) The Castle Hotel enjoys a splen... read more

Why Amsterdam is a fabulous city for a weekend break

Amsterdam, with its 60 miles of canals, 90 islands and 1,500 bridges, is compact, relaxed and still one of the most distinct and beautiful cities in the world. ... read more

The Bobby Moore package at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel is a football-themed break

  Relive England’s World Cup victory! The Bobby Moore package at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel – including a Wembley tour – is a nostalgic fo... read more

Foodies will adore fun-loving Cork and its lively restaurant scene

People from Cork don’t like food. They are completely and utterly obsessed with it. From ruddy-faced butchers at the English Market to the innovative vege... read more

Macau beyond the casino includes ruined churches and echoes of colonial Portugal

Early morning in Macau’s Camoes Park, and Lisbon seems a long way away. This leafy space may be named after the Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, but the gr... read more

Italy’s St Francis in his home city of Assisi in Umbria

Saints are meant to be, well, saintly. So when I heard about Saint Francis throwing himself into the rose bushes to quell his lustful urges I was pleasantly sur... read more

The Basque beauty of San Sebastian is a glorious setting for Summer holiday

Reaching the top of a twisting trail through the forests of Monte Urgull, I suddenly saw why the city below is sometimes compared with Rio de Janeiro. From the ... read more

Illuminating your life at the top of the world: On a search for the Northern Lights in the wilds of Iceland (puffin for dinner optional)

The scream is shrill and unexpected. It echoes across the almost empty restaurant, making the waiter jump. I drop a forkful of Arctic char into my lap. A young ... read more

Discover what makes Denmark a famously contented country

The Danes are the happiest people on Earth. That’s what the latest World Happiness Report is telling us. And who are we to argue? After all, Danish fashion is... read more

Run past Portugal’s São Jorge Castle on this new tour launched in Lisbon

Lisbon on the run: Dashing past São Jorge Castle and the Elevador de Santa Justa on an energetic new tour of Portugal’s capital A Lisbon hotel is now off... read more

Why the Italian city of Verona is the perfect place for a family getaway

‘This ice cream is amazing,’ says Stan, smiling from ear to ear, half his gelato smeared across his face in a broad sweep of strawberry and vanilla. I c... read more

The Bedford Swan is the town’s ‘premier hotel’ or so the website says

An Inspector Calls: The Bedford Swan is the town’s ‘premier hotel’ – or so the website declares. This is not great news for Bedford The ... read more

Gems Of The Seine cruise is magnifique

My heart sinks when offered ‘unsurpassed service’. And nothing makes me more wary, and weary, than a glossy brochure pledging that ‘expectations will be e... read more

The Nadler Victoria is leading the way for budget hotels

An Inspector Calls: Located on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, The Nadler Victoria is leading the way for London budget hotels The 73-room Nadler Victoria is... read more

The National Space Centre, Leicester is the perfect grand day out

By Mark Hughes-morgan Updated: 12:44 BST, 4 December 2009 The National Space Centre in Leicester boasts everything to do with space from a 3D simulator ride to ... read more