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All aboard for a weekend of sheer pleasure at a holiday home with its own private railway

Shortly before 10.30am on a glorious summer’s day and my two young sons, parents, parents-in-law, husband and I are riding on a small, blue replica Bolivian m... read more

The exotic allure of Morocco’s magical Fes

When my daughter was little, I used to pop her into the back of an old Renault 4 and drive all over Morocco every summer. We started in Tangier on the Med, drov... read more

A decade on from Hurricane Katrina New Orleans is in prime party mode

Abigail Gullo, the New Yorker who runs the bar at the much-hyped new restaurant Compere Lapin, has a theory about her adoptive city: ‘They say you have to be ... read more

Boutique beauty, but at quite a price – a night at Blakes Hotel, an expensive London institution 

An Inspector Calls: Boutique beauty, but at quite a price – a night at Blakes Hotel, an expensive London institution  Blakes has been an accommodation de... read more

Sir Bani Yas near Abu Dhabi recreates African safari experience

What the Sheik desires, the Sheik will have — the tallest skyscraper in the world? No problem. A Louvre-like gallery in the desert? The architects and auction... read more

Fashionable French seaside resort of Le Touquet is the perfect place to be revived 

It roared in the Twenties, but now fashionable French seaside resort Le Touquet is ready to be rediscovered Popular in the Roaring Twenties, Le Touquet is now m... read more

Children will love this wild eco-friendly break at Bosavern farm

Pitch-up for frills-free camping in Cornwall: Children will love this wild eco-friendly break at Bosavern farm Bosavern Community Farm isn’t quite wild ca... read more

Rio de Janeiro is in the Olympics spotlight – here’s how to dive right in

The Zika virus, presidential impeachment, pollution — Brazil has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.  But when the Olympic flame at Rio de Janeiro... read more

Celebrating Beatrix Potter’s birthday with an adventure to the Lake District 

Consumed by grief after the death of her fiance, she bought this as a hideaway. Today, people come here by the busload to pay homage to a woman whose imaginatio... read more

Bravo Brittany! The sea might be chilly but everything else is warm and wholesome

Brittany has always been about simple pleasures — and Dinard, with its striped beach tents and Belle Epoque villas, is no exception. Blowy coastal walks, croi... read more

As The BFG is released, let Roald Dahl inspire your Tenby weekend away

As A child, Roald Dahl was obsessed with winkles. And he did most of his winkling in West Wales. One hundred years after his birth, and with the release this we... read more

A campsite holiday beckons and the choice is better than ever

Few of us see the fun of camping in a blizzard.  But now that the weather has hotted up, the lure of sleeping under the stars is hard to resist. And the choice... read more

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