7 reasons to learn to ski in Park City

Think skiing is for the alpine pros and those with deep pockets? Think again. Park City, Utah will charm you, no matter your skill level or budget. Jackson Hole, Aspen, Vail – many of America’s ski destinations conjure up images of isolated slopes, private helicopters and hefty ski-lift fees. But within northern Utah’s snow-laden mountain […]

Exploring Italy by train

With some of Europe’s fastest trains and most scenic routes, Italy is a great place to travel by train. The country might be more famous for its deluxe sports cars and challenging driving conditions, but Italian trains are economical, comfortable and direct, offering an insight into local life, often with great views thrown into the […]

Exploring Bulgaria’s backcountry

For some travellers, Bulgaria brings to mind only the cheap-and-cheerful beach and ski resort boom of recent decades. They couldn’t be more wrong: the land of wine and roses unravels layers of history, epicurean tradition and unspoilt outdoors that make it a great all-round adventure travel destination. Here are our top suggestions for a vintage […]

Best places to travel in October 2016

October is an opportune time to travel: fewer crowds and moderate temperatures make for perfect conditions in many regions around the globe. Throw in a multitude of weird and wonderful festivals, bizarre sporting events and an alpaca or two and you have yourself a true adventure. Our destination experts are here to help you choose […]

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further. In addition to the free activities and […]

Dominican Republic: beyond the beaches

The Dominican Republic is well known for its blissful beaches: the crystal clear waves of Punta Cana, the eye-catching turquoise waters at Bahía de las Águilas, and the deep blues of the Atlantic lapping at golden sands on Samaná Peninsula. While all are fantastic stops on the island, the DR has a beating heart full […]

Rediscovering Bali in laid-back Pemuteran

Sinuous ribbons of green unfold on all sides as you wind your way through the rugged central mountains of Bali. It’s a timeless tableaux of tumbling rice terraces, the kind of vista that causes hands to go searching for the camera-phone, even before the brain says ‘that would make a great picture’. But perhaps the […]