New Cruises for 2019

Ever considered a cruise for your next trip away? There's no better time to book that next adventure, thanks to a plethora of exciting new ships set to launch in 201

Cruise like a celebrity

Holiday like A-listers Beyonce, Jay-Z and Tom Cruise by sailing around Croatia's stunning islands on sleek MV Maritimo

Cruise on Portugal's River of Gold

Words and images by Mike Pickup
The Douro river rises in Spain and crosses into Portugal at Barca d'Alva before reaching the Atlantic at the famous city of Porto. This last 125 miles are navigable and a major attraction...

Azamara Quest - the warmth of the West Indies

Cruise Miles ambassador Jennie Bond discovers the delights aboard the Azamara Quest

Disney Cruise Line re-launches Disney Magic

Discover the world of delights waiting for you on a Disney cruise

Making Med waves - Seven nights Mediterranean cruise on baord ms Eurodam

Do not underestimate the value of the cruise ship, which has gathered significant appeal to British holidaymakers

Ships of the desert - Cruising the Middle East

By Sara Macefield
Cruising the Middle East and Indian Ocean is a great way to experience these up-andcoming holiday regions.

Orient steering - Cruising the Far East

Cruises in exotic Far East and Australasia waters are growing in appeal as more cruise lines send their showboats to China.

Happy families - Cruising with the family

By Sara Macefield
With new cruise ships boasting everything from nurseries and kids clubs to surf simulators and circus workshops, cruising really is a family affair now.

Keeping the family connected – four at a time

Thanks to PNY's Family Car Charger, those days of fighting who gets the plug socket for the journey are long gone

Pyrenees road trips

With these itineraries taking you from France into Spain and back, the Road Trip Pyrenees hopes to evoke the spirit of adventure that other famous routes such as the Route 66, the Silk route, the trans-Amazonian highway have created

Classic motoring in the old fashioned way

If the idea of stepping back in time, responding to those ever-present pleas of 'Oh, it's not like it used to be...' and indulging in a somewhat slower pace of life has some holiday appeal, then follow the advice of Iain Robertson, rent a 'classic' and tour in the old fashioned way

Winter sun

While the neighbours are salting their driveways and donning their thermals, you could be jetting off to somewhere sunnier and a whole lot warmer than a 'dreich' British winter, suggests Iain Robertson, where ‘braving the elements’ will mean lathering on extra-factor sun cream and knocking back the sundowners instead

Valentine's cities

With the most romantic day in the calendar approaching, where in the world can you whisk your loved one off to for a cosy city break that will make your hearts beat faster? In the first of o u r new seasonal feature series, Jane Anderson gives a guided tour of some of the world’s sexiest destinations

Papua New Guinea uncovered

Explore Papua New Guinea’s remote islands on board the luxurious True North. There are so many wondrous places to visit in the world, and Papua New Guinea is high up on the list

‘POLAR IF SOL’ island

It is not often a new paradise island is uncovered. The latest discovery has been named ‘Polar If Sol’, located in the South Pacific

Golf with the stars

Tenerife is not just the perfect place to play golf all-year round - it's also one of the best destinations in which to go stargazing all-year round

Golfing in Egypt

The land of the ancient pharaohs is now a mecca for golfers, as its barren desert has been transformed into green oases by some of the world's top designers. Peter Ellegard reports

Chichester Roman Week

Thinking ahead about what to do this half term? There's lots going on in Chichester for Roman Week (supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England), which is set to be bigger and better than ever this year. Featuring re-enactments, talks, trails, guided tours, family activities and immersive theatre, there's something for everyone

Science and Nature Anniversaries Inspire Cheshire's New Celebration of Arts and Culture

'Cheshire: Where Science Meets Nature', a new celebration of arts and culture for all the family themed on the county's rich natural and scientific assets, launches

10 of the best - Hotel swimming pools

One of the key considerations for any holiday is the size and location of the swimming pool but some hotels take bathing to entirely new levels and, whether peering through glass walls, disappearing into infinity, overhanging treetops, swimming with the wildlife, or just lounging in the lap of luxury, Iain Robertson figures that you might appreciate his top ten of the ultimate pools of the world.

10 of the best - Glamping locations

The very thought of pitching a tent at a holiday destination can fill some people with paroxysms of dread. Fortunately, states Iain Robertson, there is a growing fascination for a more glamorous side to camping, which has been gifted the wondrous compound descript of ‘glamping’ and here are ten of the very best.

Head to the Isle of Wight in 2019 for music, adventure and the great outdoors

Travellers searching for an eclectic variety of entertainment should look no further than the Isle of Wight in 2019. Easily reached with Wightlink, visitors can be on the Island from Portsmouth in as little as 22 minutes when travelling by foot, and 45 minutes by car ferry. Once on the Island there is everything from family fun events to boutique music festivals

Dambusters RAF site

Royal Air Force (RAF) and World War II (WWII) enthusiasts are offered the chance to stay at The Tower at RAF Wainfleet. This unique holiday property is situated on the same bombing range where The Dambusters practised during WWII. Famed for their revolutionary bouncing bombs during Operation Chastise, The Dambusters conducted daring raids on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 to destroy three dams in the Ruhr Valley, the industrial heartland of Germany

Meet your Waterloo at Apsley House

The ancestral home of the Duke of Wellington hosts a series of summer events to mark the Battles of Waterloo

Open Weekend at London Transport Museum's Depot, Acton

For one weekend this April, London Transport Museum's Depot in Acton, west London, will throw open its doors, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure-trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London's transport history that are not currently on display at the Museum in Covent Garden

tapas: seville, spain

The latest in our series on famous dishes and their origin focuses on Spain's ubiquitous tapas and Seville, regarded as its heartland

tagine: marrakech

For the latest in our series on famous dishes and their origin, we head to exotic Marrakech to spotlight the classic Moroccan tagine

traditional tapas recipes

These recipes show how to cook some classic tapas dishes

chicken tagine recipe

This recipe describes how to cook chicken tagine