Lake Van: there is a train from Tehran to Ankara, in Turkey, the Trans Asia Express which takes two nights and includes a crossing of Lake Van. Photograph: Thinkstock

How would I travel from Kuwait to Cork, avoiding planes, and using ferries, trains and buses? I’m working in Kuwait and hoping to travel in late May. (...)

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We would like to visit New England in late October early November. We have 10-14 days so any suggestions on where to start and finish the trip, (...)

Italy, Campania, Ischia Island, Aragonese castle  Lifelong friends choose Ischia in Italy to visit Lady Walton’s garden

We are lifelong friends in our 50 s planning a garden trips to visit Lady Walton’s garden on the island of Ischia . We can only get away for fi(...)

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York
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Can you help friends of mine who wish to visit the New York Metropolitan Opera this year? They are looki(...)

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We are sixtysomethings of varying degrees of sprightliness, and want to find a comfortable holiday home in Ireland for a week in June. We’re lookin(...)

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As two older folk, we would appreciate advice on travel between Dublin and Santander in Spain in April/May. We hope to go for one week. We’d like r(...)

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