Zamora, Spain

We are a family of four with two boys that like adventure. Could you recommend an area in Spain away from the usual tourist charade, rich in culture/m(...)

The Lake District in northern England is a good spot for a family get together in late autumn

I am helping to organise a family reunion for about 55 people who are travelling from Ireland, the UK and Australia. We want to hold it either in t(...)

Vivid red Northern Lights shine above Pioneer Peak in Palmer, Alaska. Photograph: AP Photo

My wife and two children would like to travel to Denmark for a week next summer taking in Copenhagen, Legoland and Lalandia. Both accommodation and(...)

 England face  Australia at the Oval in  August  2015. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

My husband is passionate about cricket and I would like to get him a visit to The Oval and take in a few days in London. Are there cricket breaks t(...)

A cruise ship is the one place where you will not find a cat

My wife has a cat phobia and cannot be in the same area where there is a cat or cats. This very much restricts where we can go on holidays. Around (...)

Things to see in Chicago  include the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago
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My daughter is studying in Springfield, Illinois, for a year and my husband, 17-year-old son and I are planning to visit. We need to go mid-term in(...)

Cruising on the Danube

My wife and I want to travel the rivers of Europe, but the cruises all seem OTT to us, with food and gourmet offers. We want, turning 60, to travel w(...)

Fancy having dinner with a former monk in New York, eating Pakistani food or watching the preparations for Hanukkah? Immersive dining experiences whil(...)

Etihad’s engine change record It must be the association with Formula 1 racing that has speeded up Etihad Airways, as it has just broken the wor(...)

On safari: African elephants in South Africa. Photograph: Thinkstock

I am 60 on January 2nd and want to celebrate. I would like to go somewhere warm and welcoming, where myself and my long- suffering husband can real(...)