Fisherman, River Gambia, Gambia, Africa

I have a few weeks to play around with in September and early October and I’m trying to decide what to do. I was in Japan last year so it’s going to t(...)

Jal Mahal, Jaipur, India.  Photograph: Michael Busselle
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I want to skip Christmas this year and am thinking either India or Cuba. I would be interested in learning to dance in Cuba, and in India I would b(...)

For several years me, my husband and our two boys ( eight and 10) have stayed at an all-inclusive hotel in Ireland but the boys are now past th(...)