When is the “best” season to visit Cuba, from the point of view of hurricane risk and excessively high temperatures? We would like a good hotel whi(...)

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. (...)

 Istanbul in April, with a beach holiday add-on

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We are hoping for some advice on how to go about planning a holiday in England for a family with two teenagers for two w(...)