The Hampton Court Palace flower show: Heathrow is the nearest airport to Hampton Court Palace and if you book early, tickets will cost about €150 return. Photograph: Getty

My husband and I would like to visit the Hampton Court Palace flower show in July. There seems to be plenty of options for the Chelsea flower show,(...)

 Visit vineyards in  Bordeaux during harvest time on a wine tour

As a non-expert wine lover, I’d like to go on a wine tour to Europe in the autumn when the harvest is due or even in progress – up to a week in dur(...)

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City lights from Tower of the Americas, San Antonio. Photograph: Getty Images
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We are planning a visit to Texas in autumn, travelling to Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. Should we book independently or take a fly-(...)

The Promenade des Anglais Panorama, Nice, France
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My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year. I am perplexed as to a holiday suggestion. We are active and sociable and Gre(...)

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(...)

Soak up the sun without breaking the bank in Santorini

Myself and my fiancé are searching for a honeymoon. We hope to go at the start of September for two week(...)