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(...)

 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(...)

Chicago Skline and Lake Michigan from North Avenue Beach
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I am visiting a friend living in Chicago late July/early August and we plan to make a Thelma/Louise-type road trip in her car for a week. Can you s(...)

 Amphawa floating market in Thailand. Photograph: Getty
10 food holidays

Basque in the luxury Food heaven in Spain is in the Basque country, around San Sebastian. The city has the highest concentration of Michelin star(...)

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We are a family of four with kids, aged 13 and 10, who are heading to Orlando next Easter. We decided to stay in Miami for two nights on the way. Woul(...)

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(...)

Ross Castle, Co Galway, on a beautiful estate just 16km from Galway city

I am looking for accommodation in Stockhol(...)