Family adventure holidays The big trend for family holidays in 2017 is adventure and activity-based breaks, including camping, cycling and theme-p(...)

River crossing on horseback in the Andes

I can predict the reaction now when I tell people I am a travel writer. Ah, that is so cool, do tell more, they say smiling. Then I tell them that (...)

An elevated view over Biertan at sunrise

We bit the bullet and booked flights to Bucharest, Romania, for 16 days in July. We have three kids, aged 13, 11 and nine, who love walking, cycling,(...)

Combine fitness with a holiday in some great, and warm, destinations

Bootcamps in Costa Blanca Bootcamps don’t have to be militarily austere to be effective. Organisers just like you to think that so they can save mo(...)

A beach in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, one of the hot spots for 2015

BELGRADE Recent history relegated Serbia to the role of international pariah, but that’s all changed now and Belgrade has reaffirmed itsel(...)

Tourists gather on Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna Himal, in   Annapurna,  Nepal. Photograph: Getty Images
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My wife and I are planning a 10-day trekking holiday in Nepal next year, probably May. We are looking at two options: booking the holiday online via a(...)

 Ulpotha,  in Sri Lanka, which offers yoga and Ayurvedic retreats

I want to go away for about three weeks from December 27th, travelling on my own. I’m a yoga enthusiast and would like to go somewhere warm and tropic(...)

The Eden Project near St Austell, Cornwall. Photograph: ConstructionSkills/PA.

I was wondering if you could give me any advice about travel on freight ships, or if you could point me towards someone who could. – CMC, CorkTravell(...)

 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(...)

 A guide leads trek through the Atlas Mountains. Photograph:  The Image Bank
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We are tying the knot next April and cannot agree on what to do for our honeymoon. Sounds ominous? I am pushing for an adventure holiday, maybe in the(...)