City guide – Kolkata

The name may have changed, but Kolkata, formerly known by its British imperialist name Calcutta, remains India’s most inviting city. The former capital of the…

Himalayan high

Take your creature comforts with you on this stunning hike in the Indian highlands.

All the way to the bank

Enjoy Istanbul in style by staying at a grand former financial institution and unwinding in its Turkish baths. 

City guide – Istanbul

Shaken in recent years by terrorism and political turmoil, the buzz is returning to Istanbul. With three millennia of history, exquisite Islamic architecture, mouth-watering cuisine…

City guide – Osaka

Japan can seem an overwhelming place to visit, with its neon-flooded cities, K-pop, crowds, and bizarre anime-themed attractions. Where in this nation of 126 million…

The height of cool

In a Japanese mountain town laden with more than 11 metres of snow every year, travel editor Kate Allman finds the coolest place to stay.

City guide – Seattle

A round-up of the very best to do in Seattle. Seattle is booming. With Amazon, Google and Microsoft all expanding their operations here – not to…

Breathe easy

Alaska’s fjords, forests and pristine oceans offer superb wildlife viewing.

City guide – Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is becoming a key destination for international travel and business trips. Mix business with pleasure next time you go, with this city guide.

Tick the Maldives off your bucket list

Is a luxury holiday in the Maldives all it’s cracked up to be?