London calling

Play tourist or take refuge from London’s chaos? You can do both at this swanky urban retreat. 

Wind down at the edge of the earth

It’s a rookie error to overlook Portugal when planning a European holiday. The southern Algarve coast boasts food, wine, sunshine and views to rival the…

The best way to get high in Mexico City

Admire the awe-inspiring ancient city of Teotihuacán, near Mexico City, from the dazzling heights of a hot-air balloon.

The Tyrolean high life

Pinch yourself; this view is real. Discover the picturesque Italian Dolomites, in a village that punches above its weight gastronomically. 

Take your snow weekend to new heights

Stay on snow, avoid the crowds and take a hike in the backcountry.

Paradise on red earth

Most people recognise the US state of Arizona by the red dust and cacti dominating the landscape. But in Sedona, a neighbouring city to 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. 

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.

Breathe easy

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