Wave goodbye to the mainland and discover unspoilt
treasures, good food and kids’ activities galore on
one of these European islands, says Imogen Lepere
See these destinations at their best by planning your family fun by season. Try tulips
in spring, pick summer fruits in the UK, dive in the autumn and embrace winter snow
From puffin-spotting in Wales to
hanging out with giant guinea pigs
in Brazil, the best family safaris
don’t have to involve lions and
leopards. Gather your mini-explorers
for one hell of an adventure, says
Emma Gregg, who’s tracked down 11 alternative safaris in spectacular
destinations around the world
As Europe hots up, don’t waste your time fighting for a spare scrap of sand. Rather pick
a hotel with a private playa and drop and flop at your leisure. It’s your holiday, after all
There’s simply no finer way for a gourmand to traverse the globe than with a glass of wine in hand. Sip and swill your way through your next holiday, says Clinton Cawood
Join Liz Bird as she scales some of the world’s elevated escapes, from whitewater rafting to wild camping
Don’t fancy a total-relaxation beach break for your next holiday? Then try your hand at horse trekking, kayaking, yoga, painting and more. All are guaranteed to exercise mind, body and soul, combined with an idyllic environment, says Imogen Lepere.
Want to get stuck into the season’s best skiing but fancy a resort away from the crowds? Gabriella Le Breton finds the best smaller towns in which to base yourself, which offer a more authentic experience, often at a better price – but with access to the same slopes.
Birds are singing, days are getting longer, the weather’s warming. Ian Belcher celebrates the start of the new season with eight cracking walks – each designed around some seriously fine pub grub.
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