Being waterside doesn’t
have to mean being beside
the sea, as Andrew Eames
discovers – especially in
Europe, a continent blessed
with endless freshwater
lakes and rivers all just
waiting to be explored
From gentle river cruisers and narrowboats to zippy catamarans and fully rigged tall ships, James Litston recommends the best boats to charter this summer
Britain has seen a flurry of new hotels open over the past 12 months, leaving us spoilt
for choice when it comes to picking a bed for the night. Here, the Food and Travel
team checks out some of the UK’s hottest places to lay your head
For an unforgettable trip with all the gang, eschew standard villas in favour of something
spectacular. From Airstreams to windmills, Fleur Rollet-Manus has the key to the door
Penguins, piranhas and places
where few people have gone
before. Welcome to the wonderful
world of exploratory cruising.
Jane Archer picks some of the best
Promising not just the chance of some serious
treasure-hunting, a good
market offers a glimpse
into a city’s history and the
sensibilities of its people.
Lucy Kehoe haggles her
way around some of the
world’s best bazaars
Bypass the usual Eastern European hotspots for the chance
to spot rare Balkan lynx in Albania, drink wild pear brandy in
Romania, hike pine-scented mountains in Croatia and bathe
in Slovakian thermal springs. Imogen Lepere leads the way
There’s something magical about a garden path awash with the drama of blooms in spring.
Navigate carpets of wild flowers and landscaped grounds before stopping for a well-earned bite to eat, because these venues are coming up roses, says Anna Berrill
Swap April showers for a spot of basking, bicycling or baklava
while they’re still wearing jumpers in the continent’s chillier north.
Fleur Rollet-Manus and Imogen Lepere chase the fair weather...
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