©Steve Boyd

Snorkelling in Antarctica

Don’t just watch penguins from your cruise ship – now you can dive in and swim alongside them

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
St Stephen’s Old Church at Fylingdales, North Yorkshire
Seek out some of England’s best hidden churches, preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust
Dates and details of global events and spectacles, such as Sydney’s Crave Food Fair (above), to build an adventure, a holiday or a trip around
©Robert Harding

Across China like a bullet

Hitting 300km/h on the new Beijing-to-Guilin line, high-speed rail is transforming cross-country travel

©Revolution Films

On location: ‘The Trip to Italy’

The six-part series follows the pair as they embark on a road-trip from Piedmont, in the north, south to Capri

Andy Murray’s Cromlix hotel

Andy Murray, hotelier

The tennis champion launches his new venture – a luxury hotel near his Scottish home town of Dunblane

The savannah landscape of Akagera National Park
©Ken Kochey

Rwanda, 20 years on

Two decades after the genocide, Sophy Roberts visits Akagera National Park – once overrun by refugees but now being rediscovered by a growing number of visitors

Painting by Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Postcard from ... Cyprus

Nicosia’s AG Leventis Gallery makes public a private art collection that spans 400 years

Bannockburn Battle Game
©Lenny Warren

Don your 3D glasses to fight Scotland’s ‘auld enemy’

A new attraction at the historic site enables visitors to relive the confrontation between Robert the Bruce’s followers against a mightier English invasion force

The Palio in Ferrara

The Palio of Ferrara

The Italian city is home to a historic racing event and renaissance treasures that cry out for a wider audience

Elephants in the Gonarezhou National Park
©Plainpicture

Return to Zimbabwe

As a BBC reporter in Africa in the 1980s Michael Buerk used to spend his holidays there. Now, as tourists start to come back, he revisits the beautiful but troubled country

The peaks of the Cadini di Misurina near Cortina d’Ampezzo
©Randy Jay Braun

The mighty Dolomites

On the mountain border between Italy and Austria, Hugh Thomson explores dramatic peaks and the area’s little-known Ladin culture

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