Inside one of the domes of The Highlands camp in Tanzania

A ‘redefined’ safari experience in Tanzania

A pioneering camp suggests moving from traditional tents to domes

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
Walking the Mare e Mare Sud in Corsica
©Corsica Adventure

Trekking in Corsica

A gentler alternative to ‘Europe’s toughest trek’

©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . New Brunswick

All over the world, wild sturgeon are endangered. But not on the Saint John River, home to a new ‘Sturgeon Safari’

The bay of San Fruttuoso on the Ligurian coast

An Italian cottage only accessible by sea

The Landmark Trust’s latest property offers a unique retreat

The Watergate Hote
©Ron Blunt

Hotel insider: the Watergate Hotel

The infamous hotel has reopened after nine years and a $125m revamp

©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . China

In search of China’s Northern Lights

outdoorsman Ray Mears

I never leave home without . . .

Ray Mears on fire-lighting and bear-spotting with his Zeiss binoculars

William Boeing (left) after the first international mail flight

Short cuts: Updates from Farnborough, Tokyo and Zurich

Boeing’s centenary; Japanese ‘cruise trains’; Bombardier CS100 jet enters service

DG0CCC Man surfing

Surfing Guatemala

Empty waves and adventure in Central America

View of the farm
©Howard Sooley

Star chefs escape to the country

Tom Adams and April Bloomfield’s latest project is a tiny guesthouse in Cornwall

The rise of the private airline

A new breed of members-only carrier is about to launch in Europe

Postcard from . . . ‘Motor Valley’

50th anniversary of the world’s first ‘supercar’

Northern Ireland by bike

Twenty years after he reported on the Troubles, Martin Fletcher returns to cycle - and savour - the Antrim coast

Serifos — a Greek retreat

Tourists flock to Santorini and Mykonos, but this nearby island remains a little-visited treat

Amphibious travel gets a fresh lease of life

The world’s last remaining passenger hovercraft service is about to launch two brand new vessels

Finding Neverland in Scotland

A fairy-tale escape from politics, phones and people

A seafood Shangri-La in Hokkaido, Japan

A treat awaits foodies on this northern island, and a new bullet train route has made it easier to reach

Postcard from . . . Turkey

A parade by the Afro-Turk community celebrates a shared heritage lost in a history of oppression

Short cuts: Updates from Portofino, Southampton and Antwerp

Landmark Trust’s newest property; Queen Mary 2 sets sail to NY; VLM files for bankruptcy; Lake District’s literary walk

Kenya: where lions roam free

A pioneering safari camp is striving to protect both wild animals and the Maasai way of life

Penzance: new life at the end of the line

The arty Cornish town is becoming a destination in its own right

Good Hotel Amsterdam sets sail for London

A former floating jail is being brought to London to become a hip hotel with a social conscience

Postcard from . . . Paris

The Orient Express returns — for two months of gastronomic evening trips from Paris and Bordeaux

Short cuts: Updates from Cusco, Paris and London

Belmond to launch a luxury sleeper train; La Compagnie sells unlimited travel; RMS St Helena’s retirement delayed

A fantasy island

A pirate’s hide-out in the Seychelles has been reborn as a $5,000-a-night retreat

The Ritz reborn in Paris

After a four-year, €400m refurbishment, the city’s grandest dame has reopened. Adam Thomson gets an early look

Postcard from  . . . Castrillo de Murcia

An ancient village festival culminates with a man dressed as the devil leaping over babies

On location: ‘Me Before You’

The summer’s romantic blockbuster was shot in historic Pembroke, south Wales

The £100 private jet

A private jet-booking app offers seats for a fraction of the usual cost, but can it succeed where others have failed?

Spain’s ancient mariners

A new trip offers the chance to see the age-old ‘almadraba’ tuna hunt up close — and to feast on the catch

Postcard from . . . Cambodia

A new project aims to preserve the site of the Khmer Rouge’s final stand

The Guggenheim of wine

A new €81m museum is designed to cement Bordeaux’s position as the world capital of wine

I never leave home without . . .

Polar explorer Ben Saunders explains why he never flies without a Field Notes notebook

Catch me if you can

As the market for ‘ride with the pro’ cycling holidays takes off, Simon Usborne trains alongside Tour de France veteran David Millar

Sleeping lions at London Zoo

The city’s latest overnight stay comes with unusual neighbours — big cats

Postcard from . . . the Black Forest

The village of Durbach is home to almost 300 distilleries — one for every 13 residents

Short cuts: updates from Toulouse and London

Airbus’s private, ultra-long-range version of A350 and Robert De Niro’s Covent Garden hotel plan

On the trail of the Siberian tiger

Deep in the Russian wilderness, an expert on this rare beast has opened his research base to visitors

Sri Lanka’s stairway to heaven

A night-time ascent of the country’s holiest mountain

Postcard from . . . the Belgian Riviera

The world’s longest tram journey offers the chance to witness a nation as it relaxes in its own backyard


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