Where to find adventure in Miyagi

When winter turns much of the Tohoku region white, skiers and snowboarders look to 1,841-metre Mount Zao, straddling the border of Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures. The ski resorts in operation here from early December through…

Miyagi, Japan: how to get there

Only 90 minutes north of Tokyo, yet worlds apart, a trip to Miyagi Prefecture in the heart of Japan’s Tohoku region treats visitors to stunning mountain scenery, rugged coastline, healing waters and much more. In…

The joys of ex-UK cruise

Anthony Pearce on the benefits of being able to circumvent the hassles of flying, stepping on board a ship at a UK port and sailing to anywhere in the world. Airports are stressful. The battle…

Small wonders: small-ship cruise

As cruise ships get bigger and bigger, some people are looking in the opposite direction for more authentic experiences. Sam Ballard looks at the big appeal of small-ship cruise. Whether it’s Royal Caribbean’s sixth Oasis-class…

Viking Cruises on the Elbe

The Elbe’s waterways may be quiet, but they drift through some of Europe’s most historical spots, as Anthony Pearce discovers. European river cruise has exploded in popularity in recent years, but on the Elbe, you…

Cruise: the other side of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean remains the most popular cruise choice for Brits, but there’s a lot more to it than you might think. Its sheer size and diversity of destinations allow for a number of alternative itineraries…

Golf cruises: tees and high seas

Golf and cruise can be a match made in heaven. It’s no surprise cruise lines are upping their offering, writes Sue Bryant. In theory, golf and cruise should go hand-in-hand; the age group and demographic…

How Japan became the rising star of golf

Peter Ellegard heads east to discover why Japan is the most exciting golf destination in the world.  The land of the rising sun is now an emerging golf holiday destination. Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,…