Visiting the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most amazing sights. James Litston looks at how to visit – and help protect – this natural wonder. Among the Grand Canyon, Himalayas and other world…

City Guide: Fez, Morocco

Considered the spiritual and cultural heart of the Kingdom, Fez has emerged as the essential Morocco city destination, writes Andrew Forbes. Morocco almost touches Europe, yet it is tantalisingly exotic. Fez, the first capital of…

Hokkaido: a different side to Japan

Anthony Pearce gets off the Golden Route and enjoys the fresh produce and bucolic beauty of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. A mist hangs over the peaceful Lake Onuma, obscuring the volcanic Mount Komagatake,…

UK Holidays: the Cairngorms

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, a visionary new initiative is now boosting biodiversity and nature-based tourism, writes Daniel Allen. From a vantage point high above the mist-cloaked Glenfeshie valley, one side of Coire…

Spotlight on: Hays Travel

The perfect blend of career progression, reward, flexibility and fun is the secret to this travel giant’s success, as Sam Ballard discovers. Last May, John Hays stood in front of a small group of staff…

Murcia: Cultural charms

Festivals, museums and more – there’s plenty to do year-round in Murcia Culture is spelt with a capital ‘C’ in Murcia, where everyone from the Phoenicians and the Greeks, to the Carthaginians, the Romans and…

Murcia: Best for family

From swimming to muddy quad biking, Roman theatres to robotics workshops, Murcia has no end of activities for all the family With soft sand beaches, shallow, safe waters and a host of activities suitable for…

Murcia: Back to nature

With its salt water lagoon, hot springs, forests and high mountains, Murcia is the perfect place to nurture mind, body and soul. By Heidi Fuller-Love Blessed with sparkling clear seawater and its unique salt water…