Le Meridien hotel, Mauritius

Best Mauritius hotels for a 2022 blowout

Dreaming of palm trees, balmy temperatures and white sand between your toes? Mauritius is the archetypal paradise island. Here's where to stay. Mauritius was closed to international visitors for a full 18 months during the…

Beyond the game drive: the rise of alternative…

Safaris are diversifying across the African continent, says Lizzie Pook, with alternative safaris ranging from pitch-black bush walks in Kenya to long-distance bike rides in Botswana. It’s an age-old tradition: trundling along in an open-top…

Milk bathing in Alexandria: a week in the…

Alexandria’s most unique spa offering might also be its oldest, as spa and travel writer Lucie Grace finds during a week of wellness in Egypt. Most of ancient Alexandria was lost to the sea during…

A road trip along Iceland’s Arctic Coast Way

From whale watching and puffin spotting to the Northern Lights, Iceland is an outdoor traveller's paradise. See the best of this wild island on Iceland's Arctic Coast Way, says Rosie Gizauskas Sparsely populated Iceland enjoyed…

Europe’s spookiest Halloween destinations

Originating as an ancient pagan festival in Ireland, Halloween has since become wildly popular across Europe – and the globe (USA, we’re looking at you). You might already know about the many spooky theme parks,…

The world’s best ecotourism destinations

Travel journalist Victoria Beardwood picks out seven destinations where sustainability is a top priority. A few decades ago, the most important criteria when booking a holiday were good weather, nice digs and proximity to the…

Where to spend Thanksgiving in the USA

The UK-US travel ban lifts in early November – meaning that some of the first holidaymakers to visit the USA in 18 months will be there for Thanksgiving. Here’s where to spend it right. Every…