Travel

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The beautiful Balkans on horseback

3 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s no better way to see Bulgaria’s mountains

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My perfect island – and the posher one next door

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Clarke found his perfect island – and had to leave it

Dallas’s art deco Fair Park

Dallas, city of culture

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Dallas has reinvented itself as a major arts destination, says Hugh Graham

Johannesburg: a city trying hard to revamp its image

Low life’s Limpopo legend

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Not everything is forgotten in the new Johannesburg, finds Lara Prendergast

The parks are empty and the landscapes are yours

If you want a real safari, head to Botswana

3 January 2015 9:00 am

As a boy camping with my father on safaris deep in the African bush, there were no tents involved; we…

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Joan Collins’s diary: The joy of fake Christmas trees

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Every year Christmas comes earlier and earlier in America. Cards, baubles and imitation trees were being sold in the big…

Bridge on the 3,798-metre-high Baroghil Pass, leading from Badakhshan in Afghanistan to northern Pakistan

In the steppes of the ancients: travels on the Silk Road

13 December 2014 9:00 am

It is difficult to fault this remarkable volume. The publishers have created a book of quality with stunning illustrations and…

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Fortune tellers, pound shops and Orville: why I love Blackpool

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Fortune tellers, pound shops and Orville: it’s easy to take the piss out of Blackpool, but William Cook loves it

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The hotels trying to turn Cornwall into Kensington

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Mousehole is a charming name; it is almost a charming place. It is a fishing village on Mount’s Bay, Cornwall,…

Three glamorous guests, 1921

A miracle: French hotels actually like dogs

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The first time I checked in to a French hotel with a golden retriever — his name was Gregory, predecessor…

A Man Reads A Newspaper

What you’re missing now that you don’t read this in print

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The internet is a frighteningly efficient place for hunter-gathering – but the pleasures of undirected browsing are harder to find online

Mummy Exhibition Opens At The Art Science Museum

A buffet in an Egyptian tomb

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Atlantico is a vast buffet inside the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort Spa and Casino in Gran Canaria. The Lopesan Costa…

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The one economic indicator that never stops rising: meet the Negroni Index

25 October 2014 9:00 am

This dispatch comes to you from Venice — where I arrived at sunset on the Orient Express. More of that…

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Discover the blissful peace of Laos

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Mark Palmer enjoys the blissful serenity of Luang Prabang

Beauty in ruins: the Temple of Isis on Delos

Visiting the Greek islands in a reverse Tardis

25 October 2014 9:00 am

In Huddersfield, where I grew up, a town-centre department store boasted a ‘cruise wear’ section. In the window display the…

Jumbo-sized: the first of the Big Five makes an appearance

It takes an elephant to get my teenage son up early

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Even teenagers will get up early for a morning game drive, finds Jonathan Ray

Sea change: the old fishing town of Warnemünde has been transformed into an affluent resort

A voyage along my grandfather’s coastline

25 October 2014 9:00 am

William Cook follows family ties to coastal Germany

Riverside artwork: Jean-Luc Courcoult’s ‘La Maison dans la Loire’

Eight of the best river cruises

25 October 2014 9:00 am

While ocean liners are hardly butterflies, they have a habit of flitting carelessly between countries, often visiting several within a…

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Saratoga Springs: the opposite of a one-horse town

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Olivia Laing finds spa-town charm and racing thrills in Saratoga Springs

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Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…

Knockout lemon sorbet: Gelateria Bonaparte

Napoleon's birthplace feels more Italian than French

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Napoleon’s birthplace, Casa Buona-parte, in Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital, is pretty grand. It has high ceilings, generous, silk-lined rooms and a…

Michael Palin performs on the closing night of 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)'

The hell of being Michael Palin

4 October 2014 9:00 am

In these diaries, which I found excellent in a very specific way, Michael Palin tells us about his life between…

Nature comes first: Lower Mill Estate

On safari in Gloucestershire

9 August 2014 9:00 am

The heat was still sweltering as we headed off at dusk towards the hide to watch wildlife with our enthusiastic…

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Four gadgets to take on holiday — and two to leave behind

2 August 2014 9:00 am

One inarguably good thing about electronic publishing is that it solves that old quandary about what books to pack for…

St Enodoc Church overlooking St Enodoc golf course and the sea beyond, Rock, Cornwall. John Betjeman lies buried in the graveyard

The ultimate guide to Cornwall

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Before writing this review I spent an hour looking for my original Pevsner paperback on Cornwall, published in 1951 (the…