Lucinda Baring shows you the quieter side of the island
What is style? Well, according to Taki, you can’t buy it. But if you want to try, we’ve got plenty of people willing to help.
The very idea of a cruise holiday sends shivers down some spines — and not necessarily shivers of excitement. There’s something about the stereotypical swirly carpets and afternoon dance classes that puts a lot of people off. However, what many readers may not realise is that the cruise industry has come on leaps and bounds: newer, smaller ships, not a swirl in sight, and cruises to suit everyone — whether that’s a music voyage down the Danube with private concerts in palaces and churches along the way, or a wine-tasting trip around the Mediterranean aboard a real sailing ship. Whatever your preconceptions, I challenge you to read this guide and not find an idea that inspires you.
Even in a time of national austerity, the last thing most people are willing to forego is a holiday. The more stressful life is, the more we need to escape from time to time, whether it’s to a monastery in Bali or a B&B in Bournemouth.
A guide to the guides by Lucinda Baring
Lucinda Baring on a magical sanctuary: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Lucinda Baring meets Simon Berry, chairman of a 200-year-old company that’s more modern than it looks
Lucinda Baring may be spoiled for life after skiing at Whistler in the Canadian Rockies
Lucinda Baring treks through the jungles of Peru
There’s nothing like a free holiday