Tourism

The UK’s best beaches – according to Spectator writers

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Tom HollandTrevone, Cornwall   Pretty much every summer, my family and my cousins head for a farm in north Cornwall,…

Will tourists take the high road to Canada?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Will newly legal marijuana light a fire under Canada’s tourist figures? Robert Jackman has the inside dope

The elegant streets of old Riga

Bustling, buoyant Riga is a Baltic bright spot

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Riga is bustling and buoyant but wary of Russian sabre-rattling, says William Cook

How to be a tourist in Europe

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Avoid the crowds to discover Europe’s real cultural treasures

Superfood: Salty shellfish straight from the sea

The salty charms of Leigh-on-Sea

27 January 2018 9:00 am

I have fallen in love with the c2c, a whisker of a train that is never delayed. It operates between…

Don’t agree with me? You must be a Nazi

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Littler Hitlers Cabinet secretary Damian Green appealed to commentators to halt the ‘ridiculous rise of routine comparisons to Hitler’. A…

What I must destroy in order to survive

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Laikipia Ripping up the black cotton soil on the farm’s high savannah I get a sense of what it must…

Propositioned by the most popular tourist guide in Singapore

23 September 2017 9:00 am

I got off the plane at Changi still pleasantly sedated by Xanax, passed through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel, and…

Star attraction: A detail from Banksy’s mural

How Banksy’s Brexit mural put a smile on Dover’s face

16 September 2017 9:00 am

When people come to Dover, it’s usually to pass through. The magnificent castle on the cliffs may be a tourist…

Lament for a lost Venice

16 September 2017 9:00 am

I’m in Venice for the film festival that just ended and, as an American humorist once wired his paper: ‘Streets…

How Nazi Germany became a top tourist destination

12 August 2017 9:00 am

We don’t usually think of Hitler’s hated henchman Heinrich Himmler, architect of the Holocaust of European Jewry, as a comic…

Immaculate Spanish home, frenzied English children. What could possibly go wrong?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Immaculate Spanish home, frenzied English children. What could possibly go wrong?

Glenmor estate lodges at Gleneagles

Timeshare? Think stylish getaways, not dodgy sales reps

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Timeshare is no longer such a dirty word in the travel trade – in fact, shared ownership offers stylish getaway opportunities, says Laura Whitcombe

Bath time: wild ­elephants roam ­southern Sri Lanka

Paralysed in paradise — or how I didn’t see Sri Lanka

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Broken-hearted Emily Hill tries some R&R in Sri Lanka

Gambia: an African Benidorm ruled by a tyrant

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Gambians are leaving their country in droves as a result of the policies of Yahya Jammeh, the country’s overbearing president

Shell-shocked and war-weary, but Dubai was no escape

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Dubai gave no respite to Wendell Steavenson

The Dalmatian coast: old-fashioned glamour

Croatia

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Advocates of New Zealand often boast that the country is like Britain was in the 1950s. This is all well…

My Holiday Hell: a ‘romantic’ break on the Isle of Wight ruined by rain, rudeness . . . and racism

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Ariane Sherine recalls a ‘romantic’ break ruined by rain, rudeness . . . and racism

Wales is not an emergency – it’s worse than that

20 August 2016 9:00 am

On Monday 25 July we climbed Cader Idris. No particular reason except a free Monday and a memory of what…

Warning: there’s a plague of fake blue plaques

4 June 2016 9:00 am

One of the great distinctions and pleasures of British life has been devalued by cheap imitations

What on earth was the girl from Taiwan doing in my bedroom?

28 May 2016 9:00 am

After a tense two week stand-off, the Balham Airbnb Crisis has been resolved. My upstairs neighbour and I have drawn…

I have seen the future of tourism, and it’s designed to keep you out

16 April 2016 9:00 am

We’re going to ruin every perfect place – unless we find ways to reserve them for a fortunate few

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

The heart of Los Angeles feels like somewhere else entirely

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There’s a certain kind of Englishman who falls hard for Los Angeles. Men such as Graham Nash, who swapped the…

The price of a cathedral – and how deans pay it

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Deans are facing tough decisions to keep their beautiful buildings in good order

High mountains, deep pockets

Courchevel – from pickled cockles to the height of luxury

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The last time I stayed in Courchevel it was in a tatty roadside chalet a long way down the mountain.…