Travel

There’s a reason Unst is called the island above all others

15 September 2018 9:00 am

‘I’d like a copy of the Times,’ said the visitor from the south. ‘Yesterday’s or today’s?’ the shopkeeper asked. ‘Today’s,…

Jan Morris. Credit: Colin McPherson/Getty Images

Jan Morris talks to herself — about music, irony and cats

15 September 2018 9:00 am

To Jan Morris, I am anathema. That goes, too, for David Attenborough. It is a word that this unarguably great…

The unknown Auden: the poet’s dashing brother

11 August 2018 9:00 am

A book that opens in a Lahore refugee camp, shifts to Cat Bells Fell, rising above the shores of Derwentwater,…

Why will the myth of the yeti just not go away?

Climbing Everest with Brian Blessed is the nearest anyone will get to encountering the yeti

16 June 2018 9:00 am

In 1969 the body of an ape-like creature, preserved in ice inside an insulated box, came to light in Minnesota.…

Bactrian camels in the Khongoryn Els sand dunes of the Gobi Desert

The Empty Quarter is a great refuge for lonely hearts

2 June 2018 9:00 am

When William Atkins and his girlfriend parted, he set off to explore eight of the world’s fieriest deserts, from Oman to the Taklamakan

Barcelona is a joy I never want to end

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Take a stroll around this beautiful city – and you’ll never want to leave, says Julie Burchill

Are cruise liners the solution to the housing crisis?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

You won’t catch her on a cruise, but an exhibition at the V&A makes Daisy Dunn wistful for the golden age of travel

Dear Mary: I keep needing the loo during formal dinner parties – help!

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Q. My wife and I have been invited to a small but formal dinner in the presence of some impressive…

The wild, wintry wonders of Lapland

6 January 2018 9:00 am

William Cook on the beauty and raw power of Lapland’s natural world

Terrifying motels, weather reports and souvenir T-shirts: how my family and I chased the total solar eclipse

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Will Gore and family chase a total solar eclipse in deepest Wyoming

New year, new travels

16 November 2017 12:01 am

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH   The new year is approaching, and my 2018  resolution is to visit some of the gems…

Blue and Yellow Macaw, c.1834

Edward Lear: where art and nonsense collide

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Peter Parker on the modest, melancholy and astonishingly gifted painter and author

Has sushi become the new chicken tikka masala?

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Driving across Japan’s Shikuko island, the food and travel writer Michael Booth pulls into a filling station to find, alongside…

How can we adapt to a world that’s always on the move?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Olga Tokarczuk examines questions of travel in our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world. The award-winning Polish writer channels her wanderlust…

Prue Leith: My Bake Off ‘fake news’ moment

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…

Three mistakes to match the great Oscars mix-up

4 March 2017 9:00 am

And the losers are… La La Land was mistakenly announced as winner of the Oscar for best picture before the…

How to cure depression

28 January 2017 9:00 am

‘If life is a race, I feel that I’m not even at the starting line,’ I said to the doctor…

Room and board in the elegant grounds of ­Ezzahra

A match made in heaven

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Chess fan William Cook takes a masterclass in Marrakech

Making a grand entrance: the atrium of the Villa Spalletti Trivelli

I’ve got Rome on repeat

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast tries the Eternal City two ways

The joys of driving on a frozen lake

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Three days of ice-driving on a frozen lake is sheer exhilaration, says Conor Flynn

A visitor to Atlantis: Frank Zappa

Zurich’s hidden rock’n’roll side

26 November 2016 9:00 am

On the green edge of Zurich, where this neat and tidy city melts into neat and tidy countryside, an icon…

Robert Twigger’s survey of the Himalayas is decidedly quirky

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Robert Twigger’s father was born in a Himalayan hill resort and carried to school in a sedan chair. His son,…

The purgatory of passport control – and why it’s about to get worse

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Passport control? It’s more like purgatory

Jan Morris — ‘the greatest descriptive writer of her time’

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Married as I am to an antiquarian book dealer, and living in a house infested with books and manuscripts, I’m…