Carnival time in Québec, Canada

The author of Chocolat finds fun, folk music and echoes of her past at Québec City’s winter festival and ventures into the province to find its spiritual heartIarrive...

Faroe Islands: closed for repairs but open about self-promotion

The Faroes will be closed to tourists – except 100 volunteers – for a weekend in April as part of a campaign to promote tourism and sustainabilityIn parts of the...

Send us a tip on places to see early spring flowers in the UK...

Tell us about wild flowers and colourful displays of early spring blooms in the countryside and gardens open to the publicWe want to hear about great places you’ve enjoyed...

Roadside revival: 10 of the best motels in the US

These revamped US motels combine modern style with retro touches and new features, such as DJ sets and yoga classesNot much remains of the Henning Motel in Newberry...

Cornwall’s camino: walking the Cornish Celtic Way

A network of old footpaths, mapped by a local vicar to form a new long-distance trail, is dotted with reminders of a spiritual pastOn the strand at Downderry,...

How to have a stress-free family vacation in Mexico

While vacation is supposed to be relaxing, we all know things can get a little stressful when travel is involved — especially if you’re a multigenerational family. The best way to solve that problem...

Walks of art: six of the best trails in the UK

These trails take in everything from street art in Birmingham to Henry Moores in West Yorkshire – where our man and his dog find the natural attractions as alluring as the manmade ones...

Five of the best archaeology walks in the UK

As the days get longer, walking in the great outdoors gains appeal. Archaeological remains add layers of history to these scenic routesStrata Florida, Ceredigion

Six of the UK’s best guided nature walks for families

A fun activity on a guided walk brings the countryside to life for kids. One dad even gets his three splashing about in the rainy Norfolk BroadsTracking...

Venice’s Bibione beach is the first in Italy to ban smoking

Ban to take effect at the end of May after years of trials and research into air pollution at the Veneto seaside resortThe Venetian seaside resort of Bibione will...

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