Vietnam’s vast underground world

Vietnam’s vast underground world

You won’t bump your head in the caves of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province. Not when they’re big enough to fit a 40-storey building. Three of the world’s four biggest caves are in this skinniest part of the slender nation. Hundreds of other limestone caves housing deep grottoes and underground rivers are here too, with […]

Livingstone’s Zambia

Livingstone’s Zambia

One of Africa’s greatest explorers is making a comeback. In 1856, Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone became one of the first westerners to journey across Africa on foot, traversing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. His discoveries filled in large holes in the continent’s map, including the immense Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia […]

Outstanding Stays: Halcyon House

Outstanding Stays: Halcyon House

Travel is off the cards, for now. But when restrictions lift, and it’s safe to do so, the longing for a trip away from our own postcodes will be strong. More importantly, there will be hundreds upon hundreds of hotels around the world, particularly independently-owned boutiques, that will need your help. They’ll need you to […]

10 villas to rent in the UK with private pools

10 villas to rent in the UK with private pools

This summer is all about the staycation. With UK-wide travel tentatively pencilled in for a July 4 start (and some stunning boutique hotels reopening next month too ), we’re ready to explore the best of our backyards. Summer means swimming, and while we love our local lidos, we want to treat ourselves to a private pool this […]

Outstanding Stays: Casa la Siesta, Spain

Outstanding Stays: Casa la Siesta, Spain

Travel is off the cards, for now. But when restrictions lift, and it’s safe to do so, the longing for a trip away from our own postcodes will be strong. More importantly, there will be hundreds upon hundreds of hotels around the world, particularly independently-owned boutiques, that will need your help. They’ll need you to […]

TUI cancels all UK flights to Florida over new Disney World restrictions

TUI cancels all UK flights to Florida over new Disney World restrictions

has cancelled all flights from the UK and Ireland to Florida until at least the end of November after the US state has seen a second surge of coronavirus. The holiday giant said the decision to cancel all trips was due to the ‘ongoing uncertainty around international travel restrictions and the unprecedented impact of Covid-19’. […]

EasyJet, BA and TUI cancel flights to Greece as UK flight ban extended

EasyJet, BA and TUI cancel flights to Greece as UK flight ban extended

Airlines easyJet, Ryanair, TUI and British Airways have been forced to cancel flights to Greece in response to the country’s extended travel ban for Brits. After initially saying Brits would ‘be welcome’ in Greece from July 1, yesterday news broke that the Greek government has pushed this date back to July 15 due to the UK’s high number of […]

UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens

UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens

It was meant to be the moment when Greece “welcomed the world”. But in another about-turn, travellers on flights from the UK will not be accepted when the Mediterranean country reopens to tourism on Monday. Bowing to new advice from the EU, Athens announced on Friday that the suspension of air links with Britain, in […]

New tourist train opens up Yorkshire dales

New tourist train opens up Yorkshire dales

In the UK’s post-pandemic months, when demand for domestic holidays is sky-high, Yorkshire’s expansive green spaces hold appeal for many. But how to explore it without spending hours in a car and cries of “Are we nearly there yet?” From next month, a new rail service on one of the country’s most scenic routes, between […]

Cyprus to allow British travellers back for summer holidays from July 15

Cyprus to allow British travellers back for summer holidays from July 15

With English holidays given the all-clear and Greece looking to welcome back Brits from July 1 , it’s safe to assume that summer holidays are back on. And while the British government is still advising against all unnecessary overseas travel, Cyprus has said it plans to welcome British travellers to the island nation from July 15. The country’s deputy […]

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