Planning a staycation? Explore our favourite destinations across the UK, including towns where the coast meets culture, dynamic cities and remote islands that feel as if you’re far from home. Plus, the new hotels and tried-and-tested places to stay when you visit.
Beachy crash pads, the UK’s townhouse revival and the next gen of safari lodges, these are the new hotels we're checking into in 2021.
Workations are making getaways guilt-free. As hotels and members' clubs join forces to help us work from anywhere, and the boundaries between "in" and "out" of office continue to blur, one writer ponders whether this could be the end of holidays as we know them.
Taking you from snow-capped mountains to hiking trails between waterfalls, through morning markets and rural enclaves, the Mitsuboshi-Kaidou: Three-Star Route Option Ticket (one-way) is the perfect Japanese travelling companion. More than just a way to get from A to B, it's a chance to immerse yourself in the real Japan. Trust us, there's a whole lot to see.
In an era of hashtag activism, craftivism and culture jamming, is “booktivism” still an effective form of protest?
Festivals are incubators for societal change. With hopes on the horizon that music festivals will go ahead in 2021, one writer commemorates the celebrations that changed the world.
Practical, eco-friendly and architecturally mind-boggling, the humble shipping-container conversion has taken off in recent years. From a luxe hideaway in Devon to a wobbly number in County Donegal, we’ve pulled together a handful of our favourite units around the UK and beyond.
Once a thriving Old Western movie set and real-life residence started by a who's who of Hollywood's western stars, this dusty, offbeat town is proving that it's far more than a tourist trail gimmick. A tight-knit community is reviving the pioneering spirit of the Old and making it a worthy desert stopover.
Nothing beats fish and chips by the sea. So pack your bucket, spade and cagoule and head out to explore these best-of-British beaches.
Staycation inspiration for those in need of international escapism, these instagrammble UK destinations are doppelgängers for further flung finds.
Zanzibar may be known as “Spice Island” but it’s the seaweed industry that’s shaking up its shores, tilting the balance of power in favour of women. We wade out in Paje to meet some of its seaweed mamas, who discuss empowerment, climate change and why the ocean has become their haven.
We’ve hiked foliage-filled trails, sought out supplies in planet-friendly supermarkets and dipped our toe in spirit-clear waters to discover Hong Kong’s most beautiful beaches and coves. Pack your cozzie, let’s hit the beach.
Enter now to win a seven-night stay at Angsana Ihuru, an island resort in the Maldives. Plus, all-inclusive meals, select watersports and a sunset cruise.
Meet Nicky Zimmermann, the Founder of eponymous label Zimmermann, Sydney’s cult clothing brand. Following Zimmermann's Fall 2021 RTW show, the designer reveals her favourite pieces, go-to beaches and shares her packing secrets. Spoiler alert: don’t pack light.
Find safe harbour in the UK’s best lighthouse hotels and self-catered stays. We’ve picked out those with panoramic sea views, remote island locations and one that makes a great pit stop on the North Coast 500. Don’t have a head for heights? There are some natty keeper’s cottages too.