Whether you're looking for holiday inspiration or simply a dose of escapism, you’ll find the very best in travel here. We’re shining a light on the places we love and think you’ll enjoy too, be it a boutique hotel, third-wave coffee shop or an up-and-coming gallery.
We’ve scoured the bookshelves to find these slim reads perfect for stashing in your hand luggage (or reading on a lazy afternoon at home). Expect French novellas, short stories by Booker-winning authors and essays on postcolonial travel.
Staycations are summer 2020’s holiday of choice, so we’ve picked out the UK’s most unusual yet beautiful rental properties ideal for intimate weekend trips and group holidays. Say no to scrolling and search fatigue; these are some of the best stays to book on Airbnb right now.
Lisbon is gloriously hot in summer. We’ve picked out the best beaches nearby, from the famous coasts of Cascais and Estoril to lesser-trodden shores and the sands that locals would rather keep secret. They’re easily accessible from Portugal’s capital, and we’ve thrown in directions to make life simple. Find your favourite and dive in.
Whitewashed houses, unspoiled cerulean-blue sea and fresh seafood worthy of Poseidon: if you’re in search of a secluded summer escape, sidestep Mykonos and Santorini in favour of these 12 lesser-known Greek islands. We’re pretty sure you won’t have heard about them, but the ouzo is on us if you have.
Fancy taking a dip in Hampstead Heath Ponds or brunching at the art-deco Brockwell Lido? We’ve found London’s best outdoor swimming pools and for you to make a splash in the capital this summer.
This province of northern Spain home to a handful of sleepy, sun-baked villages laced with streams and world-renowned vineyards, all hemmed in by medieval walls crumblier than over-baked croquetas. Planning a summer trip to La Rioja? Make the most of the area with these five great villages and hotel recommendations.
We’ve cherry-picked the best of summer 2020’s bookshelves to bring you the must-read debut novels, newly released fiction from famous authors and thought-provoking titles that are great for reading at home or on holiday.
This understated Balearic island offers mellow respite from its Mediterranean siblings with its undulating hills, whitewashed villages, sandy bays and a penchant for siestas. These are the hotels that keep us coming back to Menorca.
You don’t have the Canary Islands on your summer hit list? Pop them on. Diverse landscapes, mid-century architecture and independent vineyards are just some of the reasons this Spanish archipelago off the African coast is one of our top travel destinations.
Curious about the perfect trip to suit your personality? We’ve consulted the characteristics of the nine Enneagram types and matched them up with summer 2020’s best destinations, including a hotel recommendation for your holiday too. Take the test and get planning.
Five of our favourite mountain destinations – from Switzerland to Slovenia via France – as well as tips on how to make the most of the Alps in summer and the hotels we recommend staying in while you’re there.
Featuring casual beachside restaurants serving fresh seafood and off-the-wall cafés with fine-dining locavore menus, our favourite European restaurants with outdoor seating areas are ideal for sun-drenched lunches and al fresco dinners.
Planning an indulgent French escape? Look no further. Featuring a Rococo-style chateau, Provence farmhouses ideal for a rural getaway and boutique boltholes in Paris, these are the crème de la crème of France’s best hotels.
As the UK opens new air bridges – or corridors – to more than 70 countries, we’ve pinpointed six great European destinations where summer travel is getting the green light, no 14-day quarantine necessary.