Glam tent really rocks

When you have children, you’ll have to go camping,” my friends-with-kids assure me.

Holiday review: Stamford, Lincolnshire


Spending five hours in stationary traffic with an over-excited Cocker Spaniel in the car is not the best way start to the weekend. I think we can all agree on that. And yet that was the beginning of my short break to Stamford, Lincolnshire.

The Cape Town affair

Safari and a city break, what could be better? I enjoyed the best of both worlds during a whirlwind trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area.

Better lake than never


The Lake District, with its soaring peaks and sheltered valleys, is synonymous with walking. We set out for a weekend in the lakes intent on doing just that with boots, waterproofs and rucksacks packed away in the car – and that’s where they stayed.

A taste of the exotic


There’s no shortage of impressive beaches and stunning scenery in the Caribbean, famous for its warm waters and laid-back way of life. But for spectacular views, awe-inducing landscapes and gourmet food St Lucia has the upper hand.

It’s history in

Locals call Berlin ‘The Big Village’. With 3.5 million people living within the sprawling city confines, this is easily Germany’s biggest in population terms but everyone knows each other.

Sweet Serenade of the high seas

Cruise in style – the Serenade can cater for 2,490 passengers

Catherine Ferris steps aboard a Royal Caribbean liner, travelling to chic cities and ancient ruins – and all amid the lap of luxury.

Shropshire's Great Days Out a big hit

Chirk Castle sits just outside Shropshire, but is recommended as an ideal place for families to spend a whole day

Quite simply, there have not been enough days in the month. Our 31 Great Days Out In Shropshire series – one for each day throughout August – signposted people to some of the best family days out the county and its borderlands has to offer.

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