Holidays 2021: Can’t decide if you want a hotel or villa? Have both!

Who doesn’t ache to visit Europe for some summer sun, staying by the beach or on a country estate?  A villa sounds blissful, allowing you to remain in bubbles of family and friends, but after months of cooking and being cooped up at home, you might prefer to combine it with all the facilities of … Read more Holidays 2021: Can’t decide if you want a hotel or villa? Have both!

Airbnb reveals the top 10 places Britons in lockdown 3.0 are dreaming of visiting

Wish you were THERE? The top 10 places from Zanzibar to Ibiza Britons in lockdown 3.0 are dreaming of visiting once travel reopens (and an amazing Airbnb you can book in each one) Zanzibar has taken the No1 spot in an Airbnb ranking of Britons’ top 10 ‘wanderlust destinations’  The island of Koh Samui in … Read more Airbnb reveals the top 10 places Britons in lockdown 3.0 are dreaming of visiting

Canada wilderness: 12 incredible pictures of its mountainous landscape

Robin Williams described Canada as ‘like a loft apartment over a really great party’. Well, as these 12 mesmerising images show, the partygoers are missing out.    They were taken by amateur photographer James Cliburn, from Vancouver, who has spent the past five years exploring his country’s wild terrain, camera in hand. And he’s done a … Read more Canada wilderness: 12 incredible pictures of its mountainous landscape

Exploring the most beautiful estuaries in England, from Norfolk to Cornwall

I love the sea. I love rivers. The point at which the two come together, an estuary, leaves me inexplicably excited. Between the ebbs and flows of the tides, estuaries hold secrets – some a bit murky, but all the more fascinating for it – and some of Britain’s most potent history. The Wash, the … Read more Exploring the most beautiful estuaries in England, from Norfolk to Cornwall

A mobile ‘bubble’? It’s just vantastic! Book early to secure the best campervans this summer

A mobile ‘bubble’? It’s just vantastic! Few holidays lend themselves to social distancing as well as campervan or motorhome adventures – and you can stay in some truly beautiful locations Rental firms say campervan bookings for summer are already up 40 per cent Choose a modern and roomy motorhome that comes with a hot shower Alternatively, … Read more A mobile ‘bubble’? It’s just vantastic! Book early to secure the best campervans this summer

Chasing whales and catching kingfish – Kenya’s marine life makes for an epic sea safari

Catch of the day: Writer Sadie Whitelocks with a kingfish Sadly, it’s not a whale but there is a frenzy of excitement on the boat as one of our fishing lines pulls tight. A young deckhand wrestles with the line and, with one final tug, a 4 ft-long kingfish flips and flaps on to the … Read more Chasing whales and catching kingfish – Kenya’s marine life makes for an epic sea safari

Why the Mail’s Travel Editor Mark Palmer is… dreaming of Bequia during lockdown

The best beach in the Caribbean, a gentle breeze wherever you go and heavenly seafood: Why the Mail’s Travel Editor Mark Palmer is dreaming of Bequia during lockdown Bequia, part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, is a mere seven square miles The posh place to stay is Bequia Beach Hotel on … Read more Why the Mail’s Travel Editor Mark Palmer is… dreaming of Bequia during lockdown

Our guide to the best coach holidays in Britain and beyond 

The popularity of coach holidays was highlighted this week when National Express announced that bookings made by those aged 65 and over had leapt by 185 per cent in the past fortnight year on year Charabanc holidays took off in the early 20th century when horse-drawn carriages were fitted with benches for group trips, usually … Read more Our guide to the best coach holidays in Britain and beyond 

Angela Rippon heads to a Portuguese spa for physio and fine food after a painful shoulder op

There is something truly satisfying about hearing the ‘pop’ of a locked joint as it yields to the hands of a skilful osteopath. It’s a sound which confirms that, after months of immobility, something is moving at last. In my case, the ‘joint’ is my new prosthetic right shoulder — a miracle of modern surgery … Read more Angela Rippon heads to a Portuguese spa for physio and fine food after a painful shoulder op

Wessex holidays: The joys of exploring the unspoilt landscapes of Hardy country 

The only way is Wessex! The joys of exploring the unspoilt landscapes of Hardy country The Daily Mail’s Neil Clark explored the North Wessex Downs – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty He started in the town of Wantage and visited villages including Letcombe Regis and Upper Lambourn His journey also took him to the … Read more Wessex holidays: The joys of exploring the unspoilt landscapes of Hardy country