The Seychelles is open for business with island resorts offering some astonishing winter bargains

Did you have to postpone a big celebration this year, or was your summer holiday cancelled? Then take a look at the Seychelles for some well-deserved winter sun. The country has just reopened to British tourists, although you must stay in a designated hotel for the first five days of your visit. However, that’s not a … Read more The Seychelles is open for business with island resorts offering some astonishing winter bargains

Anyone for a spot of island hopping? The wonderful ways to enjoy a fun day out on the water 

Anyone for a spot of island hopping? From hovercraft day trips to ferry rides amid glorious scenery, the wonderful ways to enjoy a fun day out on the water Head to Portsmouth for a ride on the world’s only all-year hovercraft route, with day returns from around £25  Boat trips from Penzance to the Scilly … Read more Anyone for a spot of island hopping? The wonderful ways to enjoy a fun day out on the water 

Exploring the Fosse Way – a quintessentially English road at the heart of Roman Britain 

As you drive up the A5 past Rugby, you come to High Cross. It’s nothing special: Leicestershire farmland on one side, Warwickshire farmland on the other. You are ten miles from the geographic centre of England — but also at the very heart of Roman Britain, the only place where our two greatest Roman roads … Read more Exploring the Fosse Way – a quintessentially English road at the heart of Roman Britain 

Pub review: The Inspector stays at the Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire

An Inspector calls… at the ‘heart-warmingly pretty’ Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire where he enjoys the garden and an ‘excellent’ dinner (but he doesn’t approve of the knickknacks) The Pear Tree Inn is in the village of Whitley, north Wiltshire, not far from the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey The 17th-century building has eight rooms – four … Read more Pub review: The Inspector stays at the Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire

Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

It’s all about elf and safety! Adventure park in Scotland will run a Covid-secure DRIVE-THRU Santa’s grotto experience The ‘enchanting’ experience will take place at an adventure park near Edinburgh The attraction claims it is Scotland’s only drive-thru Christmas experience  As well as Santa, visitors will also see the toy workshop and Mrs Claus’s kitchen   … Read more Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

For those who like their hotel locations on the windswept and remote side, this one, which sits on a craggy island off the coast of Sweden, could be just the ticket.  It’s called ‘Pater Noster – A Home on the Horizon’, with the first part of the name drawn from the 19th-century lighthouse on the … Read more Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

Well-heeled flyers can breathe a sigh of relief – they can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates’ A380 first-class cabins. But the good news doesn’t end there – the lounge bar service is also resuming and from November 1 Emirates’ signature dining service restarts.  Emirates says that its celebrated A380 onboard lounge and … Read more Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations have been revealed – and it’s Bali that takes the No1 spot. To draw up the ranking researchers turned to Pinterest, which many couples use for wedding planning, and analysed tens of thousands of boards dedicated to honeymoons. They calculated the most wished-for places for a post-wedding getaway … Read more The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

When it comes to afternoon teas, the British are sticklers for convention. But not all the time, as we show here, with a mouthwatering selection of themed offerings including a Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at London‘s One Aldwych hotel and a science tea at The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington that includes jams … Read more Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era

Passport, ticket… Covid-19 negative test result: How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era Check to see if you need proof that you’re free of Covid-19 before travelling  Free NHS tests are for those with Covid symptoms, not people going on holiday Some countries allow you to avoid pre-flight tests by … Read more How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era

Will any ski slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week his advice is directed at issues around ski holidays, Covid-testing for international travel and flight refunds.  Q. Is there anywhere you would recommend for a ski holiday this year? Or do you think I should give up on the idea given the … Read more Will any ski slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

Will any slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week his advice is directed at issues around ski holidays, Covid-testing for international travel and flight refunds.  Q. Is there anywhere you would recommend for a ski holiday this year? Or do you think I should give up on the idea given the … Read more Will any slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

Covid study: Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial United aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’

Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’ – even if they’re FULL – according to a Department of Defense study carried out on United planes It’s claimed the study is the ‘most comprehensive on cabin airflow done to date’  Tests were conducted over 38 hours of flight time and 45 hours on the … Read more Covid study: Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial United aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’