The art of the al fresco feast
Food & drink

Outdoor communal dining hits different on holiday. Richard MacKichan and friends head for Menorca in search of the perfect conditions


Leaving behind the rail strikes of home, Jessica Burrell savours nothing more than a holiday-bound train. It is, she says, 'travel served neat'

The joy of international train travel

If this summer’s airport chaos is making you feel tense here are a few journey-smoothing selections to swear by

10 brands to make your travels easier

Venice of the North positively bursts with culture, especially in summer. That you can hop there on the train makes it all the more of a salve

Amsterdam: the perfect creative kickstart

Its captivating coastline has lured many over the centuries resulting in a land rich in history. Here's where to stay and soak up the best of it

History lovers: where to stay in Croatia

Multi-hyphenate jetsetter Iroshina Chua revels in the multi-hyphenate appeal of the dream castaway island

The Nautilus Maldives: truly a fantasy

It's the UK's most celebrated coastline, just the place for swimming, strolling, seal-spotting and seafood feasting. Here's where to bed down between aquatic adventures

Sea lovers: where to stay in Cornwall
Food & drink

The non-alcoholic spirits inspired by the Cornish coast have become a staple in some of our favourite hotel bars. We shared a glass with founder Alistair Frost

Raising spirits with the makers of Pentire Drinks
Food & drink

Brindos Lac & Chateau is the perfect diving-off point for a seafood-fuelled tour of south-west France

Making waves on the Côte Basque

Among the urban sprawl hotels are stepping up their spa game – ambient music to the ears of stressed-out city-breakers seeking serenity

The new wave of urban wellness

Writer, DJ and podcaster Kate Hutchinson was in LA to meet a very special guest. Thankfully the latest Proper outpost gave her a licence to thrill

Proper DTLA: star quality