Travel review: A natural high in Switzerland

If you need a blast of the great outdoors, head to Switzerland says Adam Jacot de Boinod, but just make sure you pack your head for heights.

Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

View down the Royal Mile from the Old Town Chambers.

Travel review: Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

The Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh castle to Holyrood Palace, but is it possible to discover the heart of the city on one of its most famous streets? Sarah Freeman finds out.

Mountain reflections in Svalbard. PIC: PA

Travel review: -30C and a pioneering voyage through the ice

Summer cruises are popular in the Arctic, but what about winter? Sarah Marshall braves minus 30C temperatures to embark on a pioneering voyage through the ice.

The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

The Sensimar Arona Gran Hotel and Spa, Tenerife.

TRAVEL REVIEW: Tenerife - the perfect place for an idyllic winter escape

As the nights darken and the air grows crisp, a yearning for the heat of the sun becomes something of a British past time.

New traffic lights will be introduced to a section of the M62 to aid congestion.

Traffic lights to be installed to ease congestion at busy M62 junction

Traffic lights are to be installed on one of the busiest motorway junctions to beat congestion.

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Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

PIC: Simon Hulme

Travel review: Culture, craft beers and celestial bars? It’s all possible on a weekend break in Leeds

Liz Ryan is wowed by the northern city’s rise in popularity - but is relieved to find the people are still down to earth.


Travel review: Oxford

From museums covering tens of thousands of years of arts, archaeology and natural history to pubs that inspired literary geniuses, Chris Burn gets an education in Oxford.

Paddle boarder at sunset on Heron Island, Australia. PIC: PA

Travel review: Great Barrier Reef - Australia’s biggest tourist attraction

With Blue Planet II proving another TV ratings winner, Sarah Marshall visits the world’s largest coral reef and Australia’s biggest tourist attraction.

Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

The National Space Centre is a great day out for young and old.

Travel review: Science, nature and luxury in Leicestershire

It's now the last resting place of King Richard III, but the county offers much more than just history, Steve Bambridge finds.

Black Rocks cave in St Helena. PIC: PA

Travel review: Remote St Helena opens up to the world

Remote St Helena was where Napoleon was exiled, but with its own airport could it become the ultimate long-haul destination asks Claire Spreadbury.

An aerial view of the park.

Travel: Caravanning in style

Rob Hollingworth and his family take in the history, heritage and tranquility amid a backdrop of stunning hills and countryside

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Keswick is a short drive from the Lingholm estate.

Travel review: Luxury break in Lake District

Nick Westby and his young family follow in Beatrix’s footsteps on a luxury weekend break in the heart of the Lake District.

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The Black Swan Hotel

Travel: Delightful dog friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Daniel Bailey takes his pampered pet pooch to the delightful town of Helmsley for a weekend of walking, relaxation and fabulous food.

Jess Gibson on her travels (copyright: The Travelista)

Meet the Yorkshire blogger who gets paid to travel the world

Posting envy-inducing Instagram snaps from exotic locations, she's living a life many of us can only dream about.
The New York skyline from the dinner cruise

Travel review: Taking my first bite out of the Big Apple

They call it the city that never sleeps.
An all-weather day dress - 
For sightseeing come rain or shine, preferably in easy-dry cotton, and something that looks good worn by itself on warmer days, or teamed with leggings, jeans or capris when it's cooler. Choose a throw-on-and-go style.
Rails Lydia stripe dress, �160, available at, with a selection at Whites in Harrogate.

The 10 key fashion pieces you need for a city break

Clever choices of clothing and accessories can improve the experience of even the most luxurious city break. Stephanie Smith picks out key pieces.

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