Expert, Claudia Flisi, recommends the most relaxing thermal spas and springs in Italy's Lazio region.
Newcastle might not be your first choice for a min-break destination, but bear with us while we talk you through why it's worth adding to your short list.
That about sums up my trip to Wales – genuine and inspirational. There is a graciousness about the country that was felt everywhere. From the gardens to the hotels you could feel the welcome and it was so hard to leave because of it.
'Levada' translates to 'carriage way', but more literally they're canal ways, used to direct and distribute rain water around the island. There are about 2500kms worth of levadas dug into the island, and much of that length has walking routes beside it.
Even though La Gomera is the second smallest of Spain's Canary Islands, it's said that you could walk its trails for two weeks without tracing your steps.
Riding expert Claudia Flisi recommends her recent horse riding trip to Iceland.
Clear water, sheltered bays and plenty of marine life make Lanzarote a great choice for training. Experienced divers can find greater depths relatively close to shore and there are wrecks ranging from shallow to technical diving depths. It's warm too!
If I shout Edinburgh, you might shout festival. But while Edinburgh has the characteristics of a bestseller during August, when visitors flock to frolic in the festivities, it is definitely a classic in the grand scheme of things: timeless, mysterious and
In just seven nights in the Spanish Med. you can visit Barcelona and see the Gaudis, have a night in Ibiza, soak up sun in Malaga, drop in on Gibraltar's rock and monkeys and relax on some of Spain's nicest beaches near Palma.
This high level route from Argentier to Zermat is a must for all those who enjoy mountains and have the skills to cross glaciers with the hidden dangers of crevasses.