Family cycling trails in the UK: readers’ tips

What better way to explore the UK than on a bike ride? From Morecambe Bay to the Mendips, here are our readers’ favourite family cycle trails

Get stuffed in Mauritius … on dholl puri, the perfect savoury pancake

Grab a seat at Dewa & Sons – purveyor of Mauritius’s favourite street food snack – and prepare to get messy.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

‘Forget Miami, Edinburgh has the best beach’: Irvine Welsh and others on their favourite coastline

From solitary dips to teenage trysts, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Barry, Kamila Shamsie, Cerys Matthews and Emma Jane Unsworth tell the stories behind the beaches they love

The xx’s Romy Madley Croft: my favourite places in Reykjavik

The xx recorded parts of the I See You album in Reykjavik. It was so inspiring they’re holding the Night + Day Iceland festival there in July. Here, the singer-guitarist reveals the band’s city highlights

Favourite UK coastal walks

From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.