10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite

Vejle Center Hotel

This blog piece should bring some wind to the sails of even the most cynical traveller. I was meant to be staying at the Vejle Center Hotel in Velje, Denmark today. But my plane from Stornoway was delayed by 4 hours and 20 minutes because of a faulty set of stairs (Logan Air for you),Continue reading “Vejle Center Hotel”

10 of Canada’s best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? Here are 10 lesser-known wildernesses.

Guernica: the town that became a symbol for peace

Eighty years since bombs devastated it – and as a new exhibition opens in Madrid displaying Picasso’s fabled artwork – the Basque town is a proud advocate of peace, as well as gateway to a region of lush hills and wild Atlantic coast

North-west frontier: mountains, lochs and art in Durness, Scotland

The highlands county of Sutherland is among western Europe’s least-populated areas, with epic vistas of fells, wild coast, and some surprising cultural treats, too