When weather caused havoc across the UK, some hardy souls embraced the cold by going for a (quick) dip.
The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in
The run-up to the big day doesn’t have to be all shopping malls and panto: we pick cool, offbeat and cultural events and gift-buying opportunities across the capital
Yellowstone national park, in the Rocky Mountains, is special even in the winter time.