Sidestep big cities and theme parks to explore a bridge leading nowhere, great galleries, steaming volcanoes and outposts of US history
Science, technology, art or history … readers recommend fun and educational museums around the country in time for half-term
The dazzling colours and great food of Greece’s famous islands extend to these lesser-known sand-fringed destinations, which boast wonderful places to stay – especially for late- or out-of-season breaks
These Adriatic islets, many sparsely populated and little visited, are perfect for boat rides, great walking trails, lovely beaches and the odd bit of culture
Chile has a wealth of beautiful landscapes beyond the iconic regions of Patagonia and Atacama.
Forget big names such as Kew and Versailles, these almost-secret gardens around the world are worth tracking down, for lovers of horticulture, sculpture – and the bizarre
From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes
Classic trains such as the Orient Express and Trans-Siberian have the name and the fame, but there are hundreds of lesser-known – and more-affordable – rail journeys that are their equal when it comes to stunning scenery
Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archaeological marvels? Here are 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds
These national parks offer extraordinary landscapes and wildlife – and far fewer tourists than the continent’s more famous beauty spots.