Winter sun getaways

Superb beaches and cuisine, and no sign of UK gloom … Here are bright, warm spots from the Algarve to Thailand and the Caribbean. Hammocks optional

10 of the best views, festivals and events for the US total solar eclipse

Planning a trip in search of totality on 21 August in the US? Our guide provides advice on vantage points and events along the Oregon-to-South Carolina viewing corridor, plus tips on places to stay

Renewables roadshow: how Broken Hill went from mining to drag queens and solar farms

The home of BHP and Mad Max can now take credit for kickstarting the large-scale solar industry in Australia

The Cyclades of Greece

The Cyclades are the picture-perfect Greek islands where whitewashed villages tumble down to azure bays. Explore the famous islands such as Mykonos and Santorini and smaller islands too. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/12/greek-island-holiday-guide-the-cyclades

Top 10 pensions and guesthouses on a budget in Tuscany

For lovers of Tuscany, here are 10 places to stay that won’t break the bank. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/04/top-10-pensiones-guesthouses-budget-tuscany