Growing up, saxophonist YolanDa Brown’s Jamaican parents always told her their homeland was like paradise – and the food, beaches, culture and music were everything she’d dreamed of
It’s possible to escape the Balearic island’s hotspots for splendid isolation amid secret coves and pristine bays – just be prepared to walk or swim there
From opera to sand sculptures and morris dancing to Madness, there’s loads of festival fun to be had on or near the beach this summer
Fifty years on from the Summer of Love, here are some laid-back spots around the world where it’s still possible to turn up and drop out
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.
A week exploring France’s Mediterranean coast offers a touring holiday without a bus, a sailing trip without millionaire prices, and Riviera beaches without crowds.
Croatia’s capital is bursting with good-value places to eat and drink. And new flights from the UK have made getting there cheaper too