Northern Spain road trip: pull over for pintxos

There’s great food and striking design on the route from the Basque country to Galicia, taking in boutique hotels and beautiful beaches

A local’s guide to Copenhagen: 10 top tips

The best way to get a handle on the Danish capital’s alluring mix of old and modern design, and its eclectic range of bars and restaurants, is on two wheels

A local’s guide to Edinburgh: 10 top tips

The Scottish capital’s big draw is its festivals but the quieter corners are alive year round – with stylish cafes and bistros, moody bars and thriving art spaces

Fray Bentos: a town in Uruguay – not just a meat pie

The sleepy town was once home to the food brand that began in 1863 and the industrial landscape is now a world heritage site.

Blazing paddles: the high art of packrafting – in Snowdonia

With an inflatable raft on your back, adventure beckons on a journey amid Welsh hills and across ‘any body of water’

10 of the best wilderness holidays in Scotland

Scotland represents Britain at its most rugged. We pick 10 great ways to explore its islands, glens and lochs – from vintage campers to bikes, kayaks and barges

Caledonian cruising: a boating break in scenic Scotland

A novice sailor finds herself at the helm of a 43ft motor launch cruising up the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness, fuelled by single malts, mountain views and hearty meals