Little Petra: exploring the tastes and traditions of ‘the real Jordan’

A new initiative from a husband-and-wife team offers the chance to venture into the desert beyond Jordan’s most iconic site, in the company of local people

France road trip: Lyon to Nice

This two-week route through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes takes in gorgeous farmhouse stays, camping and kayaking, lavender fields and finally the Med

Discovering Dartmoor: on patrol with the landscape detective

Relics of ancient Britain surround us, from bronze age burial mounds to stone rows older than the Pyramids. They may be easy to miss but look closely and you can read the story of the past in today’s countryside

Party in the sea – between the Isles of Scilly

The Low Tide Event is the ultimate pop-up, a mini festival held only twice a year when the sea recedes far enough to expose a sandbank linking Tresco and Bryher

The best of the UK seaside

Nostalgia, beaches and ice-cream come together in perfect harmony as 12 authors and locals choose their favourite places on the UK coast, with places to stay

10 of the best new summer activity holidays in the Alps

From ziplines in Switzerland to walking holidays in Italy and France, plus mountain bike breaks and an outdoor festival, the Alps are worth a ‘peak’ this summer

Getting Bleaker: penguins, pens and finding inspiration in the Falkland Islands

In search of solitude, Nell Stevens headed for the isolation of Bleaker Island to finish her first book but what she discovered changed her plans – for the better