UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

Crossing three national parks and the Pennines, it goes without saying that this one-week route is a stunner, from Scarborough all the way to the Lake District

‘Burgundy is pastoral, like a Constable painting – I love it’: actor Lambert Wilson

The star of the new Cousteau film, The Odyssey, loves the area’s food and waterways. Its chateaux and abbeys are worth a look, too!

Once upon a time in … Efteling theme park, the Netherlands

The traditional, fairytale-themed amusement park features elves, trolls and talking parrots, and its woodland setting and new hotel make it ideal for a family holiday

10 of the best things to do in Pisa

A €30m redevelopment has funded the revamp of many of this walkable Italian city’s main attractions – including its tower – and there are great bars, restaurants and hotels to relax in after the sightseeing

Southend-on-Sea: the arty way is Essex

Paul O’Grady obviously hasn’t visited Southend for a while … The resort where the East End still goes for old-fashioned seaside fun now has a thriving arts scene, too

Spain road trip: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Plains, mountains, a dramatic coastline and pit stops for great food and wine punctuate this two-week route between the national and Galician capitals

Campaign against Trump’s threat to US national monuments gathers pace

Activists are ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the US president’s order, which puts 27 US parks at risk of losing their protected status