Learning to sail on the Côte d’Azur

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.

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

San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love

The scent of marijuana still lingers in the air, but what about rebellion? Half a century on from the year the world was told to turn on, tune in and drop out, we revisit the birthplace of 60s counterculture