Standup paddleboarding off Scotland’s wild west coast

A new SUP and digital detox break on this beautiful coast means switching the smartphone off and focusing on the meditative pull of a paddle and the rhythm of the sea

Valletta on view: Malta’s capital shows off its cultural side

With a new flagship gallery and music galore, the 2018 joint European Capital of Culture is putting on more than enough exciting events to shake off its pretty-but-sleepy tag

A local’s guide to Australia’s Gold Coast: 10 top tips

As the Commonwealth Games get under way in this sunny Queensland city, an insider offers tips on what to see and do – and where to eat and drink – away from the sporting action

A wander near Ronda: Spain’s empty quarter

Andalucía’s first parque natural is pretty unknown, yet Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning wild place of peaks, gorges, hilltop villages and vultures

Younger at heart: Madeira’s makeover

Madeira is known for its year-round warmth and relaxing vibe. But visitors are now going there in search of thrills

A local’s guide to Perth, Western Australia

As Qantas launches London-Perth, the first non-stop flights between the UK and Australia, Anna Reece of the Perth Festival picks her favourite cultural venues, restaurants, bars and beaches in the city

Brunel and beyond: a walk around historic Bristol

With the city’s much-anticipated Brunel museum opening, take a stroll around the streets, waterways and engineering wonders that define Bristol’s heritage