Lured to south-east Asia by his love of Taiwanese squishy steamed bread, our writer finds a dazzling array of edibles on offer in Taipei’s markets
Plunge into a world of soothing saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms with our pick of hot spots with character but without the whopping spa resort prices
From the town that inspires Stephen King to Hannibal Lecter’s stamping grounds, or the eeriest of Essex islands, here’s our pick of 10 frighteningly good real-life film sets
Ahead of the BBC’s new David Attenborough series Planet Blue II, we pick 10 trips that explore the oceans, from diving the Pacific’s ‘underwater Serengeti’ to reef conservation in Belize and kayaking in Komodo
From giant elephants by the Loire to Stax of soul in Helsinki, there are cultural celebrations to suit all tastes across the continent
It’s possible to escape the Balearic island’s hotspots for splendid isolation amid secret coves and pristine bays – just be prepared to walk or swim there
From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.