Essex rediscovered: ghosts and falcons on a rural ride

A cycle through countryside, on the trail of a great nature writer and the elusive peregrine falcon, offers fresh insights into Essex’s ‘dark mystery’.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Take the kids to … the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Chocks Away! This huge, family-friendly museum is packed with jets and helicopters that children can climb into – and an exhibition on women aviators

São Tomé & Príncipe: a travel adventure that’s great, green and diverse

A remote, eco-friendly trip reveals a plantation house that’s now a hotel on the smaller of these two islands off the west Africa coast. Hopes are high it will bring jobs and highlight the captivating wildlife

Street art adds gloss to Cape Town’s boho Woodstock area

This youthful and bohemian neighbourhood and foodie hotspot has become an open air gallery for giant, colourful murals