Take the kids to … the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

The Tudor warship that sank in the Solent in 1545 – and was raised 35 years ago today – is beautifully presented within its revamped setting and comes with fantastic artefacts and hands-on activities

St Helena’s airport finally ready for touchdown

Flights to one of the most isolated islands in the world start this week, heralding a rise in tourists for the British overseas territory, whether it’s ready for them or not

Montevideo, the other city of tango

Though Buenos Aires gets all the limelight, tango evolved in both Uruguay and Argentina, and it was in the former’s capital that the genre’s most famous song was written. This year Montevideo is celebrating its centenary in style

A river-swimmer’s paradise in the heart of England

It may be plain old open-water swimming rather than a wild adventure but the tranquil rivers near Oundle and Olney, in the south Midlands, have plenty of pulling power

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!