Judith Baker

Montserrat – the Caribbean Emerald Isle rises from the ashes

A visit to the tiny island of Montserrat gives a glimpse of a totally unspoilt Caribbean, as well as the chance to experience life in the shadow of an active volcano Read the guide

Henna Nights: India with the girls

Shopping, massage, henna tattoos, restaurants, yoga, romantic views… Rajasthan has it all for a group of women travellers – and a homestay, living with locals, is a safe and friendly way to see it Read the guide

Ethiopia's magical history tour

Largely ignored by tourists, Ethiopia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and a wealth of fascinating cultural sights that reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations Read the guide

Marley's ghost: on the Jamaican reggae legend trail

Following a Bob Marley trail through Jamaica takes in the colourful capital, a lively beach resort and the fabulous countryside in between Read the guide

A midsummer night's dream in Vilnius

Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009 Read the guide