Trevor Claringbold

Sharjah: culture capital of the UAE

With a superb position on the Arabian Gulf, Sharjah is fast becoming a fashionable destination for a relaxing break. But it also has plenty to offer the culturally-inspired traveller Read the guide

Windermere: loveliest of lakes

The English Lake District is full of dramatic scenery and stunning waterways, none more popular than the jewel of the southern Lakes: Windermere Read the guide

Going solo in northern Uganda

Uganda isn't exactly a typical tourist destination - but if you want to see the real Africa, it has some remote and beautiful areas to explore Read the guide

Ravenna: capital of mosaics

Often overshadowed by Italy’s better-known cities, Ravenna is one of the most amazing cultural centres you will ever visit Read the guide

Cancun: Mexico’s Caribbean paradise

Forget images of tumbleweed blowing across the desert: Cancun is the modern, sophisticated face of Mexican tourism - and it’s wonderful Read the guide