David Stuart Ryan

Kovalam: the calm of southern India

This world-famous trio of beaches in Kerala, southern India, has working fishermen, a laid-back lifestyle and a varied selection of hotels from the basic to the super luxurious. Read the guide

On the road in Florida - your guide to the sunspots

It's living the American dream, constantly on the move searching out the next delight just around the corner. Rent a car and you can cover an amazing amount of Florida in just two or three weeks Read the guide

Los Angeles - a taste of the delights that await you

From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores. Read the guide

"San Francisco people are never boring"

The eight-mile ride from Oakland to San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge is your introduction to a breathtaking city that defies all classifications. Like its inhabitants, it's full of surprises Read the guide

Surfin' USA: the beaches of San Diego

The wild coast of California, with its long white sands, surfers and never-ending breakers, is familiar from song lyrics and movies. To experience it for real, check out these four San Diego beaches Read the guide