Ben Bouckley

On the road in Bali

Two wheels and an engine make for an exhilarating means of getting off the beaten track in Bali and learning more about the island and its people Read the guide

Stockholm on ice

An underrated venue for weekend breaks away, Stockholm (the ‘Queen of the Baltic’) boasts a lively Viking heritage, buzzing arts scene and suggestive café culture Read the guide

Perpignan: journey to the centre of the Earth

Perpignan is the kind of city people tend to come across by accident - and once they do, they discover that in some respects it's like a bijou Barcelona Read the guide

Lombok: a dragon apparent

From man-eating Komodo dragons to Mount Kelimutu’s coloured crater lakes, a speculative sea voyage from Lombok to Flores demands a sense of humour as well as stout sea and land legs Read the guide