Fran Martell

Seeing stars in Santorini

The Greek island of Santorini had its heart torn out by a gigantic volcano in ancient times. Now it offers a warm welcome to visitors including Hollywood celebrities Read the guide

Chilling out in Crete

Once a backpacker secret, the beach resort of Georgioupolis in Crete is a great place to relax, but also offers wonderful opportunities to explore traditional villages and spectacular mountain scenery Read the guide

Spa treats in Crete

Crete, once a magnet for backpackers, now has a selection of luxury resorts offering world-class spa and wellness facilities Read the guide

Ho Chi Minh City: a fresh taste of the east

Vietnam now offers the traditional attractions of the East alongside modern restaurants, bars and accommodation, as the country bids to become the new Thailand Read the guide

Queensland: activity central

North Queensland is a fabulous tropical playground, with so much to see and explore you couldn’t fit it into a lifetime Read the guide