Aoife O'Riordain

Hopping round the Aeolian Islands

Think island-hopping and you tend to think Greece - but it's just as much fun in Italy, where it's the perfect way to discover the diverse charms of the seven Aeolian Islands Read the guide

Pantelleria: Italy’s secret island

Enjoy a unique slice of la dolce vita closer to Africa than Italy, on the A-list island of Pantelleria Read the guide

Going with the flow in Laos

A cruise down the river Mekong in Laos is the perfect introduction to this gentle country, which many people believe still retains the essence of southeast Asia Read the guide