Louise Roddon

La Gomera: emerald of the Canary Islands

Set in an azure sea just to the west of Tenerife is a peaceful nature-lover’s haven, an island of rainforest trails, dramatic gorges, low-key resorts and unspoilt villages. Welcome to La Gomera Read the guide

A perfect day in Capri… on the cheap

With its designer shops and fashionable bars, beautiful Capri is a favourite with the rich and famous – but a holiday there need not cost the earth. Here’s how to plan a day while saving your euros Read the guide

Unspoilt charm in north Tenerife

Away from the raucous, beach-based fun that draws most people to Tenerife is a tranquil world of heritage towns, rustic cuisine and eerie volcanic landscapes. The secret? Head north Read the guide

Holidays for tricky teenagers

On holiday, adolescents are notoriously hard to please. Any ideas? From surfing in Cornwall and cookery in France to cycling in Bangkok, here are five activity breaks with sufficient cool quotient Read the guide

Rimini: hip hotels, beaches and bling

Once derided as the Blackpool of Italy, Rimini is making waves as the buzzy party resort of the Adriatic. Yet, with its miles of golden sands and historic centre, it has more to offer than clubbing Read the guide