Colin Baird

Zadar, Croatia: the secret is out

Take a rowing boat to Zadar's old town and discover medieval loveliness, Roman ruins, fine dining and an organ played by the Adriatic Sea! Read the guide

Cycling around Scotland's longest loch: Loch Awe

Enjoy the solitude of Loch Awe's single track road, stand in the spot where Scotland's first king was inaugurated and stay in a gourmet Bed and Breakfast with views of ancient standing stones Read the guide

Cycle from the Southern to the Central Highlands, Scotland

Cycle Scotland's most notorious mountain pass, visit a romantic castle, tour a whisky distillery, ride a steam train, and enjoy some of the best scenery in the country Read the guide

Piran: Slovenia's loveliest coastal town

Imagine what the Adriatic coastal town of your dreams will look like. Chances are it will be something like Piran. Venetian architecture, sea views, Italian inspired cooking, a nearby spa resort... Read the guide

Tangier for first timers

Hire a local guide to help you navigate the medina, sleep in a converted riad, enjoy Tangier cooking at its finest and sample the mint tea in legendary caf├ęs Read the guide