Colin Baird

Spas, castles and trains - daytrip from Bratislava, Slovakia

A day out on Slovakian Railways, dining in the restaurant car, visiting Spa Island and Trenčín Castle Read the guide

Mountains and Ginger Monkeys- Ždiar, Slovakia

The Ginger Monkey hostel in Ždiar is a fun and sociable base for exploring Slovakia’s High Tatras mountains Read the guide

The alternative Prague: Olomouc

Olomouc with its old town square, cobblestones and astronomical clock is like Prague, but without the crowds Read the guide

Prague’s grand cafés

Experience the elegant café culture of a bygone era in the best of Prague’s sumptuous grand cafés Read the guide

To Morocco without flying

You can travel to Morocco from the UK or anywhere in Europe without the need to fly. This guide shows you how to do it from London in about two days Read the guide