Colin Baird

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

Paragliding in Slovenia

Ever wanted to try paragliding? Fairytale Lake Bled in Slovenia, with its many adventure operators, is the place to do it. To find out how it feels, and just how easy it is to arrange, read my guide Read the guide

The Blue Lagoon - Iceland's most visited attraction

No trip to Iceland would be complete without a few hours enjoying the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon Read the guide

Russia by rail: travel in style from St Petersburg to Moscow

Booking a cosy compartment on one of the many sleeper trains that run between St Petersburg and Moscow is a chance to relive the golden age of rail travel. And learn the rules of water polo... Read the guide

Lismore: a truly enchanting Scottish island

Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation Read the guide