Lucy Oates

Rest, relaxation and restaurants in unspoilt Alvor

The village of Alvor in the Algarve is charmingly unspoilt. Unlike some of its larger neighbours along the coast, it has retained its unique character and friendly feel Read the guide

Australia: a perfect wedding venue

Chilling out in Sydney, exploring the beautiful Blue Mountains, and exchanging vows in an idyllic country house setting - it all added up to the dream wedding Read the guide

Outdoor adventures in Queensland, Australia

Queensland is a nature lovers' paradise that gives visitors access to two World Heritage-listed wonders of the natural world - Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef Read the guide

Explore the untamed landscapes of Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Mass tourism has reached the once remote and inaccessible Cape Verdean island of Boa Vista but, for the time being at least, it remains refreshingly unspoilt and largely undeveloped Read the guide

Immerse yourself in the heady chaos of Marrakech

Often referred to as the Red City because of the imposing rose-hued walls that encircle its ancient medina, Marrakech is an assault on the senses. Read the guide