Johanna Bradley

Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve

As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic Read the guide

A heroine's view of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Like Tess in Freya North's novel "Secrets" I love Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Victorian architecture, cliff top walks, Italian gardens that meander down to the beach, a pier, cliff lift- what more do I need? Read the guide

Hartlepool, Tall Ships and great expectations!

Fine cuisine in the marina, sea views,long,sandy beaches and a warm North-East welcome await you in Hartlepool, host port for the final leg of the Tall Ships Races in 2010. Read the guide

A green visit to North Yorkshire's prettiest villages

Stepping stones, cascading water, ducks under the bridge-English village life at its very best. Add in a great pub or two and you have the perfect getaway; and you can help save the environment too! Read the guide

Tempting Tavira: an Algarve gem

On Portugal's Algarve coast, pretty Tavira is a place to stroll around, sit at waterside cafes, eat pastries and watch the boats bob. It's also holiday heaven for beach-lovers. Read the guide