Laura Dixon

Spain's best-kept secret: Tarifa

It’s exotic yet only a three-hour flight away, the beaches are long, and the living is easy – just try not to tell anyone else about Tarifa Read the guide

New York on a budget

Pricey hotels and a plummeting pound make a holiday in New York more expensive than it’s been for years. So try these tips to make your money go further Read the guide

Tagazhoute: a surf paradise in Morocco

Morocco’s premier surf destination, Tagazhoute is a return to how surfing should be - but with developers eyeing up the coast, it won't stay that way for ever... Read the guide

Touring Lisbon by sidecar

If Wallace and Gromit ever left the UK, this is how they'd tour round Lisbon. Forget the Wensleydale, though - this chic city is more interested in coffee, caipirinhas and custard tarts Read the guide

What's so hot about Iceland?

Collapsed banks, rude locals, an impossible language and less than tropical weather make Iceland seem like the holiday from hell. So what is the appeal? Read the guide