Phil Cornelius

The polar bears of Churchill

Every year, as the ice freezes on Hudson Bay, polar bears gather near the town of Churchill in northern Canada. On my first day, I saw 10 or 12 of them – plus an abundance of other arctic wildlife Read the guide

Mountain adventures in Slovakia

If you love getting active in the great oudoors, you'll be spoilt for choice in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains. Hike, bike, climb, ski and raft to your heart's content - then chill out in a grand hotel Read the guide

Stylish, civilised Sitges

It's described as Spain's St Tropez, but Sitges – half an hour from Barcelona – is richer culturally. With its museums, churches, modern art and Catalan cuisine, it's ideal for a quality short break Read the guide

Thrills and chills in Slovakia

At Aquacity, in Slovakia, you can hit the flumes, tubes and jets of the giant water park, take to the ski slopes and woodland trails, or experience sub-zero temperatures in the cryotherapy chamber Read the guide

Antarctica: the white continent

A pristine wilderness at the end of the world, Antarctica is truly a destination like no other - and setting foot on this empty continent is truly an emotional moment Read the guide