Nicki Grihault

Get the Dubai dune bug

Spending a night in the dunes of Dubai is the ideal way for first-timers to get a taste of desert adventures Read the guide

The grace and grit of St Petersburg

Few cities match the classical elegance of St Petersburg, built on a grand, romantic scale, with extravagant palaces, ornate churches and millions of artworks Read the guide

Dominican Republic: an island on the up

Forget the all-inclusive reputation - the Dominican Republic now has some pretty hip hotels just waiting to be discovered Read the guide

Eco-adventure in Mauritius

Away from its famous beaches, Mauritius offers adventure aplenty, from quad biking through a deer park to trekking up mountains and ziplining across rivers Read the guide

A yoga retreat in Sri Lanka

Ulpotha village, in the mountainous heartland of Sri Lanka, is the place to go to discover extreme yoga and enjoy a barefoot, sarong-clad break Read the guide