David Cawley

Finnish Lapland: an affordable winter wonderland

For affordable and uncrowded ski slopes, travel to Levi in Finnish Lapland where you can stay in an ice hotel and spot the Northern Lights Read the guide

Going slow on the Shropshire Union Canal

Hiring a narrow boat for a trip along Britain's canals is a lovely, leisurely way to holiday, and the Shropshire Union Canal is one of the best to go for - as long as you're not too superstitious... Read the guide

Blazing saddles: cycling through Malawi

Tears, tantrums, sunstroke, diarrhoea, cuts, bruises, and a fractured arm – and it was only day two of a week's pedalling along the shores of Lake Malawi Read the guide

Lights, camera, Almeria!

Head for southern Spain to discover how one small, dusty corner of Andalucía has played a large part in Hollywood history Read the guide

On the slopes in Slovakia

The High Tatras mountain range of northern Slovakia is an outdoor destination for all seasons, and proves that size isn’t everything Read the guide