Sarah Irving

Dumfries and Galloway: the 'Cornwall of the North'

Palm trees growing in a mild climate, superb local and traditional food, and a fantastically warm welcome in some truly special hotels and B&Bs. Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway Read the guide

Bethlehem: a warm welcome in the birthplace of Christ

Bethlehem is best known as the setting for the Christmas story, but this ancient city is also home to modern, vibrant culture, great (and ethical) shopping and good food Read the guide

London for vegetarians

London isn't a difficult place to find good vegetarian food, but veggie holidaymakers still want to find places that really cater to their needs. Here are a few suggestions... Read the guide

Akka: city out of time

The coast of Galilee is where cultures meet and history echoes through the stone streets of Arab Acre (Akka) and the chic cafes of Haifa Read the guide

Siena: Tuscan treasures

The ancient city of Siena has spectacular culture, wonderful food and a quiet contentment - all of which make it an absorbing but relaxing getaway Read the guide