Joan Lewis

An artful off season trip to the South of France

If you are looking for a short break out of season, why not follow in the footsteps of so many famous European painters, and head for Languedoc Roussillon in the South of France Read the guide

Taking the slow train from Jo'burg to Cape Town

Travelling by train within South Africa can be a great,safe and relaxing way to see the magnificent scenery. But don't expect everything to be plain sailing. Read the guide

In search of the "real" Jamaica: Negril

Searching for the "real" Jamaica, we found the perfect compromise on the edge of Negril's finest sands Read the guide

Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a stylish winter break

Travel east from Montego Bay and you will discover a number of exclusive resorts hugging the coastline. Keen to get a taste of Jamaica, I sampled two of them to find out what they had to offer Read the guide

Lodeve: gateway to the Mediterranean

It's spring, and sleepy Lodeve is stirring, as visitors head for this corner of Southern France. Billed as the gateway to the Mediterranean, it's quite unique, and definitely worth stopping by Read the guide