Joan Lewis

A journey around the south of England

When summer arrived we always headed for Europe. This time we forsook France and headed for a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, by way of Dover and Kent Read the guide

Golden rewards in Cordoba and Cadiz

A pilgrimage by train from Barcelona to the mosque at Cordoba reaps a golden surprise. Then on to Cadiz, where the gold-domed cathedral looks down over a very different city Read the guide

Lion in wait in the Kalahari: a South African safari

There may be over 440 Kalahari lions in South Africa and Botswana's Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, but they proved elusive for much of our stay. Luckily, other wildlife was far more obliging... Read the guide

Drive time: from the Cape to the Kalahari

Leaving the buzz of Cape Town behind, we set out on a road trip to the Kalahari desert – passing through Cape Dutch villages, fields of wild flowers at Namaqualand and vineyards around Upington Read the guide

Bridge that gap in the south of France

Head to Millau and Nimes in the south of France to visit two world-class bridges that are two hours and a couple of thousand years apart - and sample some very fine food along the way. Here's how... Read the guide