Joan Lewis

The South of France: Herault for happy family holidays

If you are looking for a quiet spot to chill out in France but worry about keeping the kids happy, head for Herault in the Languedoc, where you are sure to find something to please everybody Read the guide

Ski-less in Wengen and Murren, Switzerland

High up in the Bernese Oberland lie the villages of Wengen and Murren, long time favourites of British skiers. Even if you don't ski, this snowy paradise is well worth a visit Read the guide

Montpellier - a Christmas market with a French accent

Why not take the family for a winter break in Montpellier, and add some French flair to your Christmas shopping at the "marche de noel"? You'll find lots of other child friendly things to do here too Read the guide

Cape Town Picnics you'll never forget

If it's summer in Cape Town, then think "picnics". You don't even need to pack your own hamper. Here's where to go to set down your rug 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