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"winter-sun" related travel guides

Venice Beach with Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains around the bay

Los Angeles - a taste of the delights that await you

by kozmik

Destination: Los Angeles

From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores.

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Camps Bay beach, with The Bay Hotel in the background

Camps Bay: a relaxed way to see Cape Town

Destination: Camps Bay

If you like the idea of being able to access Cape Town’s sights, bars and restaurants, but don’t want to stay in a city, then Camps Bay, just 10 minutes from the centre, makes a relaxing alternative

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Relaxing in a hammock at Leybato

A slice of paradise in magical Leybato

by ademba

Destination: Gambia

A hidden oasis on the Gambian coast of west Africa, laid-back Leybato offers a cold drink and a comfy hammock around every corner

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On top of Table Mountain

From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth for a special celebration

Destination: Cape Town

A self-drive holiday for my husband's 60th, took us from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and combined adventure with luxury accommodation. The only problem...I needed a week longer everywhere we stayed!

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Terrace bar, Aigua Blava

A winter break on the Costa Brava

Destination: Costa Brava

When the nights draw in, the Costa Brava may not seem the obvious place for a break, but believe me it still has an awful lot to offer

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The Carousel

Montpellier - a Christmas market with a French accent

Destination: Montpellier

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

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Punta Cana Beach, Dominican Republic

Five of the best Caribbean beaches (each with a top hotel)

Destination: Caribbean

No need to wade through brochures and guidebooks. Here is my short cut to finding five appealing but affordable Caribbean hotels, all with direct access to a perfect beach that ticks all the boxes

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Maspalomas Dunes

Maspalomas: a nature reserve with a resort attached

Destination: Maspalomas

One of the best beach destinations in the Canary Islands, the sun shines almost every day in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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Zebra at waterhole

Walk on the wild side - a Kruger safari, South Africa

by zara

Destination: Kruger National Park

One of the world’s greatest game reserves, the Kruger offers good value self-drive safaris with numerous side activities to discover the park and its wildlife

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The museum

Auckland: a great city, not just a stopover

Destination: Auckland

Some visitors seem to see Auckland as the boring bit of New Zealand in between the airport and all those extreme sports opportunities, but it is a great holiday destination in its own right

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