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
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
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
by Jon Bigg
Sunbathe, climb & dive all on the same day? On Railay Beach majestic limestone cliffs punch through soft sand. With 500+ bolted routes, great diving & numerous chill-out bars, nowhere else competes.
One of the best beach destinations in the Canary Islands, the sun shines almost every day in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
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
Visit Antarctica, a stunning part of the world barely touched by man, and come away with the memories and pictures that other people only dream about
Antigua is the perfect place to escape the shops, the crowds and spend Christmas on the beach...
After taking my 15 month old to child-friendly Bandos Island, I find out the Maldives is not just a paradise for honeymooners, it's a paradise for young children too
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