By fiona.duncan

Boating on the backwaters of Kerala

You may think you've tried the best kinds of floating holidays - but nothing's quite as magical as drifting into a whole new dimension on Kerala's lakes and canals

Lake Garda's loveliest hotels

Close to the mountains and many of northern Italy’s greatest cities, Lake Garda has a range of accommodation to suit everyone, from modest pensions to upmarket villas

Good value Venice hotels

Visitors to Venice are frequently disappointed by their accommodation - but these recommendations for great places to stay will make sure you avoid that sinking feeling