By Gill.Charlton

Lamu: an East African beach idyll

Authentic, laidback and not too scary for first-timers to Africa, the Kenyan island of Lamu has deserted sandy beaches, offshore reefs and a proud Swahili culture to explore

A walk on the wild side of Cornwall

Leave Newquay, Perranporth and St Ives to the crowds and head into the real Cornwall. Exploring the Lizard and Land’s End peninsulas is like turning the clock back to an earlier age of holidaymaking