By Jeannine.Williamson

Big hair days in buzzing Baltimore

The spotlight may be on Washington DC but there’s much more to discover in America’s Capital Region. Laidback Baltimore offers quirky year-round attractions and in June the buzzword is Honfest.

The Seychelles: a piece of paradise on a plate

A perfect picture-postcard beach, private villa and your very own butler all add up to paradise found in the Seychelles. With a bit of practice, it’s surprisingly easy to get used to a life of luxe

Swimming with piranhas in Ecuador

Deep in the jungle of Ecuador is a community-run, lakeside lodge in Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve where the local wildlife includes 568 species of birds

Answering the call of the wild in Canada

Take a walk on the wild side in the Canadian wilderness of Manitoulin, the world’s largest freshwater island, where the First Nations people share their culture and traditions first-hand

Swimming with Elvis in Florida

The Florida Keys offer fresh and unforgettable experiences, even for seasoned visitors to the USA. A world away from Disney and Miami’s glitzy South Beach, they have a magnetism all of their own

Paddle your own canoe down the mighty Mississippi

From sleeping in shotgun shacks virtually unchanged since cotton-pickin’ days to living with nature on the legendary Ol' Man River, Mississippi is a world away from America’s better-known states

Making tracks in Tunisia

Tunisia is big on sights, but most visitors head for well-known resorts such as Port El Kantaoui. A wonderfully different world awaits intrepid travellers who head for the northern hills

Counting sheep in Iceland

Icelandic horses have remained unchanged since Viking times and hold a special place in the hearts of Icelanders, remaining one of the best ways of exploring the rugged landscape

Enrich the senses in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna: an Italian designer, a vintage wine or maybe even a type of cheese? Some might wonder, because this part of central Italy is not on the typical tourist circuit

Warm to Andorra in summertime

Many people think of the tiny principality of Andorra, hidden on the border between France and Spain, as a ski destination. But there are plenty of pastures new to explore when the snow melts

Bar-hop and boogie in Belgrade

Partied your way around Europe and looking for somewhere new to strut your stuff? Try a big night out, or two, in Belgrade

Going with the flow through Europe

Cruising is the fastest growing travel sector, but if you fancy watching the world float by without the prospect of long-haul travel or days at sea a European river cruise is a great alternative

On the run in Budapest

The problem with short breaks is often just that - so much to see, but not enough time. Laszlo Varga is the man to meet if you want to hit the ground running in the Hungarian capital of Budapest