By lucydodsworth

A wine weekend in Sonoma

Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbour Napa, the Sonoma Valley is considered to be the birthplace of Californian wine-making.

Ten great New Zealand hostels

New Zealand is a great place to travel on a budget with its huge range of good-value backpacker hostels. And they're not just for students on gap years.

Five easy European escapes by Eurostar

With the weather causing flight cancellations, risk of airline strikes and increasing awareness about the environmental impact, taking the train is an increasingly attractive holiday option.