By wendy.gomersall

Do it in Devon

The Teign in North Bovey, Devon, is one of those gorgeous British rivers that’s trimmed with lovely big old trees whose exposed roots reach down the muddy bank, while its branches cast lacy s

Lazy daze in northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus is a step back in tourism time, to uncomplicated and undersubscribed hotels, beaches and beauty spots, where summer holidays are all about taking it easy, soaking up a generous help

Paws for thought in Ireland

'Ah, would you look at the wee Willy dog,' squealed our ruddy-cheeked landlady as we pulled up outside our Irish b&b and began unpacking.  

Out for the Count in Romania

The heavy door leading down to the dark cellar growled open, and the girl shuffled aside nervously, waving me towards the entrance.

Crowdless northern Cyprus

Exquisite but strangely headless statues stand silently watching over the remains of what was a capital city way back in 1100BC. Salamis, 6km north of Famagusta, has been called the Pompeii

Luxor: return of the city of palaces

Once upon a time, Thebes was one of the ancient world’s greatest cities, capital of Egypt and renowned for the richness of its royal houses and many spectacular temples.

Florida for families

TV couple Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley were snapped looking super-glum when they were on holiday in Florida in December. But how could that be, when there's so much to smile about?