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On the road again

Ras Al Khaimah’s dramatic Jebel Jais mountains prove to be the perfect backdrop for putting the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso through its paces in a thrilling luxury road trip, finds Sudeshna Ghosh. Jebel Jais has been in the news quite a bit of late due to the snowfall it received during a recent cold snap – it is, after...  Read More »

A capital experience: Washington DC

Even as the US capital reels in turbulent times, you can find pockets of peace and slices of culture and flavour in this picturesque town – you just need to know where to go. Sudeshna Ghosh tells you. Why go: The American capital often gets overlooked by glitzier neighbours, but with its unmistakable quiet sophistication,...  Read More »

In the Footsteps of Bedouins

The northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is probably not the first place you think of when you plan to visit the United Arab Emirates, but this hidden gem on the Gulf coast is quickly emerging as one of the key cultural destination in the region. Unlike in neighbouring Dubai where...  Read More »

Explore India’s teardrop

Discover the diversity of Sri Lanka on a new 11-day tour. Trafalgar’s itinerary visits eight cities and plenty of countryside on the way. Start with a walking tour of the main temples and squares in the capital Colombo, take part in a folklore dance in the village of Habarana, visit a forest hermitage to learn about...  Read More »

Walking back to wilderness

With its dreamy landscapes and dramatic seascapes, Tasmania shines with resplendent beaches, bays and coves. Marie Barbieri heads to Australia’s most southerly island to hike its iconic Bay of Fires. Flying towards Launceston across the Bass Strait, Tasmania’s khaki topography,...  Read More »


Geothermal springs, a fluid creative scene and history stretching back to Viking warriors make the world’s most northerly capital city worth setting sail for, says James Williams Why go? More than one-third of Iceland’s 323,000-strong population reside in this small but very...  Read More »

Cape Town

Home to golden beaches, a burgeoning cultural scene, top-quality wines and Table Mountain, it’s time to seek out some much-needed sunshine, says Francesca Hool Why go? Lapped by Atlantic waves and shrouded by the looming shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is South Africa’s...  Read More »

Crayfish City Limits

Kevin Pilley joins in Helsinki’s summer-time crayfish love-fest “Mudbags!” “Crawdaddies!” The waiter  looked at me suspiciously. His eyebrows lifted. His lips pursed. He tried to look as if he was not looking around for a bouncer or another mode of heavy sedation “That’s what the...  Read More »


Knock back a wee dram to ensure you stay warm as you step out to explore the chilly but welcoming streets of the Scottish capital, says Lizzie Frainier Why go? For a city brimming over with history and tradition, Edinburgh is achingly modern when it comes to food and hotels. What...  Read More »

Seven seas of wry – Cranberry

This month Food and Travel columnist Kevin Pilley treats us to a seasonal delight – cranberry bogging We extended our family in Massachusetts.  It wasn’t planned. But, nevertheless, we came back from the Commonwealth with a beautiful memento of the East Coast.  We adopted...  Read More »