Insider Guide to Basel

Is Basel, the art hub with culture unlimited, hot on the heels of Geneva in the race for weekend-break Travel Oscars? And is the city on the Rhine leading the charge of the land-of-milk-and-money up the global happiness leagues?

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Hiking and Biking in the Algarve

You’re not going to find mountains in this part of Portugal, the most you’ll get are gentle hills, but these are sufficient to give you a cycling work out. In the far west of the Algarve, away from the golf courses and holiday villages, you’re going to be rewarded with unspoilt and wild nature.

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Fairmont Mara Safari Club

My lion encounter is the obvious highlight of my game drive, a daily occurrence at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. The Club is made up of 51 luxury riverside tents and the main lodge. This is glamping but not as you know it, Jim.

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The Salutation Hotel, Ambleside

Having occupied one corner of the centre of Ambleside for more than 360 years, it is not surprising that the Salutation Hotel has acquired both a history and a reputation.

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

If landing on a grassy airstrip in a 12 seater Cessna isn’t exciting enough, learning that Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Park was once the home of Hollywood actor William Holden is the perfect sundowner.

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New British Airways cabins for 777 Fleet

British Airways has announced it is completely revamping its World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins on its Boeing 777 fleet at London Gatwick.

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