A Swedish adventure

A Swedish adventure

Jonathan Taylor heads north to the ancient kingdom of Sweden to discover its islands, treasures – and 17th century warships risen from the deep Sweden may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning an exotic travel adventure. But if you haven’t yet...
“I can’t wait to return”

“I can’t wait to return”

(credit Mike Pickup) Hungary’s capital city proved a hit with Sylvia Saxon and her group – who loved its culture, castles and cuisine We loved our short break to Budapest earlier this year – and for many of us it was a first. Our British Airways flight left on time,...
Eastern adventure

Eastern adventure

Darren Calpin climbs aboard Vietnam’s Reunification Express – a 1,000-mile train route between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Leaving Da Nang’s contemporary landmarks and high-rise hotels behind without fuss, the train points south once again. In the distance are...
Saluti!

Saluti!

Adam Jacot de Boinod explores the delights of Tuscany and Umbria, before the hordes arrive… I took myself off to Chiantishire earlier this summer – so called after the flurry of British tourists who take delight in the Tuscan countryside – with its light green...
A rural idyll

A rural idyll

GTW’s Emma Parkes heads to the south of France, where a week’s R&R comes in the highly decadent form of the wonderful St Jean Retreats We all daydream of escaping the rat race and sloping off with a group of like-minded friends for a few days’ R&R, but earlier...