Paradise found

Paradise found

It’s home to the world’s second largest goldmine, the Caribbean’s highest mountain and largest lake, and is a favourite with the Clintons. Welcome to the glorious Dominican Republic  Words and photos: Mike Pickup The red golf buggy stopped and the driver beckoned us...
Castles and Conquerors

Castles and Conquerors

Few heritage lines offer so much to see in such a short stretch as Dorset’s Swanage Railway… Words: Alice Barnes-Brown Photos: Andrew P M Wright Unlike the trains themselves, the allure of heritage railways is ageless. Steaming through the glorious British...
Sea the light

Sea the light

Whether you’re looking for short stays or something further afield, browse this year’s availability on Riviera Travel tours, cruises and expeditions to find your next group holiday. Embark on a European city break or worldwide adventure, with so much included on a...
The stuff of legend

The stuff of legend

“Currently it’s 16° and raining,” announced the pilot as the twin-engine propeller aircraft buzzed north like a happy bumblebee to the Isle of Man. Having left London on one of the hottest days of the year it was almost good news, and the rain soon stopped. “Hello...
Merci vielmal!

Merci vielmal!

I can picture the scene vividly, even now, the first ever text message from my dad. He had just bought his first mobile phone. This was a while ago and my parents weren’t well travelled. I always assumed that my own itchy feet were born out of a childhood that rarely...
Sea the light!

Sea the light!

Heck, winter’s all but upon us and that can mean only one thing… longing for scenes like this out of our bedroom window in place of leaden UK skies. Welcome to the age-old volcanic island of Santorini, which sits in the Greek Aegean Sea and is, not surprisingly given...