Destinations

Walking with polar bears in Canada

Walking with polar bears in Canada

Come summer, Canada’s polar bears get playful. Skip the bus tour, sign up to walk with the white giants, and you’ll get close enough to gatecrash, says James Draven

Living colour in the Seychelles

Living colour in the Seychelles

Paradise doesn’t have to be deathly dull. Alongside the Seychelles’ perfect beaches, Ed Grenby finds giant tortoises, edible bats and a local party scene

The long weekend: Bangkok

The long weekend: Bangkok

Get set to explore one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, where you’ll discover gilded palaces, rooftop terraces and intoxicating markets

Reef encounter

Reef encounter

She’s a beauty — no wonder the Great Barrier Reef tops so many travellers’ bucket lists.But is the view from below as ‘great’ as it used to be? Andrew Eames takes the plunge

The long weekend: Berlin

The long weekend: Berlin

From a divided city to an achingly cool capital, Berlin hums with creative energy and exciting things to see and do, says resident Lara Brunt 

Melting pot

Melting pot

Neon-lit skyscrapers pierce the clouds and big-brand names light up the sky — modern Hong Kong is a powerhouse. But just as potent is its passion for tradition: local young designers ply past skills and hip new chefs use ancient ingredients. It’s a ravishing recipe of old and new. Nick Redman tucks in

Golden times

Golden times

In revisiting Istanbul, Nick Redman is reunited with his old flame

Take me to the river

Take me to the river

Ancient temples, mystic caves, weird critters (in the water and on the menu: Mexico’s Riviera Maya serves up surreal unforgettable adventures – mere footsteps from the Caribbean’s most dreamily relaxing beaches, says Ed Grenby

Caribbean queen

Caribbean queen

Why’s everything painted pink? What’s up with those sunsets? And where is everyone? Katie Bowman can’t work out how the beautiful Bahamas remains under the radar

A bridge 
too far?

A bridge 
too far?

Most destinations are simply places to visit. Others feel like home. Katie Glass has a go at living like a local in San Francisco