There’s a film crew in town. A cavalcade of trucks packed with wires, cameras and other bits of kit dwarfs Matera’s Via Madonna della Virtu, a road that runs a halo-like ring around the city’s Gravina Ravine.
Sarah Barrell explores Bath on a family walking trail through the countryside
Messing about on the river (or the Norfolk Broads) proves to be child’s play — an easy peasy active family break
National Geographic Traveller (UK), Family magazine
Leave Your Baggage Behind, in Colombia, get Lost and Found at Brazil’s Carnival, Face a Fear in South Africa and Chuck out the Checklist in Bali… just some of the essays I’ve contributed to this Lonely Planet life manual for the adventurer in all of us.
‘You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.’ – Mae West
It’s early morning in the snow-topped mountain town of Oukaïmeden and business is decidedly slow. It seems Celia, my skiing buddy, and I are a little late for a winter sports break in Morocco. Today there’s more sun than snow, so we’ve taken the chairlift – Africa’s highest – to the 10,688ft peak of Jebel Attar to recce the runs.
The Kimberley in remote north-west Australia is welcoming travellers with a growing network of bush airstrips and seaplane landings. Sarah Barrell goes exploring.
Museums and galleries across the British Isles are offering holidays so fine, they’re almost works of art
The past few years have seen many of our museums, galleries and learned societies team up with specialist tour operators to create unique itineraries that combine the institution’s expertise and the travel company’s know-how. Together, their clout and connections mean you can enjoy exclusive access to little-seen exhibits, or visits outside opening hours. Here’s our pick of the trips for 2013.
Ethical fashion labels, conceptual art galleries and renegade chefs are the defining features of Cambodia’s cultural landscape, a country moving into a fresh, entrepreneurial age. Look beyond the rice paddies and temples and discover its new-found confidence.
With river rapids, fine wines, fresh seafood and a fascinating history to explore, you can pack a lot in to a trip, says Sarah Barrell
Hedonists may be enjoying a love affair with Croatia’s clutch of summer music festivals, yet its clusters of central islands, from alluring Hvar to the blissful tranquility of Murter, are timeless landscapes of lavender fields, limpid waters and strange geology.