The master of sushi: an interview with Rei Masuda

We talk to sushi master Rei Masuda, who elevates raw fish cuisine to an art form

From thriving cities to natural wonders: exploring Africa’s most popular destinations

From sweeping grasslands and desert dunes to glittering skyscrapers and hipster hangouts — Africa can do natural paradises and urban hubs equally well.

Stay at home: Tunbridge Wells

Soak up the sights of this charming Georgian spa town set in the Kent countryside.

City style: the best design spots in Milan

An intimate connection with aesthetics is woven into the fabric of this Italian city. Here's where to get your design fix. 

What to do in Bloxham

Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds, the rural village of Bloxham is a great jumping-off spot for exploring this perennially popular region.

Fast tourism: top running tours around the world

Want to exercise mind and body on your travels? Join a running tour and learn all about the sites as you pass them by.

Photo story: the landscapes of Cape Verde

Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture.
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In pictures: Cape Verde
Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture. 

A city guide to Toronto

In this ever-changing cityscape, a new world of eco-conscious urban planning is bringing community spaces to industrial wastelands — a gradual greening of Canada’s biggest city.

Meeting the MasterChef: an interview with Monica Galetti

The chef and MasterChef judge talks to us about her food heroes, her favourite restaurant in London and how her heritage influences her menu.

France: The accidental rebirth of Occitania

An ancient region in the South of France has risen from the ashes. Occitania is an area doused in heritage, its name long entwined with the old hamlets, towns and cities that stud its hills, and the intriguing language marking out many of its inhabitants.

View from the USA: Hooray for Hollywood?

It sells the American Dream to a starstruck world, but behind the scenes Hollywood is as phoney as its plastic shark. Should we care?

Grand Canyon: Tackling the rim-to-rim hike

Rack up the miles on a Rim-to-Rim hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon that includes an overnight stay in the gorge with stargazing, plus cooling waterfalls — a welcome surprise in one of the hottest, driest places on Earth.

Tales from the ferry: Taking a trip across Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi — the heart and soul of the country — is best explored on the MV Illala ferry. We follow in one writer’s footsteps.

Meditating with Buddhist monks in Japan

Take to the mountains of Japan, where ascetic monks follow the ancient Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism – and teach Sanro programme participants the tricky art of sitting.

What it's like to travel by private jet

The private jet tour is taking off as a hot-ticket luxury trip, a multi-destination model reaching new heights for those who can afford it.
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Discovering Canada through expert eyes

Planning a trip to Canada? VIVID Travel Designer and Canada expert Sarah shares her favourite spots in the country.

Author series: Chris Pavone on Paris

Against a backdrop of elegant boulevards and prestigious museums, in a time of crisis the French capital reveals its vital heart and soul

Welcome to the world of medical spa breaks

Back pain? Sleepless nights? Hot flushes? A specialised spa break might just be the answer. Once the preserve of the plastic surgery-seeking starlet, increasing numbers of travellers are turning to medicalised spas to treat specific mental and physical health issues, from stress and weight problems to insomnia, chronic pain and the menopause. Hook up to a vitamin-packed IV drip and banish those holiday blues.