Ever wondered what it'll be like to bed down in a military jail cell in Slovenia? One word. Hedonistic.
Elspeth allows a chronic compulsion to travel to rule her life. The road keeps her mind open to other ways of living and fresh ways of seeing and makes her take risks. To quote her hero, writer and activist Gloria Steinem, “more reliably than anything else on earth, the road will force you to live in the present”. Writing about travel feels as instinctive as that innate desire to be on the move.
There isn't a better way to have an active holiday with some homely comforts.
You might get some funny looks if you tell your mates you're going to Switzerland for whisky.
These hardy souls are all about embracing life's challenges, including midwinter's perpetual darkness.
Far from being the restrictive trip that she feared, a self-guided bike tour in Slovenia turned into a woman's own adventure.
Cruise through Norway's fiordic coastline aboard a working Hurtigruten ship.
This Texan stalwart is a place brimming with history, huntin' and hospitality.
It's known as being remote and hard to reach yet this fascinating island is worth the effort.
Like the idea of a cruise with a conscience? This Arctic cruise could be for you.
Despite sitting around a table for degustation in a resort restaurant called 1808, there's no mistaking where in the world I am.
On this Canadian peninsula, people only break into your house to give you a gift.
In the far north-west, help can get you safely out of your comfort zone.
Elspeth Callender finds cruising no barrier to authentic connections with the locals.
I'm as fresh to skiing as the virgin snow that fell last night on the cobbled streets of St Moritz.
It's a hotel experience that's inseparable from that offered by Union Station.