Boltholes with gorgeous locations, literary links and delicious food: This part of England is like a whole other country.
Steve McKenna is based in the UK, but is usually drawn to sunnier climes. He has a special affection for Mediterranean Europe, south-east Asia and Latin America.
There are Thai islands and there are Thai islands - not all of them are swamped with backpackers wanting to party. We try out the best ones to escape to.
Not sure if a cruise is for you? There is actually a cruise for just about everyone as our writer found during a spirit-lifting voyage.
For a dreamy rural escape filled with sweet and savoury treats, head to Canada's enchanting east.
Night owl or early bird? The Night Tube is a game-changer for your next London visit.
Steve McKenna gets a taste of the good life at an epicurean Provencal retreat
The final stage of the epic Tour de France pass through more stunning - and delicious - destinations, including Chantilly, home of the famed whipped cream and a spectacular chateau.
"Nice and cool" and "beautiful" are not words visitors often use when describing Singapore.
The art of preparing delicious Italian food is not lost on this kitchen novice.
Highland treasures abound along this spectacular highway.
If you're in London for business or an O2 show, look no further.
Forget what you may have heard. The food in Iceland is (mostly) delicious.
Steve McKenna finds a serene green island escape on Bangkok's city limits
Art is not only found inside galleries in this Italian city of must-see attractions.
A rollicking new Rolling Stones retrospective hits all the right notes.