10 of the best natural wonders

From the dazzling Northern Lights and the Grand Canyon to cascading waterfalls and thundering hooves, these 10 wonders of the natural world will leave you awe-struck

Art, History and bubbling Champagne

What an enchanting cocktail, suggests Iain Robertson, as he revisits a part of the French countryside that he holds in high esteem but about which he is always prepared to make fresh discoveries…and he did this time too!

UK spas

When the going gets tough, it seems the best way to escape the rigours of modern life is to pamper yourself and chill out. Spa diva Jane Anderson explores the growth of Britain’s luxury spa and wellness retreats

Luxury treehouses

The luxury treehouses at Durham’s award-winning Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa are now preparing to welcome guests – marking a new era in accommodation in the North East

Western Canada – the great outdoors

Encompassing everything from rugged Pacific coastline and verdant rainforests to vast lakes and glaciercloaked mountains, the outdoors doesn’t come any greater than in British Columbia and Alberta. Peter Ellegard explores Western Canada’s natural wonders and takes in some adventure on the way

Paris – In love with the city of light

While a thoroughly unsanitary place in the mid-19th century, the French capital city of Paris managed its transformation into Europe’s most beguiling jewel so succinctly that Jean-Pierre Walters believes its most-visited status to be totally understandable