The lure of the lakes: Writer Tamara Hinson finds Windermere as spellbinding as ever

When I was aged eight, my parents took me on holiday to Windermere. Minutes after arriving at our lakeside campsite, I scrambled on to my lilo and set sail. Unfortunately, a gusty breeze immediately buffeted me towards a row of fishermen. I remember crashing backwards through their fishing lines, staring up at angry anglers wondering … Read more The lure of the lakes: Writer Tamara Hinson finds Windermere as spellbinding as ever

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See beautiful Bordeaux with TV chef James Martin

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See beautiful Bordeaux with chef James Martin – discover the TV star’s culinary roots on a luxury 8-day cruise By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:01 GMT, 23 January 2021 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 23 January 2021 With breathtaking scenery and glorious weather almost all year round, the Atlantic … Read more Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See beautiful Bordeaux with TV chef James Martin

Six of the best flexible flight and holiday offers, from Mauritius to Florida

Stop dreaming, start booking! Six of the best flexible flight and holiday offers, from Mauritius to a Tui Florida deal that includes early entry to the Harry Potter Wizarding World Tui has deals to Florida staying at Universal Studios’ Endless Summer Resort   BA is offering seven nights in a beachside hotel in Barbados from £529pp … Read more Six of the best flexible flight and holiday offers, from Mauritius to Florida

Why writer HARRY MOUNT is dreaming of Kardamyll in Greece during lockdown

Cafe tables under olive trees, medieval villages and swimming in turquoise waters: Why writer HARRY MOUNT is dreaming of Kardamyll in Greece during lockdown Harry Mount recalls swimming across the 100-yard channel between Merope and Kardamyli in Greece  Old Kardamyli is a preserved medieval village of fortified tower houses leading to the Taygetos foothills The … Read more Why writer HARRY MOUNT is dreaming of Kardamyll in Greece during lockdown

Norfolk holidays: How exploring a holy site that drew kings can be a heavenly experience 

A delightful narrow gauge railway, a farmer’s market run by a former MI6 chief and a holy site that once drew emperors and kings: The intriguing delights of heavenly Norfolk The Daily Mail’s Kit Hesketh-Harvey reveals the bucolic delights and religious history of Norfolk   Walsingham, a tranquil cluster of hamlets, was once among the four … Read more Norfolk holidays: How exploring a holy site that drew kings can be a heavenly experience 

Budget Obsessives, Air Miles Accumulators and Spontaneity Gurus: Which Travel Tribe are YOU in? 

It seems easy to divide the nation between those chomping at the bit to take to the skies, rails and roads — and others who baulk at the prospect of going beyond their newsagent.  So where do you stand?  Ruthless Air Miles Accumulator (RAMA) It seems easy to divide the nation between those chomping at … Read more Budget Obsessives, Air Miles Accumulators and Spontaneity Gurus: Which Travel Tribe are YOU in? 

Sardinia holidays: Craggy coves, rich vistas and a history to rival Rome 

Standing beneath the belly of the bear, I’m gazing out to sea. In the gloaming, the amethyst hills of the Maddalena islands rise from the glassy waters. For 15 months in this peaceful setting, Nelson’s fleet lay in wait for the French navy, which the admiral would ultimately meet at Trafalgar. His single eye would … Read more Sardinia holidays: Craggy coves, rich vistas and a history to rival Rome 

Israel aims to vaccinate the whole country by April – so head to this fascinating land of plenty

All eyes have been on Israel. The country has swept all before it when it comes to rolling out Covid vaccinations. Orit Farkash-Hacohen, Israeli Tourism Minister, tells Escape that the entire adult population will have received the jab by ‘the end of March’, making the country a ‘healthy’ as well as an attractive destination for … Read more Israel aims to vaccinate the whole country by April – so head to this fascinating land of plenty

Japan roller coaster to get 180ft-high observation deck that has amazing views of Mount Fuji

Revealed: The 180ft-high $10m observation deck in the middle of a roller coaster that will offer amazing views of Mount Fuji (and visitors can zoom back down in a tube slide) The observation deck will open in the middle of the Fujiyama roller coaster in Fuji-Q Highland theme park The platform is being built to mark … Read more Japan roller coaster to get 180ft-high observation deck that has amazing views of Mount Fuji

‘I thought I was dead’: Paramedic tells of escape after parent’s house blew up in gas explosion

A paramedic has told of his luck escape after his parent’s house blew up in a gas explosion when they switched on the oven.  Three people – Darren, Alan and Josie Cornish – were taken to hospital after the blast in Traly Close, Bude, Cornwall, and only suffered from shock and minor injuries.  One of the trio inside … Read more ‘I thought I was dead’: Paramedic tells of escape after parent’s house blew up in gas explosion