Unless you're a golf fanatic you might not want to stay more than a few days in Palm Springs, but it's well worth the round trip from LA. And, if it was good enough for The Rat Pack, it's sure as hell good enough for me.
If you have school-age kids there are some good arguments for booking your holidays well in advance. For a start, it's rare to find late deals during the school holidays - and who wants the stress of waiting until the last minute and hoping that something suitable and affordable shows up?
I recently had the good fortune of travelling to the incredibly lush surrounds of the mystical mountain area of Ubud, Indonesia. I'd gone there for a holiday, but it didn't take long for work to creep into my downtime. As I wandered around, I was really struck by all the therapies and treatments on offer for the westerner.
After taking another six months off work to travel - this time with a specific goal in mind - it is fast approaching that time when I need to think about a job, about a career, about a life. To be honest with you, the thought has been weighing heavily on my mind, seemingly growing heavier with each passing week...
There's so much to see in Montenegro that we felt compelled to take home something special as a souvenir. We bought a bottle of local wine and this is what happened.
As a girl born, bred and proud of bring a Brit, my mum's homeland of India always brings with it an avalanche of mixed feelings. It's one of the more mysterious countries on the planet, and one that boasts some of the most drastic differences in lifestyle between poverty-stricken and the rich.
I was born and grew up in London working as an advertising photographer, living on the river with a view of Battersea Power Station. I witnessed it being ripped apart removing a wall and the roof. The building was then neglected for years. In 2010, I decided that I needed to record this piece of history.
Praising these guided tours serves a political purpose for a government that has cultivated a theocratic cult of oppression and starved its people to the point of stunting their growth. Praise contributes to the fiction the regime wants to project: that they are running a prosperous, grand society that is open to scrutiny.
Paris is a city that's spent centuries inspiring artists, writers, musicians, photographers and filmmakers alike - and wandering the streets of the City of Light, it's not hard to see why.
Okay, let's face it; when it comes to Budapest, the pun opportunities are pretty decent. But surprisingly, that's not the only reason I went there (we're talking, maybe, 23% of the decision?).
Lisbon and its neighbouring coastal villages are the perfect destination for a chic city-beach weekend break. On my recent inaugural trip to city and its cosmopolitan cousin Cascais I also discovered a thriving luxury spa scene...
The museum shows several temporary exhibitions each year and also showcases work from the permanent collection of over 4,000 works from Portuguese and international artists such as Paula Rego, Helena Almeida, Claes Oldenburg, Luc Tuymans, Cildo Meireles, Amalia Pica and Tacita Dean.
It was late and Lucifer would not stop his roaring - a little obnoxious - but he is the king of the zoo and clearly needs to remind everybody. He's noisy once he gets going and it was going to be hard enough getting some sleep among the giant orb spiders, cave crickets, and leaf cutting ants.
Fingal is a slow mover but then he is 85 years old. Fingal is a Belgian barge that somehow ended up rusting in the Corpach boat yard in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the south-western end of the Caledonian Canal.
The train has barely left London when I realise, to my horror, that my Apple Mac charger does not fit the plug socket. With that my plans to work on the five-hour journey go out the window. 'Oh yes, these trains were fitted before those I-thingys', the conductor says rather too cheerfully.
Travelling isn't about pull-out maps and carrying around a dozen guide books anymore. It's much simpler. Just pack your smartphone and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Here are the apps I'm glad I packed for my travels.