There are no hotels quite like Portugal’s pousadas: restored castles and monasteries that show a very different side of the Mediterranean nation, writes Maeve McLoughlin
Travel Outdoors /
Backcountry or off-piste skiing has become a major growth area in the ski industry. More and more skiers want to venture off-piste, but often don’t have the knowledge to do so safely.
Forget the tropics, for a real snorkelling adventure head to the Silfra Fissure in Iceland – where crystal clear visibility and glacial waters will leave you breathless. Yvonne Gordon dons a dry suit
Every year, Martha Kearns and her husband discuss holidaying somewhere other than France. And every year, they find they can’t stay away
Mastering this Japanese martial art of deflection requires years of training, discipline and – at the beginning – a propensity for being repeatedly hurled to the ground, writes Jasper Winn
This year, Ricky Harris, a self-described ‘flounderer’, resolved to put open water between him and his fear of drowning within sight of the shoreline – the hard way