Isle of Wight

Going to the Isle of Wight is like stepping into a holiday drawn from fading seaside postcards. An enclave of convertible cars, thatched cottages, guest houses and chalky cliffs – hallmarks of a sophisticated past – have been preserved long enough to feel fashionable again; Queen Victoria’s preferred holiday destination remains a tranquil place for … More Isle of Wight

Cornwall, England

The sea has nibbled Cornwall into intriguing coves, ideal for smugglers and cool cafes. England’s spiky heel is a hilly, curvy couture of palm trees, high hedges and beaches. When the sun’s shining and you can find somewhere to park, there’s nowhere hipper for an English beach holiday. And when the wind’s gusting, you’re never … More Cornwall, England


Sicily is the centre of the world. It’s where sun meets sky and Rome meets America. It has oil, fruit, sunshine, sea, history and an independent spirit. It’s self-sufficient and autonomous and, every so often, a greying gent with dark shades and a jacket too heavy for the warm sunshine walks past and it feels … More Sicily