One of the most scenic corners of Essex is its border with Suffolk, formed by the art-inspiring River Stour
COMBINING HIP BAKERIES, CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES AND EMERGING DISTRICTS, GERMANY'S THIRD-LARGEST CITY HAS A YOUTHFUL SPIRIT
GO THE DISTANCE
Celebrate Disney's centenary by visiting some of the destinations behind its much-loved films
A LAND OF STORIES
THE OPENING OF THE PELJEŠAC BRIDGE IN SOUTHERN CROATIA MEANS IT'S EASIER THAN EVER TO HEAD OUT ALONG THE COAST ON A ROAD TRIP FROM SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK, TAKING IN ANCIENT STONE VILLAGES, UNDERWATER WINE AND PIRATE LEGENDS
Its palm-fringed bays and warm waters may be world-class, but there's much more to do in Thailand than many expect - from slow island exploration and cave meditation in the south to hands-on farm experiences and craft workshops in the north
There's always something fresh to discover in the northern Italian city, from a new hotel in a converted seminary to a cultural hub with contemporary art and a rooftop restaurant
ON CLOUD NINE
Scattered across the Arctic, in boggy moorland and on mountain slopes, the cloudberry appears for just a few weeks a year. It's so rare and precious, it's often called 'Arctic gold'. And, while it grows wild across the Arctic Circle and Norwegian Vesterålen archipelago, the specific locations where it thrives are a closely guarded local secret
The US city has roots in Latin America - and is still shaped by its influence at every turn, from architecture to food trends
A new classic
A TRAIL WEAVING THROUGH A WILD COASTAL STRETCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND IS SET TO JOIN NEW ZEALAND'S LIST OF GREAT HIKING ROUTES
Just two hours from Marrakech, the valleys of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains are home to incredible scenery, traditional Amazigh villages and a network of excellent and uncrowded hiking trails
RIO DE JANEIRO
Few cities are as naturally spectacular as Rio. Flanked by the Atlantic and Guanabara Bay, backed by jungle-furred peaks and strung together with miles of creamy sand, this is a place of singular beauty. The beachside neighbourhoods are the obvious areas to stay: legendary Copacabana, quieter Leme and trendier Ipanema, the gateway to Rio's western beaches. Don't write off inland, though. over the past decade, a new, boutiquestyle hotel scene has emerged. High above the historic centre, Santa Teresa is Rio's boho bastion. Directly below is nightlife-central Lapa. Whether on the coast or mid-city, Rio's hotel scene gives you the best of both worlds.
THE BRITISH FREE-DIVING CHAMPION ON HER FAVOURITE DIVE DESTINATIONS AND FINDING PEACE BENEATH THE WAVES
It may be a Greek classic, but this hearty layered dish hails from beyond the country's borders - and its present form is a surprisingly recent innovation
The broadcaster and author on the joys of a chippy and his Dish podcast with chef Angela Hartnett
Piedmont's capital has a connection with chocolate dating back centuries. Today, across the city you'll find skilled confectioners creating everything from truffles and pralines to gelato
From slow food in northerly Sheki and Lekit to the tea plantations of Lankaran down on the country's southern tip, When it comes to food and drink, Azerbaijan continues to keep the old ways alive. Words: Emily Lush. Photographs: Karolina Wiercigroch
THESE TASTY TUBERS CAN BE USED IN MORE THAN JUST SOUPS.
In Denmark, Sweden and Norway, simple ingredients go a long way. Nature's bounty is celebrated in the region's classic dishes and provides inspiration for a new generation of chefs drawing on forest-foraged mushrooms and berries, along with local fish, wild game and a rainbow of seasonal vegetables. From traditional cake tables to seafood safaris, here's how to get a taste of Scandinavia
A SOUP WITH A STORY
For centuries, kitchens in Nova Scotia have been churning out chowder, a creamy soup that lends the Maritime province a proudly preserved culinary identity. Discover its myriad variations along the Chowder Trail, which weaves through this rugged corner of Atlantic Canada
Sarawak's restaurant revolution
From durian flowers to bamboo chicken, the traditional dishes of Malaysia's largest region are being championed by a new generation of chefs and restaurateurs.
WHERE TO EAT
Delicious versions of moussaka appear on menus across Greece and further afield, from Cyprus to Glasgow
RODRIGO PACHECO THE PIONEER
AT HIS ECUADORIAN RESTAURANTS, CHEF RODRIGO PACHECO USES NATIVE INGREDIENTS GROWN IN REWILDED FORESTS OR SOURCED FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
ALONG FOR THE RIDE
On tropical Réunion, France's farthest-flung department, buttery croissants and baguettes make good fuel for conquering the rainforested interior on two wheels
Majorca's capital is now one of Spain's most exciting culinary cities, thanks to local chefs revitalising old recipes, rediscovering heritage ingredients and relishing a love of vermouth
Stories about the polluted state of the water in British rivers are rarely absent from the news - so how can you know where is safe to swim?
RIDE THE WAVES
THESE WHITE-SAND ISLANDS ARE IDEAL FOR RELAXED BEACH BREAKS, BUT THEY HAVE AN ADVENTUROUS SIDE, TOO. LEARN TO SAIL, COOK LIKE A LOCAL OR CONQUER THE CROWD-FREE SURF.
Dr Theresa Emmerich Kamper
THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGIST PADDLED THE THAMES IN A COWSKIN CANOE TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO STONE AGE-STYLE LIVING
New Zealand leads with its natural attractions more than its urban ones, but it's worth lingering in its largest city, and after the long flight there's all the more reason to find a welcome space to rest and readjust. Auckland's hotel scene begins in the Central Business District (CBD), where a new post-pandemic energy has seen a wave of openings including restaurants and rooftop bars. Away from the shadow of the needle-pointed Sky Tower, seaside neighbourhoods such as Takapuna, Devonport and Mission Bay attract quirky breweries and top-notch cafes, and all around you'll find hilltop viewpoints, award-winning vineyards and white-sand beaches.
THE LATEST FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN, INCLUDING FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESORTS AND WILDLIFE-WATCHING TOURS.
ON THE GAU CHO TRAIL
Deep in the heart of Patagonia, at the southern tip of Argentina, gaucho guides saddle up to lead horseback adventures through dramatic mountain passes and over the endless rolling pampas