Need a break from it all? Tulum, Mexico has it all.
A little off the beaten track - here's how to enjoy this part of Mexico in a very relaxed and unhurried way. Tulum works because of its natural beauty, the locals' laid back approach to life and the fact that they take sustainability seriously. Let your footprints in the sand be the only reminder that you were here. It's a back to basics holiday but none the less enticing because of it.
Wander and eat your way through the beautiful Dordogne countryside.
Driving through the magical sunflower fields through ancient, sunkissed french villages dotted with street cafes, it feels as if you could almost be in a Louis Malle movie. There is something extra special about actually being 'in' the countryside, smelling those early morning baguettes, the roadside honeysuckle and earning that sensational picnic you're about to tuck into. Lesley Anderson heads off on a walking tour with a small group in this magical part of France, enjoying the cheese and wine along the way.
Therme Vals, Graubünden Canton, Switzerland , Architect Peter Zumthor, 1996
While much of Europe is currently facing a heatwave we thought we'd bring you the cool mountain air of Switzerland. An architectural jigsaw puzzle, set into a grassy hill, hides within a sensory journey through atmospheres of steam, stone, water, light and darkness.