Dubai - a city often on the itinerary as a stop over, a place to pass through quickly on your way to some more exotic destination. But after years of intense development and investment, Dubai is worthy of being a holiday destination in itself. Dani Snow is our contributor on the ground and gives us her ideas on where to go, what to do and some 'what not to do's', in Dubai.
Google 'safaris in Kenya' and you will be faced with incredibly beautiful and tasteful offerings from this vast and diverse country. I decided to go with a family-run company that had conservation at its heart - a decision that was to be one of the best I could have made for our family's first foray into Africa. By Susan Harte
Your definitive guide to where to eat shop and visit in Mumbai.
South Asia's buzzing alpha Mamma never gets boring and she never, ever sleeps. Natasha Gammell lived there for five years and can navigate the city with her eyes closed so she is here to show you around. Just be prepared to stay awake.
If you're planning to explore the towering forts and bustling bazaars of Jaipur, the rugged pink city seeded with old-world charm, this converted hotel in the Samode Palace is a most wonderful respite, 40km from all urban chaos. By Natasha Gammell.
A guide to some of the top palaces to stay in India .
Make like a maharaja or maharani by staying at one of the royal abodes, summer palaces or grand forts of past and present Indian royalty. Whether you spend your long days gazing through a marble arch at the exotic outside world, lying upon a four-poster bed, relaxing on a chaise longue atop a leopard-skin rug, indulging in ayurveda or sipping high-tea; consider your fairytale dreams a reality. These are the most opulent stays on the planet. You’re welcome. By Natasha Gammell.
New Zealander takes on a turkish gulet as well as adding some style to Christchurch
In 2012 Lilly Cooper and her family headed off to Italy to buy the quintessential Tuscan villa and found themselves falling in love with and buying a sleek beautiful mahogany gulet off the coast of Marmaris in Turkey… the perfect holiday home on the go. By Susan Harte.
If jumping on a tour bus in India with a Lonely Planet in hand is not enough of an adventure, why not take one of these truly authentic and totally real motorcycle tours with World Horizons? We look at last year's trip to Ladakh, India, and talk to organiser Matthew Swait about this year's adventure to Bhutan. Jump on quick. By Susan Harte.
New York contributor, Beth Whitman, discovers the natural beauty and campy pleasures of Provincetown, a summer holiday destination at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photos by Beth Whitman