Why food is the best way to travel without leaving home

Why food is the best way to travel without leaving home

An excursion to the medieval town of Burgos, Spain. A trip to the United States in early summer to see extended family. A weekend jaunt to the south of France.   These were the travel plans on my calendar this year, a calendar that was suddenly wiped clean when the Spanish government announced a mandatory quarantine […]
How our Peru castaway made it home after 14 days in limbo

How our Peru castaway made it home after 14 days in limbo

There has been very little happiness to the headlines over the last few weeks, as Covid-19 has spread its tentacles across the planet. But there have been a few welcome notes of joy at Heathrow in the past couple of days – and especially this morning – as...
Get your cruise fix at home during the virus lockdown

Get your cruise fix at home during the virus lockdown

With Britons ordered to stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak, how can you relive the experience of being at sea from within your four walls? One couple went viral on social media as they recreated their cancelled cruise at home, sitting in front of a TV screen...
Emergency exit: Flying home from California in the midst of Covid-19

Emergency exit: Flying home from California in the midst of Covid-19

They were the words I didn’t want to hear but I knew would come eventually: “Foreign Secretary advises all British travellers to return to the UK now.” Thus ended a three-month sabbatical in Palo Alto, California, which had been months in the making for me and my...
How to have a holiday in Venice without leaving home

How to have a holiday in Venice without leaving home

Continuing our series on vicarious travels, Chris Leadbeater explains how to bring Venice to your front room Italy’s divine city of waterways and wow-factor has been one of the big victims of the “overtourism” phenomenon, its little lanes and alleys swamped with...