In the mood for a gently active break, Harriet O'Brien sets off from an intriguingly named hotel to explore Estremadura's monasteries, orchards and surf spots
Sample added fizz at the old Screw Top
This southern sliver of Portugal draws crowds to its beaches and golf courses, but there's plenty more to see, says Harriet O'Brien
As the TV adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' hits our screens, Harriet O'Brien visits the places which inspired the classic tale
Pandas and a soaring Buddha statue greet Harriet O'Brien on a visit to this Sichuan city
India's film industry is booming, says Harriet O'Brien as she goes on a studio tour
A three-day cruise brings Harriet O'Brien face to face with China – ancient and modern
The icons of the Golden Triangle are refreshingly accessible during the rainy season, discovers Harriet O'Brien on an off-peak adventure
Carcassonne has great dramatic potential, says Harriet O'Brien as she explores the French fortress
A tour led by the capital's street children shows Harriet O'Brien a different side of the city
The medieval villages of the south-east could double for opera stage sets, as Harriet O'Brien discovers on a blissful winter break to the island
With the return of tiger tourism and the release of the film adaptation of 'Life of Pi', now is the time to explore the subcontinent's national parks, says Harriet O'Brien
There's nowhere quite like Rajasthan and now is the perfect time to visit. So get ready for cities of pink, white and blue, for dazzling Indian festivals, and for deserts, palaces and luxury trains
The Auvergne's volcanic heart is now easier to visit thanks to a new railway to the top of its landmark peak, says Harriet O'Brien.
A newly revamped museum devoted to Albi's most famous son offers an intimate look at the artist's work, as well as an insight into his short life, says Harriet O'Brien.
In the south of India, little-visited Karnataka has plenty of surprises, from the bright lights of Mysore Palace to rare wildlife sightings in the jungle