British sailor Dee Caffari became the only woman to have sailed around the world non-stop three times when she finished the Barcelona World Race today.
Poitou-Charentes is a region of contrast, balancing the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast and the Cognac country along the river Charente, with an array of activities and sights that will delight visitors of all ages.
Portugal - This hotel overlooking Porto is perfect for wine lovers. It has an Iberian heart with an English accent, writes Sarah Donnelly
Portugal's majestic 'City of Bridges' offers formidable waterside views – and lots more to whet the appetite, writes Chris Gibson
In the second exclusive extract from his stunning new cookbook, Mark Hix recreates a selection of delicious puddings from his Oyster & Chop House restaurant.
There are two essentials to island hopping, namely islands with enough contrast to warrant a hop, and an easy means of making such a hop. These days, it's easy to take in the multiple personalities of the Canary Islands in only a few short hops by hydrofoil and high-speed ferry.
Discover where your food comes from and win a hamper from some of Europe’s finest food and drink regions
Northern Portugal's Douro region might be most widely acclaimed for its luscious port wine, but this is not the only thing that visitors to the area will want to soak up. Drive inland from the city of Porto, tracing the river Douro upstream, and upon entering the Unesco-listed Alto Douro region, the landscape really begins to take your breath away.
You don't have to go to the Caribbean to try a cruise. Ian White took a short break around the coasts of France, Portugal and Spain
Pesto, piazzas and palaces are among the highlights of Italy's principal port. And spring is the best time to enjoy them in splendid isolation, says Harriet O'Brien
They’re Britain’s most fought-over stretches of coast – but which has the hideaway for you? Our crack househunters went in search of sun, sand, surf and high society
Now's the time to visit this vibrant Italian city: the streets are finally litter-free, the sun is shining – and the other tourists haven't yet arrived, says Harriet O'Brien