Seahorses: whether you call it swimming or riding, it’s fun

Sun, sea, sand and stamina

Tobago has more leisure activities than you can wave a palm tree frond at. Andrew Eames spends his mornings exploring the options, before recovering on the beach in the afternoon.

Lord of the wings: hummingbirds are just one of the many species that inhabit the island

Iridescent flights of fancy in Tobago

Even non-twitchers will be enchanted by the prolific birdlife on this dazzling island.

The perfect bases for you to explore the island

The Big Six Guesthouses in Tobago

Best for honeymoons: Castara Retreats

Win-win situation: goat handlers, also known as ‘jockeys’, race for the finish line

Whatever floats your goat

A multi-million dollar track in Buccoo is as fun as it is unique

Sea view: look out for the green flash at sunset – or if you’re an early bird, sunrise

Returning home to demi-paradise

My Tobago: Alison Sardinha

Tobago: the Caribbean with a touch of the Isle of Wight

Simon Calder: our man in Scarborough

Tobago’s top three dive sites

From the exquisitely clear waters of Speyside to the manta-ray infested waters of Stingray Alley, plunge into some of Tobago’s finest diving spots.

Simon Reeve in Barbados

Simon Reeve's Caribbean: The dark side of dream destinations

Simon Reeve has visited the most dangerous places in the world, and for his new TV show he's braving... the Caribbean

Lap it up: hit Fuerteventura's beaches

When should we book a summer trip to the Canaries?

Don't trust everything you read on the internet

Brechfa Forest, Carmarthenshire

Brechfa Forest, Carmarthenshire: A walk that streams into springtime

As he follows the river Gorlech, Mark Rowe is accompanied by birdsong, budding trees and an experimental forest garden

Musée Carnavalet

Le Marais, Paris: Having a ball in the bohemian quarter

Life is starting to spill outdoors in the city's former marshes, making it easier to enjoy the falafel stalls, magic shows, one-off bookshops and bars. Glen Mutel goes for a stroll

The treehouse awaits the arrival of spring

Brockloch Treehouse, Dumfries and Galloway: Branch out to an amazing space

A couple whose bothy featured on a Channel 4 series have now turned their attention to the trees, says Robin McKelvie

Top 10 destinations in the world announced in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards

London is one of only three destinations to have retained a top ten ranking five years in a row

Great Indian Hornbills closely protect their offspring in the spring

Great Indian hornbill: Time to remember the power and beauty of nature

Spotting this extraordinary bird is not easy, but with spring comes the opportunity to witness a fascinating part of its behaviour

Encounter coastal creations on Anglesey

Spring holidays: From rural Dorset and coastal Anglesey to Prague's blossom and Amsterdam's tulips

Winter has passed and longer days lie ahead. Chris Leadbeater celebrates the season of renewal by seeking out its highlights, from gambolling lambs and boxing hares to tulips and cherry blossom

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