Candy Cottage is a new two-bed selfcatering option in Brighton. It is richly decorated in vibrant wallpapers and flea-market finds. Three-night breaks from £430 (crown-gardens.co.uk).
Orient Express has a chance to visit Botswana with author Alexander McCall Smith (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency). The five-day trip from 22 November is £3,867pp (orient-express.com).
SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is launching flights to Yogyakarta in Indonesia in November. The city is close to the Buddhist temple complex Borobudur (silkair.com).