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Travel agenda

Campervan weekends, Malawi, Paris by bike, cool sleeps, Harbour House, Cuban cruise, and trolley cases

Malawi magic

To mark the bicentenary of David Livingstone's birthday on 19 March, Robin Pope Safaris is offering the chance to explore Malawi in his footsteps. The 10-night trip takes in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and the "Lake of Stars", Lake Malawi, pictured, and costs US$3,802pp (£2,376) excluding flights (robinpopesafaris.net).

Vélo city

Explore Paris by bicycle using a new guide that highlights the capital's secret parks, great historic sights and less-visited districts. Paris by Bike has three itineraries with annotated maps, as well as listings for bike rental shops and points of interest, €14.50 (editions-passiflore.com; amazon.co.uk).

Harbour master

The Trevose Harbour House opens in St Ives on Friday. The boutique B&B is on a terrace in the heart of the town, with six bedrooms from £135 per night and an honesty bar. A tea room will follow in the summer (trevosehouse.co.uk).

Cool click

A new website, CoolRentalGuide.com, launched this week, with a range of alternative sleeps, from tree houses and windmills, to bivouacs and barges, across Europe.

Free spirit

Martin Dorey, aka "The Campervan Cook", is launching campervan weekends in North Devon from May. Three nights cost £320pp (martindorey.com).

Bathing beauties

Molton Brown celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and is launching a limited-edition collection on Monday, including a Seventies-inspired washbag with shower gel and body lotion, scented with patchouli, rose and saffron, £54 (moltonbrown.co.uk).


The number of Cuban ports served by a Canadian cruise line from December on week-long circumnavigations of the island: Havana, Cayo Coco, Gibara, Santiago and Cienfuegos (yourcubacruise.com).

Wheel deal

Muji has launched a set of new trolley cases in shades of taupe and black. They include a 25-litre cabin-friendly case (£89.95) to a family-size 85-litre hard shell option (£219.95) (muji.eu).