Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

Thailand holidays Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £18 a night, they’re affordable, too  Hop to it … pier on the island Koh Wai, Thailand.Photograph: Alamy The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh […]

Read More...

Life’s a breeze: a sailing trip in Scotland’s Hebrides

It had been raining overnight but the sky had cleared and we were going. Early light on the wet decks. Big engine rumbling somewhere deep in the stern. The anchor chain wound up into its locker in the bow. Adam Nicolson. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Chloe Gillatt, the cook, had made bacon sandwiches […]

Read More...

20 of the best Nordic summer holidays

Sweden Hike and sail the coast Suits Adventure seekersPrice Hiking from £354pp/sailing from £417ppGreen Trails has a fine collection of eco-friendly short breaks across Sweden. Its three-day hiking expedition to the High Coast takes in canyons and pine forests, beaver dams and lakes. Basic orienteering and bushcraft skills are taught by guides, with nights in […]

Read More...

An Indian railway adventure: the pilgrim train from Hyderabad to Tamil Nadu

‘Don’t worry, she’s lighter than a feather,” said the man as he tried to pass his aged mother to me – in the train – up from the tracks. She eyed me suspiciously, decided I wasn’t a safe pair of hands and vaulted up the last couple of steps, pushed past me and hobbled down […]

Read More...