Weekends have a tendency to disappear in a blur of swimming lessons, household chores and football matches, and it is not until you escape for a mini-break that you realise just what you can do in 48 hours.
I’m always on a mission to explore new cities but that doesn’t mean I’m easily impressed. I was disappointed with Venice – an uncomfortably busy, tourist city which appeared to have none of the usual city functions.
An Army veteran who has been frequenting the White Horse, a 17th Century coaching inn, Duns Tew, for decades, has just one answer when asked for his advice on what to do in the rural Cotswolds village.
Switzerland is a land of contrasts. And this year the Swiss are celebrating the completion of one of the world’s greatest engineering projects that connects two strikingly different parts of the country, writes James Marston.