Travel

Who let the dog out?

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Caroline and I are just back from a weekend break in Scotland and, nice though it was, I hadn’t realised…

The thrill of running late

2 October 2021 9:00 am

‘Dad, why is it that whenever we go anywhere, we’re always running to catch a train?’ asked Charlie, my 13-year-old.…

End of the line: it’s time to rethink the queue

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to rethink the queue

Portrait of the week: Gas prices soar, cabinet reshuffled and a green light for travel

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Home To prevent a shortage of meat, which relies on carbon dioxide in its packaging, the government gave millions of…

Only Iain Sinclair could glimpse Hackney in the wilds of Peru

18 September 2021 9:00 am

It seemed like a preposterous proposition. For decades, Iain Sinclair has been an assiduous psychogeographer of London, an eldritch cartographer…

The great holiday Covid test rip-off

14 August 2021 9:00 am

The great holiday Covid test rip-off

High on the hog: The Pig at Bridge Place reviewed

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The Pig at Bridge Place is not a pig in possession of a country house, but I would be for…

The case for travelling abroad

31 July 2021 9:00 am

I’m off. In the week when you may read this, my partner and I will be winging our way to…

Is the airline ‘booking surge’ a load of hot air?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Be glad you’re not in Dr Mike Lynch’s shoes. A London judge has ruled that the founder of the Cambridge-based…

The true cost of my week in Wales

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Rather miraculously, my daughter managed to leave the country last week to go on holiday with a group of friends.…

Could hydrogen power turn air travel green?

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Have you been scanning airline websites for exotic destinations to which your double-jabbed status might allow you to slip away…

Travel quarantine scrapped for double-jabbed

9 July 2021 9:20 am

International travel rules will be relaxed on 19 June as part of the wider scrapping of social distancing rules and masks.…

The strangest landscapes are close to home

3 July 2021 9:00 am

This pleasant volume, the author announces in the introduction, is ‘not a nature book, or even a travel book, so…

How WhatsApp mums saved Kenya’s castaway children

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Kenya In March, Global Britain signed a new, post-Brexit trade deal with Kenya. This was a welcome agreement for my…

The new Covid divide: one rule for the elite, another for the rest of us

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Politicians made the rules – so they know how to bend them

Air travel is in terminal danger

19 June 2021 9:00 am

During the political car crash of 2019, I couldn’t imagine ever agreeing with Theresa May. Yet last week she exhibited…

Has Covid turned us into a nation of cyclists?

19 June 2021 9:00 am

On this day Would 19 July make a suitable ‘freedom day’ (assuming Covid restrictions are lifted even then)? There is…

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

12 June 2021 9:00 am

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

The forgotten joy of spontaneity

12 June 2021 9:00 am

If you ask people what they’ve missed out on since the pandemic, they’ll probably lament their cancelled plans. Weddings postponed,…

Why Britain must unlock on 21 June

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The scare over the Indian variant of coronavirus this week is a taste of what to expect over the next…

Am I really paying £3,000 for six days in Wales?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Has it ever been more difficult to plan a family holiday? At the time of writing, it is illegal to…

Britain’s travel ban brings risks of its own

3 April 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to get Britain travelling again

The West has lost its moral high ground

13 March 2021 9:00 am

International travellers running the gauntlet of English airports must already test negative for Covid before the flight, and on return…

Why Elon Musk should fly me to the moon

13 March 2021 9:00 am

I have just applied to fly around the moon. My chances of being selected are slim, but is it impossible?…

Do gender studies departments have a gender problem?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Target practice The government hit its target of giving a first Covid vaccine to 15 million of the most vulnerable…