Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

Bournemouth Echo: Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

I’m swimming from a boat in a turquoise sea, surrounded by a shoal of silver fish reflecting the sunlight from a bright blue sky. And it’s almost November.

Conquering Mont Ventoux - a cycling break in Provence

Bournemouth Echo: Conquering Mont Ventoux - a cycling break in Provence

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Tucked away in a little corner of Provence on a hill above the vineyards is the perfect holiday getaway.

Get up close to wildlife at the Masai Mara Conservancies in Kenya

Bournemouth Echo: Get up close to wildlife at the Masai Mara Conservancies in Kenya

4:27pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Crouched in the long grass, her unwavering gaze fixed directly ahead, the world’s fastest land animal sits completely still.

Scotland's best kept secret: Crieff will take your breath away

Bournemouth Echo: Scotland's best kept secret: Crieff will take your breath away

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Faith Eckersall rediscovers skiing and relaxes at Knock Castle Hotel

Five-star luxury lodges by the sea at Gwel an Mor

Bournemouth Echo: Five-star luxury lodges by the sea at Gwel an Mor

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When you think cosy wooden lodge with a burning log fire, most of us would instantly think of faraway places such as the Alps.

Action-packed family adventure in the valleys of South Wales

Bournemouth Echo: Action-packed family adventure in the valleys of South Wales

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

My 12-year-old son and teenage daughter are standing at the top of what’s known locally as Loonies Leap, preparing to plunge 15ft into the crystal clear waters below.

London in style - packing in the sights and sounds of the capital

Bournemouth Echo: London in style - packing in the sights and sounds of the capital

10:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

London has the power to captivate, excite and allure like few other cities.

Port Grimaud: pretty town with pastel-coloured houses is ultimate place for relaxation

Bournemouth Echo: Port Grimaud: pretty town with pastel-coloured houses is ultimate place for relaxation

8:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Lisa Short and family enjoy a villa break in the ‘Venice of Provence’, Port Grimaud

Center Parcs at Longleat: a place where magical memories are made

Bournemouth Echo: Center Parcs at Longleat: a place where magical memories are made

9:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Toby Granville and family take a break to Center Parcs at Longleat at a very special time of year

Remembering the fallen on a tour of Ypres battlefields

Bournemouth Echo: Remembering the fallen on a tour of Ypres battlefields

9:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Graham James visits the former First World War battlefields which are gearing up for this year’s centenary commemoration – and finds a relative’s grave among the thousands of Portland stone headstones

Explore the quieter side of Spain with a trip to Almeria

Bournemouth Echo: Explore the quieter side of Spain with a trip to Almeria

9:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

For many people a holiday in Spain means either two weeks of beer and beaches in a sun-drenched resort like Benidorm or cramming in culture during a trip to a cosmopolitan city like Madrid or Barcelona.

Bedford: lively town rich in culture and history will surprise you

Bournemouth Echo: Bedford: lively town rich in culture and history will surprise you

8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Joanna Davis discovers plenty to do and a historical waterside hotel to come home to on a weekend break to Bedford

Antigua: you'll have the time of your life on the paradise isle

Bournemouth Echo: Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

7:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

If you’re looking for a romantic get-away, you can’t go far wrong with a Caribbean island. Rachael Burnett explores the white, sandy beaches of Antigua

Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

Bournemouth Echo: Sail away your troubles on a dream holiday in Antigua

9:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

Rachael Burnett experiences the holiday of a lifetime on the beautiful island of Antigua

Culture, relaxation and food reveal Lake Garda as hidden gem of Italy

Bournemouth Echo: Culture, relaxation and food reveal Lake Garda as hidden gem of Italy

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Italy offers perhaps the greatest diversity of all European destinations.

The Forest of Dean: natural beauty of the forest is a real eye-opener

Bournemouth Echo: The Forest of Dean: lose yourself in natural beauty of the forest

8:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is said to have been inspired by the Forest of Dean and Arron Hendy and family found out why on a trip to Gloucestershire

Winter holidays: from snow bikes in Tyrol to hillside luxury in St Anton

Bournemouth Echo: Snowy peaks in St Anton, Austria

7:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

Sarah Marshall cherry-picks this year’s top winter resorts

Christmas markets: where to go to feel the festive magic

Bournemouth Echo: Christmas markets: where to go to feel the festive magic

9:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

There’s nothing like a Christmas market to really muster the appeal of the season – and the UK is home to some fantastic seasonal fairs. Abi Jackson rounds up some of the best

Lulea: your winter wonderland awaits

Bournemouth Echo: Lulea: your winter wonderland awaits

6:00am Sunday 1st December 2013

Once home to traditional reindeer herders, the northern Swedish town of Lulea is now the nerve centre for social networking site Facebook, making it one of the most connected destinations in the world. Sarah Marshall discovers why this area is deserving of so many ‘likes’

Guernsey: a hidden gem of a holiday destination

Bournemouth Echo: Guernsey: a hidden gem of a holiday destination

7:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Melanie Vass discovers that tiny Guernsey is a perfect – and easy to get to – place for a family holiday

You'll have a mean time at Greenwich

Bournemouth Echo: Sunrise at the nearby O2

9:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Greenwich does mean time. It has one foot anchored in its glorious maritime past and the other firmly planted in its current, colourful, cosmopolitan present.

Norway: land of the midnight sun is an unforgettable experience

Bournemouth Echo: Norway: land of the midnight sun is an unforgettable experience

8:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

On the face of it, the E6 road may not sound any more glamorous or exciting than the M1 or the M25. But it is.

London: a jam-packed weekend full of top sights

Bournemouth Echo: London: a jam-packed weekend full of top sights

3:00pm Saturday 9th November 2013

A little taste of London life every now and then is always a good thing.

Deauville: ‘town of pleasure’ is a golfers' paradise

Bournemouth Echo: Deauville: ‘town of pleasure’ is a haven for golfers

7:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Andy Goodall tries out some of Normandy’s finest golf courses on a whistlestop tour

Cruise the Mediterranean: trip on the Royal Princess

Bournemouth Echo: Royal Princess

9:00am Friday 1st November 2013

If it’s good enough for royalty, it's good enough for me.

Whitby's Dracula connections - why you'll fall under the seaside town's spell this Halloween

Bournemouth Echo: Whitby's Dracula connections - why you'll fall under the seaside town's spell this Halloween

8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

Andy Martin visits Whitby, the seaside town which gave Bram Stoker the idea for our most famous gothic novel

A whistle stop tour of the dramatic Yorkshire Dales

Bournemouth Echo: Buttertubs Pass

8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Andy Goodall explores the beauty of Yorkshire along Jeremy Clarkson’s favourite road

Souks, Sahara and Skywalker - welcome to Tunisia

Bournemouth Echo: Souks, Sahara and Skywalker - welcome to Tunisia

9:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

Touching down in north Africa for only the second time in my life I was excited to see for myself what Tunisia has to offer the modern tourist.

Butlin's in Bognor Regis - all the ingredients for a enjoyable family break

Bournemouth Echo: Butlin's in Bognor Regis - all the ingredients for a enjoyable family break

12:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013

The last time we visited Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, the eagerly-anticipated Wave Hotel was shrouded in plastic, half-built and still a mystery.

Praising Arizona - there's a lot more to the Grand Canyon state than a big hole in the ground...

Bournemouth Echo: Praising Arizona - there's a lot more to the Grand Canyon state than a big hole in the ground...

7:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013

So where are you going for your next holiday?

Newquay has something special for the whole family

Bournemouth Echo: Newquay has something special for the whole family

9:00am Sunday 29th September 2013

GROWING UP I spent many happy hours on Newquay’s Fistral Beach and often wondered what it would be like to venture inside the mysterious and imposing Headland Hotel, perched high up on the cliff above me.

Fall for the charms of Polperro hook, line and sinker

Bournemouth Echo: Fall for the charms of Polperro hook, line and sinker

9:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

Harry Hogger and fiancée visit a village that’s almost too idyllic to be true

You'll want to return to La Pachacaid

Bournemouth Echo: You'll want to return to La Pachacaid

9:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

The Cote D’Azur can feel like it’s a world away but Arron Hendy and family soon found themselves enjoying the sun after driving down through France

Sandy Balls - a perfect New Forest antidote to a busy week

Bournemouth Echo: Sandy Balls - a perfect New Forest antidote to a busy week

8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

Spending time in the New Forest is the perfect antidote to any busy week.

The Maldives: idyllic islands are a dream come true

Bournemouth Echo: Fall in love with the Maldives

9:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

Of all the dreamy locations used in James Bond films, it’s remarkable that the Maldives hasn't been among them, as the views are to die for.

Praising Arizona - saddle up for a truly adventurous holiday

Bournemouth Echo: Praising Arizona - saddle up for a truly adventurous holiday

8:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

Nick Horton finds there is a whole lot more to the Grand Canyon state than a big hole in the ground...

Chiswick Moran Hotel - an urban retreat with a large helping of 70s cool

Bournemouth Echo: Chiswick Moran Hotel - an urban retreat with a large helping of 70s cool

8:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

Catherine Bolado discovers unexpected peace and quiet in the heart of West London

Surf's up at the Sailing Academy

Bournemouth Echo: TASTE THE RAINBOW: Windsurfing at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

11:00am Friday 23rd August 2013

THERE are some great family events being laid on this weekend and with the weather set fair, you have got no excuse for not making the most of what West Dorset has to offer.

El Delfin Verde: good food, great entertainment and the biggest pool in Costa Brava

Bournemouth Echo: El Delfin Verde: good food, great entertainment and the biggest pool in Costa Brava

10:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

When you want guaranteed good weather for a special holiday there’s nowhere better than Eurocamp in Spain, as Toby Granville discovers

You'll feel right at home at Hoburne Naish

Bournemouth Echo: You'll feel right at home at Hoburne Naish

11:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

Debbie Waite and family enjoy a luxury hot tub weekend break at Hoburne Naish near Highcliffe

Trevose Harbour House: a sumptuous stopover in the heart of St Ives

Bournemouth Echo: Trevose Harbour House: a sumptuous stopover in the heart of St Ives

10:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with... six beautiful rooms.

Wheely great fun in the Loire

Bournemouth Echo: Wheely great fun in the Loire

6:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

Ellen Branagh embarks on a leisurely cycle tour of the Loire Valley – fuelled by the occasional glass of wine

Fun for all the family at Devon Cliffs holiday resort

Bournemouth Echo: Fun for all the family at Devon Cliffs holiday resort

9:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

Paula Roberts discovers the delights of caravanning on the coast

Something for everyone in Dubai

Bournemouth Echo: Something for everyone in Dubai

11:00am Saturday 20th July 2013

Andy Reed discovers the delights of the Emirate city

Modern hotel with 19th century charm is perfect base for exploring Berkshire

Bournemouth Echo: Modern hotel with 19th century charm is perfect base for exploring Berkshire

10:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

With yet another wet and windy weekend looming, it didn’t seem like the best timing for a trip away.

Kea: enjoy a slice of Greek authenticity

Bournemouth Echo: Kea: enjoy a slice of Greek authenticity

9:00am Saturday 6th July 2013

GREECE has so many idyllic islands and Kea is no exception.

Thailand: not just for backpackers - why not try it with your family?

Bournemouth Echo: Thailand: not just for backpackers - why not try it with your family?

6:00am Monday 1st July 2013

It’s mid-afternoon and children and adults alike are scrambling from their sun-loungers in search of a famous hotel resident.

Peaks of perfection: an activity break in Switzerland

Bournemouth Echo: Early morning in Iseltwald, on the Brienzersee

10:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

Graham James tackles mountain biking, river rafting and hiking on an action-packed break in Switzerland

Catch a wave with the family in Newquay

Bournemouth Echo: A family surfing weekend in Newquay

10:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

It’s described as the ‘surf capital of Europe’. But Newquay’s appeal goes far beyond the waves.

Fall for the charms of Herm

Bournemouth Echo: Fall for the charms of Herm

11:00am Saturday 15th June 2013

In these days of low-cost air travel it is sometime easy to ignore what is right on your doorstep.



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