Land of smiling eyes

Ireland is more than its serene landscapes and good-humoured people. There are plenty of unusual attractions that will keep you longer on the Emerald Isle, says Keri Harvey.

(Not so) wild about the West Coast

A tourism industry is a curious and fragile thing, writes Travel Editor Richard Holmes, who ponders whether a break-in during a weekend away will put paid to future visits to the West Coast...

Franschhoek shines in winter

Katherine Graham discovers that the colder months are often the best time for wanderlust, especially if you're exploring a town like Franschhoek in your own back yard.

Cast a line... in Paris?

Tourists and locals are among a new wave of 'street fishers' taking to the French capital's canals, where pike, giant catfish and black bass have returned in large numbers.