To escape the cold, grey weather at home in December then look no further than Myanmar. The quiet season means the pick of some top hotels, the temperature is pleasantly balmy, but best of all you'll get to experience one of Southeast Asia's cultural jewels.
It's a dilemma knowing what to pack in on your first trip to a destination, with so much to experience in just a few days. Our Japan specialist Emma shares her first-hand tips on what to see, do and eat if you've never travelled to Japan before.
Often overlooked in favour of Vietnam, this largely undiscovered Southeast Asian star has an exciting secret side. Tom Moore embarks on a fascinating adventure through the lesser-known regions of Laos.
Mauritius is famed for its beaches, hotels and first-class water sports. But just as majestic are the mountains and lush rainforest that hug the coastline, a gateway to the little-visited interior. Four of our Mauritius specialists discover a very different side to the island.