Steven Winter

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UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

It’s worth getting up early in <b>Scarborough</b>: this is the east coast and dawn can be spectacular. The town spreads around two broad bays with a promontory in between, topped by the castle – Brontë fans will want to go up there via St Mary’schurchyard, where Anne is buried. South Bay is the earlier …

North York
Japan

If You Order A Michelada, You'd Better Know What Its Name Means

When it comes to beer cocktails, Mexico is the master. The nation is responsible for the micheladas that Mexican-American restaurants so often get wrong. (That could be why beer cocktails have not really taken off here yet.)<p>But in Mexico, where the cocktail is mixed right, it’s one of the most …

Cocktails
Northern Europe

The 11 Most Beautiful Beach Towns In The World

<i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Nick Mafi.</i><p>Few experiences rival the joy of traveling to a beautiful seaside location. With the ample sun, open waters, and good-natured locals, nothing can get in the way of a relaxing vacation. Nothing, that is, but busy crowds jostling for the same thing you are: the …

Henri Matisse

Beyond the Thames: London’s hidden river walks and the secrets they keep

London has lots of rivers, many hidden under centuries of development. Author David Fathers reveals the capital's walks and their histories, from …

Australia

The Most Refreshing Way to Serve Gin & Tonics to a Crowd

My favorite cocktail is a gin and tonic. But sometimes, even if I use extra-fancy tonic water and good gin, it feels like it just needs a little bit …

Cucumber

Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots

From crumbling ruins to holy wells and butterfly-filled forests, some of the country’s loveliest spots have been all but forgotten. Our experts name their favourites<p><b>Dolbadarn Castle,</b> <b>Llanberis, Gwynedd</b><p>I found the fairytale tower of Dolbadarn Castle near Llanberis quite by chance as I climbed the …

Nature

County Durham: best places to eat and drink

It’s easy to drive past the county’s stone-built villages and moors, but that would mean missing out on Lindisfarne oysters, lobster sandwiches and …

Dining Rooms

10 Fairytale Castles in Europe You Must See

As summer looms ahead, choosing where to travel in Europe to those fleeting warm months is a pretty daunting task. Let alone picking a travel …

European Travel

13 Ways to Let the Slow Cooker Make You Breakfast

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does …

Breakfast

Your favourite UK coastal walks: readers’ travel tips

From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea<p>Winning tip: <b>Llwyngwril</b> to <b>Barmouth train walk, Gwynedd</b><p>The scenery is fantastic as you travel by train through …

Scotland

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

10 National Parks in America You Need To Visit This Summer

There is no better way to spend the summer than to explore the great outdoors and travel to one of the many US national parks. From the East coast to …

National Parks

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

3 kick-ass cocktails from Mexico City to make at home

Three fantastic, original and tasty cocktails to make at home from the master shakers at Limantour, including a spicy margarita and, 25 years on from …

Mexico

Make This Pineapple-Vanilla Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Not that you need an excuse to make margaritas, but tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And while the traditional recipe is always a winner, this year I'm …

Cocktails

Cocktail of the week: the Gabriel cooler – recipe

A long drink for spring and early summer, inspired by the classic sangaree. This ditches the traditional heavy red wine for a more refreshing white, and pairs it with fresh kiwi and apple. Serves one.<p><b>½ granny smith apple, cored</b><b><br>1 kiwi fruit, peeled</b><b><br>15ml 50:50 sugar syrup</b><b><br>125ml sauvignon blanc</b> …

Cocktails

Paul A. Young’s Seedlip chocolate sour cocktail recipe

In the video above, Master Chocolatier Paul A. Young shares a simple recipe for his Seedlip chocolate sour, the perfect way to incorporate chocolate into your drinks at any party this summer. Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit, distilled from herbs, spices, peels and barks, but if you prefer …

Dessert

Why this summer is the time to visit Hadrian's Wall, the UK's most underrated tourist attraction

Ooh, the vanity. Silvered brass cheek pieces. Helmets topped with double eagles. Shield bosses fashioned into likenesses of Mars, Hercules or Bacchus. Even the horses wore bling, in the form of elegant brass bits, hackamores and pectoral ornaments.<p>“That’s the cavalry for you,” said Stewart Purdie …

Cocktail of the week: white chocolate gin fizz – recipe

Why let children have all the fun at Easter? Use ready-made chocolate liqueur or make your own (see below). Serves one.<p>For white chocolate liqueur (makes about 500ml)<b><br>350g white chocolate</b><b><br>125ml milk</b><b><br>75gr caster sugar</b><b><br>350ml vodka</b><b><br>35ml gin</b><b><br>35ml white chocolate liqueur</b><b><br>2 tsp sugar syrup (1:1 sugar:water)</b><b><br>3</b> …

Cocktails
Cocktails

10 of the best clubs in Amsterdam – chosen by the experts

De Marktkantine<p>De Marktkantine has been around for about two years. For me, it’s the most unappreciated club in the city even though the programming is high-quality, and varied. There are other clubs in Amsterdam that are trying hard to trademark a certain style but Marktkantine is more relaxed …

Living Rooms

Lucy Worsley: the 20 best historic houses to visit

National Trust

The great British bucket list: 10 amazing UK experiences for 2017

It is that time of the year when we all gaze out of the window, take note of the gloomy grey skies, and start pondering our next escape to sunnier places and brighter horizons.<p>But what of a sojourn on domestic shores? Britain will be a bubble of major celebrations, big anniversaries and intriguing …

Spiritual Sedona: the Arizona town bursting with positive vibes

America’s new-age capital is brimming with tours, classes and shops offering spiritual healing, but its most uplifting aspect is its dramatic setting amid rust-coloured mesas and buttes<p>Locals call Sedona, Arizona, a cathedral without walls. It’s not just the landscape – those red cliffs, mesas …

Star Trek

Time travel, slackers and Wonder Woman: the best comic books of 2016

A banner year for the artform saw excellent new Hellboy and Wonder Woman volumes as well as a frighteningly topical time travel story<p>Even if no one sheds a tear for 2016, at least the year produced such an amazing crop of comics that we need two No 1 spots.<p>Some of the best contemporary work in the …

Graphic Novels

Phil Chess obituary

Co-founder of the record label that launched Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and other greats of American blues<p>When he formed Chess Records in 1950 with his brother, Leonard, Phil Chess, who has died aged 95, could never have predicted the label’s historic role in the story of blues and rock’n’roll. …

Chicago Blues

Mercury Prize 2016 shortlist revealed: David Bowie makes the list, plus everything you need to know about the 12 albums of the year

David Bowie is in the running to win a posthumous Mercury Prize for his final album, Blackstar, after being named among the 12 albums of the year for the 2016 awards.<p>Bowie is joined on the shortlist by Radiohead, for A Moon Shaped Pool, the band's first album in five years, and The 1975, rock pop …

David Bowie