Richard Knipe

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Solihull the best place to live in the UK? Absolutely

Is there anything more lovely in England than kicking through the autumn leaves of Tudor Grange Park, safe in the knowledge that in five minutes you'll be having a hot chocolate and high-end cakes in one of the country's leading branches of John Lewis followed by – who knows? – a satisfying rummage …

Top 10 hotels, B&Bs, hostels and campsites on Skye

Napier Cottage, Isleornsay<p>This purpose-built luxury B&B opened in 2011 and has panoramic views over the Sound of Sleat to Beinn Sgritheall and the …

Just Back: nostalgia in Kraków

'Do you like calm, or the aggressive driving?”<p>I turn to Dan in the back. He flashes a wolfish grin.<p>“Er… aggressive?”<p>Peter out-wolfs Dan’s grin and revs the Trabant. We race through the streets of Kraków at surprising speed. Through the wing mirror I see Bernard and Tomás encased in their Trabant. …

The Okavango Delta: Trip of a Lifetime

In the Okavango every camp has its own attractions. At Duba Plains it’s the chance to see buffaloes en masse and the lions that prey on them. But what I remember most was a battle royal between lions and hyenas for possession of a dead hippo. In the end the lions won, by which time their faces were …

Sailing in Greece: Dodecanese islands

This was to be our ninth family annual sailing holiday and we decided on the Dodecanese islands in Greece. New waters and a new skipper, my 22-year-old son, Francis. He had taken his day skipper course the year before and had recently returned from sailing 4,000 miles from Panama to Santiago, so we …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

How to eat like a local on Italy's Amalfi Coast

Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are a culinary Valhalla, where produce and well-trained taste buds have created one of the world’s most envied culinary landscapes. Whet your appetite with the following Italian food essentials, straight from the pages of Lonely Planet’s latest <i>Naples, Pompeii &</i> …

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Top 10 reasons to visit Zambia

This large, landlocked country in southern Africa has natural attractions that rival any continental competitor. The sheer size and remoteness of Zambia’s vast network of national parks mean no safari jeep traffic jams, very personal service and an opportunity to meet massive mammals eye-to-eye. …

Canoeing on the Norfolk Broads

Soon after launching our canoe-trek through the Norfolk Broads, we pulled into a disused canal, overtook a flurry of swans, then stopped paddling for a minute and listened. It was an enchanting moment.<p>Back on the main river we had been overtaken by streams of stately pleasure boats thumping past in …

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Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Lanzarote: uncovering its hidden charms

There is a legend told in Lanzarote involving Omar Sharif, a game of bridge and a wonderful house full of curves and caves that transported all who entered it to Arabia and the 1,001 nights.<p>Sharif, at his heart-throb prime at the time, caught a glimpse of an imposing house built into a rock face …

All the Best Things to See and Do in Marseille, France

Marseille wasn’t on my original itinerary. After touring chateau of the Loire Valley and exploring Bordeaux I planned to visit Toulouse and St. …