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Mulling it over

Sep 19th, 2018 | By

Judith Baker escaped London for the fresh breezes, beautiful scenery and storybook charm of the isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.

The Abacos heroes

May 12th, 2018 | By

Judith visits The Abacos, a 120-mile–long chain of isands that are part of the Bahamas.

Better Belize it

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
close up shot of an iguana in Belize

Judith finds that whether you are above or below the water, Belize is the bee’s knees for nature lovers.

As soft as silk – romantic Uzbekistan beckons

May 5th, 2017 | By

Judith Baker finds that a new breed of adventurers is discovering Uzbekistan and the Uzbeks are welcoming them with open arms, hearty meals and colourful dancing displays.

Anguilla’s old fashioned Caribbean charm

Apr 26th, 2016 | By

After the mass tourism that can be some on some Caribbean islands, what a joy to find the old and traditional Caribbean is still alive and flourishing. It just means you have to go to Anguilla.

Don’t panic – Dad’s Army marches into East Yorkshire

Jan 24th, 2016 | By

As the remake of the 1970s sit com Dad’s Army hits the big screen, eagle-eyed cinema goers may spot that the fictional Walmington-on- Sea is now the Yorkshire town of Bridlington.

Haiti– its full of surprises

Nov 9th, 2015 | By

This is not the Caribbean I know, with its big resorts, swaying hammocks and reggae souvenirs, but Haiti is a tropical destination with a difference.

101 things to do & places to see in Barbados

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By

Judith reviews the updated edition of 101 Things to do & Places to see in Barbados 2015 edition by Russell Streeter.

Costa Rica: Up sloth and personal

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
sloth in Costa Rica

Judith visits Costa Rica, a destination visited by thousands of Americans because of direct flights but which we are only just discovering

Simply red – Egypt’s safe resorts of the Red Sea

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Judith travels to the modern resort of El Gouna in Egypt which attracts divers to view the wrecks below the cystal-clear waters and the rest of us for the beach, heat and comfort

Acropolis now

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Tourists are returning to Greece in increasing numbers again. Judith visits the capital, Athens, and Piraeus to see the effect of the economic problems.

On tapas the world

Apr 25th, 2014 | By

In Madrid’s Plaza de Espana on the Sunday morning after a night of violent protests over Spain’s economic difficulties, all is peaceful and calm as statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza gaze unperturbed over the still lake shimmering in the spring sunshine

Gorgeous Grenada – wake up and smell the nutmeg

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

Judith returns to the Caribbean island of Grenada ten years after her last visit. She finds that, although the island still retains its old-fashioned feel, it is gearing up to a new infux as visitors when a new resort opens there.

Nevis: Nelson’s love island

Apr 25th, 2013 | By

Famous as the setting for Nelson’s nuptials, tiny Nevis is home to a wealth of other treasures both natural and cultural, writes Judith Baker

Get a kick out of St Kitts

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

Prized by the British as one of its earliest and wealthiest colonies, life on the Caribbean island of St Kitts is still as sweet as sugar says Judith Baker

Beautiful Bahamas

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Judith follows in Bond’s footsteps and journeys to beautiful Bahamas

Going Gozo

Nov 5th, 2012 | By

Judith heads to Joy, the island better known as Gozo which nestles next to its bigger sister, Malta

Elba: more paradise than prison

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Elba – the island of Napoleon’s exile – is more of a paradise than a prison, writes Judith Baker

Just walking in the rain

Jun 29th, 2012 | By

Judith Baker samples both luxury and simplicity on the Caribbean’s ‘nature island’ – Dominica