Clarke Gayford: Blue heaven

Clarke Gayford: Blue heaven

The Cooks have it sorted, writes Clarke Gayford. There are 15 major islands in the Cook Islands covering a massive part of what really can only be described as the blue continent. It’s more than 2.2 million sq km, in which sits…

A review of Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames

A review of Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames

Monkey island swings into life: A bohemian 18th-century fishing lodge in the Thames has been transformed into a hotel – and it’s quite a catch Monkey Island Estate lies on an island in the River Thames in the village of Bray  Stephen…

Roll up for a magical mystery day out in Edinburgh

Roll up for a magical mystery day out in Edinburgh

Roll up for a magical mystery day out in Edinburgh, from a bagpipe lesson to a ghost tour The Daily Mail’s Bill Coles joined Make My Day for a mystery tour of Edinburgh Make My Day runs bespoke and quirky adventures in cities…

Easter in Elstherheide: German town’s egg decorating extravaganza

Easter in Elstherheide: German town’s egg decorating extravaganza

A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that’s been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon town of Hoyerswerda, around two…

The best souvenir to buy in every state

The best souvenir to buy in every state

Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more updates. Souvenirs are a great way to commemorate a trip to a new destination. A trip to Italy might not be complete without purchasing a shiny new leather bag, for example. But there are plenty of incredible…

My Holidays: Martin Devlin from RadioSport

My Holidays: Martin Devlin from RadioSport

Martin Devlin hosts The Devlin Radio Show on RadioSport, 12pm-3pm weekends. What was your greatest holiday? My job is watching sport and talking about sport. So when I go on holiday I go to where my favourite teams play so I can…