How Facebook saved one man’s life

Major Depressive Episode. That was what the doctor wrote on my medical record. It was August 10, 2014. The day before, some friends had pulled me up off the pavement outside the office block where I worked and manhandled me to the nearest hospital crisis centre. They’d come because I’d put a message on Facebook saying: … Read more

Thailand with a toddler? It’s not daunting if you stay at these hotels in Phuket and Krabi

Trekking through jungles, snorkelling in a lagoon and lounging on the beach with a cocktail – they were all high on our ‘things-to-do’ check list as we set off for Thailand on a cold winter morning. But as we strapped ourselves into our plane seats, along with our 20-month-old daughter, the thought did cross my … Read more

The perfect 48 hours in Bangkok, Thailand

Relentlessly busy, noisy, smelly and stiflingly hot: it’s easy to see why for many, Bangkok is little more than a place for a brief stopover.  But dig a little deeper and you’ll find a burgeoning arts scene, a raft of new restaurants and elegant galleries. Here’s how to spend 48 hours in the Thai capital…  … Read more

Fascinating vintage images of 1950s Paris by Allan Hailstone from Notre-Dame to the Champs-Élysées

It’s Paris – but probably not as you know it. These amazing vintage images, taken in the 1950s, show the streets of the French capital before they became packed with tourists waving selfie sticks and ‘influencers’ posing for Instagram. They were taken by photographer Allan Hailstone in the 1950s over the course of two short … Read more

From the Antarctic to Rwanda: Honeymoons that will make the start of marriage a real adventure 

Now this is how to kick-start a marriage. Forget a bland spa hotel by a big golf course, plump instead for something with the distinct whiff of adventure about it.  From an icebreaker odyssey in the Antarctic via the Falkland Islands to tracking gorillas in Rwanda, these are honeymoons with a pleasing difference.  Feeling hot … Read more