Devon has topped the list for quality of life in England and Wales, beating off stiff competition from Somerset, Harrow and Sheffield. High levels of physical activity, volunteering, good air quality and local living conditions led Devon to be given its top ranking. The analysis carried out by wellbeing charity Happy City examined more than 60 indicators to determine its results.
From a zen-inducing property in Lake Como to a hip guest house in New Orleans and a tropical Australian island getaway, these are the most interesting hotels opening in April 2019. Shaking things up on the shoreline at Lake Como, Mandarin Oriental has taken over and transformed the CastaDiva resort in the pretty village of Blevio, just an hour from Milan airport. Other chill-out spaces include a floating sundeck on the lake, a pool, a spa with water-inspired treatments, and airy bedrooms smartened up by designer Eric Egan.
Wondering where to book for your next holiday? With anniversaries, new flight routes and sporting events, there are plenty of must-visit overseas destinations to choose from, whether you’re keen to soak up culture or simply a bit of sunshine. From the deserts of Jordan to the ice cap of Greenland, these are the hottest destinations to visit this year.
From the gram-worthy tiles in Porto to the chic Yves Saint Laurent garden, these are the bluest spots across the globe to add to your bucket list.
Leave your big coat at home, break out the shorts and embrace the Swiss Alps as a genuine contender for your next summer holiday.