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How to make the most of your trip

How to make the most of your trip

Why visit one holiday hot spot when you can squeeze two into your holiday? It’s never been easier to fly into one great destination and out of another, meaning it’s time for a road trip. Chris Leadbeater picks six epic adventures.

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Ten boast-worthy travel destinations.

Ten boast-worthy travel destinations

What if your next adventure was guaranteed to make your mates jealous (in the best possible way, of course)? Travel writer Chris Leadbeater picks 10 travel destinations to add to your wishlist this year.

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Where do pilots go on holiday?

Where do pilots go on holiday?

Still looking for holiday inspiration for your big 2017 break? We asked a panel of well-travelled British Airways pilots which destinations they want to visit this year – and which new routes are on their radar.

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Wicklow Mountains on Lough Tay Lake.

Four of the best Ireland road trips

Prepare to lose yourself in the glorious greenery on an Ireland road trip – the distances are short, you’ll drive on the left both sides of the Irish border, and the roads are refreshingly empty. The promise of legend, landscape and a warm Irish welcome will exceed all expectations.

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Things to do in Budapest

Grand days out in Budapest

It’s a city of two sides – the ruined past and the dynamic present. You can see both just by lounging in a bath lit by funky modern lighting at the historical Gellért spa. Whether you want to haunt the castle district or prop up a ruin bar, Budapest has all the makings of a fantastic city break.

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An insider’s weekend in London.

An insider’s weekend in London

Making the most of just 48 hours in one of the world’s greatest cities is not easy. So, we asked founder of The Layover Life and British Airways cabin crew member, Jess Parr, to give us her top tips for a perfect weekend in London.

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Five of Chile’s best coastal towns

Five of Chile’s best coastal towns

Stretching for more than 4,300km, from the Atacama Desert in the north to the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia in the south, local writer Sarah Gordon picks her top spots along the Chilean coast.

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Cape Town: a weekend guide

Cape Town: a weekend guide

The Mother City always features on ‘top ten’ lists – and for good reason. Curious culinistas get a world-class menu of foodie opportunities, sun slaves can’t resist the Atlantic seaboard and nature lovers get an eye-watering visual feast. Here’s how to top up your ‘I-heart-Cape-Town’ tank in just 48-hours. The best part? You don’t have to take a single day of leave.

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Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

With its award-winning beaches and laidback lifestyle, South Africa’s ‘Friendly City’ couldn’t be friendlier. Yet Port Elizabeth – or PE as it’s known to locals – is enjoying a sustained period of urban renewal and several historic areas have become exciting new hubs. No extra leave? No problem. Here’s how to spend a perfect 48 hours in the city.

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Things to do in Dubai.

Only in Dubai

The city, the shore and the desert: combine all three for the perfect Dubai holiday. Have an outrageously good time in a city which builds its own beaches, turns brunch into a feat of endurance and constantly refreshes its skyline.

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Desert days and city nights in Doha.

Desert days and city nights in Doha

Now is the perfect time to visit Doha. Preparations for the 2022 World Cup have brought this fascinating capital into the spotlight. In the thrum of new industry and excitement, daily business and daily pleasures continue. And, as you’ll find in this rapidly changing city, traditional routines often come with a twist.

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Magical Muscat and beyond.

Magical Muscat and beyond

With laid-back locals, a rich heritage and captivating landscapes, Oman might be less glitzy than its Middle Eastern neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but it is awash with exotic delights and sights waiting to be discovered.

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