Ute Junker

Ute Junker

Freelance travel writer

Hotels

Six of the best: James Bond's preferred hotels

Ute Junker Don't let the tux fool you - James Bond loves a bit of bling.

South America

South America air travel: Alive and kicking

Peruvian Andes Mountains from an Aeroplane with jet engine visible between Lima and Cusco airports.

Ute Junker Air travel in South America is not all dog eat dog, as Ute Junker discovered.

Worldwide

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, but has its rewards.

Ute Junker Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.

Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: Spirited away

Ute Junker In Salvador de Bahia, locals throw one hell of a party every Tuesday, writes Ute Junker.

Global

Kingdoms on earth: Game of Thrones inspired travel destinations

Daenerys Targaryen

Ute Junker While you're hanging out for series four, get your Game of Thrones fix at one of these Westeros-inspired destinations, writes Ute Junker.

USA

Appetite for Austin

Austin, Texas ice cream

Ute Junker Texas' hipster capital is also developing serious culinary cred, writes Ute Junker.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

France

Discretion guaranteed

Hotel Sezz

Ute Junker This Paris hotel is made for liasions dangereuse, writes Ute Junker.

Cities

The world's brainiest cities

Edinburgh

Ute Junker Sometimes a city can change the way we think. Here are the places to have a thinking holiday.

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Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Las Balsas

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

Scotland

City on a shoestring

Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow

Ute Junker No need to blow your budget in Scotland's biggest city: here are 15 great free things to do, writes Ute Junker.

The lost cities of the Maya

Ute Junker Ute Junker explores the ruins and the riches of Mexico's Yucat√°n Peninsula, the centre of the ancient Mayan empire.

England

Six of the best: Cotswolds retreats

Ute Junker The extravagantly romantic garden rooms feature private gardens and twin roll-top baths.

Japan

Megacity with the munchies

Ute Junker Tokyo tempts your tastebuds at every turn, writes Ute Junker.

Dubai

Six of the best: Dubai glamour stays

Ute Junker When Anantara's newest property opened at the end of last year, it unveiled Dubai's first overwater bungalows.

Art

Different strokes

Ute Junker Art novice Ute Junker discovers a new way to holiday.

England

Bard to the bone

Ute Junker Following the Shakespeare trail across England, Ute Junker learns some lessons they never taught her at school.

Finland

Twenty reasons to visit Helsinki

Ute Junker A pool where swimming naked is the norm and 19 other reasons to visit the Finnish capital.

Argentina

Taste buds tango

Buenos Aires wine bar, Casa Coupage.

Ute Junker Ute Junker gets a crash course in Argentine wine varieties - and an unforgettable dining experience.

Brazil

Six of the best: hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Fasano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ute Junker Take a room at a palace where Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles and Princess Diana all stayed.