Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.
Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski channels her inner Bond girl at Udaipur's historic Taj Lake Palace.
Brian Johnston The best palace hotels evoke a bygone era; it's certainly the case here, right down to the Earl Grey tea and bagpipes.
Tripologist Michael Gebicki conceives all that's perfect for the most relaxing, pampered, luxury getaway of your dreams.
The opulent Oberoi Amarvilas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is rated as one of the top 10 in the world.
Some of the world's best spas are not far away.
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.