Great cultural getaways

The world of travel offers such a rich tapestry of history, art and architectural wonder that planning where to go can be the hardest part. Jo Roberts helps out with five essential destinations

Main port of cool

Airport layovers are normally something to be avoided, but when you fly into Singapore’s Changi Airport you’ll be in no hurry to leave. Gillian Birch checks it out


Take it easy at Château Rieutort

If relaxing in the French countryside before enjoying great food and wine with friends and family sounds like your idea of heaven, then Château Rieutort is just the place for you

The jewel of the Indian Ocean

Blessed by pure-white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and a turquoise lagoon, the island of Dhonakulhi in the Maldives is nature at its best and home to Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa

Baden-Baden: live life well

Although famous for its historic thermal springs and spa baths, Baden-Baden offers visitors a whole host of attractions, from great shopping to classical music concerts and world-class golf courses