"Everything about Luton is contrived to insult the no-frills passenger and put them in their place. It wants to big itself up with putting 'London' in the name, fine: on its own terms, then, it’s a national disgrace"
Deborah Charles is on the road in France with her boyfriend, his recent heart operation and a wonky car. What could go wrong? The temperature is rising at Manoir de la Blonnerie
"You rarely hear English voices... it feels wonderfully foreign and exotic, a rare treat in Europe today. Go before they ruin it"
Rosie Birkett couldn’t take a holiday, she had a book to write. Then she got a dog, and a desire for some Rick Stein fish & chips and sea air. Cue Cornwall
From Jamie Oliver to dodgem cars – the recently launched Quantum of the Seas is one of the biggest cruise ships ever built. Nick Harman walks the gangplank
All aglow: flying the new Virgin Dreamliner, from London to Boston
"Not so much Bondmobile, more Batmobile, the DB9 Carbon Edition is jet black inside and out, finished off with a layer of testosterone"
"All those English schoolchildren practising their shouting, and those sports teams with their XXXL kitbags. And those krrrrazee Homeland Security Guys! Who could resist?"