Sleeper trains are a beautiful way to travel but the service is fast fading. We must act now, urges
Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 1 March 1963. The author of <em>The Traveller's Tree<
Observations on flying
By James Cameron. Originally published in the <em>New Statesman</em> on 7 May 1965, selected by <str
Blame the government, the times, the young or the global economy; blame who you like, but our tradit
Edge of the Orison: in the traces of John Clare's "journey out of Essex"
Iain Sinclair <em>Hamish
Just As Well I'm Leaving: to the Orient with Hans Christian Andersen
Michael Booth <em>Jonathan Ca
The other day, for the first time in hundreds of flights across the Atlantic, I was charged for head
How middle-class do you need to be to join a queue to see Dutch Old Masters?
Contrary to the impression that may have been given by the use of an image in our feature article and on our front cover last week, we are happy to point out that the Volvo XC90 is one of the safest vehicles available and is also the most fuel-efficient and cleanest seven-seater SUV.
Museums - Michael Portillo doubts that even MoMA can restore New York as the world's arts mecca
We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'
I take back (most of) the appalling things I said about caravanners two years ago
Edinburgh epics - Don't waste your time on mediocre comedy or a 90-minute play, advises Michael Cove
With more shows every year, you might think that Scotland's annual arts bazaar was alive and kicking
For the professional reader, it is always tough deciding which book to take abroad
Alan Morris, who has lived in the Dordogne for 14 years and has counted the British escapees in, and out again, describes the idea of living abroad as a fool's paradise. "Most professional people last about two years," he says.
They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular
The Places In Between
Rory Stewart <em>Picador, 324pp, £17.99</em>
Unlike Americans, Brits don't complain about interlopers in first class on trains
On our trip to Italy, exercise involved walking between restaurants
"There's no such thing as a good tax," Winston Churchill grumbled. He was wrong: fuel tax is a huge
It's not just fuel prices. Traffic wardens, road humps, speed cameras - any curb on cars makes us an
Harrogate is so genteel that people blush when ordering "a fat rascal"