Extend your summer: 12 hot winter sun destinations

If the impending darker evenings have you desperate for a vitamin D fix, why not escape to warmer climes? From Marrakech to Mauritius, we’ve rounded up the world’s sunniest destinations that will banish the autumn and winter blues

Hot hotels 2016: part two

From indulgent retreats to examples of pioneering design, Issy D’Arcy Clark reports on the best new hotels set to open around the world in 2016 and beyond

Six spas with killer views

You could choose to zone out during your next massage — but why would you want to, when there are views as good as these on offer? From rooftop relaxation in Ibiza to an open-fronted lodge in the heart of Kenya, choose one of these spas to treat all of your senses, says Hannah Hudson

On the run: a global guide to marathons

Travel the globe, catch the sights — and race a marathon. Long-distance tourists are seeing the world 26.2 miles at a time, and exploring the greatest cities and sites from a unique perspective in the space of three or four (or more) hours. Gershon Portnoi reports on the best and most iconic races on the circuit

Morocco: Riad Tarabel, Marrakech

This riad combines all the magic of Marrakech with plenty of Gallic charm and flair, thanks to its owners. Harriet Green falls in love

Five things to do in Marrakech with kids

It might not be an obvious family holiday destination, but Marrakech is a blow to the senses and can capture the imagination of children of all ages. Rowena Carr-Allinson picks five activities that are bound to be sure-fire winners

The world’s best villas

An abode in Death Valley, a converted kiln and a palatial property costing £18,000 a night... Issy D’Arcy Clark scours the globe for one-off wonders

Global tribes: Marrakech’s biker girls

The global groups, trends and subcultures you may not know about. This month, Marrakech’s all-female answer to Hells Angels

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

Moroccan tee: golf in Marrakech

The Royal Marrakech Golf Club is really the story of King Hassan II, who, between surviving coup attempts, flew in US pros to coach him. Now, more than 15 years after his death, his passion is finally catching on. Mark Jones takes a journey from first to 18th in the glare and the dust of North Africa’s finest fairways

Marrakech: Delano

One of the newest hotels in Marrakech, the Delano combines modern design with a traditional Moroccan flavour. It's a winning formula, says Ianthe Butt

Marrakech: Palais Namaskar

Built on the principle that your stay should be as relaxing as is possible, the luxurious Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, makes for an exotic break, says Lucy Thackray