Bedouin and board
Lured to the southern Sinai by the legend of its nomadic tribes and biblical landscape, Christine Toomey found more than she bargained for when she went camel-trekking, camped under the stars — and fell under the desert’s spell
The Mayan attraction
It was once a lost world, home only to wildlife and Mayan temples. Now this stunning area on Mexico’s Yucatan coast has been reclaimed by the intrepid. By Christine Toomey
Rest in peacetime
Christine Toomey and her daughter take some R and R in France’s former colony
Hands on experience
As a child, Fiore de Henriquez made a toy village from Plasticine. When, as a celebrated sculptress, she converted an abandoned hamlet, the childhood dream became a reality. Christine Toomey meets a visionary spirit
What do a ballet dancer, a film star and a paper tycoon have in common? The answer is the exclusive White Oak plantation in Florida, a sanctuary for several species of endangered wildlife and a centre for the arts. Christine Toomey explains.
Finding an unexploded shell in the bedroom was only the first of many surprises for Christine Toomey when she set about renovating a hilltop townhouse in central Italy.