The Isles of Scilly are made up of more than 50 blobs of grass and rock 28 miles southwest of Land’s End. You can get there by ferry from Penzance or twin prop plane fom Lands End, Newquay and Exeter. From the perfectly manicured private estate that is Tresco to tiny, coastline-crumbled Bryher - and you can wade between these two at low tide in summer - each island has a rare charm. The air is fresh, the beaches are empty and the sea's a caribbean blue. Ride, walk, cycle, sail, immerse yourself in a landscape of sky and sea, leave the 21st century far behind. Fog can delay your travel plans but don't let this put you off (note, no flights on Sundays).