Joe Shooman

Art, spas and beaches: Malta has it all

Whether relaxation or stimulation, there's an island in the Mediterranean that has it all... Read the guide

Llandudno: more than a pier and candy floss

Llandudno is a Victorian seaside town with more to offer than you might expect. Where else could you go skiing before walking down the pier and then end up in a punk rock gig? Read the guide

Santander is superb

Northern Spain, and particularly Cantabria, is often overlooked by sun-seekers. But base yourself in Santander and you can discover beaches, food and wine to rival anywhere in the world Read the guide

Southport: fun by the sea

Napoleon, Dan Dare and lots of books: discover a side to Southport that's way more than just excellent fish and chips Read the guide

Fest in the Faroe Islands

First, you have to figure out where they are - but once you get to the Faroe Islands, you'll find magic and music, especially if you go for the phenomenal G! Festival that's held there every July Read the guide