Joe Cawley

Will the real Holland please stand up?

Those who seek a bona fide representative of the modern Holland, a hotspot of culture, history and post-post-modern architecture, should head straight to Rotterdam Read the guide

A deep clean in Istanbul

Pain and pleasure - the inside story on what really happens in one of Istanbul's famous Turkish baths Read the guide

Off the beaten track in Tenerife

Palm trees and pine forests; caves and coves; folklore and legends. Edge away from the souvenir hunters and you’ll gain the true trophy – the real Tenerife uncovered Read the guide

Ribble Valley: journey to the centre of the kingdom

Tolkien is said to have modelled Middle-earth on Lancashire's Ribble Valley and the Queen has suggested that if she were to ever hang up her crown and retire, she would see her days out here Read the guide

Talcum powder wars in La Palma

If you're on the Canary Island of La Palma in February, you can expect to end up covered in fragrant white powder, as one of Spain's most bizarre festivals takes over the streets of the capital Read the guide