Colin Baird

Croatia: Zagreb in two days

Make the most of a short break in Croatia’s capital with this guide to the architecture, cafés, restaurants, sights and places to stay Read the guide

The Blue Lagoon - Iceland's most visited attraction

No trip to Iceland would be complete without a few hours enjoying the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon Read the guide

Discover Slovenia's wine region

Eastern Slovenia is strangely ignored by many, so be one of the few to enjoy the charms of the country's oldest town and take a bike trip on the gorgeous wine road Read the guide

Lismore: a truly enchanting Scottish island

Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation Read the guide

Russia by rail: travel in style from St Petersburg to Moscow

Booking a cosy compartment on one of the many sleeper trains that run between St Petersburg and Moscow is a chance to relive the golden age of rail travel. And learn the rules of water polo... Read the guide