Will Linsdell

Albania opens its doors

For decades, Albania's been the isolated oddball of Europe. But times are changing, and this friendly little country is now taking its first steps towards establishing itself on the tourist trail Read the guide

Living like a local in Paris

Why be just another tourist in a hotel when you could rent a Montmartre loft flat or Left Bank penthouse and experience Paris like a native? Here's how to live la vie parisienne - at least briefly... Read the guide

Aleppo: ancient sights and Arabian nights

The Syrian city of Aleppo makes a sensational destination for a short break, with an incredible souk to barter in, impressive citadels and castles to explore, and some great hotels and restaurants Read the guide

Music and markets in Salzburg

As well as having a picture-perfect setting, Salzburg also boasts pretty buildings, natural beauty, culture galore, hearty cuisine and excellent shopping. And, of course, music, music, music! Read the guide

Kotor: medieval majesty in Montenegro

The attractive walled town of Kotor in Montenegro, beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains, is an absolute joy. Get there now, before the tourist hordes discover it Read the guide