Michael Smith

A foodie walk through Barcelona

As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters... Read the guide

A decadent day in Edinburgh

If you’re on a day trip to Edinburgh, forget culture and instead indulge yourself. Go shopping, sample whisky and don't forget the Champagne Read the guide

Ocean windsurfing near Cadiz

Conil de la Frontera is 60km from Tarifa, the windsurfers' mecca, and offers similar conditions without the crowds. For deserted beaches and peerless seafood, head for this idyll south of Cadiz Read the guide