Simon Ball

North Berwick and Bass Rock: a great day out from Edinburgh

Bounce off the waves in a high speed boat on the way to Bass Rock, see gannets, seals and puffins, and enjoy a great pub lunch in North Berwick - all within an hour of the Scottish capital Read the guide

London: a cultural pub crawl of Soho

Follow me as I walk in the footsteps of London's cultural and political elite for a stagger around Soho's legendary drinking shops and a visit to a history-making restaurant Read the guide

Malmö - a hop over the sea from Copenhagen, by train!

Fabulous architecture, a castle, pavement cafes, great pubs and restaurants, Malmö - where old conflicts have given way to the modern vision of European cooperation Read the guide

Broadstairs, Kent - What the Dickens?

From Britain's greatest novelist and a Victorian engineering genius to smashing seafood and an Italian ice cream heaven, the south coast resort of Broadstairs has got the lot Read the guide

Tenerife - mountain high, ocean creatures below

From a sunset above the clouds to a shark-infested parrot park, the Canary Island favourite has much more to offer than all year sunshine, sand and cheap booze Read the guide