Simon Ball

There is more to Berlin than the wall

Relics of the Cold War that divided Europe, great museums, home brewed beer, heavy metal bars and the birthplace of the doner kebab - Berlin's got the lot Read the guide

Sweden - Stockholm on a shoestring

Forget Sweden's reputation for being expensive - with a weak Swedish Krona your holiday cash goes further in Stockholm than you might imagine Read the guide

All Inclusive on Mexico's Mayan Riviera

Fancy yourself as Indiana Jones exploring lost cities and lush jungle but without the leaches, bugs and hardship? Try an all inclusive holiday on Mexico's Caribbean coast Read the guide

Dundee - city of Antarctic adventurers and comic book capers

What have Desperate Dan and Captain Scott got in common? The answer is Dundee, so if you think Scotland’s fourth city has little going for it, other than a history of boiling marmalade, think again Read the guide

Paris: an Ernest Hemingway bar crawl

Hanging out in grand cafes, browsing bookshelves and knocking back mean martinis - here’s how to combine a trip to Paris with a tour round the haunts of Hemingway and other 20th-century cultural icons Read the guide