Belinda Archer

Egypt: cruise the Nile in style

Forget the paddle steamers and big ships – the only way to cruise up the Nile and see the splendours of ancient Egypt is on a dahabiyya, a traditional 19th-century luxury sailing boat Read the guide

More for your moolah in Marrakech

Marrakech has become a fashionable luxury destination, all boutique riads and fancy Moroccan cuisine. But you can still enjoy it on a budget, just as the hippies who flocked here in the Sixties did Read the guide

Paris pas cher

Happily for these credit-crunched times, much that is wonderful about Paris is free, from strolling along its leafy boulevards to chilling out beside the Seine Read the guide

Swiss style in Laax

Forget cuckoo clocks, fondue and chintz - the Swiss ski resort of Laax is a super-groovy destination for the style-conscious Read the guide

Affordable Aspen

It may be known for its glitzy, showbiz clientele, fancy restaurants, and plush hotels, but the chic ski resort of Aspen in the Rockies can also be done on the cheap. It even has a McDonald’s! Read the guide