Ella Buchan

Chester: more than a soap setting

Familiar to many as the backdrop for Hollyoaks, Chester has much more to offer, with glossy locals, trendy wine bars and great shopping. Oh, and not so many serial killers... Read the guide

London life: Carnaby's cool again

Forget trying to fit the whole of London in to a weekend. Instead, think small to get the most out of your city break Read the guide

Hitting the town in Newcastle

There’s a reason Newcastle upon Tyne is so popular for stag and hen dos – there’s no better place for a bar crawl Read the guide

A rum deal in the Dominican Republic

The Caribbean is a magnet for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers, and a few days on the party island of the Dominican Republic is guaranteed to bring a grin to your face Read the guide

Harbour nights in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is full of busy worker bees by day - but it really comes alive after dusk Read the guide