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

Malta rocks

You might think it’s just a big, hot rock in the Med, but there’s a whole lot more to Malta than meets the eye Read the guide

The mighty Italian Dolomites

The mountains of the Dolomites, in northern Italy, aren’t just for ski season. Once the snow melts, there’s a whole new landscape to explore Read the guide

Wonder walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s walled old town may be tiny, but you’ll find enough buried in its nooks and crannies to keep you occupied for days Read the guide