Allie Reynolds

On the trail of top tapas bars in Barcelona, Spain

Spain - a tour around the top tapas bars uncovers the best of Barcelona’s gastronomic scene, which tantalises the taste buds while you mingle with the locals Read the guide

24 hours of family fun on a short break to San Francisco

Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay... Read the guide

Winter nights in Paris, France

Paris by day is a wonderful place, but after dark the 'city of light' comes to life. The Eiffel Tower sparkles, the Seine is illuminated and the streets seem to glow as cosy cafés and bars beckon Read the guide

Short break to Palma, Majorca - Pearl of the Mediterranean

Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach Read the guide

Barcelona's brilliant!

Barcelona has something for everyone - families, food-lovers, culture buffs, beach babes, romantic couples, or anyone who just wants a short break somewhere exciting, vibrant and very European Read the guide