Mike Martin

It’s time to reconsider Malta

It has a fascinating military past, the world’s only signed Caravaggio painting, great weather, food and wine, they drive on the left and everyone speaks English – it’s time to think again about Malta Read the guide

A Fantastic weekend in Lille

A silver, bulbous UFO hangs from the ceiling of the train station and a ghost train features a small girl crying over her dead badger. It can only mean one thing, the Lille 2012 festival, Fantastic. Read the guide

A different view of the Highlands

What are the ingredients for the perfect weekend break? Excellent food would be high on the list, cooked with finesse and elegance, with a strong wine list to match. Loch Ness Lodge has it all. Read the guide

Nightwatching In Amsterdam

Anyone coming out of Peter Greenaway’s film Nightwatching will be bursting to hop over to Amsterdam to have another look at Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch, which the film dramatises Read the guide

Glasgow - City of style, culture and food

Scotland's Glasgow is emerging from its dark past into an era of stylish shopping, trendy designers, fantastic Victorian buildings and some top-notch food Read the guide