Andy Potts

Go Figueres!

Tired of over-priced paella and Thierry Henry T-shirts? Then avoid the tourist traps of Barcelona and explore the lesser-known towns of Catalunya instead, like Figueres and Girona Read the guide

Treasures of Northumbria

With moody moors, seafront castles and dramatic waterfalls, the country roads of Northumbria were ideal for teenage drives with the girlfriend of the moment. Years later, they're every bit as great Read the guide

Nice and Tblisi

With the travel industry ever on the lookout for 'the new Prague’, it’s surprising that Georgia’s capital city of Tblisi hasn’t yet joined the hit list Read the guide

March to a different beat in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s oil wealth is transforming the little-known former Soviet republic, but behind Baku’s modern façade lies a traditional heart best explored through a long musical heritage Read the guide

Marmite Moscow

A visit to Russia’s capital is a full-on experience that leaves nobody indifferent to the city's unique atmosphere Read the guide