Joan Lewis

Montpellier - a Christmas market with a French accent

Why not take the family for a winter break in Montpellier, and add some French flair to your Christmas shopping at the "marche de noel"? You'll find lots of other child friendly things to do here too Read the guide

Truffles and other delights of the Italian Piemonte

Would you buy a much sniffed at truffle? Well no, nor would I, but many flock to the Piemonte each autumn to do just that. But truffles aren't the only gourmet delight this beautiful area has to offer Read the guide

France - more music for less in Montpellier

Are you looking for an uplifting holiday? Then fly into Montpellier for a short break, and let your spirits soar on a cloud of music Read the guide

A winter break on the Costa Brava

When the nights draw in, the Costa Brava may not seem the obvious place for a break, but believe me it still has an awful lot to offer Read the guide

Bologna - holiday in an Italian city

Piazzas, palaces, pasta and porticoes: there's so much going on in beautiful Bologna that it can be difficult to know where to start Read the guide