It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…
A short break in the French town of Cahors offers a glimpse into another age, pleasing scenery, great food, vineyards and a wonderful feeling of being included. What's not to like?
There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"
The cost of looking good is getting ever higher - so now the beauty-savvy are heading to Szczecin and combining their cosmetic needs with a holiday in Poland
However you spell it, rest assured that while de Bernieres may have brought more visitors to Cephalonia, it remains a charming island that has avoided becoming a slave to the story of Captain Corelli
A mud treatment and seaside photography - an unpredictable day in South Korea