by The Otter
Market stalls piled high with lovely food, trattoria waiters with time to chat and no queues (except at Tiffany's on Christmas Eve, but that's another story); Florence and Pisa are a delight in winter
Forget Sweden's reputation for being expensive - with a weak Swedish Krona your holiday cash goes further in Stockholm than you might imagine
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?
What better way could there be to escape the English winter than to travel south east from Marrakech and to explore some of the less well known areas of Morocco
Galway - steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives....
by The White Apple
Sprinkeld just west of Moroccan shores, the sun-kissed, pleasantly tempered Canary Islands abound in natural, cultural and archaeological wonders.
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.
Most people visiting Montego Bay in Jamaica hide themselves away in all-inclusive hotels, but there's plenty to discover if you get out and about
Home to artists and intellectuals in the 1930s and the University of London today, Bloomsbury's Georgian garden squares, museums and galleries are well known, but there are hidden spots to discover
Discover the places where some of cinema's best-loved films (and some lesser ones) were made.