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.
Brighton's cultural calendar features world-class comedy, music, theatre and dance. Oh yes – and the biggest annual arts festival in England. Edinburgh, eat your heart out.
Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…
If you want some French chic, culture, art and great food, you don't have to go to the capital - the answer lies an hour closer, in Lille
The spotlight may be on Washington DC but there’s much more to discover in America’s Capital Region. Laidback Baltimore offers quirky year-round attractions and in June the buzzword is Honfest.
A holiday in Fiji tastes sweeter during Lautoka's annual Sugar Festival. Find out what else to do in Fiji's second city, where the locals sway to a Bollywood beat
A guide to some of Edinburgh's better hotels, plus tips on how to make the most of your visit. Edinburgh is compact & walkable, and an ideal long-weekend destination. See the video!
It's hard to believe that less than 20 years ago, much of Dubrovnik's Old Town was in ruins. These days, after massive restoration, it's the perfect place for a lazy city break
Every March, Valencia's Las Fallas – with its fireworks, bonfires and blazing statues – transforms the peaceful Mediterranean city into Europe’s premier free street party. Here is a pyromaniac's guide
If your knowledge of Finland is limited to Lordi and lakes, head for Joensuu in July to discover beautiful countryside and probably the greenest music festival ever