by Johanna Bradley
I've lost my heart to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales! This small town with a village atmosphere celebrates Christmas unashamedly, appealing to the child in me as I join in the torch-lit procession
by Insiders Guides
25 years is silver, 50 years is gold - what do you call your 200 year wedding anniversary? Munich Oktoberfest of course, the world-renowned festival. And, ladies note, it is not just for the men
by Rakhi Sinha
Seville, the cultural capital of the south of Spain, knows how to put on a festival and party in style. There's no better time to visit than during one of its infectious springtime festivals
Aldeburgh is famous for its festival of music but it also has a food festival, great restaurants, old-fashioned pubs, summer theatre and art galleries
Partied your way around Europe and looking for somewhere new to strut your stuff? Try a big night out, or two, in Belgrade
Toronto is the hub of the east coast of Canada and it can be used as a base to explore the rest of Ontario. It is multicultural, lively, interesting and, most importantly, easy to travel around
Traditional music is the rhythm of Dublin's streets and pubs, and this is complemented by a thriving festival scene
Brighton's club and music scene is varied, energetic and eccentric. You won't find many glossy superclubs here – but there are plenty of quirky little venues with jam-packed dancefloors.
Outdoor cinemas, ancient amphitheatres, experimental theatre and electro festivals - the Athens arts scene is a vibrant mix of classical and contemporary.
From a Thai take on English breakfast to a rooftop bar where you can watch the stars, here are the places a hungry backpacker in Chiang Mai needs to know