Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?
by Allie Reynolds
With its colourful tropical flowers, spiritual temples, white sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, smiling people and luxurious resorts, Bali is the perfect dream holiday destination
Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit
Honey-coloured college quads, bicycling students in gowns and punts on the river – explore the stereotypes and more in Oxford, a great weekend break or a must-see on a trip around England
At the heart of Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or wine region is the pretty and historic town of Beaune – the perfect base for a French food and wine break, and easily accessible from the UK by train
This compact wine region in South Australia punches well above its weight when it comes to quality wines - and the food and scenery are rather fine too
London's Islington has a huge range of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are a few of my favourites, whether it's for a celebratory dinner, cocktails or just coffee and cake
Brighton's favourite shopping streets are lively, individual and fun to explore on foot. As a bonus, they're also stuffed with great little places to eat and drink. So go on, treat yourself.
High street basics? Or something utterly unique? Whatever you're after, Brighton's eclectic shopping streets can deliver. I'll point you in the right direction.
Terra Botanica, a theme park about gardens, is France's hottest must-see. And it's just outside Angers, with its medieval streets, massive castle and a world-famous tapestry.