Familiar to many as the backdrop for Hollyoaks, Chester has much more to offer, with glossy locals, trendy wine bars and great shopping. Oh, and not so many serial killers...
With its high-rise buildings and business buzz, it would be easy to dismiss Frankfurt as boring. But that would be wrong: take time to explore properly and you may even fall in love with the place
When it comes to great beaches, small is beautiful. Anguilla may be tiny, but this Caribbean island boasts 33 fabulous beaches. There is nowhere better for a winter break
Old world meets new in the capital of Gran Canaria. From its ornate Spanish balconies, patios and squares to its modern clubs, bars and cool urban beach life, Las Palmas thrills
With its benign climate and pristine beaches, Palm Beach is a popular destination. To get an edge on other tourists, follow the advice of a local. Here's where to stay, shop, eat, drink and shop
by Fifties traveller
Egypt is a land of antiquity, but why go to Cairo and Luxor when when you can experience living history a few feet beneath the surface in the warm buoyant waters of Sharm-El-Sheikh?
Castles, caves, culture, great food, bewitching scenery, colourful markets… and the best hot chocolate in the world. Slovenia has everything its European neighbours have – apart from the crowds
by rachael bell
Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights
Royal Leamington Spa truly is a right royal blast. Whether you're into culture, shopping or a night on the town, it won't disappoint
In Dubai, with its opulent hotels and shopping malls, the ethos is spend, spend, spend – but you don't have to. From free drinks and fashion bargains to cheap brunch, here are my money-saving tips