Once famous for its wool and textiles, Leeds is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideal for a short break. The city is home to excellent shopping, culture, food and nightlife
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
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
by rachael bell
Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights
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
With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away
As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own
Lazing on a sunny afternoon...taking a trip down the tow-paths of the Shropshire Union canal.
It's a US city renowned for its live music scene, a great farmers' market and cafés where you can chill out with a Grande caramel macchiato. Best of all, many of its cultural events are free
Stay among Granada's fashion boutiques and broad Spanish avenues, or turn a corner and be suddenly amidst unfamiliar scents, winding, labyrinthine alleys and the hustle and bustle of North Africa.