With a mix of stylish hotels, interesting shops, history and leisure, Hastings is a salty seaside town that's definitely on the up
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted
An artistic weekend in Amsterdam designed to give you a taste for continental living. And how! Prepare to lose a few clothes and inhibitions along the way...
Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend
by Aine McCartney
Salamanca in northwest Spain is not only a beautiful city packed with ancient monuments; it also offers a fabulous introduction to Spanish cuisine and nightlife
by Madra Rua
Combine healthy, physical, outdoor exercise with great entertainment, fine lodgings and homely food for that well-rounded weekend break or short holiday in Ireland
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If you're off to the Southern hemisphere and are thinking of a short stop to break up a long journey...tropical, clean, lush, cocktails and beaches, think Singapore
Winchester is famous for being the former capital of the UK and the setting for Keats' 'To Autumn'. Now the city provides the perfect setting for break away from it all
Where African Jackass Penguins play among Southern Right Whales. Where the Atlantic meets the Indian Oceans. Where fine foods accompany fine wines. Where old meets new. Where else but Cape Town?
If you are looking for a romantic break in characteristic Taormina read my guide where I tell you what to see, where to stay and where to eat