The dark pine forests, deep valleys and cascading waterfalls of southwest Germany’s Black Forest region are a joy to explore
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
Lazing on a sunny afternoon...taking a trip down the tow-paths of the Shropshire Union canal.
Newquay hits the headlines in summer for its waves and wild parties. But visitors also flock to this Cornish gem for the ocean walks and views, historic hotels and the Britain's best fish and chips
Beer, chips and chocolate - and a beautiful UNESCO city with great architecture and pretty canals. Bruges in Belgium hits all the right spots
Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades
by Patricia Carswell
Forget what you've heard about deep-fried Mars bars or tartan tins of shortbread. Achiltibuie, in the north-west of Scotland, is an unexpected foodie paradise. Just make sure you go in the summer
Swapping homes with a couple in Fremantle, Western Australia, gave us not just a stylish apartment to live in, but a chance to see Rottnest island with its marine park, reefs and exotic wildlife
by Fifties traveller
Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbours, the little Welsh town of Kidwelly has plenty to offer anyone in search of a few days' total relaxation - including a magnificent Norman castle
A trip to Kangaroo Island offers the chance to spot wallabies, koalas and seals. And if that sounds like too much hard work, you can just sit back and watch the waves with a glass of homemade gin!