by Julia Cons
Follow my advice (rather than the crowds) to avoid costly mistakes on your next trip to Venice
Brighton, in East Sussex, is the perfect weekend escape from London. Stay in a quaint guesthouse, let off steam in a club, breathe that blustery sea air and take a stroll along the prom
by Adam Jacot de Boinod
With a mix of stylish hotels, interesting shops, history and leisure, Hastings is a salty seaside town that's definitely on the up
From white sandy beaches and Dead Sea spas to moving Biblical sites and thrilling desert treks, the Promised Land promises an adventure for every visitor
Whether you are after fresh seafood, antique shopping, scenic kayaking, or relaxed beach strolling, Moss Landing has something for everyone
The recent end to the long civil war means that this spectacular island is becoming more and more popular with holiday makers and travellers. Beautiful scenery and jaw dropping wildlife await!
Rarotonga may be a tiny dot in the South Pacific but it certainly packs a punch. Sublime snorkelling, rainforest hiking and Polynesian culture are all within reach in this Cook Islands paradise
by Susan Hughes
Watergate Bay - a two mile stretch of glorious sandy beach on the north Cornish coast - is where your addiction to surfing will begin and you won't hear a moan from the kids all day!
Only a two-hour flight from London, Nice is the place to go for a quick taste of the Riviera. From its street life, markets and chic department stores to its new tram system, it is pure French style
by Jon Bigg
Tucked away on a coral island near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and surrounded by the azure waters of the South China Sea, Gayana combines tropical island simplicity with 21st-century luxuries.