If I tell you the highlight of my trip to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, was sitting on the toilet, you'd be forgiven for thinking I’d been on the holiday from hell...
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
Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank
The southern French city of Nimes has all the ingredients for a great short break, including the chance to witness la course camarguaise, the local (less gory) version of bullfighting
by Richard Oldale
One of the most popular cities in the world, New York is also one of the most efficient at separating tourists from their dollars. If money's tight, check out these tips for visiting on a budget
Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!
by rachael bell
Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights
In the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, the emerald feathers of a squawking parrot catch my eyes as I lift them from my notepad. I'm in India, in a place called Samode Bagh...
by Allie Reynolds
One of the most popular cities in the world, Venice is more than a collection of famous sights to tick off - it's the perfect place to sit at a cafe, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by
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