by Simonseeks Special Features
Head to Cologne in winter, when this stylish, cultured city turns its attention to bustling Christmas markets, dazzling decorations, pretzels and hearty glasses of Kölsch
UNESCO city Ubeda boasts Spain's finest Renaissance monuments. Stroll among the lion statues, sandstone monuments and refresh yourself with free tapas and cold beer
Vikings, wars with Denmark and the Nobel Peace Prize. Immerse yourself in a spot of Norwegian history and culture at some of Oslo's best museums
by Kevin Hughes
The Niagara Falls, on the Canadian and American border, are surely one of nature's wonders. However, with a lovely old town and great wineries in abundance there's more to see than huge waterfalls
Bruges is a very interesting historical city with UNESCO status. Dine in the local bars and drink a variety of Belgian beers
The Italian islands of Procida and Salina are individually charming, justifying their role as locations for famous romantic films such as 'Il Postino'
There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"
Follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps at the opera in Bregenz. The scenery and the drama onstage will overwhelm any cinematic experience and the beauty of Lake Constance's towns will enchant you
Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit
by Jill Brown
The tranquillity of this island is haunted by the story of one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity - slavery. Makes an ideal daytrip to visit museums or longer for a relaxing holiday