Enduring despotic rulers, revolutions, Nazi siege and the rise and fall of Communism, Russia's former capital has had more than its fair share of murder and mayhem and some good eating places too
This compact wine region in South Australia punches well above its weight when it comes to quality wines - and the food and scenery are rather fine too
New York throws up so many options that a visitor can be swamped with the endless possibilities of the place. Read my guide to help you decide where to stay, eat and drink, and what to see
At the heart of Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or wine region is the pretty and historic town of Beaune – the perfect base for a French food and wine break, and easily accessible from the UK by train
by Phil Lowe
You love France and want to explore the city of Bordeaux for a short stay and you need somewhere nice to stay without a big price tag.You won't be bored in Bordeaux and it needn't cost the earth!
Fancy joining the no-fly zone? Take the ferry to Santander and arrive rested and relaxed, ready to explore the stunning Cantabrian coastline.
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
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 The Otter
Paris is increasingly expensive but my guide shows where, and how, a food-loving retiree (of limited means) managed to eat well on a 2-day culture trip!