Whether you're into cider, real ale, gourmet pies, Banksy or even Noel Edmonds, my pick of Bristol’s most interesting and hip hostelries should keep you entertained and well oiled
When summer arrived we always headed for Europe. This time we forsook France and headed for a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, by way of Dover and Kent
by Allie Reynolds
Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages
Favignana spoils visitors with world class beaches, fantastic food and guaranteed sunshine - and all without hordes of tourists. Are you tempted to visit? Then read on...
As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters...
A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there
The glorious city of Rome might not actually have been built in a day, but if you know where to go and what to see, you can certainly see the best of the eternal city in a day
The Spanish city of Malaga has everything for a perfect short break - easy transfer from the airport, one of the best climates in Europe, culture, bars and restaurants aplenty and an enormous beach
by Richard Baker
Richard Baker gets down and dirty in this small, but lively, Turkish resort
Suzie and I were in Brighton when I said: "Will you marry me?" She said, Yes! So I bought her the best ring I could afford, saying: "One day, we’ll go to New York to buy you one from Tiffany’s"