Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades
In Dubai, with its opulent hotels and shopping malls, the ethos is spend, spend, spend – but you don't have to. From free drinks and fashion bargains to cheap brunch, here are my money-saving tips
From seafood restaurants reached only by Chinese junk to opulent dens serving perfect daiquiris or sky-high Szechuan cuisine, Hong Kong has plenty of romantic places for a date. Here is my pick
It's a US city renowned for its live music scene, a great farmers' market and cafés where you can chill out with a Grande caramel macchiato. Best of all, many of its cultural events are free
Istanbul, like most large cities, has many faces. To experience these why not stay in a few different areas?
Helsinki's cool bars and restaurants are waiting to be discovered. Finnish style prevails, but it doesn't have to be exclusive or expensive.
Torbay is the perfect venue for a domestic break - an ideal destination for heritage fanatics, sun seekers and clubbers alike
Want to savour Prague's finest beers without bumping into stag parties and tourist traps? Simply follow this short and scenic route and you'll be shouting "Na zdraví!" with the locals in no time
With a city as huge as Madrid there are so many reasons to visit the Spanish capital. But there are two big questions to ask - "where do I start?", and "how do I get around?"
by Giorgia O
A short hop from the tourist-trap West End, there's a part of London brimming with galleries, street markets, gastropubs and converted industrial buildings. Head out on a Saturday and make a day of it