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
Why spend your time in Manhattan queuing to see the usual sites with the other tourists, when you can take a bite out of the real Big Apple by hanging out where real New Yorkers go?
As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own
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
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?"
Once famous for its wool and textiles, Leeds is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideal for a short break. The city is home to excellent shopping, culture, food and nightlife
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
by Richard Baker
Richard Baker gets down and dirty in this small, but lively, Turkish resort
The locals sprinkle peanuts on even a simple salad in Thailand. But as long as you're sensible, food allergies shouldn't prevent you from visiting this ancient, exciting and friendly land
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