by Insiders Guides
Christmas markets are a major part of the festive season in Germany and Munich is no exception. The smells of mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and hot snacks - who can resist? Come and see for yourself
Tübingen is a retreat away from fast cars, Bier and Bratwurst where many of Germany's poets and thinkers waxed poetic and thought
Advent is one of the most beautiful seasons in Salzburg: the first snowflakes swirl in the air, children build snowmen in the Mirabell Gardens and the scent of mulled wine wafts through the streets
by Madra Rua
Romance, serenity, culture and beauty are just some of the essential ingredients for that ultimate wedding - and we found them all when we tied the knot in the Tuscan hilltop town of Barga
Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?
by Rachel Murray
Pefkos is a small Greek resort nestled into an Eastern cove of Rhodes. With shallow, warm shorelines and authentic bars and restaurants, you can be sure of a friendly and relaxing holiday in the sun
by Julia Hunt
A few miles off the Breton coast, Belle Île has been a popular destination with French travellers since the Impressionists depicted its charms more than a century ago
Take a break from Mallorca's turquoise waters and drive inland to the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains for breathtaking vistas, the best lamb and an idyllic boutique hotel to hide away in
The Italian islands of Procida and Salina are individually charming, justifying their role as locations for famous romantic films such as 'Il Postino'
From spectacular sea views and daunting cliff faces, to wonderful food and pampering in style, the County Clare coast in Ireland is an area of contrasts