It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…
Everyone agrees that Venice is beautiful - and complains about how expensive it can be. But I managed to enjoy a bargain weekend there without missing out on any of its delights. Here's how...
by Fifties traveller
Egypt is a land of antiquity, but why go to Cairo and Luxor when when you can experience living history a few feet beneath the surface in the warm buoyant waters of Sharm-El-Sheikh?
by Gareth Rose
Sailing along the icy coast of southern Patagonia, taking in Cape Horn and Glacier Alley, and meeting seals, whales and penguins en route, is one of the most spectacular journeys on the planet
Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips
Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break
From its maze of medieval streets to its picturesque harbour setting, the Croatian town of Trogir offers a sense of solace and serenity that's a world away from sweaty flip-flop destinations
Hidden on the southern tip of mainland Greece is the stunning resort of Stoupa; a traditional fishing village that simply oozes personality and charm.
Staying in some of Rajasthan's beautifully restored fort-palaces, now converted into luxury hotels, gives you a memorable chance to see India through the eyes of the maharajas
by Conor Walsh
Camping on an island in Sydney Harbour isn't just a great way to save money - it also guarantees you a hell of a view. And it's not the only way to enjoy the city without breaking the bank...