Avoid tourist traps, like below average food at above average prices, by using this local knowledge of Sydney to discover great places to eat and drink while you're out on the sightseeing trail!
Whether you're shopping for a picnic, counting the number of cheeses on sale or simply observing Parisians at play, head for one of the 80 street markets dotted across Paris. Here's where to find them
Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida
A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds
by The Otter
Market stalls piled high with lovely food, trattoria waiters with time to chat and no queues (except at Tiffany's on Christmas Eve, but that's another story); Florence and Pisa are a delight in winter
South Africa’s Natal Midlands region is bursting with unique places to visit and is well worth devoting a couple of days of exploration to
Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend
At Bolzano's Christmas market Italian and mitteleuropean cultures combine in a cosmopolitan mix
by Alison Craig
Edinburgh is steeped in history, which is reflected in its vibrant art, antiques and collectables market. Here are some great galleries, auction houses and antique shops to whet your whistle.