By Andrea.McVeigh

From dust till dawn in Egypt

Come face to face with the Sphinx in Giza, climb inside a pyramid, haggle for souvenirs in a souq and dodge the traffic in the 'city of a thousand minarets'. It's all part of the Egypt experience

Talking Eurovision and Stalin in Vilnius

Getting to grips with life in post-Communist Vilnius involves visiting a harrowing museum exhibition, shopping for amber and worshipping at the bust of Frank Zappa

Cruising around Tahiti and the South Seas

Sailing on a romantic, masted clipper ship is the perfect way to discover the delights of French Polynesia, from lush valleys to deep lagoons and sparkling waterfalls

Belfast: from Troubles town to city of craic

Once known for bombs and bullets, now Belfast is all about cocktails and craic, not to mention black taxi tours to former trouble spots and an eye-opening experience on a big wheel

Lose your heart to Seoul

The South Korean capital of Seoul may be Asia's best-kept secret but its 12 million residents are happy to share its yin and yang sides, from spiritual temples to futuristic toilet seats

Istanbul on a budget

Not only is Istanbul the only metropolis in the world to straddle two continents, it's also a city where you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time

Singalonga Cork and Kerry

A driving tour of Cork and Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, takes in breathtaking scenery, magnificent vistas and cosy pubs. Plus, you've got a ready-made soundtrack to sing along to as you go...