By Beate.Oera-Roderick

Join the celebrations in Oslo

On Norway’s national day, in May, Oslo shuts down and is transformed into a sea of waving flags, national costumes and fluffy ice cream, making it the ideal time to experience Norwegian culture

Romance and relaxation in southern Spain

The most romantic break of my life started with candlelit tapas and poolside sangria in Seville and ended in Extremadura, in a hotel so heart-breakingly beautiful we could barely step outside

Delightful Denmark

Pristine beaches, a network of cycle paths and strategically placed picnic spots make Denmark’s Gribskov area the perfect destination for family fun on a budget

Low-cost skiing in Norway

Norway’s national parks form arguably the world’s best and most reliable skiing area, where cross-country skiers can go cabin-hopping in comfort and style

Seeing in the New Year in style in Vienna

Vienna is the perfect destination for New Year revellers on a budget, with free entertainment into the early hours and plenty of champagne or mulled wine to toast a stranger with

Trondheimsfjord is terrific

The Trondheimsfjord is one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords, bathed in a soft, golden light during long summer days and with a young and vibrant city at its centre.

Cycling in Seville

Riding a bike round Seville, a city famed for its Andalucian heat, may sound like hard work, but it’s actually cooler than sightseeing on foot. Follow these tips for the best two-wheeled trip

Island-hopping in Croatia

The Dalmatian Riviera offers sun, elegant resorts and stunning nature in one of Europe’s most charming island groups. Don your lycra and jump on your bike to experience the best of it

Norway on a budget

It’s a country known for fjords, midnight sun and blue-eyed blondes – and for extortionate prices, but don’t let that put you off. There are ways to see Norway on a budget