Madeira is known for bath chairs, blue rinses and a sherry-type tipple. But it has plenty to offer younger visitors, from groovy nightclubs to designer hotels and achingly trendy new restaurants
Los Angeles is the cradle of the faddish diet, peopled by pole-thin wannabes, and notorious for frowning on calorific over-indulgence. But now it's rebranding itself as a top foodie destination
Naples is dirty, rubbish-strewn, full of shouting locals and Mafioso bosses wearing sunglasses, but it also has a strange charm. Go there, and fall in love
Zermatt has got the lot: fantastic skiing, unrivalled mountain restaurants, horse-drawn sleighs, and the perfect, Toblerone-shaped Matterhorn. You don’t need to bother with anywhere else
Forget skiing in the Alps; go west, for something far wilder. Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s top ski resort, is gnarly, rugged and full of cowboys
It may be known for its glitzy, showbiz clientele, fancy restaurants, and plush hotels, but the chic ski resort of Aspen in the Rockies can also be done on the cheap. It even has a McDonald’s!
Happily for these credit-crunched times, much that is wonderful about Paris is free, from strolling along its leafy boulevards to chilling out beside the Seine
Marrakech has become a fashionable luxury destination, all boutique riads and fancy Moroccan cuisine. But you can still enjoy it on a budget, just as the hippies who flocked here in the Sixties did