By stokel

Las Vegas for non-gamblers

It's known as 'Sin City' and 'the adult Disney World' – but what if you don't gamble? From gondola rides, shopping malls and ornamental gardens to a round of golf, Las Vegas has plenty to offer

Get away from it all in Sorrento

Take in the beauty of the Bay of Naples and wander round the quaint city of Sorrento. Get tips for the best ways to pass the time in the city regarded as one of the finest in Italy

Beyond Sorrento

Once you've relaxed as much as you possibly can in Sorrento, it makes a great base for further exploration, with Capri, Vesuvius, Pompeii and Naples all just a day trip away

A night out in Newcastle

Take it from a local: not for nothing has Newcastle been declared eighth best party city in the world. If you're looking for the best nightlife in Britain, you've come to the right place...

Edinburgh on a budget

Edinburgh is classed as a tourist city by most – but who lives there for most of the year outside the holidays? Students. Take your cue from them to enjoy Scotland's capital city with limited funds

Russia "Lite": a city break in St Petersburg

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…

Rome without the clichés

If you don't want to swelter in a queue to see the Colosseum or the Pantheon, read on. From the Il Vittoriale war memorial to an optically puzzling church, Rome has plenty of alternative sights

Gateshead: Newcastle's neglected twin

People tend to think that Newcastle is home to the Angel of the North, the Baltic Centre and the Millennium Bridge. It's not. These and other tourist sights are across the River Tyne in Gateshead

A walk through literary Paris

Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank

Getting to know Gaudí's Barcelona

Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí left his mark firmly on Barcelona. Escape the crowds on Las Ramblas to follow his trail, from the undulating paths of the Parc Guell to the 'melting' Sagrada Familia

A meal in Madrid for less than €5

Think it can't be done? In the Spanish capital, you can have dinner and a drink (well, three) and still get change from a €5 note at one of its most tucked-away tapas bars. This is how to go about it…

Barcelona on business

When you're spending hours in hotel rooms and conferences, how do you make the most of Barcelona? Follow my tips on where to stay, eat, shop and stroll if you're time-poor in the vibrant Catalan city

Seville's unique style

A rich blend of cultures and influences have played their part in making Seville the magnificent city it is today, with charming old quarters, beautiful gardens and stunning historical attractions

Making the most of the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World in Florida is called 'the happiest place on earth' for a reason - but it's only true if you don't queue. Here's how to do the Magic Kingdom without tears and tantrums

Moscow: real Russia

It's the seventh largest city in the world, and it's uniquely, indescribably Russian. To visit Moscow is to experience another world - and you'll need help

The busy city of Valencia, Spain

Valencia is a city of backstreets and grand promenades, great old buildings and vibrant new city complexes. You'll never want to leave

New York: live the lifestyle

New York is a uniquely idiosyncratic city - and it's almost impossible to chart in a simple travel guide. The only advice? Make sure you know Fifth and Seventh Avenues!