By cbaird

Discover Slovenia's wine region

Most visitors to Slovenia concentrate their exploring in and around Ljubljana and Lake Bled, little realising that in the east of the country there is a gem of a mediaeval town cal

Croatia: Zagreb in two days

Zagreb is an ideal two day city break destination. It is easy to get around, has wonderful baroque buildings, fabulous restaurants and an enticing café scene.

Tangier for first timers

For a first-time visitor to the city, Tangier can appear daunting, particularly as most travel guides mention a seedy reputation and stories of scams and hustling.

Piran: Slovenia's loveliest coastal town

Poor Slovenia has hardly any coastline; you would be forgiven for assuming it to be landlocked. Indeed, most beach bound tourists ignore it and turn to Croatia and Italy for their Adriatic kicks.

Cycle to John O’Groats the lazy way

Lands End to John O’Groats is the classic cycle route from one end of Britain to the other. There is much more to the most northerly point than getting your photo next to a signpost.&nbs

Great little Welsh trains

What is it with Wales and its little trains, often steam powered, rattling past thrilling scenery? Why so many, why this country?

Prague’s grand cafés

What exactly is a “grand café”? This is the term I use to describe European cafés that have heritage and architectural wonder surviving from the g