Nicaragua is Central America's best kept secret. It offers volcanoes, lakes, culture and beaches. It will appeal particularly to the independent traveller and to all budgets
A week's budget travel by bus - with the occasional splurge - in Albania. Castles, ancient sites, historic towns and beaches create a heady mix of adventure
In elegant Jerez instead of wine, women and song, read sherry, flamenco and dancing horses
Island-hopping and trekking in the Cape Verde Islands: a funky fusion of African hospitality, Latin American music, Caribbean-style beaches and Portuguese heritage
Find out about Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This cosmopolitan city has poignant reminders of a violent past, enterprising museums and a thriving social life.
Find out about Mostar's famous bridge, bridge-jumping, historic buildings and gastronomic treats. Then discover the outlying villages and natural sights