By Francesca.Syz

Dublin's hotspots

Dublin makes for one of the most enjoyable short breaks in Europe - and now, for the first time in a decade, there are bargains to be had

Bahrain's blooming in the desert

Bahrain has long been overshadowed by its limelight-stealing younger sibling, Dubai, but it is now quietly re-emerging as an attractive, and distinctly more sophisticated, alternative

Prague's bohemian rhapsody

With its Gothic spires, Baroque domes, twisting medieval alleyways and cavernous candlelit taverns, Prague's an amalgamation of all your childhood fairy tales

New wave Mexico

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers one of the loveliest stretches of coast in the Caribbean - and the choice of hot places to stay has never been better

Best of Beijing

China’s pre-Olympics scramble to turn Beijing into a glossy metropolis may have been dogged by controversy but left the city with a wealth of new hotels and restaurants

A grand tour of Grand Cayman

To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets

Barefoot luxury in Little Cayman

Daily diving and lunch by the pool; rum cocktails and candlelit barbecues on a Friday night - life on Little Cayman is nothing if not laidback