By Mari.Nicholson

Hua Hin: Thailand's royal resort

On the sunrise coast of the Gulf of Siam sits Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s hidden gems, where the Thai royal family have a summer palace right on the beach.

Sicilian splendours

Two things dominate Sicily: Mount Etna and the Mafia - and Sicilians are shrewd enough to know the value of both to their tourist trade

Midnight sun on a Swedish canal trip

The canals that link Gothenburg and Stockholm, the North Sea and the Baltic, come alive when turn-of-the-century boats cruise along them, in a river trip unlike any other in Europe