By Paul.Wade

Nice: the cultural connection

Beaches and blue sea, great food and wine: that's Nice. But the cultural capital of the South of France also boasts some of the finest art museums in Europe

Salzburg: ancient and modern

Music, Mozart and chocolates...that's Salzburg, right? Wrong. The city associated with The Sound of Music, also boasts leading edge art, architecture and trendy restaurants

St Ives: the art of the possible

Summer may be over, but St Ives, the resort-cum-art colony on the southwest tip of England, is open for business year-round nowadays. Even in winter, there is a healthy charm about the place.

Vienna: 48 hours in Austria’s capital

Vienna is one of the world's great cities. Palaces, opera houses and museums contrast with cheerful coffee houses, irresistible cakes, fun shopping and prancing horses

Angers: France's hottest new destination ?

Terra Botanica, a theme park about gardens, is France's hottest must-see. And it's just outside Angers, with its medieval streets, massive castle and a world-famous tapestry.

Anguilla: where life’s a beach

When it comes to great beaches, small is beautiful. Anguilla may be tiny, but this Caribbean island boasts 33 fabulous beaches. There is nowhere better for a winter break

Florida: great beaches, great food

Florida regularly tops the 'best beaches' lists in the US. Looking for family fun? Walking or people-watching? With the best places to eat and stay? Read on.

Linz: capital of cake

Linz's reign as European Capital of Culture may be over, but this Austrian city is always capital of cake... the renowned Linzer Torte

Paris for romantics

Paris is for lovers..always has been, still is...and always will be. So grab your partner and sensible shoes. The rewards include fabulous ice cream, bien sur!

Udine: Italy’s best-kept secret

Been to Venice? Tired of Trieste? Also in northeastern Italy is Udine, a city with a rich mix of unexpected cultures and cuisine, a Mediterranean climate and glorious scenery

Graz: Austria’s secret city

Done Vienna? Now head for Graz, where ancient and modern rub shoulders here: craggy castles and leading-edge museums, Renaissance houses and funky contemporary jazz

Summer in the Swiss mountains

With the winter ski season fast finishing, St Moritz will soon turn into one of Switzerland' most stunning summer destinations: grand views, clean air, hiking and great food.