By rfield

Hong Kong's magical stairway to heaven

It may be famous for its skyline, its double-decker trams, its shopping and its fabulous Asian food – but the real attraction of Hong Kong is a mountain escalator made for commuters

See Naples and dine: the best pizza in Italy

Brusque service and a two-hour wait for a table hardly sound promising ingredients for the best meal ever - yet the dinner I had in a little backstreet pizzeria in Naples was exactly that

Take a trip to Prague's tallest building

Prague is surely the prettiest and most photogenic city in the world. But when you’ve seen enough historic architecture, the tallest (and ugliest) building in town is well worth a visit

The best stag-do destinations in Europe

Stag parties are increasingly invading the great cities of Europe, but there's a lack of information out there for the best man. Where to go? Where to stay? What to drink? Read on for the essentials

Resort hopping around Croatia's Istrian peninsula

If Croatia is the new Italy, then the Istrian peninsular is Italy in miniature – Venetian architecture, Roman remains, beach-life, great food and drink – see it all by hopping from resort to resort...

Portugal - 48 hours in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city famed for its sunshine, custard tarts, yellow trams and moustaches. Read on to find out how to make the most of 48 hours in the Portuguese capital

48 hours in Palermo

Most visitors to Sicily stay near the beaches on the east coast but in doing so miss out on one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Palermo. Here is how I would spend 48 hours in the Sicilian capital

Top tips for alternative Prague

Your first day in the Czech capital should be spent in and around the Old Town and castle. But when you've had enough culture, follow my off-the-beaten-track tips for an alternative Prague experience

Sailing away in Halong Bay

It's one of the wonders of the world, but most Brits have only heard of Halong Bay after seeing it on Top Gear. Experience its beauty on an overnight cruise without Clarkson and co. to annoy you.

Cruise ship tourist's guide to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the world’s top stops for cruise ships. 10,000 visitors a day leave these floating cities to see the Pearl of the Adriatic. Find out how to make the most of your time on dry land.