A rite of passage

Costa Brava

Experience emerald clear coves, Roman ruins, vineyards and the Dali Triangle.

Expat tales: Badajoz, Spain Advice: Exploring Spain

Life in Lisbon

Kerry Christiani Lisbon's tang is in terrific tapas, on cobblestone streets and in soulful folk music

Paris zoo to open again

Paris Zoo Paris' zoo prepares to re-open after a multi-year, multimillion dollar makeover.

Stockholm: The best city

Stockholm This amazing card trick explains why Stockholm is the best city in the world.

Two nights in France

DO NOT USE France Two nights in France, you've got to be joking, right? Where do you go for two nights in France?

Discretion guaranteed

Hotel Sezz It's the kind of place a man would take his mistress in the afternoon."

A resort for the famous

The ocean takes on a soft colour, like an actress taking off her makeup and revealing her face.

Thirty-five degrees of difference

The height of luxury

Naked bulges

Vatican Museum This Vatican tour is almost enough to make a Protestant boy blush.

Umbria's slow pleasures

Between Rome and Tuscany, the often overlooked region of Umbria contains many delights.

Rome in three ways

Expat tales: Little Italy

Spend the night like an Emperor

The opulent Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna is letting tourists flat at princely price.

Bahn voyage

Germany train Sit back to watch the scenery glide by and be thankful someone else is driving.

A trip through time

In the ancient city of Kassel, two men began collecting local folk tales.

Munchen ado about winter

Beautiful Nuremberg

The city that rose again

Kurt Vonnegut once wrote that this destroyed city looked like a moonscape.