Top 10 affordable hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Amsterdam

As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we pick great-value accommodation in this popular city-break destination

The best city breaks in Germany

Riesling and Romans, baroque and bratwurst … our tipsters point to alluring cities from Bavaria to the Hanseatic northern ports – but sidestepping Berlin – taking in great food, museums, spas and bars

Winter town and city breaks: readers’ travel tips

A party vibe, sunshine, snow, shopping … our tipsters look beyond the major capitals to recommend idyllic seasonal breaks from Madeira to Romania. And yes, of course there’ll be glühwein

Guadalajara city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Visitors often overlook Mexico’s second city but it is both cosmopolitan and – as capital of the state where tequila and mariachi originate – quintessentially Mexican

10 of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods to visit right now

Keeping tabs on the local trends that keep city life so exciting is difficult – see this article for some ideas.