12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Quiet islands, Venetian harbours, sumptuous seafood and golden sands … these seaside towns in France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Portugal are ingrained with the spirit of summer

‘Dynamic’ Dundee earns place on Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2018 hotlist

The Scottish city has a top 10 slot on this year’s list – along with Emilia-Romagna and Cantabria – as the guidebook publisher looks to reflect concerns about overtourism

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas

10 of the best under-the-radar music festivals in Europe

Festivals don’t have to be huge and commercial. We look beyond the best-known events to pick out 10 alternative parties in incredible locations from £35 for a weekend

Why I fell in love with Slovenia

Love was in the air the moment US writer Noah Charney set foot in LjubljanaAnd after he met his future wife, there was a whole country to get passionate about, with dramatic landscapes, curious traditions and great food