Winter sun destinations: 10 top trips

Whether it’s yoga in Morocco, fine food in South Africa or getting off the beaten track in Brazil, here are 10 holidays to escape the winter blues

Winter sun getaways

Superb beaches and cuisine, and no sign of UK gloom … Here are bright, warm spots from the Algarve to Thailand and the Caribbean. Hammocks optional

Not so Familia: visit Antoni Gaudí’s first project – just outside Barcelona

The Nau Gaudí, 30km from Barcelona, was the first building designed by the great Catalan architect, when he was just 26. Today its elegant interior showcases contemporary art

Arty living in San Francisco’s rising Outer Sunset district

This seaside haven for free-spirited artists, poets and surfers is on the up – and, despite the big city’s tech boom, it’s the area’s original community who are making the most of its upsurge in popularity

Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

Chic accommodation amid the glamour of the Côte d’Azur doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. These 10 picks are smart, stylish and allow visitors to savour all that sparkle for less

10 of the best ways to enjoy Copenhagen … on a budget

The Danish capital’s reputation for being expensive is not entirely deserved. With planning, there’s lots of fun to be had on a shoestring (if a high-quality one) and even great places to stay need not be out of reach