A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

The best places in this city for eating, shopping, walking or just hanging out and soaking up the views

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

A local’s guide to Belfast by music writer Brian Coney

Belfast has reinvented itself as a hotbed of first-rate clubbing and culture – and this St Patrick’s Day its compact city centre will be bouncing to the beats

25 of the best beaches in Europe

Picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a place to stay and eat in each

Off-peak: climbing Snowdonia’s smaller, quieter summits

The problem with climbing famous mountains like Snowdon is sharing them with thousands of others. So our writer finds a smaller Welsh peak that still makes her feel on top of the world.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry

Downtown New York has sights galore but the city’s expanded ferry service offers a more relaxed way to see its less famous neighbourhoods – and fabulous views back to Manhattan