Holiday guide to inland Galicia, Spain: vineyards, hotels and restaurants

One of Spain’s most mysterious regions, Ribeira Sacra is home to spectacular gorges and rivers, ancient monasteries and some of the country’s best wine

Whisky galore: in fine spirits on Raasay, Inner Hebrides

Raasay, off the east coast of Skye, is launching its first real distillery and it’s a state-of-the-art affair. But it’s the beautiful island itself that retains the starring role

San Luis Obispo, California: America’s happy valley

This historic college town between California’s mountains and its rugged Pacific coast seems to have it all. No wonder Oprah raves about it

A local’s guide to Brussels: 10 top tips

The Belgian capital isn’t all boring Eurocrats: a cast of creative types are busy doing their arty things – often with humour and a social conscience

The best public transport in Hong Kong: from double-decker ferries to funiculars

Sure, you can drop £1,000 on a private helicopter tour of Hong Kong Island – or you could jump on one of the city’s famous double-decker trams for just 21p

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

Contemporary Rome’s best bars, restaurants and culture are found in the southern neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Garbatella, a world away from the city-centre gladiators in plastic armour

The best of Lisbon’s new restaurants

The Portuguese capital’s food scene is one of the most exciting in Europe right now, offering a mix of innovative and traditional cuisine at restaurants overseen by acclaimed chefs