Locals’ guide to Bordeaux: 10 top tips

Long famous for its food and drink, Bordeaux now has a buzzing arts scene, too. Three local experts pick places to delight your palate and mind

Ice-cream parlours are booming – and it’s not only because of Instagram and teetotalism

Offering everything from liquid nitrogen-frozen creations to vegan sundaes, a new breed of dessert bars are changing the way people socialise – and date

The flies that bind: overindulging on the Bellarine peninsula, Victoria

The Bellarine Taste Trail maps out the many ways in which to eat and drink your way across the peninsula

Hotdog heaven on the streets of Oslo

Oslo’s last remaining hotdog kiosk serves up boiled sausage with fiery mustard. It’s cheap, comforting and tastes explosively marvellous

Toon and Tyne: Newcastle united … on a city walking tour

From the grandeur of Grey Street and Central station to the bridges over the Tyne, this walk takes in Newcastle’s fine Victorian architecture and industrial heritage

The best towns and small cities in the US: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The sporting fanaticism, liberal traditions, food and music of a university town where the ‘individual streak still lives strong’