A local’s guide to Havana, Cuba: 10 top tips

Cuba’s capital is changing and a lot of the cutting-edge art and new wave restaurants are in characterful districts away from the much-visited old city

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

Scuba diving trips around the world: tips

The Maldives and the Barrier Reef are famous scuba spots, but here are some less obvious places for wrecks, weird fish and top diving companies

The best of Washington state and Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities

The best family attractions in the UK: readers’ travel tips

This spring, unleash the children’s pent-up energy at these less-well-known day-trip destinations, from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, chosen by readers

Eastern Europe on a budget: bargains from Poland to Montenegro

With its quieter beaches, pristine castle-dotted countryside and idyllic islands, eastern Europe is becoming popular for more than just city breaks

Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spas

Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas

Greece on a budget: locals’ tips on where to stay and eat

Still in the midst of its debt crisis, the notion of UK travellers on a budget in Greece might induce some black humour from locals, but tourists can help the economy – and save a few euros themselves