Bilbao city guide: what to see plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

In the 20 years since the Guggenheim opened, the Basque port city has not looked back – the museum acting as a magnet for great art and architecture as well as buzzing nightlife and restaurants

In praise of Tooting, south London

‘Captivating’ Tooting has been named one of the best neighbourhoods in the world, alongside exotic hotspots in Rio, Seoul and New York. Sound unlikely? Not if you live there, says the Guardian’s online Travel editor

10 of the best things to do in Pisa

A €30m redevelopment has funded the revamp of many of this walkable Italian city’s main attractions – including its tower – and there are great bars, restaurants and hotels to relax in after the sightseeing

Mail Rail delivers an underground history lesson at London’s new Postal Museum

A subterranean railway once whizzed four million letters a day across London. The public were oblivious to it but will soon be able to ride it, as it forms the centrepiece of the new Postal Museum

Little Petra: exploring the tastes and traditions of ‘the real Jordan’

A new initiative from a husband-and-wife team offers the chance to venture into the desert beyond Jordan’s most iconic site, in the company of local people

‘The rhythm of Jamaica has always had an influence on my music’

Growing up, saxophonist YolanDa Brown’s Jamaican parents always told her their homeland was like paradise – and the food, beaches, culture and music were everything she’d dreamed of