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’

Top 10 wine bars in Bordeaux – chosen by experts

It’s arguably the world’s top wine city. So where do local insiders head for a good glass of red or white with food to match?

Top 10 things to do in Hội An, Vietnam

Fabulous fresh food is the order of the day – every day – in this ancient riverside town. But explore the temples and beaches by bicycle and all those grilled dishes and pho will have been well-earned

Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese

Rhodes and Kos are the Dodecanese’s big names, but this new island-hopping trip focuses on the archipelago’s smaller gems, where visitors may have the gorgeous beaches to themselves

After the earthquake: Umbria’s culinary magic is winning back visitors

Two powerful earthquakes laid waste to parts of central Italy last year, but resilient producers in fabulously foodie – and beautiful – south-east Umbria are determined to look forward, not back