A local’s guide to Poznań, Poland: 10 top tips

Polish musician Daga Gregorowicz reveals the rebellious side of her home city, with its buzzing bars, street art and excellent, cheap restaurants and local cafes

Need a hygge? Try Copenhagen for a happiness fix

With its startling architecture and world class food the Danish capital is all about enjoying the good life … at a price. Our writer is also struck by the story behind a statue – and it’s not of a mermaid

Tour de France: cycling the opening Vendée stage

The grand départ of the 2018 Tour takes place next weekend on the Atlantic coast. Our writer rides his Brompton through dunes and forests with pit stops to sample fine local seafood

Picture resort: from sandy beaches to stunning art galleries in St Ives

The Tate St Ives extension gives art lovers a perfect excuse to revisit this beguiling town

Great Exhibition of the North: best days out in the north-east

With the summer-long arts festival kicking off next week, singers, artists and curators share their favourite places in Newcastle and the wider region

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