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Reykjavik

Geothermal springs, a fluid creative scene and history stretching back to Viking warriors make the world’s most northerly capital city worth setting sail for, says James Williams Why go? More than one-third of Iceland’s 323,000-strong population reside in this small but very...  Read More »

Cape Town

Home to golden beaches, a burgeoning cultural scene, top-quality wines and Table Mountain, it’s time to seek out some much-needed sunshine, says Francesca Hool Why go? Lapped by Atlantic waves and shrouded by the looming shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is South Africa’s...  Read More »

Edinburgh

Knock back a wee dram to ensure you stay warm as you step out to explore the chilly but welcoming streets of the Scottish capital, says Lizzie Frainier Why go? For a city brimming over with history and tradition, Edinburgh is achingly modern when it comes to food and hotels. What...  Read More »

Ho Chi Minh City

Merging colonial architecture with a buzzy and contemporary restaurant scene, the river city formerly known as Saigon is seriously on the up, finds Blossom Green Why go? Vibrant, youthful and oh so cosmopolitan, the largest city on Vietnam’s verdant south coast is ripe for exploration...  Read More »

Salzburg

With some of the most atmospheric Christmas markets in Europe, hearty cuisine and snowy vistas, there’s no better time to explore Mozart’s birthplace, says Lizzie Frainier Why go? Home to Mozart and The Sound of Music, it’s no surprise Salzburg holds a variety of classical...  Read More »

Sydney

With cold drinks, warm sandy beaches and a progressive, multicultural food scene, you’re bound to experience Australian hospitality at its best, says Imogen Lepere Why go Ask what Australia’s capital is and don’t be surprised to hear the erroneous name of New South Wales’...  Read More »

Bruges

Photo: Bruges Tourism With cobbled streets and fairy tale-like architecture, this medieval city has much more than the exquisite chocolate for which it is known, says Imogen Lepere Why go? If Venice was reimagined by Hans Christian Andersen it would look something like Bruges....  Read More »

Bridgetown

Known as ‘Little England’, Barbados is celebrating 50 years of independence but you’ll discover a culture that is worlds away from ‘Brits abroad’, says Blossom Green Why go? While winter sun tempts many to this colourful Caribbean island, Barbados’s rich history and...  Read More »

Los Angeles

The City of Angels is so much more than Hollywood. There’s culture by the barrel full, beach life and a modern food scene rooted in local producers, finds Lizzie Frainier Why go? Los Angeles is huge. If the county was a state, it would be the seventh-largest in the US, so it’s...  Read More »

Verona

Embark on a love affair with the Italian city known as the home of Shakespeare’s star-cross’d lovers for a taste of gelato, drama and romance, says James Williams Why go? ‘In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…’ Shakespeare couldn’t have been more accurate. Summers...  Read More »