48 Hours in: Malaga, Spain

This coastal city makes an ideal all-year-round break: it’s cheap, sunny and foodie, says Stephen Emms

Ribeira historic centre, Porto

48 Hours in Porto, Portugal

The hilly second city rivals Lisbon with its blend of cuisine, nightlife and striking architecture

Temple Bar

A Beginner’s Guide to… Dublin, Ireland

From healthy streetfood to the hippest neighbourhoods and LGBTQ hangouts in one of Europe’s best cities


So you’ve never been to…Bray, Co Wicklow

Did you know this seaside resort – the longest standing in the country- was built as the Brighton of Ireland?


A pilgrimage to St Helier’s hermitage, Jersey

The gory tale of St Helier: an extract from Britain’s Pilgrim Places, Nick Mayhew-Smith’s new book of epic walks


Berlin stories: marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall

Stephen Emms hears first hand from those that remember life before and after the wall fell in 1989


What’s it like staying in a cortijo in Almeria?

Artist and permaculture practitioner Julia Riddiough follows in the footsteps of legendary Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo


48 Hours in Dundee, Scotland

The modern-day delights of this coastal destination tower above its illustrious history of ‘jute, jam and journalism’


48 Hours in Malta and Gozo

Contemporary or historic? Stephen Emms tries to balance both on a brief jaunt to the archipelago

Jetty de Courseulles sur mer

48 Hours in: Courseulles-sur-Mer, Côte de Nacre

One of Normandy’s lesser-known regions is this underrated Calvados coastline, says Stephen Emms