Helsinki is a compact, coastal Nordic capital that's packed with surprising contemporary architecture as well as plenty of heritage.  Whilst there's bucketloads to explore here, it is possible to get a good feel for this bustling city in just a day (powered by hot chocolate...

Tallinn is one of northern Europe's best-preserved medieval cities, and an unsung gem of the Baltic region. My city guide to this fairytale capital shows you where to find the best food in Tallinn, which beautiful districts to explore and how to find spectacular skyline...

A medieval gem nestled on the banks of the Baltic sea, Tallinn is one of Europe's most underrated yet most beautiful capital cities.  Wrap up warm and you'll see an even more special side to this city in winter, when the pretty rooftops and streets...

There's a city in the French Alps that crowns an incredible, deep-blue lake. From the lakeside, sweeping mountains rise to rocky peaks grey-green in the sunlight. It's my favourite place, and I'm going to share it with you....

With it's fairytale turrets, ancient stone walls and commanding views over the vineyards of southern France, the fortified medieval town of Carcassonne is steeped in history and an unsung Mediterranean hero. But there's more than meets the eye - fantastic food, an enchanting city centre...

Less than an hour from the Spanish capital, Madrid, there's fortified town crying out to be explored.  With winding cobbled streets, majestic churches, rugged countryside and authentic tapas, it's a perfect for an overnight stay.  My travel guide shows you what to do, and most...