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...

Whether you're planning a city break for a few days, or a mountain adventure for a week or more, there's an incredible variety of things to do around Lake Annecy. Here are my tried-and-tested recommendations for activities that'll delight all your senses and help you...

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....