Putting on the Jūgendstils in Riga

The centre of the Latvian capital boasts one of the finest collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.

A Greek island summer: where it all began

In this extract from Taverna by the Sea, Jennifer Barclay recalls the beginning of her Grecian summer adventure that inspired the book.

A family history: returning to Croatia’s hinterland

In this extract from her book, My Family and Other Enemies, Mary Novakovich recalls meeting family in Croatia for the first and only time.

A summer break in Bratislava

Surrounded by lush hills and bisected by the Danube, the Slovak capital is an ideal location for a summer getaway.

‘The most beautiful city in France’: 48 hours in Bordeaux

The perfect place to spend a weekend.

Fairytale castles: the best châteaux in Dordogne

You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Splashing about: Malta and Gozo’s top swimming spots

There are some wonderful places to swim and sunbathe in Malta and Gozo.

A summer holiday in Iceland: welcome to the Highlands

From trekking in Landmannalaugar to exploring the Thorsmork Valley.

What not to miss: Albania’s historic highlights

Boasting a number of UNESCO protected sites, Albania is home to a wealth of historic treasures.

Looking back: Albania’s communist heritage sites

Travel back in time with a visit to these important historical sites.

The best national parks in the Balkans

How many have you visited?

In the footsteps of an Ottoman

Trace the travels of 17th-century Evliya Çelebi with this journey through the western Balkans.

The great, the good and the quirky: art in Umbria and the Marche

On this art treasure hunt with a difference, Dana Facaros takes us through the hill towns of Umbria and the Marche in central Italy.

On your bike: exploring the icons of Flanders

From half-day jaunts to week-long rides, each of these cycling routes offers a unique insight into Flemish identity.

A coastal retreat: the best beaches in North Cyprus

Blue waters, golden sands and sunshine – what’s not to like?