Oxford Castle has been here since Saxon times so it's the ideal place to go ghost hunting.
St. Kitts is one of the most unspoilt islands in the Caribbean and it's beautiful.
The Caribbean coast of Panama is dotted with hundreds of islands, all picture-postcard perfect.
The Pollera is the national dress of Panama and every year, in Las Tablas, there's a festival for women to show off their best.
In March and April 2013, Guernsey is offering a programme of 34 guided walks showcasing the island’s best sites and scenery, followed by a three course meal.
On the edge of the desert, in the south of Tunisia, tribesmen gather to race their camels.
Oregon is all about the great outdoors and, as you'd expect, this North West corner of the USA is home to some of the best skiing on the continent.
On the Scottish island of Islay, Bowmore is one of eight distilleries still producing the quality"hard stuff".
In Bordeaux you're spoilt for choice -on one side of the river, it's Saint-Emilion, on the other it's Margaux.
Not for nothing is Malawi is know as "The Warm Heart of Africa" and it's certainly a destination for Africa for beginners.
South Africa is now focusing on responsible and sustainable tourism, particularly for its safaris. It's the first destination in the world to offer "Fair Trade for Tourism".
If you're going truffle hunting then the best chance of finding any is in Acqualagna, in Pesaro-Urbino Province, as it supplies two thirds of the Italian market.
This fascinating exhibition displays almost 100 works by Cezanne as well as 40 pictures by artists who influenced him, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Poussin, Chardin, Goya, Delacroix and Courbet. It runs until February 2013
In El Salvador they say the country is so tiny that nothing is more than 40 minutes away. Whether it's volcano, beach or capital city, all are close.
Honduras is very much off the beaten British tourist track yet it boasts fantastic Mayan sculptures at Copan and the lush tropical island of Roatan.
The Gard region of France is frequently overshadowed by its Provencal neighbour, but the Camargue and Cevennes both offer unique culinary gems.
Most people see Switzerland as a winter destination, a place for winter sports and apres-ski, but it's also glorious for walking all year round.
The Finns have come up with a novel food walk - a different course in each restaurant and it's very good indeed.
See the places where movies such as The Duchess, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre were shot - and sleep in the same bed as Keira Knightley...
The Bristol International Balloon Festival is now its 34 year and the weather was perfect this summer.
Fancy travelling around India with the minimum of hassle? Then stay in a homestay and meet the locals.
More than just an old movie, Casablanca and Rabat make great weekend destinations.
The South coast of Mauritius is completely unspoilt and has the last remaining rain forest on the island.
Although the Klondike gold rush is long over, Yukon offers a fascinating glimpse of bygone times.
South Africa is now focusing on responsible and sustainable tourism, particularly for its safaris. It’s the first destination in the world to offer “Fair Trade for Tourism”.
Mount Athos is an independent Monastic state, home to 20 monasteries and 2000 monks. What's Easter like there?
Every year the Caballos del Vino fiesta, in Caravaca de la Cruz, celebrates the occasion when intrepid Knight Templars, , brought wine to besieged thirsty Christians.
With the dawn of peace, the beautiful East coast of Sri Lanka is finally open to tourists and it’s achingly beautiful.
In the wooded hills and valleys of the Ardennes, in Luxembourg, you walk from hotel to hotel without your bags and enjoy nature unencumbered.
Scandinavian sunshine on an unspoilt archipelago of 6500 islands between Sweden and Finland
Eisenach, Leipzig and Dresden, in former East Germany, are all hangouts of the great JS.
A five day culinary break in Kuusamo is the perfect opportunity to sample the wild produce found in the arctic lakes and forests of Lapland, prepared with true Scandinavian simplicity.
Now with six branches in London and Brighton, Pho focuses on a small number of Vietnamese street foods and prepares everything on the premises from the highest quality ingredients.
Italian products are usually top notch, but the In Parma restaurant, in London's Fitzrovia, choses the best of the best.
Now a mini-chain of Middle East café/restaurants across London, Comptoir Libanais certainly brings home the Baklava.
Claudio Gottardo, head chef at Cantina del Ponte, is celebrating Italian charcuterie in a series of monthly menus from the north, central and southern regions.
A year after the Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia celebrates its new freedom with a festival on the edge of the Sahara.
This 17th century Derbyshire hotel, once the dower house for Haddon Hall, is full of old world charm, yet its facilities are bang up to date. And the food is something else...
A brand new hotel concept, Z Hotels offer high quality short stay accommodation in city centre locations, at an affordable price.
With 585 oysters sampled from 13 producers, Boisdale restaurants are proud to serve the prize winners on its “Six Medal Plate”.
Not just Jersey Cream and Jersey Royals, Jersey Oysters and Scallops and fish are some of the best in the world.
Once famous for sex shops, Copenhagen is now one of the foodie capitals of the world.
Every fancied being an assassin for sale? Here in Poland you get the chance to see if your skills match the job.
Simply the biggest Jazz festival in the world, and probably the best, certainly the most comfortable.
Quiet times in Egypt after the revolution and no queues to see King Tut.
A gourmet food summit to celebrate the best of Flemish gastronomy.
Tower of Power at Siam Park Water Kingdom certainly gets the adrenalin flowing.
A tour round the best that the Cape has to offer.
The Wineport Lodge is a gastronomic paradise in the Irish Midlands and rooms aren't bad either.
Singapore served up its unique take on Tapas at the Madrid Fusion gourmet summit.
I said it couldn't be done, but the Austrians wanted to prove me wrong - who was right?
Jordan is famous for archaeological and biblical sites but now it's moving upmarket with luxury hotels and spas.
Once famous as the place where people live longer, Crete is now throwing out fast food and going back to its olive roots.
Famous for its raucous nightlife, Cyprus is moving upmarket, but don't disturb the locals...
Every year Churchill, on the banks of Hudson Bay, sees Polar Bears gather, waiting for the sea to freeze over. With global warming, it's getting later every year and the bears are in trouble.
Not for nothing is Kent known as the Garden of England, and now restaurants are taking advantage and sourcing their food locally.
Foraging for plants and fungi in the beautiful Kent countryside with the chef from the Marquis Restaurant in Alkham.
Three Michelin-starred chefs whip up a storm of new wave Basque cuisine.
Eddie Gilbert's is a fish and chip shop, wet fish seller, and gourmet restaurant.
Swim in the world's longest hotel pool and enjoy the view of Turkey.
The perfect cure for a Rioja Hangover, a champagne breakfast in the skies, then falling to Earth...
Tapas, Music and Wine in week long festival to celebrate the grape harvest.
Italy's most spectacular carnival features giant floats and a masked procession.
Listen to Puccini in the open air, right by his house.
Spies, Sauna, Black Pudding and Tango.
Rafting on the Rio Grande, riding the range and six shooting - every kid's cowboy dreams.
If you think of Canada as a land of snow and ice, think again. Nova Scotia is warmed by the Gulf Stream and its delights are accesible all year round - no stick in the muds here.
The world's first ever film festival devoted to music documentaries in Croatia.
Everyone's heard of Dubrovnik but Zadar is another walled town surrounded by the sea and is Croatia's "City of Cool".
After the recent demonstrations in Bangkok many tourists are heading to Isan in the North East, home to Khymer temples, Elephants and the Khao Yai national park.
I've always wanted to eat creepie-crawlies and finally found a stall offering 57 varieties in Thailand.
Beer and sausages with a big bass drum watching the world cup.
An upmarket break in Cologne, a chocolate museum, and a whiff of the famous perfume.
Environmentally aware in North Africa - no animals were harmed in the making of this article.
Gourmet house party in South West France, learning to make the perfect Cassoulet.
Organic France following an eco route in a hot air balloon.
On the pilgrimage trail in France to Santiago de Compostella.
Olive oil is like wine, and should be treated with the same respect. Here's how you taste the difference.
Abruzzo is one of Italy's hidden gems and home to gourmet delicacies made with the freshest of seasonal ingredients.
In the East of Crete, Greece's largest island, they're still reaping the rewards of the classic Mediterranean diet.
In Carunchio, in southern Abruzzo, you can stay in a luxury Palazzo and learn to cook the region's gourmet delicacies.
On the eve of the British election, this new play explores the politics of the far right in the East end of London.
A gourmet tasting of classic Italian ham and cheese and the secrets of how they're made.
There's a new bike route along the Loire river, which will ultimate provide 800 kms of cycle tracks, ideal for visiting the Chateaux.
Madrid is one of the world's food capitals with more restaurants per head than any other city. What better place to go on a Tapas crawl?
The 24th Salon Internacional del Club de Gourmets confirms Spain's placae in the top rank of food destinations.
Icelandic volcano dust prevented the Arkestra from leaving Britain so they staged a spontaneous gig at Dalston's Cafe Oto.
Following the Czech Polish Border with one foot in either country.
Belize offers "surf and turf" and a little local colour thrown in for good measure.
A freak storm in February wreaked havoc with Madeira's infrastructure, but recovery has been swift, and most paths have reopened.
Snezka, or Snow Mountain, is the highest peak in the country and its well worth clilmbing.
It's a short hop to La Gomera from Los Christianos, but it could't be more different. Walking and peace and quiet is what this island has to offer, and great food.
The London Loop encircles Greater London, covering a distance of around 150 miles. It's like the M25 for walkers and is an easy getaway from the bustle of the big city.
Long a beacon for foodies in Brixton Market, Franco Manca is now branching out all over London. The first new outpost is in Chiswick and the quality hasn't suffered one bit.
London's Greek restaurants serve up Moussaka and Kebabs and not much else. The Greek National Tourist Organisation is bringing the authentic taste of Greece to Britain.
Early morning at Billingsgate reveals the tremendous variety of fish on sale. Scotland is safeguarding the future by ensuring its fishery is sustainable.
This year's walking festival held in Funchal was a great success in spite of the weather. Over 100 intrepid hikers set out every day for a week to tackle Madeira's mountains and valleys.
Greenland is the home of wild food and you won't get it fresher anywhere. Whale, Seal, Musk Ox are all on the menu.
Tired of hauling huge suitcases when you travel? Well there's an easy way to limit yourself to just one carry-on bag using the ultimate lightweight packing list.
London is home to an exciting and vibrant arts scene, yet its one of the most expensive capitals in the world. Yet there is a way to get very cheap or even free tickets. Here's how.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Froots magazine, many artists, including Bily Bragg, performed to pay their respects.