Instant Escapes: Cape Town, South Africa

Take the hassle out of your winter-sun citybreak with our easygoing guide

City weekends: San Sebastian, Spain

Beaches and brilliant tapas bars make for a delicious short break, says Jill Starley-Grainger

Instant escapes: Autumn in York

Quaint, cobbled and full of character, the city is all misty mystery at this time of year

An excellent reserve

Lover of animals, Africa and a nice drop, Jill Starley Grainger thought she could never combine safari with sophistication. On this trip, she was happy to be proven wrong…

Weekend in Amsterdam

Boats, bikes and bucolic strolls around leafy parks - summer in this city is a Dutch treat

Don't believe the guidebook: Amsterdam

It's a brilliant city break - as long as you don't make these travel mistakes