Tired of BPM-obsessed bores, queue-jumping liggers and fascist security? Looking for a new clubbing experience? David Hillier explores ball pools, bondage gear and spa parties to find the best alternative club nights across Europe.
Those after some sun can still find it in Greece or the Seychelles, and for a dash of the exotic, excellent city breaks include Marrakech in Morocco and Amman in Jordan. For adventure, try watersports in Croatia or catch once-in-a-lifetime bat migrations in Zambia.
Summer might be drawing to a close but with the arrival of autumn and our beloved shoulder season comes the chance to walk with white Kermode bears and big friendly giants - all here in our where to go guide for September 2016.
Southeast France attracts many visitors looking for sun, palms, beaches and a little taste of happiness throughout the year, but this idyllic part of France also possesses many charming places and monuments, as well as stunning casinos.