In the immortal words of Ned Stark, "Winter is coming". As the nights are drawing in, you’re looking at your remaining holiday allowance and asking just where exactly to go with four and a half days?!
As the Maldives opens its inhabited islands to tourism, Heidi Fuller-love island hops and meets locals in three remote destinations.
The former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan is today stepping boldly into the future, its space age capital emerging from large swathes of land still virtually untouched by tourism, as Gilly Pickup discovers.
From Morocco’s north east coastline to Cape Town on the south westerly tip, Darren Loucaides spreads his gaze across Africa to find the five objectively best music festivals on the continent.
On a trail of musical discovery, Darren Loucaides tries the road less travelled in the Senegalese capital Dakar and learns a valuable lesson in the process.
Turn on, tune in and drop the beat - World Travel Guide's resident music connoisseurs Claire Baranowski, Amy Yi and Chris Swindells send you around the world this November, via six music festivals.
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.
Clubber and scribe David Hillier investigates London's moribund late night scene and asks what the city can learn from the clubbing capital of Europe, Berlin.
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.