A city guide to Granada, Spain

The grand, medieval Alhambra palace sets the tone in a historic city awash with traditions. But while one foot is in the past, the other is tapping out a modern beat: scratch the surface to discover hidden trails, markets and a youthful music scene.
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Sustainable, accessible and tech-savvy: discover the European Capitals of Smart Tourism

The European Capital of Smart Tourism initiative champions EU tourism destinations striving for inclusivity, creativity, digitalisation and sustainability. Gothenburg and Málaga, the 2020 capitals, are leading the way.
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Take some time out to enjoy the 12 days of Christmas in Zagreb

As December dawns, the month-long Advent festival transforms the Croatian capital into an all-singing, all-dancing winter wonderland. Here’s the lowdown on 12 unmissable things to do in Zagreb at Christmas

A city guide to Helsinki, Finland

With new cultural quarters, no-waste restaurants and a passion for design, Finland’s capital has transformed itself from overlooked city break destination into a Nordic success story. 

The inside guide to Lausanne, Switzerland's newest cultural centre

Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Swiss city is a tour de force of Alpine backdrops, Olympic legends and cultural clout.

How to spend a day in Trieste, Italy

From your first cappuccino in a Viennese-style cafe to a nightcap of Friulano wine in a folksy osteria, we map out the perfect day in Italy’s easternmost border city.

How to spend 14 hours in Osaka

From visiting one of the country's most recognisable landmarks to sipping a Japanese brew, here's what not to miss in this metropolis.

A culinary guide to Osaka, Japan's party city

If you want to understand just how revered beer is in Japan, then head to Osaka. The nation’s party city positively effervesces with new craft breweries, old izakayas and cosy hole-in-the-wall bars.
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From cities to summits: how to explore Switzerland’s nature in Basel, Zurich, Geneva and Lugano

Few countries stride so effortlessly between the urban and the outdoors as Switzerland. Here's how to experience the best of both worlds, starting in four of the country’s most iconic cities.

A city guide to Palma, the laid-back Majorcan capital

Majorca’s capital has long attracted sun-seekers, but its burgeoning high-end food scene, chic design boutiques and laidback bars make this a stellar Spanish city break.
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The edge of Asia: exploring the highlights of South Korea

With its natural splendor, hypermodern cities and 5,000 years of history—South Korea’s got it all—offering a taste of old and new for any traveller wishing to drink from its deep well.

How to experience the culinary traditions of Bilbao, the heart of Spain's Basque Country

Renowned for its art and riverfront architecture, Bilbao is a city of chattering markets, long nights and football-mad locals, but it also knows a thing or two about good food and drink.

An alternative hotel guide to Amsterdam

Look beyond the canal belt to the Dutch capital’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, where regeneration and sustainability are resulting in exciting new hotels. 
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Zurich: a dazzling tribute to all things chocolate

Switzerland has long been famous for its chocolate, from creamy bars as an everyday treat to thick hot chocolates in the Alps. Now though, Zurich’s innovative chocolate-makers are making fresh waves in the industry. 

Notes from an author: Farida Zeynalova on revisiting Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku

Returning to a native city is both a recipe for nostalgia and a journey that casts the Azerbaijani capital in a new light.
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How to spend 24 hours in Zurich, according to award-winning mixologist Dirk Hany

Tried-and-tested recommendations are the key to making the most of a trip to Switzerland’s lakeside metropolis. TWISPER ambassador and cocktail maker Dirk Hany, owner of cocktail den Bar am Wasser, curates the perfect tour.

How to explore Denver, Colorado's laid-back capital

Denver is the mountainous gateway to the West, but dig deeper to discover craft beer and cocktail dens, indie boutiques, design hotels and street art.

From my city to yours: Detroit through the eyes of Motown musician Omar Aragonés

Omar is Detroit born and bred, and the love he feels for his city goes hand in hand with his passion for music. From listening to live music at Cliff Bell’s to dining at Supino Pizzeria, he reveals how best to get under the skin of Michigan’s largest city.

A guide to the quiet side of Tokyo

As any local will tell you, finding tranquillity in the frenetic, neon-lit Japanese capital is perfectly possible — temple gardens and blossom-strewn parks are peppered between skyscrapers, if you know where to look. Try these green and serene spots for some moments of zen amid the hurly-burly.