Nine cities with amazing beaches

Why choose between relaxing on white sand by day and the buzz of a city at night? In these places you get the both worlds

Solo travel: the six best destinations for women travelling alone

Travel writer Alice Tate asked seven jetsetting women to recommend the surprising destinations they’ve most enjoyed as a solo traveller

12 of Europe’s most curious Christmas Markets

Think all Christmas Markets are the same? Think again. From touring Santa’s bedroom to mastering the principals of feng shui, there’s a whole world of al fresco festive retail out there. Issy D’Arcy Clark picks on for each day of Christmas

Food from the fjords: Magnus Nilsson’s The Nordic cookbook

This new book by Swedish super chef Magnus Nilsson will effortlessly guide you through the best of Nordic cuisine

All through the night: 24-hour cities

As London’s Tube prepares to run round-the-clock, author William Boyd reports on the rise of the 21st-century, 24-hour megacities, while High Life’s global stringers set out to find the true nonstop metropolises which never sleep

Keith’s connections: Stockholm and Gothenburg

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, why Sweden is home to two of the great summer cities of the world

Seven of the best home away from home hotels

Honesty kitchens, cosy communal living rooms and pillows that are just right… Hannah Hudson tracks down the best places for a ‘home suite home’ break

Europe’s second cities

Swap London for Brighton, Lyon for Avignon, Amsterdam for Leiden and Copenhagen for Malmö. Simon Calder travels away from the main hubs to discover the handsome, historic and ancient destinations a short trip in the other direction

20 of the world's coolest shops

If Fashion Week wasn't enough to satisfy your couture cravings, Harriet Walker sources the best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires

The ultimate wildlife travel bucket list

Seeing rare or exotic wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable travel experiences you can have. Blogger and wildlife enthusiast Sian Anna Lewis picks 20 you may want to cross off your travel to-do list

The Orient Express does Scandinavia

The most glamorous rail journey in the world is now adding routes from Stockholm to Copenhagen. Lucille Howe enjoys the view

ABBA museum opens in Sweden

We've had the Eurovision win, the stage musical and the big screen adaptation — now it's time for ABBA: the museum

Facehunter: five of the world's most stylish cities

Street style blogger Yvan Rodic, aka Facehunter, picks his five favourite cities for great fashion and style

City hot spots: Sodermalm, Stockholm

Sodermalm in Stockholm is stuffed with charming shops and cafés

Europe's alternative fashion capitals: where to shop and stay in Warsaw, Baku and Stockholm

European style is more than just London, Paris and Milan — just take a look at the shopping gems in Baku, Warsaw and Stockholm. Plus, four style makers pick their alternative fashion capitals

Why I love... Stockholm

Not a sauna in sight — AA Gill reveals why he fell for the Swedish capital in mid-winter

Sweden's gourmet restaurants and chefs

Stockholm has an insatiable ambition to become Europe’s latest gourmet destination. Michael Booth meets the Michelin-star chefs who are radically reinventing the country’s cuisine