It's friendly and walkable, with world-class architecture, design and cuisine. What's not to love?
Steve McKenna is based in the UK, but is usually drawn to sunnier climes. He has a special affection for Mediterranean Europe, south-east Asia and Latin America.
Imagine being at a Swiss health spa mocked up like an African safari lodge and enjoying a soothing "better-ageing" massage.
As fascinating as the countess' anecdotes are, what we really want to know is: how did she meet her husband?
From the moment you're welcomed through that lipstick-red entrance, you're in for something memorable.
Italy's south-east, known as the "heel of Italy's boot", is a region of delicious food, good wines and breath-taking landscapes.
Few London neighbourhoods are as walkable, intriguing or inspiring as Bloomsbury.
London now boasts the "world's most exclusive form of theatrical escapism."
There's no better way to see Puglia than on two wheels.
The Bauernhausmuseum Schneiderhof is a beautifully preserved, 400-year-old slice of rustic German history.
There are traces of Dracula, Captain Cook and Harry Potter on a steam train ride to the sea.
Deadwood is home to Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, a hit TV series and a load of tall and true stories.
London takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from a kayak on the Thames.
The title of Britain's sunniest town may elicit a few smiles and giggles from Australian readers but this unofficial contest is taken quite seriously.
Parks for strolling and riding, resting between museums, scoffing stroopwafels or just lounging on the grass.
A middle-aged man in a T-shirt, shorts, sandals and trilby is busting the moves to the Michael Jackson song, Workin' Day and Night.