Steve McKenna finds lavish palaces, romantic gardens and Ronaldo's seaside pad on Lisbon's scenic outskirts.
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.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a visionary Glaswegian whose decorative Art Nouveau designs sparked ripples across Europe's art scene in the early 20th century
Legend has it that if the "apes" – who arrived on The Rock with British sailors in 1704 – ever leave, Gibraltar would cease to be British.
From the rustic to the futuristic, Valencia is enthralling.
These islands play host to secret societies, a famous salad dressing and fanciful castles.
Atmospheric ports, famous ships and legendary seafarers.
The world's most beautiful castle enchants inside and out.
The view through my carriage window is so beautiful that it looks as if it's been computer-generated, or at the very least Photoshopped.
Sgt Pepper turns 50; a magical musical history tour in the Beatles' backyard.
A once-a-decade play is among the traditions this community cherishes.
Sauntering through the cobblestone lanes of old Quebec City, you can almost kid yourself you're in Paris.
St Kitts, the smallest country in the Americas, punches above its weight.
Boltholes with gorgeous locations, literary links and delicious food: This part of England is like a whole other country.
There are Thai islands and there are Thai islands - not all of them are swamped with backpackers wanting to party. We try out the best ones to escape to.
Not sure if a cruise is for you? There is actually a cruise for just about everyone as our writer found during a spirit-lifting voyage.