Guidebooks are full of lists of "places to see", but what if you wanted to give your other senses a turn?
Only surly travellers could complain about the infamous high tides of Venice. Brian Johnston discovers beauty even in a swamped city.
I'd rather be on the ground than on the sea or in the air. Train is the way to go.
Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.
Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.
Take up residence at a new kid on the block or a 600-year-old palazzo on the city of islands.
Start your day with an alfresco breakfast at Venice's oldest cafe, Café Florian.
Musical interludes are a wonderful surprise on a trip to Venice, writes Diane Armstrong.
There is no other city quite like Venice. In summer, its alleyways sink under the weight of tourists. In winter, it sinks under the weight of water; either way, this canal city is a spectacle. No trip is complete without getting lost for hours in its meandering laneways, being serenaded by a gondolier, gawping at St Mark's Square, or slurping risotto di seppie by the Grand Canal.