Cannes is the ultimate festival town, where boat shows, regattas and concerts combine with a curvaceous bay, sandy beaches and dazzling light.
Greenwich welcomes throngs of tourists every year to mingle with a thriving community.
It's basically your own private island for a weekend - just make sure you go with some people you like!
Today, Losinj is known as the 'island of wellness and vitality'. Yet it has declined from its Belle Époque pomp.
The classic Parisian Métro ticket is to be phased out as part of a €400-million overhaul of the French capital's public transport network.
With around 5 000 islands scattered around the coastline and beyond, reaching some of the more remote outposts can be an adventure in itself.
Missing from maps, Orbita hides in the pine forests of central Ukraine, abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster but now filling with families.
London department store Selfridges is soon to open Britain's first water-only cocktail venue.
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