Ute Junker Take a room at a palace where Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles and Princess Diana all stayed.
Rio is ramping up for the World Cup, Tokyo has returned to form and Riga is culture capital.
Bali and beaches equal holiday bliss for Human Nature's Andrew Tierney.
Traveller's globetrotting contributors cast their votes for the big six countries set to make their presence felt next year.
Dip your toe into some of the best hotel pools around the world.
Locals and tourist flock to Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches as summer arrives early and temperatures soar.
It's a continent that can be intimidating and other-worldly, but it's never, ever dull, writes Steve McKenna.
Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.