Rio De Janeiro
Steve McKenna From Copacabana and Ipanema to Carnival and Christ the Redeemer, this is the best on offer in Brazil.
Savour every centimetre of that shoestring with these budget-friendly boltholes, perfect for an economic downturn-busting break.
Being on the road doesn't have to play havoc with your fitness regime, writes Steve McKenna.
Liz Porter From Bondi to Berlin, here are the best beaches to be found within the boundaries of major cities.
Dip your toe into some of the best hotel pools around the world.
Top samba schools take centre stage at the Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, dazzling crowds with giant allegorical floats and scantily-dressed beauty queens in a fiery climax.
If you're looking for more than your everyday itinerary involving must-see monuments and unforgettable hostels, there may be a job in it for you.
Even if you don't like shopping at home, shopping while travelling has a strong lure.