10 Best Places to Find Mythical Beasts

You don’t need to brandish a wand to meet creatures of legend. Beyond JK Rowling’s fantastic beasts is a menagerie of real-life animals with a mythical pedigree.

48 Hours In: Palma

Beaches, Miró, warm weather – and the tourists are on their way home. Need any more reasons to visit the Mallorcan capital?

New York Storeys: A vintage view of Manhattan

Armed with a 1939 guidebook to the city that even then never slept, Mark C O'Flaherty gets a fresh perspective on New York, and discovers parts of it that today's travel guides just don't reach

48 Hours In: Brisbane

Fed up with our soggy summer? The lively yet relaxed capital of Australia's Sunshine State is the obvious cure

Lovin' Las Vegas: A wild week in Sin City

A week in Sin City? Oliver Duff wasn't sure it was for him. But the gambling capital of America has many charms. And a riotous stay left him exhausted, exhilarated – and addicted

Is San Francisco still swinging?

Forty years after the Summer of Love peaked in San Francisco, Mike Higgins visits the city to find out if anything remains of the hippie dream

48 Hours in: Cagliari

Early summer is the best time to join the Sardinians as they eat, drink and relax in their 'living room' on the sand, says Frank Partridge