One of the best things about travel is discovery - in all its forms. New places, new people and new experiences ... all of this and much more is possible whether you're on a weekend break in the UK or holidaying in another part of the world.

Here in our travel stories section we are opening the door to in-depth and personal tales from locals and visitors alike, offering an intimate, fresh and interesting take on familiar destinations and experiences, as well as revealing pieces on more remote places and unusual activities.

Find out what New Yorkers, Parisians or Venetians really think about their home cities and what their personal recommendations are in terms of restaurants, coffee shops, markets and attractions. Experience the hidden corners of a city or country, and get the inside track on what to see and do when you get there. Enjoy a first-hand account of a destination you're thinking about visiting, and be inspired by someone's rich portrait of a place. Informative and entertaining, our travel stories offer a different way of thinking about your next trip. So please, have a browse below - who knows where you might end up?

For more advice, ideas and inspiration, visit our travel tips section. Or, for ideas on getting the best deal on your holiday, browse our articles on booking tips.

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