The Swedes have a phrase, "Ska vi fika?", which translates literally as: "Shall we have a coffee break?" But it denotes an awful lot more than that.
Have you ever booked a ski holiday and on day one realised that the resort is just wrong? That it's packed with school kids, perhaps, or has crappy snow or no steep off-piste for you to exhibit your amazing prowess.
I still remember the gasps that greeted my sister the day she returned from a school trip in the middle of the 80s sporting a souvenir baseball cap that confidently proclaimed "I've been to Sellafield".
Thanks to its proximity to Geneva airport, snowboard-friendly pistes and parks, and less obscene drink pricing than many other resorts, Morzine has more independent chalets than most resorts.
'Would you like to try stone soup?" asked my guide as we drove east out of Oaxaca city along highway 190.
Or trying to, anyway. Virgin Atlantic shares the most (ahem) unique justifications its staff has received for upgrades. Don't try them. Try our suggestion instead.
There have been mornings when Jim Stone has woken up to the sight of wolves within 100 yards of his front door.
We like to grumble, but when it comes to museums, we've got it pretty good in the UK, with free entry to many major museums.
The Canary island that tourism forgot, Greece and Portugal set to be this year's star destinations and Cotswolds villages
In the weeks I’ve been living in Montepulciano, I often breeze past the Enrico Crociani menswear shop, wave to the distinguished-looking man perched at his elegantly presented counter, and think, “Yes, tomorrow I will go in and have a look.”