Find your own little slice of sand this summer at these secluded spots, from Scotland to Greece.
Residents in this cosmopolitan Spanish city enjoy spectacular cuisine, inimitable style and contemporary culture year round.
The Noche de San Juan festival on 23 June celebrates the summer solstice with ceremonial bonfires and a parade of witches.
A centuries-old tradition held each June in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia involves jumping over mattresses of baptised infants to cleanse their original sin.
In northern Spain, Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli tries his hand at the unusual activity of Basque pelota, which once held the world record for fastest ball speed.
From ale in the Lake District to pasta in Bologna to wine in Bordeaux — food and travel make perfect companions.