The great, the good and the quirky: art in Umbria and the Marche

On this art treasure hunt with a difference, Dana Facaros takes us through the hill towns of Umbria and the Marche in central Italy.

Bargains and buzz: the world’s best markets

From Uruguay to Uzbekistan, these are some of the best markets you’ll find around the world.

Beyond the empire: the best Roman sites outside of Rome

Rome may have been the epicentre of the Roman Empire, but the reach of this vast civilisation was far greater than just the Italian capital.

Land of masks: art and tradition in Ivory Coast

Whatever social upheavals have befallen Ivorian society, its arts and crafts scene has always remained vital, fecund and significant.

Celebrate in style: Easter traditions in Europe

There’s not a hot cross bun in sight!

Jordan: a desert rose

From Holy Land sites to Roman ruins and the Nabatean wonders of Petra, the country offers a wealth of fantastic sights for history buffs.

Getting crafty: handicrafts from around the world

From delicate needlework to intricate woodcarving: these crafts from around the world will inspire your next project.

Traditional treasures: handicrafts in Oman

With artisanal skills handed down from generation to generation, Oman is home to a wealth of handmade crafts.

The ‘secret debate’: should hidden beauty spots remain off the radar?

Access to the outdoors should be for all, not just to those in the know.

Barbados beyond the beaches: welcome to Bridgetown

Home to impressive colonial architecture, fantastic museums and a lively shopping scene, Bridgetown is a window to a different side of Barbados.

The lost fires of the Yagan

Curious to find the fires at the end of the earth, writer and photographer Nori Jemil journeys to Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego.

A pilgrimage for the modern age: walking the Camino Ignaciano

Follow in the footsteps of St Ignatius on this little-explored pilgrim route.

Step into history: the best archaeological sites in Iraq

This is a land where clay tablets, ziggurats and temple ruins shed light on life in ancient times.

A weekend in Tbilisi: history and culture in the Georgian capital

From its array of traditional markets, to its selection of historical museums, Tbilisi offers the perfect choice for travellers seeking a weekend of culture.

Is Instagram ruining travel?

Powerful marketing tool or the root of all evil? Portia Jones considers the role of Instagram in 21st-century travel.