On your bike: exploring the icons of Flanders

From half-day jaunts to week-long rides, each of these cycling routes offers a unique insight into Flemish identity.

A coastal retreat: the best beaches in North Cyprus

Blue waters, golden sands and sunshine – what’s not to like?

The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

Celebrate in style: Easter traditions in Europe

There’s not a hot cross bun in sight!

Sacred wandering: Armenia’s unmissable monasteries

Armenia has a wealth of monasteries – here’s our hitlist of what not to miss.

Boka Kotorska: a driving tour

There is no better way to see the Montenegrin coast than by car.

Wonderful west Sweden: a self-drive holiday along the Bohuslän coast

Stretching from Gothenburg to the Norwegian border, the west coast is one of Sweden’s most enchanting destinations.

Italy away from the crowds: introducing Friuli Venezia Giulia

From ancient UNESCO sites to stunning mountain ranges and lagoon beaches, this little-visited region has it all.

On the wild side: outdoor activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

From mountain biking to white-water rafting, Bosnia and Herzegovina has it all.

Architectural delight: exploring Subotica

Love it or hate it, Subotica’s architecture is this Serbian town’s greatest draw.

Hilltop wonders: the monasteries of Fruška Gora

The hills of Fruška Gora in Vojvodina are dotted with architectural masterpieces.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

Exploring the Ottoman wonders of the Balkans

From painted mosques to gilded minarets.

Northern Greece’s bountiful charm

The overlooked area is as spectacular as the rest of the country and should not be missed.

Easy pace in the Islands of Peace: exploring the Åland Islands

Part of Finland but with a Swedish-speaking culture, this archipelago is an exemplary case of Nordic cooperation.