Seeing the wood for the trees: 11 of the world’s most spectacular forests

Covering even more of the world than our guidebooks, forests are ubiquitous but almost always different.

Exceptional places to visit in 2019

Planning a trip for 2019? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors. 

Five reasons to visit Belarus

With one foot still in its Soviet past, Belarus might not be the most obvious choice for travellers, but its isolation is at the heart of its appeal.

 

What not to miss in Minsk

Here’s why you should consider this oft-overlooked eastern European capital for your next city break.

The best historic sights in Belarus

Belarus is a country with a rich and fascinating history, and its historic sights are some of its most impressive attractions. 

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?

The Metropolitan Filaret comes to town

Nigel Roberts visited Vetka in 2001 to attend the consecration of its new Orthodox Church.

Bathhouse culture

The bathhouse is a distinct feature of rural Belarusian life.