What not to miss: Albania’s historic highlights

Boasting a number of UNESCO protected sites, Albania is home to a wealth of historic treasures.

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.

Five reasons to visit Taiwan

From ornate temples to tranquil islands, Taiwan boasts both cultural and natural treasures.

Hilltop wonders: the monasteries of Fruška Gora

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

Getting ready for Rwanda: what to read, watch and do before you visit

Get to know Rwanda before you travel there.

From cocoa to coconuts: local produce in São Tomé and Príncipe

Businesses in São Tomé and Príncipe often place an emphasis on local, organic, produce.

Visions of hope: how Hurricane Maria shaped Dominica’s cultural landscape

The hurricane’s devastating presence can still be felt in the island’s flourishing art scene.

A land where mountains and mankind meet

Tajikistan’s tourism industry is taking on a new focus, one that brings its breathtaking landscapes to life through a millennia of history.

Bulgaria’s intangible cultural heritage

From carpet-weaving to fire-dancing.

A musical tour of Latin America

Huw Hennessy shares some of his favourite tracks from across the Americas.

The best ruins in England

From castles and abbeys to Roman ruins and RAF bases, England is rich in ruins.

A musical tour of Africa

Philip Briggs shares some of his favourite tracks from across the continent

The amusing, creepy or just plain weird: a tour of Bratislava’s statues

Bratislava is a city filled with fountains and statues – some poetic, some quirky, some reverential

Best monasteries in Ladakh

From towering Maitreya Buddhas to beautiful medieval frescoes, Ladakh’s abundance of monasteries boast plenty of hidden treasures

Five reasons to visit Ladakh and Zanskar

From trekking through dramatic mountain scenery to tracking the elusive ‘Ghost of the Himalaya’, Ladakh and Zanskar boast plenty of travel highlights.