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.

A musical tour of Latin America

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

12 of 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

Day trips from Bratislava

In addition to being Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava is an ideal base for exploring the country

Five reasons to visit Bratislava

The ‘Little Big City’ should be next on your travel list

Statues – the amusing, creepy or just plain weird

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

Five reasons to visit Gabon

Fancy a trip to paradise? Here are five reasons why little-visited Gabon should be next on your travel list

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.