Holy sights, natural wonders and history aplenty: what not to miss in Israel

Israel may be small, but it is a veritable treasure trove of wonders.

Ancient relics: a selection of Africa’s most remarkable ruins

How many have you visited?

“The Most Beautiful Country in the World”: Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendour

With stupefying landscapes to explore, marked by the remnants of ancient tribes and Silk Road travellers, Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to roam wild.

A grand day out: the best stately homes in Cheshire

The county is blessed when it comes to impressive manor houses.

A window into the past: the best historical sights in Alentejo

From crumbling castles to preserved palaces, this region offers an extraordinary insight into Portugal’s rich past.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

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

12 places that inspired the UK’s greatest writers

We take a virtual tour of the UK’s literary landscapes.

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

Bratislava’s Socialist relics

Although Bratislava has changed dramatically in recent years, you can still spy remnants of the socialist regime  

A historic journey through Zimbabwe’s coffee belt

A sustainable coffee advocate uncovers why Zimbabweans are true coffee afficionados