Looking back: Albania’s communist heritage sites

Travel back in time with a visit to these important historical sites.

Beyond the empire: the best Roman sites outside of Rome

Rome may have been the epicentre of the Roman Empire, but the reach of this vast civilisation was far greater than just the Italian capital.

“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.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

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

Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

With infrastructure and trade routes dating back thousands of years, it comes as no surprise that Oman has claimed five inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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

How many have you visited?

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.

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.

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

Namibia’s secret attraction: Spitzkoppe Mountain Range

An insight into one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets

Windmills of the Azores

Windmills are an icon of this Portuguese archipelago.