Six great travellers you’ve never heard of

Meet some of the most impressive (and obscure) world travellers in history and find out how you can follow in their footsteps.

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

Uzbekistan’s best Silk Road sights

Uzbekistan is home to some truly breathtaking Silk Road treasures

Namibia’s secret attraction: Spitzkoppe Mountain Range

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