“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.

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

Namibia’s secret attraction: Spitzkoppe Mountain Range

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