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.

‘In the desert I could feel old wounds being healed’: an extract from Three Stripes South

In this extract from her book Three Stripes South, Bex Band describes how it felt to hike through the desert on the Israel National Trail, and recounts one especially tense moment.

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.

One step beyond: the world’s most impressive lesser-known mountains

How many of these have you climbed?

The world’s best lesser-known wine regions

We’ve all heard of Burgundy and Tuscany, but what about Kosovo and Israel? 

The best birdwatching sites in the world

Whether you are a novice or an avid birdwatcher, aviary spectacles can be amongst the greatest in the animal kingdom.

A weekend in Tel Aviv

A trip to Israel would most certainly be a biased one without a stop in Tel Aviv, the most Israeli of Israel’s cities; here’s how to spend a weekend. 

Jerusalem’s holiest sites

At the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world.