Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

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

How many of these have you climbed?

The most impressive lakes in the world

From boiling lakes to vast alpine bodies of water, these are our favourite lakes from around the world. 

The world’s greatest wildlife encounters

From gorilla tracking in the Virungas to climbing for condors in Peru, we pick our favourite wildlife encounters from across the globe. 

What have we done?

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, reflects on the pros, cons and ultimate ambiguity surrounding cultural tourism.

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.

9 lost cities of the world

From crumbling Persian empires to colossal Roman cities, here are some of our favourite ruined civilisations from around the world.

Hilary’s story – the birth of Bradt

How did it happen? How and why was my life completely changed by one evening in London? I know exactly.

Favourite sites in Cusco

Hilary Bradt tells us about her personal favourites from 20 years of introducing trekkers to Cusco.

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, 1969–73

Machu Picchu had been Hilary Bradt’s goal ever since seeing a black-and-white photo of the ruins, swathed in cloud.