“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.

The best hiking areas in Taiwan

Taiwan’s vast range of scenic trails makes it an ideal country for hiking. Here are five of our favourites.

Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

These Himalayan wildernesses offer the most remote and rewarding routes

Five reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan

We choose five of our favourite things about Kyrgyzstan, one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

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.